TNPSC Exam: Daily Current Affairs One line news – 6th December, 2018 !!

CURRENT AFFAIRS English
🍀 In an attempt to tackle smuggling, the Central government has approved ‘Anti-Smuggling National Coordination Centre’ (SCord) under the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). 🍀 India has signed an agreement with Peru for co-operation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters. 

🍀 Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a unique initiative called ‘State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation’ (SMART). The aim of the ‘SMART’ initiative is to revamp agricultural value chains, with a special focus on marginal farmers across 1,000 villages with an objective to achieve sustainable farming within the next 3 years.

🍀 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana’ under which 1,100 senior citizens from each of the 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi can undertake free pilgrimage. 

🍀 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will implement an ‘Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions’ covering services provided by entities falling under Reserve Banks regulatory jurisdiction.

🍀 Dr. Rajanish Giri, an assistant professor from the Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi (IIT-Mandi), has been awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018  for his proposed innovative idea on Zika virus Capsid Folding and inhibitor discovery.

🍀 The government of India has appointed Atul Sahai as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the New India Assurance (NIA) for a period of five years.
🍀 Former senior Indian diplomat Preeti Saran has been elected to the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN for 4 years.

🍀 Indian-origin lawyer Shamila Batohi has been appointed as the National Director of South Africa’s  National Public Prosecutions (NDPP), a statutory body that investigates high-level criminal matters in the country.

🍀 Government of India has appointed Lalit Kumar, a 1995-batch Indian Economic Service (IES) officer as the new government nominee on private sector ICICI Bank.

🍀 According to the projection by the Global Carbon Project, India is the fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7 per cent of global emissions in 2017.

🍀 According to the ‘World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018’ report was released by UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the number of patents granted by India shot up by 50% in 2017.

🍀 NASA’s ‘Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer’ (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at the asteroid named ‘Bennu’.

🍀 Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets breaking an 82-year-old record, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s record of 36 Tests set against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.

🍀 Noted agriculturalist Jayaraman, who pioneered the protection and propagation of indigenous paddy varieties in Tamilnadu, passed away in Chennai.

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