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TNPSC Current Affairs October 06, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs October 06, 2017 (06/10/2017)

 

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Topic : Games & Sports

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup started with four opening day matches to be played in Delhi and Mumbai.

In Delhi, the inaugural match would be played between Group A teams Colombia and Ghana at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, followed by hosts India who would take on Team USA in the second match.

In Mumbai, Group B team New Zealand would be taking on Turkey in the first game at DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai.

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Topic : Welfare Oriented schemes and their Utilities, Public Awareness, Latest Diary of Events

Paryatan Parv

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism has begun across the country.

What is Paryatan Parv?

The Paryatan Parv will showcase the cultural diversity of the country, with cultural performances, crafts bazaar, food court showcasing folk and classical dance & music, handicrafts & handlooms and cuisine from all regions and States of the country.

The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State Governments and Stakeholders is organizing “Paryatan Parv” across the country.

The programme is being organized with the principle of “Tourism for All”.

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Topic : Welfare Oriented schemes and their Utilities, Public Awareness, Latest Diary of Events

Mudra Yojana promotions

The government has launched promotion campaigns for its flagship scheme Mudra Yojana.

About the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) scheme:

The PMMY Scheme was launched in April, 2015. The scheme’s objective is to refinance collateral-free loans given by the lenders to small borrowers.

The scheme, which has a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore, can lend between Rs 50,000 and Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs.

There are three types of loans under PMMY:

Shishu (up to Rs.50,000).

Kishore (from Rs.50,001 to Rs.5 lakh).

Tarun (from Rs.500,001 to Rs.10,00,000).

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Topic : Awards & Honours, Persons in News

2017 Nobel Literature Prize – Kazuo Ishiguro

Japan-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel ‘The Remains of the Day’, won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize.

Key facts:

64-year-old Ishiguro was born in Japan and his family moved to the United Kingdom when he was five.

His most renowned novel, The Remains of the Day (1989), was turned into film with Anthony Hopkins as the butler Stevens.

He has written eight books, as well as scripts for film and television.

The themes most associated with him are – memory, time, and self-delusion.

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