www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current affairs Feb. 15, 2017 (15/02/2017)
Topic : History – Awards and Honours
Grammy Awards for Indian
Indian Tabla player Sandeep Das won the 59th Grammy Awards for the Best Music Category for his collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
Indian tabla player Sandeep Das was part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble “Sing Me Home” that won the Grammy in the World Music category.
Topic : Science – Science and Technology
ISRO launches record 104 satellites at Sriharikota
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched a record 104 satellites into space on a single rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Its launch of 104 satellites from a single rocket was a world record most satellites launched at the same time from a single rocket.
Of the total earth-observation satellites, three are Indian, 88 are from the US and the rest from Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
Topic : Political Science – General Administration, Profile of States
Kalimpong is Bengal’s 21st district
The Kalimpong subdivision of the Darjeeling hills has become the 21st district of West Bengal.
Kalimpong was once known for the Silk Route that passed through the region, connecting Nepal and Bhutan with the city.