Current affairs 6th December

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In today’s article you will read about :
1 . Ajay Jha appointed new finance secretary
2 . PEETHA Scheme launched in Odisha to Reinforce Brand Naveen
3 . Admiral Sunil Lanba released book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’
4 . 2018 Ballon d’Or:Luka Modric and Ada Hegerberg won awards
5 . SBI ropes in Swapna Barman as brand ambassador for YONO

Ajay Jha appointed new finance secretary :

Government of India appointed Ajay Narayan Jha as new Finance Secretary. He replaced Hasmukh Adhia. He was the former secretary of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.  He is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.

PEETHA Scheme launched in Odisha to Reinforce Brand Naveen :

IN a move to reinforce brand Naveen and give it a national perspective after the success of the Hockey Men’s World Cup, Odisha Government launched yet another initiative, Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA). 

Admiral Sunil Lanba released book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ :

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, released a book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ – chronicling the Indian Navy’s History from 2001-10. The unveiling was a part of an At Home function held at the Navy House in the presence of Ramnath Kovind, the President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

2018 Ballon d’Or:Luka Modric and Ada Hegerberg won awards :

An annual football award ,2018 Ballon d’Or Award was announced.Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or.Ada Hegerberg was named as the First Recipient of  Ballon d’Or Féminin award 2018.The award functions held in Paris (France). Juventus forward and 2017 winner Ronaldo came second, while Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann came third.

SBI ropes in Swapna Barman as brand ambassador for YONO :

State Bank of India roped in Asian Games gold medalist Swapna Barman as brand ambassador for its digital app YONO(You only need one). YONO is an integrated digital banking platform offered by State Bank of India (SBI) to enable users to access a variety of financial and other services such as taxi bookings, online shopping, or medical bill payments.