www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs August 24, 2017 (24/08/2017)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He died at the age 101. His first film as a full-time cinematographer was in “Purbaraag” directed by Ardhendu Mukherjee in 1946.