www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs August 22, 2017 (22/08/2017)
Topic : Awards & Honours
National Sports Awards – 2017
National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year.
Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years.
Dronacharya Award is given for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events.
Dhyan Chand Award is given for life time contribution to sports development.
(i) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017
|S. No.||Name of the Awardee||discipline|
|1.||Shri Devendra||Para Athlete|
|2.||Shri Sardar Singh||Hockey|
(ii) Dronacharya Awards 2017
|S. No.||Name of the Awardee||Discipline|
|1.||Late Dr. R. Gandhi||Athletics|
|2.||Mr. Heera Nand Kataria||Kabaddi|
|3.||Mr. G.S.S.V. Prasad||Badminton (Lifetime)|
|4.||Mr. Brij Bhushan Mohanty||Boxing (Lifetime)|
|5.||Mr. P.A. Raphel||Hockey (Lifetime)|
|6.||Mr. Sanjoy Chakraverthy||Shooting (Lifetime)|
|7.||Mr. Roshan Lal||Wrestling (Lifetime)|
(iii) Arjuna Awards 2017
|S. No.||Name of the Awardees||Discipline|
|1.||Ms. V.J. Surekha||Archery|
|2.||Ms. Khushbir Kaur||Athletics|
|3.||Mr. Arokia Rajiv||Athletics|
|4.||Ms. Prasanthi Singh||Basketball|
|5.||Sub. LaishramDebendro Singh||Boxing|
|7.||Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur||Cricket|
|8.||Ms. OinamBembem Devi||Football|
|9.||Mr. S.S.P. Chawrasia||Golf|
|10.||Mr. S.V. Sunil||Hockey|
|11.||Mr. Jasvir Singh||Kabaddi|
|12.||Mr. P. N. Prakash||Shooting|
|13.||Mr. A. Amalraj||Table Tennis|
|17.||Mr. Varun Singh Bhati||Para-Athlete|
(iv) Dhyan Chand Award
|S. No.||Name (S/Shri)||Discipline|
|1 .||Mr. Bhupender Singh||Athletics|
|2.||Mr. Syed Shahid Hakim||Football|
|3.||Ms. Sumarai Tete||Hockey|
The awardees will received their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2017.
Topic : Profile of State, General Administration
Cloud-seeding project of Karnataka takes off at Jakkur Airfield
Karnataka has launched the much-touted cloud seeding project named Varshadhare.
How does it work?
Cloud-seeding is a technique used to increase precipitation in clouds.
Cloud-seeding aims at catalysing the process of precipitation, so that rainfall could be increased by 15-20% in drought-affected areas of the State.
By introducing impurities such as Silver Iodide, Potassium Chloride and others, the objective is to ensure that the size of the droplets is large enough to fall down as rain.
Topic : New Appointments
O Panneerselvam – Deputy CM of Tamil Nadu
O Panneerselvam was on 21 August 2017 sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu, following the much-speculated merger of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) factions.
Topic : The National, Defense and Terrorism
Commissioning of Second Ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV
IN LCU L52, the second ship of landing craft utility MK- IV, was recently commissioned into the Indian Navy.
IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy.
The ship is capable of transporting various kinds of combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other vehicles.
The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems like Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS).
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