06 June 2016 Current Affairs

Guwahati Declares Gangetic River Dolphin as its ‘City Animal’

Guwahati, the Assam state capital on 6 June became first city in the country to have its own ‘city animal’ with Kamrup metropolitan district administration declaring Gangetic River Dolphin as its mascot. Gangetic River Dolphin is locally known as ‘Sihu’ and fewer than 2000 such animals remain in the River Brahmaputra along Guwahati. The district administration had organised online and off-line voting among three protected creatures, which are on the verge of extinction, to decide the mascot.

Delhi Govt Approves Solar Policy with 1 GW Target By 2020

“The Delhi government on 6 June announced implementation of its solar policy with the aim of making the national capital a solar city with installation of 1 GW solar power capacity by 2020. This target is proposed to double it to 2 GW during further next five years. The policy has been prepared by the Delhi Government in consultation with the Dialogue and Development Commission after extensive consultations with local and international experts.”

India Ranked 2nd On GRD Index On Ease of Doing Business

India has been ranked second position as per 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) released by London-based business consultancy A T Kearney. India has jumped 13 positions from last year (2015) to rank second among 30 developing countries on ease of doing business.

V Narayanasamy Sworn-In As Puducherry Chief Minister

Former Union Minister and Congress leader V Narayanasamy was sworn-in as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry on 6 June. Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi administered his oath of office and secrecy along with five ministers at Gandhi Thidal in Beach Road. Earlier on 19 May 2016, Congress – DMK alliance has 17 members in the 30 member Territorial Assembly. DMK which has 2 members in the Assembly will be supporting the Government from outside. Of the four regions of the Union Territory, Mahe alone do not have representation in the Council of Ministers.

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