www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs June 27, 2017 (27/06/2017)
Topic : New inventions on Science and Technology, Latest Diary of Events, Public Awareness
ISRO-made system to alert users at unmanned level crossings
The Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) has developed a satellite-based chip systems.
It is used to alert road users at unmanned level crossings about approaching trains and also help in tracking train movement on a real-time basis.
How it operates?
Road users will be warned by a siren once a train approaches an unmanned level crossing as railways are installing ISRO-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on locomotives of trains.
About 500 metres before the level crossings, the sirens will be activated through the integrated circuit (IC) chip.
The satellite-based system will also help railways in mapping the area and the technology will come in handy at the time of accidents when it can be used to ascertain the exact location of trains and topography.
On a pilot basis, the Mumbai and Guwahati Rajdhani trains will be equipped with this system.
More trains will be equipped with such technology in a phase-wise manner, according to the plan.
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events
K Kasturirangan, to head drafting committee of National Education Policy
The ministry of human resource development has set up a new committee to make the final draft on the National Education Policy (NEP).
The nine-member panel is to be chaired by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.
Topic : New inventions on Science & Technology
Scientists from South Korea have designed the first foldable walking robot that opens up when deployed.
And it could be used for future space missions as well as seabed exploration on Earth.
It is named as “DeployBot”, in their folded state, the modules lie flat, and after they are deployed they pop up into roughly a square shape.
Topic : Games & Titles
Roger Federer won his 100th career title
Switzerland tennis player Roger Federer won his 100th career title by defeated the Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the Halle Open 2017.
He became the 10th person to reach this landmark in the history of professional tennis.
The Halle Open:
The Halle Open, sponsored called as the Gerry Weber Open, is a tennis tournament held in Halle, Germany.
About Roger Federer:
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player.
He has won a men’s record 18 Grand Slam singles titles, and held the world No. 1spot in the ATP rankings for a record 302 weeks.
Topic : Games & Titles
ISSF Junior World Championship 2017
Pistol shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal won a gold in the 10m Air Pistol Women in the ISSF Junior World Championship which is being held in Germany.
Anish Bhanwala also won gold in the Junior Men’s 25m Standard Pistol competition, with a world record score of 579.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Persons in News
Bhumika Sharma from India won Miss World title
Bhumika from Dehradun won the Miss World Bodybuilding Championship in Venice.
She made India proud after acing all the important rounds.
She gained the maximum number of points in body posing, individual posing and fall category.