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TNPSC Current Affairs August 28, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs August 28, 2017 (28/08/2017)

 

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Topic : India and its Foreign Policies, International Events

American Ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived India as part of Defense cooperation

American Navy’s ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived in Goa on 24th Aug 2017 as part of defense cooperation between the two countries.

It is the American Ship USS Pearl Harbor first visit to India.

Key facts:

USS Pearl Harbor is a Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship with a crew of over 700 sailors and marines.

USS Pearl Harbor was launched on February 24, 1996, and commissioned on May 30th, 1998.

The ship is based in San Diego, California.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Awards and Honours, Persons in News

The first edition of Miss Transqueen India

The first edition of Miss Transqueen India, a beauty pageant for transgenders, will take place in Gurugram (Haryana) on 22nd Aug 2017.

Key facts:

Under this beauty peageant total 1500 participants participated.

Natasha, a transwoman from Kolkata, was named the first Miss Transqueen India.

Loiloi from Manipur crowned the first runner-up position.

And Ragasya from Chennai was crowned the second runner-up.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Awards and Honours

World Badminton Championship 2017

The 2017 BWF World Championships of badminton were held from 21 to 27 August at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

Key facts:

India won the medals in the Women singles.

Nozomi Okuhara from Japan won the Gold Medal.

PV Sindhu from India won a silver medal and Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Profile of States

Nuakhai Juhar

Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated across Odisha on August 26.

About Nuakhai Juhar:

Nuakhai is the chief festival of Western Odisha.

It is the harvest festival of Odisha wherein farmers are in possession of new rice of the season.

They offer the first produce of their respective lands to Goddess Samaleswari and then consume it personally.

It is one of the major festivals celebrated widely in the state.

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