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TNPSC Current Affairs August 24, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs August 24, 2017 (24/08/2017)

 

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, India & its Neighbours

A new Bridge over Mechi River at Indo-Nepal border

The Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between India and Nepal for laying down implementation arrangement on Cost sharing, Schedules and Safeguard issues for starting construction of a new Bridge over Mechi River at Indo-Nepal border.

Key facts:

The new bridge is part of up-gradation of the Kakarvitta (Nepal) to Panitanki Bypass (India) on NH 327B covering a length of 1500 meters.

Mechi Bridge is the ending point of Asian Highway 02 in India leading to Nepal and provides critical connectivity to Nepal.

About Mechi river:

The Mechi River is a trans-boundary river flowing through Nepal and India. It is a tributary of the Mahananda River. The Mechi originates in the Mahabharat Range in Nepal.

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Topic : Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities, General Administration

New Central Sector Scheme – “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana”

The Cabinet Committee has approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme – SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)” for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.

Objective:

The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste.

It will provide a big boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country.

It will help in providing better prices to farmers and is a big step towards doubling of farmers’ income.

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Topic : Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

India’s oldest cinematographer Ramananda Sengupta died

India’s oldest cinematographer Ramanda Sengupta has passed away in Kolkata on 23rd of August 2017.

Key facts:

He died at the age 101. His first film as a full-time cinematographer was in “Purbaraag” directed by Ardhendu Mukherjee in 1946.

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