DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 07 MARCH 2019 | DAILY GK UPDATE
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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 07 MARCH 2019
- The Centre has announced a new Rs 20 coin which will come in 12 edged polygon shape. The government is also planning to release new coins of Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10. New Rs 20 coin will be made in Copper, zinc and nickel. it will be 27mm and weight 8.54 grams. The lion capitol symbel of Ashoka Pillar with the legend Satyamev Jayate below it will be inscribed on its front side. The words Bharat in Hindi and INDIA in English will be there on the right and left hand side of the symbol respectively.
2.India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 Million US $ for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project.
3.Tech gaint Google has released a new app Bolo that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English. The free app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google’s speech recognition and text to speech technology.
4.India and Paraguay have agreed to identify sectors of mutual interest to Promot bilateral investment and decided to new areas of collaboration, IT and space. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited the country.
Capital of Paraguay – Asuncion
Currency – Paraguayan Guarani
President – Mario Abdo benitez
5.Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Rs 2790 crore interest subvention for extending loans by banks to sugar mills
- The NGT has slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on Volkswagen, a German auto company for damaging the environment through the use of ‘cheat device’ in its diesel cars in India.
National Green tribunal (NGT) Chairman – Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel
7.The Organisation for Economic Co Operation and development (OECD) cuts forecasts for global economy in 2019 and 2020. The OECD forecast in its interim outlook report that the world economy would grow 3.3 percent in 2019 and 3.4 percent in 2020. Those forecasts represented cuts of 0.2 percentage points for 2019 and 0.1 % points for 2020, compared to the OECD’s last set of forecasts in November.
Headquarter of OECD : Paris, France
OECD founded on – 30 September 1961
- United Bank of India has signed a bancassurance deal with private life insurer HDFC Life Insurance Company.
UBI Headquarter – Kolkata
CEO of UBI – Ashok Kumar Pradhan
HDFC Life Headquarter -Mumbai
9.Uttarakhand CM Tivendra Singh Rawat has laid the foundation stone for the Dehradun Mussoorie ropeway project. Project is expected to be completed in three years.
10.MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath has decided to include Gondi (tribal language) in the primary education curriculum of the state’s tribal dominated districts.
11.Janaushadhi Diwas is being celebrated across the country on 07 March.