Daily GK Update 6th March 2017, Important Current Affairs

Daily GK Update 6th March 2017, Important Current Affairs
1. The GST Council meeting headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley approved the final draft of Central GST (CGST) and Inter-State GST (IGST) laws. The approval of CGST and IGST laws is considered as significant step towards meeting the July 1, 2017 deadline for rolling out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

2. The Union Government has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in River Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life, including that of the endangered Gangetic doplhin.

3. Scientists have claimed that they have discovered oldest fossils on Earth in rocks from Quebec, Canada. Carbon dating techniques suggest that these rocks are at least 3.8 billion years old and might even be 4.3 billion years old.

4. The Kerala State budget 2017-18 was presented by the State Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac. It was is the first full-fledged budget of the present Left Democratic front (LDF) government.

5. Haryana Government has announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age in the state will be able to go on a pilgrimage within the country at government expense. nnouncement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while replying to the discussion on the Governor’s address during the budget session of the Haryana Assembly.

6. In a world-first, doctors have successfully reversed sickle cell disease in a French teenager using a pioneering treatment to alter his DNA, offering new hope to millions of people with the deadly blood disorder.

7. INS Viraat, the world's oldest aircraft carrier in active service will be decommissioned with a ceremonial send-off in Mumbai.

8. Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari is embarking on a two day visit to Indonesian capital Jakarta, to attend the Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, IORA.

9. Two prime assets of Kingfisher Airlines, Kingfisher House in Mumbai and Kingfisher Villa in Goa, will be auctioned today by banks to recover their loans to the long defunct airline started by businessman Vijay Mallya.

10. Vijaya Bank has opened its 2000th branch in Tirupati. The branch was opened by Chadalawada Krishna Murthy, Chairman, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. This is the region's 65th branch and the second in Tirupati city.

11. HDFC Bank announced the launch of an electronic virtual assistant (EVA), an artificial intelligence—driven chatbot, for customer services.

12. Syndicate Bank -- which is implementing ‘Project Ananya’ (business process re-engineering initiative) -- is targeting to transform nearly 10 per cent of its branches as ‘Ananya-transformed’ ones by the end of this month.


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