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Current Affairs of 6 Jan 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:06-Jan-2018



1.       West Bengal has a state emblem

• The West Bengal government will use their own emblem in all the official documents and work of the state government.

• This is first time in India that a state is using its own emblem.

• The Chief Minister of Bengal emphasized the importance of the “individuality” of every state while launching the emblem.

• This emblem is designed by the CM of Bengal Ms. Mamta Banerjee.


2.       NASA will launch two missions GOLD and ICON

• These missions will be launched to explore ionosphere.

• The Global-scale Observation of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched in geostationary orbit at a height of 35398km above earth over western hemisphere.

• Ionospheric Connection Explore (ICON) will be launched in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at 560 km above earth.

• The mission goal is to measure how upper atmosphere changes in response to hurricane and geomagnetic storms.


3.       Capitalization: To bridge gap between public, private lenders

• The recapitalization of bank by 2.11 lakh core will have twin goal to facilitate Non Performing loan and to meet Basel-III norms.

• It will also strengthen the government bargaining position for pushing through some of its more fundamental reform, such as those targeting corporate governance and industry consolidation.

• Out of the 2.11 lakh crore infusion in next two years into PSU banks 1.35 lakh crore would be infused via issue of recap bonds and remaining 58000 crore through government stake dilution.

• The gross NPA are likely to peak by FY18 end and the negative impact may continue until FY19.


4.       Goa will host Science Film Festival

• The Goa state Vigyan Parishad will organize the film festival title as SCI-FFI.

• This is third edition of the Science Film Festival and will be held in January only.

• The aim of this festival is to boost the culture science films, all the films submitted should be related to science and technology.


5.       New buildings will have solar plants in Haryana

• To conserve electricity the Haryana government has given instruction for the mandatory installation of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in new buildings as per specified norms.

• All new hotels, motels, banquet halls, malls, hospital and nursing homes, industrial and commercial establishments etc, will have to follow the new norms.

• This is good step to complete the ambitious target of 40 GW by rooftop solar installation by 2022 for the country.


 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express





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