Current Affairs : 6 May 2016

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba to be next Navy chief

  • Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba will be the next chief of the Indian Navy.

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ECB discontinues production, issuance of 500 euro note

  • The 25-member governing council of European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that it will permanently stop producing the 500 euro banknote by the end of 2018.

Wi-Fi Service at Vijayawada, Kachiguda, Raipur rail stations

  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched the Google’s free Wi-Fi service facility through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan in New Delhi

US Navy tests world’s largest unmanned ship, designed to cross oceans

  • United States of America (US) Navy has tested the world’s largest unmanned surface vessel named Sea Hunter in San Diego.

Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize

  • The agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh has won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize in e-Agriculture category.

Radha Binod Barman took over as Chairperson of National Statistical Commission

  • Renowned statistician Dr Radha Binod Barman took over as the part-time Chairperson in the National Statistical Commission (NSC).

Zimbabwe to print own version of US dollar

  • Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease a cash shortage in the country.

SBI launches new mobile-based payment app for customers

  • The country’s largest bank State Bank of India has now launched ‘mVisa‘ ,a mobile-based payments solution
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