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Daily Current Affairs 6th March 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 6th March 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6th March 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 6th March 2024 Current affairs test.

National News


Inauguration of Kolkata’s First Underwater Metro Service by Prime Minister Modi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated the first underwater metro service in Kolkata.
  • This monumental development marks a significant milestone in the country’s infrastructure and urban progression.
  • The new metro service, a key part of the East-West corridor of Kolkata Metro, aims to bolster connectivity between Howrah and Salt Lake City in West Bengal.
  • According to the Railways Ministry, the East-West Metro corridor includes an underground stretch of 10.8 kilometers and an elevated stretch of 5.75 kilometers.

International News

Hungary’s Parliament Appoints Tamás Sulyok as President Amid Controversy

  • Following a resignation triggered by a contentious pardon in a case of child sexual abuse, Hungary’s parliament has named Tamás Sulyok, the ex-chief of the Constitutional Court, as the country’s president.
  • This decision has ignited discussions among the opposition for direct presidential elections.
  • Tamás Sulyok, 67, a lawyer by profession, secured his position with 134 votes in favor and five against in a confidential parliamentary ballot.

State News

India’s First Dolphin Research Center Opens in Patna

  • The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has inaugurated the first National Dolphin Research Center (NDRC) in India.
  • Positioned on the Ganges River banks within Patna University’s campus, this Rs 30 crore project aims to facilitate the study of freshwater dolphins’ behavior and ecology, focusing on the endangered Gangetic dolphin.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Launches a Management Education Center at NALCO, Angul

  • The Union Minister for Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, has inaugurated a Centre of Management Education at the NALCO Training Institute in Angul, Odisha.
  • This center, a collaboration between IIM Mumbai and IIM Sambalpur, aims to advance logistics and supply chain management through digitization and specialized training programs.

Economy News

India’s Services Sector PMI Dips in February Yet Remains Strong

  • The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for India’s services sector fell to 60.6 in February from a six-month high of 61.8 in January.
  • Despite this slight decrease, the index is still well above the neutral 50.0 threshold, indicating robust expansion.
  • The sector continues to see a rise in new business from abroad for the thirteenth consecutive month, with contributions from regions like Australia, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the UAE.


Bloomberg to Include Indian Bonds in Its EM Local Currency Government Index

  • Starting January 31, 2025, Bloomberg will begin incorporating India’s Fully Accessible Route (FAR) bonds into its Emerging Market Local Currency Government Index over ten months.
  • This phased inclusion aims to fully integrate FAR bonds by October 2025.


Finance Minister Launches LIC’s International Business Centre

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated LIC’s new international business center at GIFT City, Gujarat, via a virtual ceremony.
  • During this event, she also received an interim dividend cheque of ₹2,441.44 crore from LIC, highlighting the corporation’s financial prowess.

Banking News

RBI Announces Interoperable Payment System for Internet Banking

  • The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das, has announced the upcoming launch of an interoperable payment system for internet banking, aiming to enhance digital payment efficiency.
  • This system, to be implemented by NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd., is expected to launch within this calendar year.


UDGAM Portal Joins 30 Banks for Unclaimed Deposits

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s UDGAM portal, designed to help individuals find their unclaimed deposits/accounts across various banks, now includes 30 participating banks.
  • This platform covers about 90% of unclaimed deposits by value.

Business News

Tata Motors Introduces Next-Gen Green-Fuel Vehicles to Tata Steel

  • Tata Motors has presented its latest range of green-fuel powered commercial vehicles to Tata Steel.
  • The fleet includes Prima tractors, tippers, and the Ultra EV bus, focusing on LNG and electric battery technologies.
  • The unveiling coincided with Tata Group’s Founder’s Day celebrations in Jamshedpur.

Awards News

Tiger Woods to Receive USGA’s Bob Jones Award

  • Tiger Woods has been chosen for the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor from the United States Golf Association (USGA).
  • This award acknowledges Woods’ commitment to sportsmanship, respect for the game’s traditions, and his charitable efforts.
  • The presentation will occur on June 12th during the U.S. Open week at Pinehurst Resort.

Appointments News

Nayanthara Named Brand Ambassador for Slice

  • The mango-flavored drink, Slice, has named renowned actress Nayanthara as its brand ambassador.
  • This partnership aims to reinforce Slice’s position as the preferred choice for mango flavor enthusiasts.

Future Generali India Life Insurance Welcomes Alok Rungta as New CEO

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  • Alok Rungta has been appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance, effective from April 1st, pending regulatory approval.
  • He succeeds Bruce De Broize and brings over twenty years of insurance industry experience.

Sports News

Asian River Rafting Championships Held on the Sutlej River

  • The first-ever Asian River Rafting Championships have kicked off in Shimla, with Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurating the event.
  • Taking place on the Sutlej River, the competition draws around 20 teams from various countries, including Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, and will run from March 4th to 9th, 2024.

Science & Technology News

IN-SPACe Launches Satellite & Payload Technical Centre in Ahmedabad

  • A new technical center has been inaugurated in Ahmedabad by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh, under the auspices of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe).
  • This facility aims to foster private sector participation in space technology development and testing, providing comprehensive tools for the validation of space technologies.
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