www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs Dec in English – Dec. 05, 2016 (05/12/2016)
Topic : History – India’s Foreign Policy and Pacts
India and Qatar signed four pacts
In the field of visas, cyberspace and investments, the agreement signed between the India and Qatar.
The exemption from visa requirement for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports.
Protocol on Technical Cooperation in cyber space and combating cybercrime.
MoU between Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of Qatar and Confederation of Indian Industry.
Qatar is not only an important trading partner for India in the Gulf region but is also the largest supplier of LNG.
Topic : History – India and its Neighboring Countries
In the sixth Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia (HoA), to address Terrorism and enhancing regional economic cooperation the Amritsar Declaration was adopted.
The declaration states the welcoming of the agreements between the international community and Afghanistan for continued financial support to the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) until 2020.
The declaration welcomes the MOU on Jointly Building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road between China and Afghanistan.
The declaration also expressed serious concern about opium, the base material for production of heroin in Afghanistan, a large chunk of which eventually finds its way into India through Indo-Pak international border in Punjab.
Topic : History – Awards and Honours
Children’s Peace Prize
Kehkashan Basu, Teen environmental activist born to Indian parents has been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize.
She is being honoured for the work done by her Green Hope child organisation, based in the United Arab Emirates, which has more than 1,000 volunteers in 10 countries around the world.
Topic : History – Latest Historical Events
Ancient site unearthed near Ladakh
In Ladakh, Near Saser La in the Nurbra Valley A ancient site used by prehistoric man has been found. Saser La leads to the Karakoram Pass.
This site is a place where hunter-gatherers stayed temporarily before they moved on to another place.
Charcoal pieces and remains of bones associated with it were found at the site. The charcoal pieces revealed that the site belonged to circa 8500 BCE.
Topic : History – Latest diary of Events
On 4th December, 45th Indian Navy Day was celebrated to commemorate the launch of Operation Trident against Pakistan.
The Indian Navy carried out Operation Trident, which was a devastating attack on Pakistan Naval Headquarters of Karachi on December 4 1971.
This attack was successful as it sank a minesweeper, a destroyer and an ammunition supply ship.