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Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 March 2019

The Supreme Court of India on March 6, 2019 reserved its order on resolving the long-standing Ayodhya land dispute case by court-monitored mediation. The five-judge constitution bench, deliberating on the matter, appeared divided on whether mediation between the disputing parties was the best way to resolve the decades-old dispute.

Mar 6, 2019 17:09 IST
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Supreme Court reserves verdict on mediation in Ayodhya land dispute case

The Supreme Court of India on March 6, 2019 reserved its order on resolving the long-standing Ayodhya land dispute case by court-monitored mediation. The five-judge constitution bench, deliberating on the matter, appeared divided on whether mediation between the disputing parties was the best way to resolve the decades-old dispute.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the petitioners to suggest names for a “mediator or panel of mediators” and said “we intend to pass the order very shortly”.

Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project: India, World Bank sign USD 96 million loan for financing project


A tripartite loan agreement was signed between the Central Government, Uttarakhand Government and the World Bank for additional financial assistance of USD 96 million for the Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project.

The loan agreement would provide additional funds to Uttarakhand in its post-disaster recovery plans, ongoing since the floods of 2013. The agreement would also strengthen the capacity of the state for Disaster Risk Management.

India to celebrate 7 March as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’

Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport & Highways, and Shipping on March 6, 2019 announced March 7, 2019 will be observed as the ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ across the country.

The Janaushadhi Diwas aims to provide further impetus and create awareness about the use of generic medicines. The day also highlights the initiatives undertaken by Government in the direction of making quality healthcare affordable for all, like Ayushman Bharat, PMBJP, etc.

Home Ministry launches smart fencing on Indo-Bangladesh border to deter illegal infiltration

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on March 5, 2019 launched smart fencing under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district of Assam to deter illegal infiltration.

Two pilot projects covering about 71 Kms on Indo-Pakistan Border (10 Kms) and Indo-Bangladesh Border (61 Kms) of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) have been completed. The stage has been set now for taking up Stage-II and Stage-III covering about 1955 km of the border which cannot be physically fenced.

Government launches scheme to provide Transport and Marketing Assistance for agriculture products

The Department of Commerce under the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry on March 5, 2019 notified a scheme for Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products. The scheme would be included in the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20).

The Transport and Marketing Assistance for specified agriculture products scheme aims to provide assistance for the international component of transportation of agricultural produce to mitigate the disadvantage of higher cost of exporting agriculture products.

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