Top GKToday’s News Headlines-6 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 6 March, 2020

INDIA

  • Lok Sabha suspends 7 Congress MPs for remaining period of Budget Session for “gross misconduct” and “utter disregard” for House rules
  • “Chronicles of Change Champions”, a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme, released by WCD Minister Smriti Irani
  • No scientific evidence to show that coronavirus spreads through eating chicken, mutton and seafood: FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) CEO G. S. G. Ayyangar
  • Maharashtra: Aurangabad airport renamed Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport
  • Punjab Govt. to install statues of religious figures and freedom fighters — Parshuram at Ludhiana, Maharaja Agrasen at Bathinda, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Sirhind, Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna at Amritsar and Dr. B R Ambedkar at Phagwara/Jalandhar
  • IIT-Madras researchers claim to have developed an AI-powered drone to counter ‘rogue drones’

YES BANK

  • RBI imposes moratorium on the capital-starved Yes Bank, caps withdrawals at Rs 50,000 per account till further orders
  • Board of Yes Bank superseded with immediate effect for a period of 30 days owing to serious deterioration in the financial position of the Bank
  • Former SBI CFO Prashant Kumar appointed as administrator for Yes Bank

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) lowers interest rate on provident fund deposits to a seven-year low of 8.5% for 2019-20
  • SEBI launches mobile app ‘SEBI SCORES’ for investors to lodge grievances in SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES)
  • Trade impact of the coronavirus epidemic for India is estimated at $348 million; India to be 15th most affected economy: UNCTAD
  • RBI Deputy Governor N. S. Vishwanathan to step down by March 31, 3 months before the end of his extended one-year tenure

WORLD

  • Singapore’s Daren Tang elected new Director General of Geneva-based WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation)
  • Former UN Secretary General (1981-1991) Perez de Cuellar of Peru dies at 100
  • Former PM Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter Amrit Kaur named by the TIME magazine among world’s 100 powerful women who defined the last century
  • IMF makes available $50 billion to help combat the spread of coronavirus in low income and emerging market countries
  • Ukraine’s Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, accepts resignation of PM Oleksiy Honcharuk; Denys Shmygal appointed new PM

SPORTS

  • PV Sindhu named Sportsperson of the Year at the fourth Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019

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