Daily GK Digest – Mar 8- Top Current Affairs

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Daily GK Digest – March 8th, 2017 for top current affairs of today. 

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Daily GK Digest

Here is the daily GK Digest for March 8th, 2017.

Daily GK Digest : Top Five Current Affairs for Today

International Women’s Day

  • International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year globally.
  • It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
  • The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
  • The Prime Minister said, ” Saluting the indomitable spirit, determination & dedication of Nari Shakti on International Women’s Day.

President presents Nari Shakti Puraskars

  • The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented Nari Shakti Puraskars 2016 at a special ceremony/function held in New Delhi on the occasion of International Women’s Day today.
  • The awards were presented to 33 women in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services for the cause of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women.
  • Speaking on the occasion the President said that Government is equally concerned at the rising rate of violent crimes against women.

Environment Ministry launches Web Portal for obtaining CRZ Clearances

  • The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, launched the web portal for obtaining Coastal Regulation Zone clearances, today.
  • The Portal is a web-based system for obtaining clearances required from the Ministry under the “Coastal Regulation Zone” (CRZ) by the Project proponents.
  • The system will enable the Project proponents and the concerned State/Union Territory bodies like the State Coastal Zone Management Authorities (SCZMAs) and Municipal/Town Planning agencies in tracking the status of their proposals.
  • The system is based on web architecture, similar to the existing systems in place for according environmental and forest clearances.

Indo – Oman Joint Army Exercise Al Nagah-li 2017

  • Second edition of the joint exercise between the Indian and Oman Armies commenced today with the Opening Ceremony at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The training contingents comprised of platoon strength from both the Armies, which will be validated over 2-3 days by senior military observers of both the countries.
  • The previous edition of the Exercise was held at Muscat, Oman in 2015.
  • The aim of this exercise is to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedures, improve the interoperability in conducting joint operations in the backdrop of counter insurgency/ counter terrorism environment.

Aadhar Pay App launched

  • An Aadhaar-based app has been launched that will not only do away with the need to carry debit or credit cards, but also cellphones.
  • For the consumer, what could be the most attractive feature of Aadhaar Pay is that it does not impose any transaction fee on the consumer.
  • The android app launched by IDFC bank needs to be carried only by the shopkeeper.
  • All the consumer needs to do is carry her Aadhaar number and mention the bank.
  • The chief of Unique Identification Authority of India has assured that Aadhar Pay is as safe as any other mode of cashless payment.

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