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TNPSC Current Affairs November 15, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 15, 2017 (15/11/2017)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Hunar Haat 2017

The fourth Hunar Haat exhibition was recently organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs at India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Key features:

Hunar Haats are organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.

The USTTAD scheme aims at preserving & promoting the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the Minority communities.

 

Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, World Organization, Latest Diary of Events

South Asia Economic Summit 2017

Xth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun at Kathmandu.

The theme of the summit is “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”.

About SAES:

South Asia Economic Summit is started in 2008.

It is a regional platform for discussing and analyzing economic and development issues and challenges faced by South Asian countries and advancing the cause of regional integration and cooperation.

 

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

GI tag for Mamallapuram Stone Sculptures

The Geographical Indication (GI) Registry and Intellectual Property India has presented the Geographical Indication Tag status to Mamallapuram stone sculptures of Tamil Nadu.

About Mamallapuram stone sculptures:

The sculptures from Mamallapuram were known to be carved in stone with characteristics of intricate designing chiselled finely, keeping with the spirit of the surrounding Pallava art and architecture.

The description includes cave architecture, rock architecture, structural temples, open sculptures, relief sculptures and painting/portrait sculptures.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Profile of States

Sagar Kavach

Sagar Kavach is a joint security exercise organized jointly by the governments of Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal.

It aims to further tighten the existing coastal security mechanism along the 630 km long coastline.

Sagar Kavach security exercise is a realistic drill to check the efficacy of the security parameters and preparedness of various security forces like the Indian Navy, Marine police force, Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Forest Department, Fisheries and district administration.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

151st Birthday of India’s First Female Advocate Cornelia Sorabji

Google paid its tributes to Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first woman lawyer, through a doodle on the occasion of her 151st birth anniversary.

Cornelia Sorabji was an Indian woman who was the first female graduate from Bombay University.

And also the first woman to study law at Oxford University, the first female advocate in India, and the first woman to practice law in India and Britain.

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