06th September 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and scientist Veena Sahajwalla have been conferred the PLuS Alliance Prize, a prestigious honour that recognises Research Innovation, Education Innovation, Global Leadership and Global Innovation.
2.NITI Aayog has launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat.
3.Noted Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in Bengaluru.
4.Reliance General Insurance Co Ltd. has received in-principle approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
5.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Russian port city of Vladivostok on a three-day visit to attend the third Eastern Economic Forum which will deliberate on pressing issues relating to global trade.
6.The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘‘Antara’’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘’Chhaya’’, to meet the emerging needs of couples.
7.N Baijendra Kumar has assumed charge as Chairman-cum- Managing Director of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).
8.India handed over an off-shore patrol vessel, “Varuna” to Sri Lanka as a part of stepping up cooperation between the two coast guards.
9.Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has launched “Gyakunj e-class project” in schools.