6 Jan 2017 – Daily Current Affairs

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

104th ISC (Indian Science Congress) inaugurated

  • 104th ISC (Indian Science Congress) inaugurated
  • PM Modi launched the congress on 3rd January 2017.
  • It was inaugurated at the Tarakarama Stadium, Tirupati.
  • ISC will be held in Andhra Pradesh till 7th January 2016.
  • Tirupati will be hosting the ISC for second time.
  • It was first hosted in Tirupati in 1983.
  • Theme of ISC is ‘Science & Technology for National Development’.
  • Nobel Laureates were felicitated with gold awards.
  • PM Modi also launched ‘Pride of India’ exhibition during the event.
  • ISC is the premier scientific organization from India.
  • It was formed in 1914 and meets annually during January.
  • The association has 30000 plus scientists as member.

OBITUARY

Cooperation Minister of Karnataka HSM Prasad passes away

  • Cooperation Minister of Karnataka HSM Prasad passes away.
  • Mahadev Prasad died on 3rd January 2016 after cardiac arrest.
  • He was Karnataka’s Minister for Sugar & Cooperation.
  • He went to Chikkamagaluru for attending an event.
  • Prasad was elected from Congress from Gundlupet Constituency.
  • He served the legislative assembly for five terms.
  • Prasad also worked as Chamarajanagar District’s In-Charge Minister.
  • He left JD (Janata Dal) party & joined Congress party in 2007.

NATIONAL

Surekha Marandi elected RBI Executive Director

  • Surekha Marandi has been appointed as RBI Executive Director.
  • Her appointment came on 3rd January 2016.
  • She will be succeeding US Paliwal.
  • Surekha will manage Consumer Education & Protection Department.
  • She will also manage financial inclusion & Development department.
  • Surekha previously worked as Chief GM & CVO (Chief Vigilance Officer).
  • She has also worked with BoB (Bank of Baroda) & UBI (United Bank of India).
  • She has served many committees with the Chhattisgarh state.
  • Surekha has experience in regulatory, supervisory & financial services.
  • She also has experiences across HRM & development areas with RBI.

NATIONAL

IPR ET (Enforcement Toolkit) launched for Police

  • IPR ET (Enforcement Toolkit) was recently launched for Police.
  • It was launched by Union Government on 4th January 2017.
  • The IPR (Intellectual Property Right) ET is for IT related crimes.
  • This toolkit is for IP crimes especially for copyrights piracy & trademarks.
  • It also has facility for complaint registering & conducting search.
  • General guidelines are laid down for search & seizures.
  • All state departments of police across nation will receive this toolkit.
  • CIPAM & FICCI have jointly prepared this toolkit. 

SPORTS

MSD Retires as ODI & T20 Captain of India

  • MSD stepped down from ODI & T20 Captaincy.
  • It was announced by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
  • BCCI made the announcement on 4th January 2017.
  • Dhoni had earlier quit as Test Captain of India in 2014.
  • MSD was Captain of T20 from 2007 to 2016.
  • Dhoni’s ODI debut was in 2004 against Bangladesh.
  • Dhoni has most win record by any Indian captain in ODIs & Tests.

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