Daily Current Affairs 6th June, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 6 June 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Bancha, the first solar kitchen only village in India

Bancha in Betul district, Madhya Pradesh is the first village in India to have zero wooden stoves and almost no use for LPG cylinders with all its 75 houses relying on solar-powered stoves to meet their cooking needs

Campaign ‘SelfiewithSapling’ launched on the eve of Environment day

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched a people’s campaign #SelfiewithSapling urging all to join and plant a sapling and post the selfie with the sapling on social media.

  • Talking to media in New Delhi on the eve of World Environment Day, Mr. Javadekar stressed that people’s participation is integral towards tackling the environmental issues and environment protection has to be a people’s movement.

Free travel for Women in Delhi Buses, Metro for “Safety”: Arvind Kejriwal

Woman in Delhi can soon travel free on public transport, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced.

  • The move, which is yet to be cleared by the centre, will be launched in three months, said Mr Kejriwal, adding that it would cost the Delhi government Rs. 700 crore this year.

Gujarat first to launch emissions trading

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on the World Environment Day launched the country’s first emissions trading scheme (ETS) to encourage and incentivize the industrial units to cut air pollution.

  • Under the scheme, the government will fix a cap on emissions as advised by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board and then allow industries to buy and sell permits to maintain their emissions below the cap.

L&T Financial Services launches ‘Digital Sakhi’ in TN

L&T Financial Services’ (LTFS) ‘Digital Sakhi’, an educational programme aimed at digital financial inclusion of rural women, was launched in 20 villages of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu.

  • y making rural women the torch-bearers, this commendable programme will not only strengthen the country’s future, but also supplement the Digital India campaign launched by the Government of India.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

America’s first private moon lander will be engineered in India

The first US lunar lander in the 21st century will be designed in India, the result of NASA’s new willingness to outsource production of its space vehicles.

  • NASA says it will spend more than $250 million hiring private companies to transport scientific missions to the moon. These privately operated missions, part of the US space agency’s broader rush back to the moon, are designed to gather data about the lunar surface and pilot technologies for landing robotic explorers.


BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Razorpay launches digital payment support for 100 currencies

Razorpay, India’s first converged payments solution company, announced that it now supports 100 currencies for international digital payments – including all popular currencies such as U.S. Dollar (USD), European Dollar (EUR), British Pound (GBP), Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) and Singapore Dollar (SGD).

  • With this offering, the company aims to open new growth avenues for the MSME segment, by enabling them to accept payments from other countries.


APPOINTMENTS

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed chief of India Meteorological Department

Renowned scientist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was appointed as the chief of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

  • Mohapatra, who is Scientist ‘G’ in the IMD, has been appointed as Director-General of Meteorology, IMD, for a period of five years. He will assume charge of the post on or after August 1, 2019, the order said.


OBITUARIES

Uttarakhand FM Prakash Pant dies in the US

Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant passed away in the US, where he was undergoing treatment for a lung ailment.

  • Three days of state mourning has been declared in Uttarakhand after the state’s finance minister’s death.


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