Current affairs 6 May 2017

  1. The Madhya Pradesh government has passed a resolution granting river Narmada the status of a living entity. A month ago, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries living entities with the status of a legal person.
  2. India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
  3. Permaculture experts from around the world will attend the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) to be held in Hyderabad from November 27 to December 2, 2017.
  4. The Centre has declared the entire Assam as a "disturbed" area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act -- the AFSPA -- for three more months, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB and others.
  5. In view of growing attacks on policemen and incidents of bank robberies, a massive ''cordon and combing'' operation had been launched by the security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
  6. Social media giant Facebook has partnered with country's largest telecom player Airtel to deploy 20,000 internet hotspots through Facebook's Express Wi-Fi service in India. These hotspots will be installed by the company in the coming few months. Facebook started testing the service in 2015 and has nearly 700 internet hotspots already deployed across the four Indian states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya.
  7. The government has appointed new managing directors and chief executive officers of seven public sector banks. The new appointments are: 
  • R Subramaniakumar: MD and CEO of the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).
  • Rajkiran Rai G: MD and CEO of the Union Bank of India.
  • Sunil Mehta: MD and CEO in the Punjab National Bank.
  • Usha Ananthasubramanian: Allahabad Bank as its new MD and CEO.
  • Dinabandhu Mohapatra: MD and CEO of the Bank of India.
  • M O Rego: MD and CEO Syndicate Bank.
  • R A Sankara Narayanan: MD and CEO of Vijaya Bank

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