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TNPSC Current Affairs June 05, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs June 05, 2017 (05/06/2017)

 

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Topic : New inventions on Science & Technology

NASA to Launch Mission to Study Neutron Stars

NASA is going to launch the world’s first mission to studying rapidly spinning neutron stars, the densest objects in the universe.

The US space agency plans to launch the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, into the SpaceX CRS-11, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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Topic : General Administration, Public Awareness & Latest Diary of Events

Aadhaar must for Atal Pension Yojana

Aadhaar has now been made mandatory to get benefits of the Atal Pension Yojana.

Those subscribing to the pension scheme will be required to submit their ID proof of Aadhaar card to get the benefits.

What you need to know about APY?

The Atal Pension Yojana became operational from June 1, 2015 and is available to all the citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years.

Under the scheme, a subscriber would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 per month, depending upon his contribution, from the age of 60 years.

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Topic : Sports and Medals

Shuttle Player Sai Praneeth won Thailand Grand Prix Gold title

Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth defeated Indonesian Jonatan Christie in the men’s singles final of the Thailand Open series.

He won the Thailand Grand Prix Gold title by this victory.

This is Praneeth’s second consecutive title win, following the Singapore Open victory.

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Topic : Mass communications, Latest Diary of Events, New Technology

Reliance merged with Aircel to form Aircom company

Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel merged together and it will be called Aircom. 

Both the companies Reliance Communications and Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB) announced their merger plans in September 2016.

Key facts:

R-Com will going to demerge its wireless business and transfer it to the new entity Aircom. Both R-Com and Maxis will be holding 50 percent each in the new entity Aircom.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

World Environment Day observed on – 5th June 2017

The World Environment Day (WED) was observed on 5th June 2017.

The theme of this year : “Connecting People to Nature”.

The day is observed annually with an objective to encourage awareness and action for the environment protection.

This day began in 1974 as an important campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, to wildlife crime, to global warming and sustainable consumption.

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Topic : Awards and Honours, Public Awareness, Latest Diary of Events

MGNREGA National Award won by – Vizianagaram 

The Union Ministry of Rural Development selected Vizianagaram as effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act during 2015-16 in the first week of June 2017.

It is selected among the 17 districts across the nation for the MGNREGA Annual Award.

The prestigious award would be presented to the district program coordinator and District Collector at the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Sammelan in New Delhi on 19th June 2017.

Key facts:

Vizianagaram, a city and district headquarters of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh, had generated works for 361668 households in 2015-16 and disbursed Rs 483.42 crore as wages with an average of Rs 106.

240 rain water harvesting structures, and 440 water shed works were executed out of more than 5000 farm ponds.

In addition to that 3427 minor irrigation tanks were de-silted and restored to their original capacity.

 

Topic : Latest Diary of Events

New Bridge Constructed in 165 Days on Savitri River – Record Time

An old Masonry Arch Bridge on Savitri and Kal River near Mahad in Maharashtra constructed in 1928 collapsed due to heavy rainfall on the night of 2nd August, 2016.

The Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari immediately announced to construct new bridge at this location within 6 months.

As announced by the Shri Gadkari, the project has been speedily rebuild on a record time of 165 days before the onset of monsoon rain with a total Cost of Rs.35.77 Cr.

The Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Maharashtra will inaugurate the newly constructed Savitri Bridge and throw it open for the public on 05th June, 2017.

 

Topic : Latest Diary of Events, General Administration, Public Awareness

Amma Arogya Thittam Launched in Dindigul GH

Minister for forests C. Srinivasan launched Amma Arogya Thittam, part of master health check-up scheme, at Government Headquarters, Dindigul.

This master health check-up includes the following tests:

Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Haemoglobin count, Skin test and X-ray, Cancer  test, ECG and other diseases in all government hospitals and primary health centres free of cost.

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