Daily Current Affairs 6th May, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 6 May 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

BRO to celebrate 58th Raising Day

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a leader in infrastructure development in the border areas of the country, will celebrate its 58th Raising Day on 07 May 2018.

Centre to provide Rs 2,000 cr for Godavari waterway

Union Minister for Road Transport and Water Resourceas Nitin Gadkari on Saturday announced that the Central government will sanction Rs 2,000 crore for inland waterway on Godavari River.

  • He asked Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to come forward to take 10 percent equity each in the special purpose vehicle to be formed by the ministry to execute the project.

Assam: Tallest flag to be installed in Guwahati under Smart City Mission

In Assam, 97.3 meter tall national flag, the tallest in the country – will be installed in Guwahati under Smart City Mission.

First organised census for Indus dolphins to be carried out in India (Punjab)

For the conservation of Indus dolphins – one of the world’s rarest mammals – the Punjab government along with WWF-India are conducting the first organised census on their population.

  • Found only in India and Pakistan, the Indus dolphins are confined to only a 185 km stretch between Talwara and Harike Barrage in India’s Beas river in Punjab.


APPOINTMENTS

Shabana Azmi named ambassador for Women in Public Service Project

Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has been nominated as the Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), a Hillary Clinton-founded programme aimed at empowering the next generation of women around the world.



AWARDS

M T Vasudevan Nair wins ONV Literary Prize

Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair has won this year’s annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O N V Kurup, for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature.



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