www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs – Nov. 01, 2016 (01/11/2016)
Topic : History – India and its neighbours
Surya Kiran – X
Joint Military Exercise between India and Nepal, Surya Kiran-X has commenced at Army Battle School, Saljhandi, Nepal.
The aim of this exercise is to conduct battalion level joint training with emphasis on Counter Terrorism in mountainous terrain.
Aspects of Disaster Management have also been included in the exercise.
The Joint Battalion Level Exercise will enhance defence co-operation and relations between the two nations.
The Exercise will be yet another step towards taking traditional friendship between the two nations to greater heights.
Topic : History – Latest dairy of events
World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day is celebrated every year all around the world on 1st November to raises awareness about animal rights and advocates the widespread adoption of a vegan lifestyle.
Topic : History – Profile of States
A.P., Telangana top in ease of doing business
Under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), in partnership with the World Bank Group, has released results of the Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms 2015-16.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly topped the 2016 all-India State/Union Territory-wise ease of doing business rankings, while last year’s topper Gujarat slipped to the third spot.
The low-income States included Chhattisgarh (fourth rank), Madhya Pradesh (fifth), Jharkhand (seventh) and Rajasthan (eighth).
Among other major states, Odisha occupied 11th slot, followed by Punjab, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
Tamil Nadu ranks 18 position in that list.
Topic : Political Science – General Administration
The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016
In August parliament passed The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, designed to curb black money came into effect from November 1.
An amendment of the 1988 Benami Transactions Act, the new law provides for up to seven years’ imprisonment and fine for those indulging in such transactions.
The earlier law provided for up to three years of imprisonment or fine or both.