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TNPSC Current Affairs November 08, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 08, 2017 (08/11/2017)

 

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Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events, Profile of States

SHe-Box Online Complaint Management System

To ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (the SH Act), 2013, the government has launched a comprehensive SHe-Box.

What is it?

It is an online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.

How it operates?

Once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the ICC/LCC of the concerned employer.

Through this portal, the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare as well as complainant can monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICC/LCC.

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Topic : National, Defense Activities, Latest Diary of Events, Science and Technology

NIRBHAY’ Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile

The successful test flight of ‘NIRBHAY’ missile was recently conducted by the DRDO.

It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.

About NIRBHAY missile:

It is India’s first indigenously designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile which can be deployed from multiple platforms.

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Topic : Latest discoveries in Health & Science

New ant species discovered in the Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered a new species of ant in the Western Ghats, recognised as one of the world’s ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity.

Key facts:

The new species is named Tyrannomyrmex alii (or T. alii).

The ant is named after eminent myrmecologist Musthak Ali, who is regarded as the country’s ‘ant man’.

The new species was found in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Topic : Latest discoveries in Health & Science

Musa paramjitiana

Musa paramjitiana, is a species of wild banana discovered recently in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Key facts:

Its conservation status has been declared as ‘Critically Endangered’ as it has so far been spotted in only two locations on the islands, each with 6 to 18 plants in a clump.

The fruits and seeds have ethno-medicinal importance.

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Topic : Sports and Medals

Mary Kom beats won Asian Boxing Championship

Mary Kom won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in the Light Flyweight category, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Key facts:

Mary Kom defeated North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the final and won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in the Light Flyweight category (48 kg category).

This is Mary Kom’s sixth medal in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships and fifth gold medal.

She has won four gold medals and one silver medal in previous editions of the tournament.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

World Radiology Day – November 8

World Radiology Day was observed all over the world on November 8 each year.

The International Day of Radiology is an annual event promoting the role of medical imaging in modern healthcare.

It was first introduced in 2012, as a joint initiative, by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Persons in News, India’s Foreign Policy

Prince of Wales Charles’s 2-Day Visit to India

Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur George arrived in New Delhi on a 2-day visit to India.

This visit will be the 9th visit of the Prince of Wales to India.

The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, World Organization

Chennai Included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities

UNESCO creative cities released a data about 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities.

Key facts:

Chennai is the third Indian city on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities list after Jaipur and Varanasi.

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