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TNPSC Current Affairs July 04, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs July 04, 2017 (04/07/2017)

 

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Topic : Recent court orders, Latest Diary of Events, General Administration

SC allows abortion of unwell foetus

The Supreme Court has permitted a woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus that is suffering from severe cardiac disorder.

Background:

The order came after the woman and her husband had approached the apex court seeking permission to abort her foetus on grounds of abnormalities which could be even fatal to her.

They had also challenged the constitutional validity of section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act which prohibits abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Topic : World Organizations, Reports and Latest Diary of Events

India in 88th place in money saved up for future use in Swiss banks

India has slipped to the 88th place in terms of money saved by its citizens with Swiss banks.

UK remains on the top in the list.

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Topic : Games and Medals, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

Indian won titles in Ivory Coast International tournament

Indian Badminton Player won both the singles and doubles titles in the Ivory Coast International badminton tournament at Abidjan, West Africa.

Key facts:

India’s Ritika Thaker defeated India’s Simran Singhi in an all-Indian women’s singles final at the Ivory Coast International badminton tournament.

And in the doubles, Ritika and Simran paired together to beat the Nigerian pair of Zainab Momoh and Peace Orji in the women’s doubles final and won the doubles title.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, World Records

Madhya Pradesh made world record by planting 6 Crore saplings in just 12 hours

The Madhya Pradesh government created world record on 2nd July 2017 to save the environment and for the conservation of the Narmada River.

More than six Crore saplings were planted in 24 districts of Narmada basin in just 12 hours.

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Topic : India’s foreign Policy, Latest diary of Events

PM Modi visited Israel and Germany

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started a two-nation tour to Israel and Germany on 4th July 2017.

On the first attempt of his visit, Modi will go to Israel on three-day tour where he will be holding talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on all matters of mutual interest.

Key facts:

Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to ever visit to the Israel country.

And then finally, Modi will be visit Hamburg, Germany on 6th July 2017 evening to attend the 12th G-20 Summit.

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Topic : Latest diary of Events

World’s longest submarine cable system – Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio announced the launch of the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system on 29th June 2017.

AAE-1 is expected to be the world’s longest 100Gbps technology-based submarine system.

The cable will be stretching from Marseille in France to Hong Kong, covering 25000 km and will have 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed as Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti was appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on 4th July 2017.

Achal Kumar Joti would be taking over as the 21st Head of the Election Commission on 6th July 2017 as Mr. Zaidi would be resigning from his position on 5th July.

About Achal Kumar Jyoti:

Joti, is a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.

He is also the Managing Director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL).

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Topic : India’s foreign Policy, Latest diary of Events

Indo-Thai joint military exercise – Ex Maitree

15-day long joint military training exercise between the Indian and Thai army named Ex Maitree has begun from 3rd July in Himachal Pradesh.

Key Points:

The main aim is to build and promote bilateral Army-to-Army relations and enhance inter-operability between the two armies.

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