www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs June 02, 2017 (02/06/2017)
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events
Rajasthan leads in child marriages
The report of a study conducted on child marriages by Young Lives in coordination with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has been released.
Highlights of the report:
Rajasthan has reported the highest incidence of child marriages in the country. 2.5% of marriages of minor girls were reported in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is followed by 15 States, including Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Nagaland, Assam, Maharashtra, Tripura, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Karnataka.
No marriage below 10 years of age was reported across the country.
The study is based on the 2011 Census.
The study zeroes in on 70 districts spread across 13 States, which comprise more than 20% of child marriages.
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy
India & Russia signed nuclear plant pact
India and Russia have signed the agreement on setting up two more units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu.
PM Modi and Putin had come to an agreement in 2015.
Under that agreement, the deal for building unit 5 and unit 6 of nuclear reactors at the plant was supposed to be inked in 2016.
The deal ran into a hurdle with regard to the line of credit that was to be extended by Russia.
About Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant:
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is situated in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The reactors are pressurised water reactor of Russian design.
Thermal capacity is 3,000 MW, gross electrical capacity is 1,000 MW with a net capacity of 917 MW.
When completed the plant will become the largest nuclear power generation complex in India producing a cumulative 2 GW of electric power.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, General Administration
MITS Mega Food Park at Rayagada, Odisha
The first Mega Food Park in the state of Odisha M/s MITS Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. was recently inaugurated at Rayagada.
This is the 7th Mega Food Park operationalized in the last 3 years by the present government.
What you need to know about these mega food parks?
To give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country.
The Scheme of Mega Food Park aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastages, increasing farmers’ income and creating employment opportunities particularly in rural sector.
What these food parks provide?
They facilitate the efforts to increase the level of processing of agricultural and horticultural produce, with particular focus on perishables, in the country and thereby to check the wastage.
Topic : National Security, Defense and Terrorism
Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Army.
The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out using a mobile launcher of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.