Current Affairs Daily Updates: 07 March 2018

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 07 March 2018
1. Government allocates Rs.1000 crore for research under IMPRINT-II:
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development has given Rs 1000 crorefor the second phase of Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme to increase research and innovation in the country.
  • IMPRINT India Programme is a joint initiative of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for developing research in healthcare, ICT, energy, nano technology, sustainable habitat, water resources etc.
2. India becomes member of European Development Bank:
  • India is going to become the 69thmember of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • The formal membership process will now get underway which include the purchase of shares by India at an estimated cost of around 1 million euros.
3. Animal Welfare Board of India headquarters shifted from Chennai to Ballabhgarh:
  • With an aim to achieve better coordination with the Environment Ministry, the Government has shifted the headquarters of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) from Chennai to Ballabhgarh in Faridabad district of Haryana.
  • AWBI is a statutory body that decides rules on how animals ought to be treated with humanity everywhere.
4. Know India Programme:
  • 40 participants of Indian Origin from 9 countries attended the program.
  • Madhya Pradesh was the partner state for this edition.
  • KIP is an initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs for the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) between the age group of 18 to 30 years.
5. Delhi airport ranked number 1 in quality:
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has been ranked as number one in the world on airport service quality ranking.
  • Around 63.5 million passengers flew through Delhi airport in 2017, making it the 7th busiest airport in Asia and among the 20 busiest airports across the world.

6. Neiphiu Rio appointed as Nagaland CM:
  • Neiphiu Rio has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland.
  • He has replaced TR Zeilang.
7. Saposhi: New Malware threat:
  • A new malware “Saposhi” has been detected by the Cyber security agencies that can take over electronic devices and use them for Distributed Denial of Services attacks.
8. Iraq: India’s biggest Oil supplier:
  • Iraq overtook Saudi Arabia to become India’s top crude oil supplier by supplying 38.9 million tonnes crude oil in the current financial year.

9. India started importing LNG from US:
  • For the first time, India has started importing Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) from United States.
  • The import of crude oil has been started from US in October 2017.
10. Tony Iwobi- First black senator of Italy:
  • Nigerian origin Tony Iwobi has been elected as the first black senator of Italy.