www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs August 26, 2017 (26/08/2017)
Topic : Sports & Medals
2018 table tennis World Cup will be host by London
The 2018 ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Team World Cup will be held in London from February 22 to 25 next year.
The Team World Cup, last held in Dubai in 2015, comprises 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams which include the host team, Continental Champions.
Topic : The National, Defense and Terrorism
Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna Decommissioned
The Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned with full armed forces honors at a ceremony.
ICGS Varuna was the fourth of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock.
The ship had numerous operational achievements to its credit, including a record number of apprehension of smugglers with gold worth crores of rupees during the late 1980s.
Topic : General Administration, Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities
India’s first Videsh Bhavan
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the country’s first Videsh Bhavan Located in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
Videsh Bhavan integrates all offices under the MEA in the State.
The Bhavan will house four major MEA offices:
Regional Passport Office, Protector of Emigrants Office, Branch Secretariat and the Regional Office of Indian Council of Cultural Relations.