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TNPSC Current Affairs July 11, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs July 11, 2017 (11/07/2017)

 

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Topic : Games and Medals

Asian Athletics Championship 2017

The 2017 Asian Athletics Championships was the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships.

It was held from 6 to 9 July 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.

Bhubaneswar was the third Indian city to host Asian Championships.

Around 560 athletes from 41 countries attended the event.

India has topped the medal tally for the first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships.

India received total of 29 medals which included 12 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze.

Key facts:

China got second place with 21 medals and Kazakhastan got third place with the medals of 8.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

World Population Day: 11 July

World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.

The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.

Key facts:

It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.

World Population Day aims at increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

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Topic : Latest Dairy of events, General Administration

MoHUA is the new name for urban development & housing ministry

The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries.

Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Key facts:

This is third time the ministries have been merged.

Subsequently, after the creation of Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation as a separate one in 1995, the ministry came to be known as the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment.

And it had two departments – Department of Urban Development and Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation.

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Topic : Games and Medals

Commonwealth chess championship 2017 – Abhijeet won the title

Abhijeet Gupta defeatd Australia’s veteran International Master Aleksandar Wohl in the final round in the Commonwealth chess championship.

About Abhijeet Gupta:

Abhijeet Gupta was born in Bhilwara, Rajasthan.

Abhijeet Gupta is an Indian chess player with the title of Grandmaster (GM).

Gupta is the first player to won the title of Commonwealth Chess Champion four times.

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