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TNPSC Current Affairs August 15, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs August 15, 2017 (15/08/2017)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

India Celebrates 71st Independence Day: 15 August 2017

Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August.

At this day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery.

It has been declared as the National and Gazetted Holiday all across the India in order to independently commemorate the independence of the country from British Empire on 15th of August in 1947.

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Topic : Sports and Medals

Asian Shortgun Championship 2017

7th Asian Championship Shotgun which took place from 3rd August to 14th August 2017 at the Target Shooting Club in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Key facts:

In this game, overall India got third place with the total number of 7 medals including 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Kuwait took first place and China hold the second position.

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Topic : Latest Historical Events

Sri Aurobindo – 145th Birth Anniversary

India paid tributes to Sri Aurobindo on his 145th Birth Anniversary.

Sri Aurobindo’s rich thoughts and grand vision for India continue to be a great source of inspiration.

spiritual reformer and philosopher, Sri Aurobindo had a major contribution in the Indian freedom struggle.

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Topic : Geographical landmarks, Environment & Ecology

The largest volcanic region on Earth

Scientists have discovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – consisting of almost 100 volcanoes – two kilometres below the surface of the vast Antarctic ice sheet.

Key facts:

The newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 metres.

All of them are covered in thick layers of ice.

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