www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs June 16, 2017 (16/06/2017)
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events
Free Education for Transgender Students
Tamil Nadu Government has announced free education for the transgender community in the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli.
One seat in every course of all the colleges affiliated to the university has been reserved for the transgenders.
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is the first in India to offer free education to the transgenders.
Topic : Science & Technology, India and its Neighbours
China launches its first X-ray space telescope
China successfully launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts.
A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-tonne telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi Desert.
The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), named Insight, will allow Chinese scientists to observe magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars and better understand the evolution of black holes.
It will also help scientists search for gamma-ray bursts corresponding to gravitational waves and study how to pulsars can be used for spacecraft navigation.
Topic : Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events
Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati passed away
Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati passed away in New Delhi.
More about Justice PN Bhagwati
Bhagwati remained on the highest judicial post between July 1985 and December 1986, as the 17th Chief Justice of India.
He was appointed as a Supreme Court judge in July 1973, after serving as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
As a Supreme Court judge, Bhagwati introduced the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) concepts and absolute liability in the Indian judicial system.
Topic : Awards and Honours
Women in Film Awards : Mira Nair
Mira Nair won Directors Award at Women in Film Awards.
Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair won the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award for the film “Queen of Katwe” at this year’s Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards.
Mira is an Indian American filmmaker based in New York City.
Her production company, Mirabai Films, specializes in films for international audiences on Indian society, whether in the economic, social or cultural spheres.
Among her best known films are Mississippi Masala, The Namesake, the Golden Lion-winning Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay!, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
About Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards:
The Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards first presented in 1977 by the Los Angeles’s the Women in Film organization.
These awards are presented to honor women in communications and media.
The awards include the Crystal Award, the Lucy Award, the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award, the MaxMara Face of the Future Award, and the Kodak Vision Award.
Topic : Science & Technology
2D magnet created
Researchers at the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a 2D magnet that is just one atom thick for the very first time.
About this Magnet:
These 2D magnets will contribute to new openings in Information Technologies.
The scientists used chromium tri-iodide, or CrI3 to show that it has magnetic properties in its monolayer form.
Previously, the scientists found CrI3 – in its multi layered, 3D, and bulk crystal form – is ferromagnetic and it has some magnetic properties.
A special type of microscopy was used to detect magnetic properties in Crl3.
New study found magnetic properties in monolayer Crl3 flakes, in two layers it disappeared and again reappeared in three-layer Crl3.