Daily Current Affairs 6 June 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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National News
1. India’s first ‘private’ railway station.

  • Habibganj Railway Station is going to become first railway station to be redeveloped in a Public-Private Partnership mode.
  • The Habibganj railway station will be designed as a world-class transit hub.
  • In case of an emergency, the premises can be evacuated in four minutes and passengers can reach designated points of safety in six minutes.
  • The operation and maintenance responsibilities for the station have been given to Bansal Group for a period of eight years.
  • It has been developed at a cost of ₹300 crore.

2. TRAI launches three new apps.

  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has launched three new apps to help customers rate quality of services, speed, and performance.
  • The three new apps are Mycall app, MySpeed app and ‘Do not disturb (DND 2.0)’ app.
  • MyCall app is an application for crowdsourced voice call quality monitoring.
  • My Speed app will enable TRAI to obtain test-data from users without any action by the users.
  • The DND service app will enable users to register their mobile number to avoid unsolicited commercial communication or SMS.
  • Chairman of TRAI – Ram Sewak Sharma

3. India’s first Rural LED Street Lighting Project.

  • Government of India, through Energy Efficiency Services Limited has announced retrofitting of 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights.
  • It will be implemented in Gram Panchayats of seven districts in Andhra Pradesh.
  • In the first phase, the replacement will be undertaken in gram panchayats of the districts of Guntur, Prakasham, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Ananthapur and Chittoor.
  • The entire upfront capital cost of this project is being funded by French Development Agency Agence Française de Developpement.

4. India to grow at 7.2% in 2017.

  • World Bank has projected a strong 7.2% growth rate for India in 2017.
  • The World Bank in its latest Global Economic Prospects, projects India’s growth to 7.5% in 2018 and 7.75% in 2019.
  • The growth projections for China remain unchanged at 6.5% for 2017.
  • Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank – Kristalina Georgieva

International News
1. Nepal, China ink Mega hydropower agreement.

  • Nepal has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant.
  • $2.5 billion is being spent to build 1,200MW Budhi-Gandaki hydroelectric project.
  • Nepal’s government is also currently building a 750 megawatt plant with China’s backing.
  • Experts say it could be generating 83,000 megawatts, but its total installed generation capacity currently stands at less than 2% of that.

Business News
1. ICICI Bank commissions 200 solar-powered ATMs.

  • ICICI Bank commissioned over 200 solar powered ATM sites in the last one year as part of its efforts to reduce carbon footprint and use more clean energy.
  • ICICI Bank has reduced its overall energy consumption in large offices and branches from 198 million units in 2013-14 to 164 million units in 2016-17.
  • There has been reduction in the bank’s overall carbon emission by nearly 40,000 tonnes due to these efforts,
  • CEO of ICIC Bank – Chanda Kochhar

2. Apple unveils new operating system.

  • Apple has unveiled iOS 11, a new and advanced operating system for its devices.
  • iOS 11 features a “Do Not Disturb while Driving” mode that turns iPhone screens black and stops users from replying to messages.
  • iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for iPad, with powerful multitasking features, the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil.
  • It also includes a more helpful Siri and phone-to-phone payments within iMessage
  • CEO of Apple – Time Cook

Sports News

1. Ramkumar Ramanathan wins ITF Futures title.

  • Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan lifted the ITF men’s Futures tennis title after outplaying Raymond Sarmiento.
  • He outplayed Raymond Sarmiento 6-2, 6-2 in the finals.
  • It was the first title of the season for Ramkumar and 15th of his career.

2. Sachin Joins UN ‘Super Dads’ Campaign.