www.tnpsc.academy – Tnpsc current affairs May 03, 2017 (03/05/2017)
Topic : Profile of States, National News, Places in News
Second Tallest flag post will be in Kolhapur
300-foot flag post, said to be the country’s second-tallest, was inaugurated at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra.
Kolhapur Street Beautification Project (KSBP), a trust, has installed this flag post.
The 360-foot flag post inaugurated on March 6 at Attari on Indo-Pak border is said to be the tallest in the country.
Topic : Profile of Stae, National News, General Administration
Madhya Pradesh shifts its fiscal year
Madhya Pradesh will be the first State to shifted to the January-December financial year from the present April-March cycle.
The change will represents the financial year will coincide with the calendar year.
Topic : Awards and Honours
Padma Venkataraman honoured with Avvaiyar award
Tamil Nadu government honoured social worker Padma Venkataraman with the state’s “Avvaiyar Award” for 2017.
Padma, daughter of former President of India, the late R Venkataraman, was honoured for her efforts in the areas of women’s welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 years.
The “Avvaiyar Award” was constituted by late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2012 to honour women actively working in the areas of social reform, women’s development, culture, media, inter-faith harmony, and administration, among others.
Topic : Profile of States, National News, General Administration
Tarang Sanchar Web Portal
It is a portal launched by Department of Telecom (DoT).
What is it for?
It allows people to track radiation emitted from mobile towers within a locality and check their compliance with the stipulated norms.
It is aimed at clearing “myths and misconceptions” about mobile towers and emissions from them.
Status of the towers will be available to the users through this portal.
Normally, government conducts test on random basis, but with this portal, test of specific tower could be done on payment.
People can check the radiation level of specific towers by paying a fee of Rs 5000 for the test to be conducted by the government.