Tnpsc Current Affairs June 07-08, 2017 (English) - Download PDF
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World’s first Hybrid ‘Aeroboat’ World's first hybrid 'aeroboat' unvailed
- The world’s first hybrid ‘aeroboat’ which has been built by an Indo-Russian joint venture has been unveiled at a start-ups event organized by Russia’s state-run Skolkovo Foundation. The aeroboat is capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand.
- It has been designed to access difficult terrain, such as flooded or marshy areas in which the regular boats cannot ply because of shallow water, patches of dry land or by marine vegetation.
Sachin to become part of the UN Campaign Highlighting Role of Father’s in Child’s Development
- Sachin Tendulkar will join other global celebrities like Dravid, Beckham, Novak Djokovic, Academy Award winning American actor Mahershala Ali, British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Australian actor Hugh Jackman for UNICEF’s ‘Super Dads’ campaign that highlights the critical role played by fathers in children’s early development.
- The initiative is aimed at celebrating fatherhood and highlights the importance of love, play, protection and good nutrition for the healthy development of the brains of the young children.
Sher Bahadur Deuba sworn-in as the new Prime minister of Nepal
- Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Nepali Congress President, has been sworn-in as the new Prime minister of Nepal at Rashtrpati Bhawan in Kathmandu, Nepal. Deuba has taken the charge of prime minister for the 4th time. He first became PM in 1995 and later in 2001 and 2004.
- The 2017 Election for new prime minister was held due to resignation by the CPN (Maoist Centre) Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal from the post of prime minister. Dahal had resigned on May 24 as per the power sharing understanding with the coalition partner Nepali Congress.
Montenegro, officially become the new member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Montenegro has officially become the 29th member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at a ceremony in Washington, United States on June 5, 2017.
- The purpose of NATO is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. The headquarters of NATO is located at Brussels, Belgium.
- NATO: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.
India ranked 74th in 4G Internet Speed
- For all the talk of 4G and high-speed broadband in India, the average download speed — at 5.1Mbps — is less than a third of the global average and only marginally higher than the global 3G speed of 4.4 Mbps.
- India ranked 74th, came below the likes of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and just ahead of Costa Rica in terms of speed. Singapore scored the highest in 4G speed while South Korea scored highest in 4G availability. The global average 4G download speed was 16.2 Mbps.
K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar appointed as the new Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)
- K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar have been appointed as new Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).
- The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved their appointment to the post on the board of directors of the bank for a period of 3 years.
- The IPPB has been incorporated as a public sector bank under the Department of Posts with 100% equity of the Government of India (GoI).
Vijaya Bank will set up 100 digital villages across the country
- The Vijaya Bank will set up 100 digital villages in various States of the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population.
- It is the only public sector financial institution to develop digital villages with focus on rural areas and it has already developed five villages including the one in Guntur district.
- In those villages, the bank will provide Internet, free Wi-Fi connectivity, mobile payment facilities, ATM cards, online banking and others besides educating the villagers through door-to-door campaign.
New Delhi to host the second edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga -2017
- The 2nd edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga will be inaugurated by Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), at National Media Centre in New Delhi on June 9, 2017.
- The theme of 2017 conference is “Yoga for Health and Harmony”. The aim of the conference is to give insight to the journalists about the scientific aspects of yoga & its benefits for human health.
UDAN scheme: Tamil Nadu govt signs MoU with Aviation Ministry
- The Government of Tamil Nadu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for the implementation of the UDAN scheme in the state.
- The MoU has been signed at the Secretariat in Fort St George, Chennai, by the officials in presence of chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy and the Airports Authority of India Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra.
- Under the Regional Air Connectivity scheme UDAN, three of the tier-two industrial towns such as Hosur, Salem and Neyveli are to be developed in the first phase where air strips are available, though not in use.
Kerala implements Green Protocol for making Weddings
- Kerala State government has come out with a green protocol to make the weddings in the state more nature-friendly. As per the protocol, plastic and other non-biodegradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will not be permitted to be used in wedding ceremonies.
- Instead of these non-biodegradable articles, the marriage parties would be persuaded to use tumblers, plates and other utensils made of glass and environment-friendly metals. The protocol has been released as a part of the government’s anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission.
Hoshiar Singh appointed as Registrar of Copyrights
- Hoshiar Singh, a 1994 batch officer of the Indian Telecom Service has been appointed as Registrar of Copyrights for a period of five years as per the recent order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
- The Office of Copyrights works under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The office falls under the immediate control of a Registrar of Copyrights. The Office of Copyrights is mandated to protect the music and film industry besides addressing its concerns, among others.
- The Copyrights Office was established under Section 9 of the Copyright Act. The Registrar of Copyrights will be appointed by the Central Government, who would be required to function under the superintendence and directions of the Central Government.
Vinod Dua will be honoured with the RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017
- Veteran journalist Vinod Dua will be honoured with the RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement (LTA) in Journalism for 2017 by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on June 7 in Mumbai in recognition of his extensive and versatile contribution in different formats and subjects.
- The awards are part of the National RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism and instituted by the Mumbai Press Club. Star India is the Presenting Partner for the Mumbai Press Club RedInk Awards. The Hindu Group and Facebook are the media partners.
Pension Scheme for single-women launched in Telangana
- The single women pension scheme providing Rs 1,000 financial assistance per month to single women was launched across Telangana. Officials have identified 1,08,302 beneficiaries in 31 districts.
- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had earlier announced disbursement of pension of Rs 1,000 per month for single women, who have no support.
'Ministry of Utmost Happiness' authored by Arundhati Roy launched
- Arundhati Roy’s eagerly-awaited second novel 'Ministry of Utmost Happiness' goes on sale worldwide, two decades after her prize-winning debut The God of Small Things.
- Roy became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work, which sold around 8m copies and turned the young author into a star of the literary world.
Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski won the 2017 French Open mixed doubles tournament
Rohan Bopanna from India and his Canadian teammate Gabriela Dabrowski have won the 2017 French Open mixed doubles tournament by defeating the pair of Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah in the final by 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.
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