4th March 2017 – Current Affairs Today

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National Current Affairs

Antyodaya clan of trains flagged off

  • Sri Ganganagar – Tiruchirappalli Humsafar Express (Weekly) (via Krishnarajapuram, Pune, Ahmedabad)
  • Ernakulam – Howrah Antyodaya Express (Weekly) (via Salem, Katpadi, Visakhapatnam)

India & Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema 

  • The cooperation would be helpful to showcase films through the medium of Film Festivals and utilizing the Film Facilitation Office platform established by India.

International Current Affairs

Georgia Granted Visa-Free Travel to EU by Member States

  • European Union member states have approved the visa-free travel for Georgia to facilitate cooperation of Georgia with the European Union.
  • Under the accord, Georgian citizens will be able to travel visa-free for 90 days in the EU during any 180-day period.
  • The accord does not apply to the United Kingdom or Ireland.
  • The accord now requires formal signature by the 28 member states and the European Parliament.

Business & Economy

Reliance General Insurance, Catholic Syrian Bank announced tie up

  • RGI will offer its insurance products to Catholic Syrian Bank’s customers across its branches in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
  • This tie-up will enable RGI to leverage Catholic Syrian Bank’s retail and SME customer base, robust distribution network, strong technology platform and brand name and offer them innovative and a comprehensive range of insurance products from RGI

People in News 

Birender Singh Yadav concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Togo

  • Yadav is presently working as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana

Science & Technology 

Indian Navy successfully test-Fires anti-ship missile from Kalvari Submarine

  • During a test firing in the Arabian Sea, the missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges.
  • The anti-ship missiles will provide the Kalvari class submarines ability to neutralize surface threats at extended ranges.
  • INS Kalvari is the first of India’s six Scorpene-class submarines which are being built under the Project 75.
  • The diesel powered Kalvari (Scorpene) class submarines have superior stealth. They use guided weapons such as tube-launched anti-ship missiles and torpedoes on enemy submarines from the surface or underwater.

Sports Current Affairs

Complete list of winners of BCCI annual awards 2017

  • Nayudu Lifetime achievement award: Padmakar Shivalkar, Rajinder Goel.
  • BCCI Lifetime achievement award: Shantha Rangaswamy.
  • BCCI special award: Late Ramakant Desai, VV Kumar.
  • Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli.
    • For third time, he was conferred with this award after 2011-12 and 2014-15 season.
  • Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited-overs competitions: Axar Patel (Gujarat).
  • Madavrao Scindin Award Highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai).
  • Madavrao Scindin Award Highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy: Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand).
  • Chidambaram Trophy Highest scorer in (U-23): Jay. G. Bosta (Mumbai).
  • Chidambaram Trophy Highest wicket-taker in (U-23): Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra).
  • NKP Salve Award Highest scorer in (U-19): Arman Jaffer (Mumbai).
  • NKP Salve Award Highest wicket-taker in (U-19): Ninad Rathva (Baroda).
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award Highest scorer in (U-16): Abhishek Sharma (Punjab).
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award Highest wicket-taker in (U-16): Abhishek Sharma (Punjab).
  • Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Sr.): Mithali Raj (Railways).
  • Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Jr.): Deepti Sharma (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Best Umpire in Domestic cricket: Nitin Menon.
  • Best performance in BCCI Domestic tournaments: Mumbai Cricket Association.
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