www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs July 06, 2017 (06/07/2017)
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events
The government has launched the ‘MERIT app (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)’.
The web portal and mobile app for Merit Order Despatch of Electricity (MERIT) have been developed in association with POSOCO.
The app also gives information regarding reasons for deviation from merit order such as must run conditions, transmission constraints etc.
The advantages of MERIT app are as follows:
Empowerment of the Consumer and participative governance.
Promotes economy and efficiency in operations.
Helps understand the utility portfolio and its complexity.
Optimization of the power procurement costs.
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, Latest Diary of Events
PM gifted Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu replicas of 2 sets of relics from Kerala.
These gifts are key artefacts in the long Jewish history in India.
What you need to know about these artefacts?
They comprise two different sets of copper plates that are believed to have been inscribed in 9-10th century C.E.
The first set of copper plates is a cherished relic for the Cochini Jews in India.
It is regarded as a charter describing the grant of hereditary royal privileges by the Hindu King, Cheraman Perumal (often identified as Bhaskara Ravi Varma) to the Jewish leader Joseph Rabban.
The second set of copper plates is believed to be the earliest documentation of the history of Jewish trade with India.
Topic : Public Awareness, Latest Report, Science and Health system
India is now free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8)
According to the Ministry of Agriculture India has declared itself free from Bird flu (H5N1 and H5N8).
The country had reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), and many other states during October, 2016 to February, 2017.
The control and containment operations were carried out as per the Action Plan on Preparedness, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza.
According to the ministry surveillance in the states showed no evidence of presence of Avian Influenza Virus.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
World Zoonoses Day – July 6 2017
The World Zoonoses Day is observed every year on 6th of July to create awareness on zoonotic diseases, how to prevent them and what actions to take when exposed.
These diseases can be spread from animals to humans and from human to other animals.
Prominent zoonotic diseases are tuberculosis, cat scratch fever, tick paralysis, roundworms, hookworms, scabies and rabies.
Zoonoses are viral diseases like rabies and influenza, bacterial diseases such as Lyme disease and brucellosis, or parasitic diseases such as tapeworms.