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Tnpsc current affairs May 02, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – Tnpsc current affairs May 02, 2017 (02/05/2017)

 

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy

Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme

India will give Rs. 35 crore rupees to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh in the next five years.

About Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme:

Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme was started in 2006.

It aims to support the descendants of the 1971 Freedom Fighters.

More than 10,000 scholarships worth Taka150 million have been granted to the descendants under the scheme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India will provide scholarships to another 10,000 students under the new ‘Muktijodha scholarship’.

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Topic : Profile of States, Places in News, Latest Diary of Events

Chennai Snake Park gets green iguanas

A pair of American green iguanas have been especially with care of the Chennai Snake Park.

The gigantic lizard is native to the Amazon forests of South America.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Own Microsoft Designed font

Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft designed font.

The font will have typeface both in Latin and Arabic script.

It will be made available in 23 languages– Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Britannic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Farsi, Portuguese, Sami, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Urdu.

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Topic : Places in News, Latest Diary of Events

Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha

Bhitarkanika National Park authorities have imposed restrictions on entry of tourists into the park for three months to provide undisturbed environment for breeding by estuarine crocodiles.

Key facts:

Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in Kendrapara district of Odisha in eastern India.

Bhitarkanika is one of the largest sanctuaries of crocodiles in the region with 1,671 reptiles.

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Topic : Places in News, Latest Diary of Events

Buxa tiger reserve

Six tigers would be relocated to Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in north Bengal from Assam as part of a plan for augmentation of tiger population in the reserve.

Key facts:

The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) is a tiger reserve located inside the Buxa National Park in West Bengal, India, in the Buxa Hills of the southern hilly area of Bhurtan.

Northern boundary of Buxa Tiger Reserve runs along the international border with Bhutan.

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Topic : Profile of States, Latest Diary of Events

Stamp on Ramanujacharya’s 1,000th birth anniversary

A commemorative stamp has been released on the 1,000th birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya.

Key facts:

Ramanuja was a Hindu theologian, philosopher, and one of the most important exponents of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism.

He is famous as the chief proponent of Vishishtadvaita subschool of Vedanta.

He wrote influential texts, such as bhasya on the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, all in Sanskrit.

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Topic : Sports and Medals

Leander Paes Jodi – Tallahassee Challenger Title

Indo-American pair of Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky defeated Argentine Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez and won the Tallahassee Challenger title of the men’s double.

Tallahassee Tennis Challenger:

Tallahassee Tennis Challenger is a professional tennis tournament that is currently played as a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour.

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Topic : Sports and Medals

India defeated New Zealand in Azalan Shah Cup

India won the Sultan Azalan Shah Hockey Cup by defeated New Zealand in Malaysia.

Sultan Azalan Shah Hockey Cup 2017 is participated by six countries.

They are India, Malaysia, Australia, Great Britain, Japan and New Zealand are taking part in the 8 day tournament.

2016 Sultan Azalan Shah Hockey Cup was won by Australia.

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