Latest Current Affairs 06th March 2020

FM Nirmala Sitharaman assures ‘Yes bank’ depositors:Hopes for the revival of the moratorium imposed Yes Bank brightened today. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held out assurances to all depositors that their money will remain safe while taking on the Opposition charges of mishandling the crisis.The RBI also came up with its draft reconstruction plan where the State Bank of India’s role as a strategic investor has become apparent. Stockmakets are yet to reflect the positive vibes though with the BSE sensex tanking 893.99 points by the close of day..

Indian economy strong despite global challenges: PM Modi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed inaugural session of the Economic Times Global Business Summit.

HRD Ministry holding various activities to honour women on International Women’s Day:In the run up to International Women’s Day that is dedicated to Nari Shakti, the Union HRD Ministry is holding various activities to honour women who have achieved laurels.

Poultry, Fish, Meat are totally safe for consumption: Union Minister Giriraj Singh:Poultry, Fish and Meat are totally safe for consumption as Corona Virus does not affect them.

Govt is in process to rescue Indian nationals from Iran like Wuhan: Hardeep Puri:Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri on Friday said that the government is in process to rescue Indian nationals from Iran like Wuhan

Notification for elections to 55 seats of Rajya Sabha issued:Notification for biennial  elections to 55 seats of Rajya Sabha issued today. Polling in these 55 seats will be held on March 26. Counting will be held on the evening of March 26, an hour after the conclusion of polls.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman assures all depositors that their money is safe:In a reassuring message to Yes bank depositors, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has assured that their money is safe. She has made it clear that steps taken by RBI are in the interest of the depositors, the bank & the economy

Coronavirus updates: Delhi man with travel history to Thailand, Malaysia tests positive: One more suspected covid 19 case from delhi, who has travel history of Thailand and Malaysia, has been confirmed as positive taking the total number of infected in India to 31 which includes 16 Italian nationals.

Notification for biennial elections to 55 seats of Rajya Sabha issued today:Notification for biennial elections to 55 seats of Rajya Sabha issued today.

Union Health Minister visits Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi:Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday night inspected the management & preparedness for coronavirus at Indira Gandhi international airport in the national Capital.

SC to hear centre’s plea on March 23; Delhi court issues fresh death warrant for four convicts:The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would examine the legal issue arising out of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on whether there could be separate hanging in a case where there are more than one death row convicts.

COVID-19: Delhi Govt directs closure of all primary schools till March 31 as precautionary measure:Delhi Government has directed an immediate closure of all Government, Government aided, private, Municipal Corporations of Delhi and New Delhi Municipal Council primary schools till 31st of this month.

PM Modi’s visit to Brussels deferred as India-EU Summit rescheduled in view of Coronavirus outbreak:The India-European Union Summit which was slated to be held later this month will now be rescheduled in view of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Delhi Violence: AAP’s suspended counselor Tahir nabbed:Police is investigating all aspects related to the suspended AAP leader. Delhi Police Commissioner S. N. Shrivastava said that the culprits of the riots would be investigated under the law.

SL President calls for  a two-third majority at the upcoming Parliamentary election:Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called for  a two-third majority at the upcoming Parliamentary election saying that people of this country elected him with great expectations.

WHO urges governments across globe to step up fight against COVID-19 outbreak:World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged governments across the globe to step-up their fight against Novel Coronavirus-COVID-19.

UK court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea in PNB fraud case for 5th time:A UK court has rejected fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s bail plea in Punjab National Bank (PNB) bank fraud case for the fifth time.

Govt imposes withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000 for depositors of Yes Bank for a month:The government has imposed a withdrawal limit of 50,000 rupees for depositors of beleaguered private lender Yes Bank for one month.

James Bond movie release pushed back seven months amid coronavirus:The global release of the new James Bond film “No Time to Die” was postponed on Wednesday by seven months amid the coronavirus disruption that has closed movie theatres in China and caused widespread headaches for other Hollywood productions.

Ben Affleck finds his way back by baring his soul about alcoholism:Ben Affleck’s new movie “The Way Back” finds the actor playing a role he knows only too well – an alcoholic who goes through family strife and divorce before finding renewed hope in life.

Weinstein moved to Rikers Island jail after 10-day hospital stay:Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault last week, was transferred to New York’s Rikers Island jail complex from Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after undergoing a procedure to clear a heart blockage.

Britain’s ITV hit by travel ad slump, Bond movie delay:ITV’s advertising revenue for April could fall by about 10% as travel companies defer campaigns and the new James Bond movie is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the British commercial broadcaster said on Thursday.

Actor Yash Ahlawat providing hopes to million of dreams:Launched in 2017,  ‘BOLLYWOOD MR & MISS INDIA ’, an unique platform, is a pageant to discover “hidden talent and provide budding stars an opportunity to showcase themselves.”

Big tech firms ask Seattle employees to work from home over coronavirus fears:Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday joined Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp in recommending employees in the Seattle area to work from home, after many were infected with the coronavirus in the region.

Walmart’s Flipkart faces further anti-trust probe in India:Walmart Inc’s Flipkart faces a further anti-trust probe in India after an appellate tribunal asked the competition watchdog to investigate whether the company had abused its dominant position in e-commerce.

The coronavirus domino effect: South Korean tech firms reel as Vietnam links curbed:For one South Korean multinational company that makes smartphone components used by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS), the coronavirus epidemic is dealing blow after blow.

Twitter bans posts that ‘dehumanize’ people in connection with diseases:Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it is banning posts that “dehumanize” people because they have a disease or disability or because of their age, a step that happens to correspond to an explosion of tweets about the spreading coronavirus.

Trendy Beat Network turns into aggregator from distributor:Being an entrepreneur or growing up to be an entrepreneur  is not an easy task. It is not at all simple and easy to take an idea and turn it into a reality.

Threat of coronavirus hangs heavily over Rome Raphael spectacular:An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael opens in Rome this week but the show risks being overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak sweeping Italy.

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