www.tnpsc.academy – Tnpsc current affairs May 05, 2017 (05/05/2017)
Topic : Govt., Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities
Swachh Survekshan 2017 Rankings
Swachh Survekshan 2017 rankings have been released.
Top Ten Cleanest Cities of India:
Rank 1 – Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Rank 2 – Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Rank 3 – Visakhapattinam, Andhra Pradesh
Rank 4 – Surat, Gujarat
Rank 5 – Mysuru, Karnataka
Rank 6 – Tiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu
Rank 7 – NDMC, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Rank 8 – Navi Mumbai
Rank 9 – Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Rank 10 – Vadodara, Gujarat
What do you need to know about Swachh Survekshan 2017?
Swachh Survekshan 2017 started by the Ministry of Urban Development during January – February 2017 to monitor the improvement in Sanitation.
And also based on making cities and towns Open Defecation Free and improvement in processing of municipal solid waste.
Topic : Global Organization, Reports and Summits
World Press Freedom Index 2017
World Press Freedom Index for the year 2017 has been released.
What do you need to know about the World Press Freedom Index?
World Press Freedom Index is published annually by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) since 2002.
It measures the level of freedom available to journalists in 180 countries using the following criteria:
Pluralism, Media independence, Media environment, And self censorship, legislative environment, infrastructure and abuses.
Rankings of Various Countries:
India is ranked 136, three points down from last year.
Finland ranked the No. 1 position due to political pressure and conflicts of interests.
It has some of the most dangerous countries for journalist: Pakistan (139), Phillippines (127) and Bangladesh (146).
Topic : Main Crops, General Adminstration, Latest Diary of Events
Banganapalle Mango got GI tag
The Banganapalle Mango has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, making Andhra Pradesh the proprietor of the variety known for its sweetness.
What do you need to know about these mangoes?
Banganapalle mangoes have been grown for over 100 years in Andhra Pradesh.
It is also known as Beneshan, Baneshan, Benishan, Chappatai and Safeda.
Besides, they are also called Banaganapalli, Banginapalli, Banaganapalle.
The primary centre of origin of the fruit is Kurnool district comprising Banaganapalle, Paanyam and Nandyal madals.
About GI tag:
A GI tag indicates that the product comes from a specific region.
GI is covered under the Intellectual Property Rights and the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
A GI tag certifies the origin of a product or produce from a particular region as the quality or other features of the product are suitable only to the place of its origin.
Topic : Political Parties in India
Shivpal Yadav forms new party
Due to Samajwadi Party (SP) has split, Shivpal Yadav announced the launch of a new party.
The party name is “Samajwadi Secular Morcha”, which will be headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Mulayam is the one who founded the SP in 1992.