www.tnpsc.academy – December TNPSC Current Affairs in English – Dec. 03, 2016 (03/12/2016)
Topic : History – Profile of States
Cashless village in Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, DHASAI village in Thane district has become the first cashless village in Maharashtra. Hereafter all payments are done by using swipe machines for cashless transactions.
The initiative to make this village cashless was taken by Bank of Baroda (BOB) in collaboration with NGO “Veer Savarkar Pratishthan”.
Topic : History – Latest diary of Events
Birth Anniversary of First President of Independent India
December 3, 2016 is the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first president of independent India known as “Rajen Babu” born at village Ziradei in Saran district of Bihar.
Rajendra Prasad was an eminent freedom fighter, a renowned jurist, an eloquent parliamentarian, an able administrator, a statesman par excellence and above all, a humanist to the core.
Topic : History – Cultural Events
Festival of Festivals : Hornbill Festival
The Tribes of Nagaland in North eastern India celebrated the Hornbill Festival known as “Festivals of Festival” every year December first week in the village of Kohima.
Hornbill Festival is celebrated to promote their cultural heritage of Nagaland and named after the Indian Hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in folklore in the most of tribe’s.
Topic : History – Award and Honour
Kolkata won award for Solid Waste Management Improvement Project
Kolkata was honoured by the C40 Cities Awards for the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change.
Kolkata’s Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (KSWMIP) won this year’s award in “Solid Waste”.
Kolkata Solid Waste Management Improvement Project has achieved 60-80% segregation of
waste at its source, with further waste segregation occurring at transfer stations.
The project aims to eradicate open dumping and burning of waste and to limit the concentration
of methane gas generated in landfill sites.