Daily GK Update: 5th March, 2016 Current Affairs


Daily GK Update: 5th March, 2016 Current Affairs

15 States joins UDAY Scheme.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley permit to UP, Rajasthan , Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh for issuing bonds as part of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana.

Ministry of Finance and the RBI are working out the mode of these bond issues.

According to Union Power Under the UDAY scheme, State governments take over 75 per cent of the debt of the distribution utilities.

Sunil Sabharwal reappointed as alternate executive director at IMF.

Sunil Sabharwal has become the first Indian American to occupy a key administration post as Alternate Executive Director at the IMF.

Mr. Sabharwal is re nominated by US President Barack Obama.

He was 1st nominated in April 2014 and then renominated to the position of Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

RIS like ATC to be launched for Inland Waterways Traffic.

Government has launched a River Information System (RIS)  between Haldia and Farakka stretch of the National Waterway-1 (NW-1) on 06.01.2016.

The system enhances swift electronic data transfer between mobile vessels and shore (Base stations) through advance and real-time exchange of information.

RIS aims to streamline the exchange of information between waterway operators, regulators and users.

PepsiCo named as new associate sponsor of BCCI

BCCI has named it as BCCI’s official associate sponsor for all international matches in India.

The both entered into a 4 year partnership for refreshment, snacks and drinks besides grounds where the firm will try to garner maximum visibility for their brands.

Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides and Great Santini author passes away at 70.

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy was a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs.

Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films.

Congress MLA R. Venkat Reddy passes away.

He was undergoing with the treatment for cancer He was 72.

Mr. Reddy was a 5 time MLA from Khammam District.

Chapchar Kut Festival celebration across Mizoram

It is a spring festival celebrated every year in month of March.

The festival is celebrated with great fervor and gaiety by Mizos after completion of their Jhum operation (shifting agriculture by clearing jungle by burning and cultivating in remnants of burning).

MoU signed between Indian Army and IndusInd Banks.

A MoU was signed between Indian Army and Hinduja Grouped Induslnd Bank on the Defence Salary package.

The signing ceremony of MoU was headed by Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma and the Dignitaries from Induslnd bank headed by Anil M Rao Head-General Banking Operations.

TCS Chief N Chandrasekaran appointed to Reserve Bank Board.

Election commission announced assembly election in 4 states & 1 union territory

Election Commission today announced the schedule for Assembly polls in four states — West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and for Union Territory Puducherry.

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has announced the election date today in New Delhi.

P K Nair, legendary film archivist passes away

He was 86. Nair, who was in critical condition since the last 10 days, passed away at a hospital in Pune due to cardiac arrest.

He was instrumental in archiving several landmark Indian Films such as Dadasahe Phalke’s ” Raja Harishchndra ” and ” Kaliya Mardan”.

Anirban Lahiri ranked at 9th position at World Golf Championships.

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri jumped into the top-10 at tied ninth at the midway stage of the $9.5 million WGC Cadillac Championships.

Indian Shooter Jitu Rai clinched Gold in 50m Pistol

Jitu Rai (Nepali) (born 25 August 1987) is an Indian shooter of Nepalese origin, clinch the 50m pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup Bangkok.

Jitu Rai beat China’s former World and Olympic Champion Wei to second place shooting 191.3 to Pang’s 186.5.

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