www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 25, 2017 (25/11/2017)
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events, Public Awareness
International Geological Congress
A high level delegation of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) recently visited India to discuss the preparatory aspects of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) to be held in Delhi, India in the year 2020.
Described as the Olympics of Geosciences, the IGCs are held quadrennially under the aegis of the IUGS through a process of global bidding.
India won the bid in 2012 at Brisbane, Australia to host the Congress in 2020.
The win is a remarkable achievement as the event makes a come back to the Indian soil after nearly 6 decades much to the excitement of the entire geoscientific community.
The event is being jointly funded by the Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Earth Sciences with the active support of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), and the Science Academies of the other neighbouring co-host countries, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
About the International Geological Congress (IGC):
International Geological Congress (IGC) is the prestigious global platform for advancement of Earth Science.
The first session of IGC assembled in 1878 in France with an aim to provide the global geological community with an opportunity to create an organizational frame work for meeting at regular intervals.
What is it for?
It envisaged a spirit of fraternal cooperation that transcends boundaries, languages and has the ability to bring together the geo-scientific community across the continents and oceans.
Topic : General Administration, Indian Navy, Defense and Terrorism Activities
Defence of A&N Islands Exercise
The five- day crucial Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) recently concluded.
The exercise conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command, is India’s only operational tri-services command.
The main objective of the exercise is to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces aimed at defending Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Topic : New inventions on Health & Science, Environment and Ecology
New species of gecko
A new species of gecko was recently found in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh.
The reptile, which is endemic to the area, was identified as a different species after a five-year study.
Named after eminent herpetologist Sushil Kumar Dutta from Odisha, Hemidactylus sushilduttai or Dutta’s Mahendragiri gecko is the 32nd species of house geckos (Hemidactylus) from India, and among the largest in its genus.
The genus has around 90 species across the world.
Topic : Sports and Honours
Lionel Messi honoured by fourth European Golden Shoe award
Lionel Messi honoured with his fourth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season, in Barcelona.
Messi, Ronaldo, and Suarez have shared the prize for the past nine years.
Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News
Justice Satrughana Pujahari appointed as Madras High Court judge
Justice Satrughana Pujahari was sworn in as a Judge of the Madras High Court by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee.
Justice Satrughana Pujahari had been transferred from the High Court of Orissa to the Madras High Court by a notification dated November 14, 2017.
Satrughana Pujahari coming from Odisha.
Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as the new President of Zimbabwe.
With this he became the country’s second leader since independence.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Most visited place of the world
The Golden Temple (Amritsar) has been awarded the ‘Most visited place of the world’ by London-based organisation.
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