www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC current affairs May 22 2017 (22/05/2017)
Topic : Awards And Honours
Intel International science award in US for Indian school boy
An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides.
Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, along with over 20 high school students from various parts of India, participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
About Prashant Ranganathan:
Student of Carmel Junior College in Jamshedpur, won this award for “Biodegradation of Chlorpyrifos using native bacteria” project.
This project tells about the side effects of using pesticide in the farming land and refers to use biodegradable use.
Topic : Sports And Honours
Asian continental Blitz chess championship in Chengdu, China
Vaishali from India won the women’s title in the Asian continental Blitz chess championship in Chengdu, China.
Padmini Rout finished third with seven points after a last round victory over Yuxin Song of China.
Soumya Swaminathan (5.5) took the 12th spot, while Mary Ann Gomes finished 16th.
Topic : Environment and Ecology
In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new species as Solibacillus kalamii
Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after our former president APJ Abdul Kalam.
The new organism which is a spore-forming bacteria has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth.
Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the foremost lab of NASA for work on inter-planetary travel, discovered the new bacteria on the filters of the International Space Station (ISS) and named it Solibacillus kalamii to honour the late president, who was a renowned aerospace scientist.
Kalam had his early training at NASA in 1963 before he set up India’s first rocket-launching facility in the fishing village of Thumba in Kerala.
Topic : New Appointments, Who is Who?, Persons in News
Iran’s presidential election
Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected as the President of Iran.
He was elected as president for his first term in 2013.
He won 2013 elections by pledging to end Iran’s isolation and improve civil rights at home.
Topic : Sports And Honours
Indian girl from Tamil Nadu won championship in first asia level yoga competition held in Thailand
Vaishnavi from coimbatore won the first prize and two gold medals in Yoga competition and overall championship in First Asia level yoga competition held in Thailand.
Vaishnavi secured First prize and overall championship in the Junior category (13 to 15 years), in which 15 students from India participated.
A Xth Standard student of Park Global School here, Vaishnavi has received the Yoga Rani and Yoga Natchathra and Young Achiever Award from India Yoga Association and Government of Tamil Nadu.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Introduction of The India’s First Tejas Express Between Mumbai and Karmali
Indian Railways will introduce the high speed, air-conditioned Tejas Express between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Karmali, Goa for the first time.
Tejas Express is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed of 200 kmph with ultra modern amenities run between Mumbai and Karmali.