www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs December 07, 2017 (07/11/2017)
Topic : Indian Navy, Defense and Terrorism, National News, Environment & Ecology
OP Sahayam is an Indian Navy exercise for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) and providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief (HADR) material support, over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Flag Day of India
The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated to India towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel.
It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949.
Over the years, it has become a tradition to commemorate this day as an honour to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of India.
Topic : Profile of States, General Administration, Places in News
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust creates New Record in Single day Cargo Handling
V O Chidambaranar Port Trust in Chennai created a new record for single day handling of cargo.
It handled 36,526 Metric Tonnes of thermal coal at the berth NCB-I from the vessel MV. Asian Champion.
The previous single day record was 35,656 Metric Tonnes of thermal coal at the same berth from the vessel MV. Tentenc on 30.10.2016.
Shri I. Jeyakumar, Chairman of V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust said that this Port is continuously striving to achieve improvement in performance and productivity in order to attract more volume of traffic.
Topic : Indian Navy, National News, Latest Diary of Events
India successfully tests surface to air missile ‘AKASH’ on – 5th December 2017
India carried out successful test launch of land to air missile ‘AKASH’ with indigenous radio frequency seeker on 5th December 2017.
The missile was targeted from Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur.
The radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along with coast have tracked and monitored all the technical parameters of the missile.
The missile would soon be initiated into the Indian army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile.
Topic : Reports, World Organizations, Latest Diary of Events
UNICEF report on air pollution
The UNICEF has released the report on air pollution titled- ‘Danger in the air: How air pollution can affect brain development in young children’.
The report has once again set alarm bells ringing about high levels of air pollution and its likely impact on brain development among infants.
Highlights of the report:
Nearly 17 million infants worldwide live in areas where outdoor air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits.
These babies are at a risk of suffering brain damage. Air pollution-related ailments has led to the deaths of over 920,000 children under the age of five every year.
Nearly 16 million infants belong to Asia. Moreover, 75% of them live in the Indian subcontinent, which has three of the world’s 10 most populations countries in the world — India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
In fact, India topped the list of countries with babies at risk, followed by China, the most populated country in the world.
Solutions offered by the UNICEF:
The UNICEF report urged citizens, especially in the developing world — South Asia and China — to be aware of the quality of air they breathe, and protect children from exposure to unhealthy air through protective masks or air filtration systems.