03 April 2017 Current Affairs
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Miami Open
Roger Federer picked up his third title of 2017 on 2nd April 2017. He was beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets to claim the Miami open and continue his sensational resurgence. The Swiss great beat his Spanish rival for a third time this season and fourth in succession. He had take 94 minutes to claim his 91st career title and with it. Federer defeated Nadl with straight sets 6-3, 6-4 victory in Florida.
Vipul takes charge as New Consul General of Dubai
Diplomat Vipul a 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service Officer took up the charge as the new consul General of Dubai. Mr. Vipul has succeeded Anurag Bhushan. Before joining the consulate at Dubai, he was working in the office of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. He had earlier served at India’s diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka and Egypt. Dubai is recognised as the commercial capital and tourism centre of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
India, Malaysia sign 7 agreements
India and Malaysia recently signed seven agreements including in the are as of civil aviation and human resources development, following delegation level bilateral talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Najib Razak in New Delhi. An agreement was signed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Malaysian Minister of Transport Sri Liow Tiong Lai to boost air services between the two countries.
Indira Banerjee appointed as CJ of Madras High court
Justice Indira Banerjee was appointed as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court recently. Now, she is serving as the judge of Delhi High Court. She succeeds Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who was transferred to the Supreme Court in February 2017. With this Banerjee became the second woman to head the Madras High Court. Justice Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar was the first lady to head the charted court in 1992.
Union Textile Minister launches Power Tex India Scheme
The Govt has launched Power Tax India, a comprehensive scheme for powerloom sector development, simul taneously at over 45 locations in the country. Launching the scheme in Bhiwandi, Thane district, Maharashtra. The Union Textile Minister Smt smriti Zubin Irani launched Power Tex India Scheme. Recalling that the Powerloom sector alone employs over 44 lakh people and especially benefit for small power loom weavers.