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TNPSC Current Affairs July 15, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs July 15, 2017 (15/07/2017)

 

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy

EU, India together set up an IFM in India

The European Union (EU) and India have announced the establishment of an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) for EU investments in India.

What you need to know about IFM?

The IFM has been established with the key objectives of paving the way for identifying and solving problems faced by EU companies and investors with regard to their operations in India.

The mechanism will allow for a close coordination between the European Union and the Government of India with an aim to promote and facilitate EU investment in India.

The IFM will cover new investors as well as those already established in India.

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Topic : International Latest News, Geographical Landmarks

Antarctica iceberg break off

A massive iceberg has broken away from Antarctica. The Trillion-tonne iceberg is considered as the one of the largest ever.

The 5,800 square kilometre iceberg left the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica and has changed the landscape of the region.

Although the remaining ice shelf will continue naturally to regrow, researchers have previously shown that the new configuration is potentially less stable than it was prior to the rift.

There is a risk that Larsen C may eventually follow the example of its neighbour, Larsen B.

Larsen B disintegrated in 2002 following a similar rift-induced calving event in 1995.

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Topic : General Administration, Latest Terminology

India’s first solar-powered DEMU train launched – 14 July

Indian Railways has launched the country’s first solar-powered local train with a battery bank facility that ensures sufficient power even in the absence of sunlight.

The entire electrical need of the coaches, which includes lights, fans and information display system, will be met by the energy produced by solar panels fitted atop the coaches of the DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) train.

The train was launched from Safdarjung railway station, Delhi.

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Topic : Games and Medals

Gurjar 2nd Indian to win gold at World Para Athletics Championship

Para-athlete Sundar Singh Gurjar won a gold at the World Para Athletics Championships in javelin event at the 2017 edition in London. 

He became the second indian won gold in World Para Athletics Championship.

Gurjar, whose left hand is amputated, recorded a personal best of 60.36 metres to win in the F46 category.

Rio gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia first person to won a gold in 2013 World Para Athletics Championship.

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Topic : Books & Authors

President Pranab Mukherjee receives first copy of book on his late wife

President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book on his late wife, Suvra Mukherjee.

The book, ‘President’s Lady’ (Pranaber Preyosi), was released by vice president Hamid Ansari during a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on a day that marked the President’s wedding anniversary.

The book has been written by Sangeeta Ghosh.

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Topic : India’s Cultural Festival, Latest Diary of Events

Banana Festival in Madurai

The National Banana Festival 2017 is to be held at the Agricultural College and Research Institute here from July 21 to July 23.

The festival, which is intended to encourage farmers, businessmen and exporters.

In order to attract investment for creating infrastructure to meet pre-harvest and post-harvest needs, this festival will be organised by Union and State governments in collaboration with trade bodies, including Tamil Nadu Banana Producers’ Federation.

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