www.tnpsc.academy – tnpsc current affairs dec in English – Dec. 26, 2016 (26/12/2016)
Topic : History – Latest Diary of Events
Good Governance Day
On the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the government has decided to celebrate as the Good Governance Day.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched a 100-day campaign across the country on the theme of “Good Governance”.
Topic : Science – Science and Technology
Agni – 5 Test fired
India’s longest range nuclear capable missile Agni-5, was successfully test fired from the Kalam Island off Odisha coast by DRDO.
This missile is the latest in India’s Agni family of medium to intercontinental range missiles, which is the intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile.
Agni-5 has a range of over 5,000 km and can carry about a 1,000-kg warhead. It can target almost all of Asia including Pakistan and China and Europe.
The surface-to-surface missile is a fire-and-forget system that cannot be easily detected as it follows a ballistic trajectory.
Agni – 5 missile system is described as a “weapon of peace” in India.
Topic : Political Science – General Administration
Online safety campaign by Google
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs in India and Google has joined together to launch a country-wide “Digitally Safe Consumer” campaign in order to raise awareness and protect consumer interest on the internet.
Google will work towards organising “Digital Literacy, Safety & Security” workshops.
The educational campaign will also feature write ups, posters, interactive quizzes and audio-visuals that will help educate users about the challenges of Internet safety and security.