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TNPSC Current Affairs October 14, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs October 14, 2017 (14/10/2017)


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Topic : General Administration, Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities

Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana

The government has launched Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana and expanded the coverage of Postal Life Insurance (PLI).

These schemes helps to provide affordable life insurance services to people, particularly those living in rural areas of the country.

With this, apart from government employees, PLI will now cover professionals also.

The decision has been taken to enlarge the cover of social security and bring the maximum number of people under the protection of Postal Life Insurance (PLI).

About the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana:

Under the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana, at least one village (having a minimum of 100 households) will be identified in each of the revenue districts of the country.

Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI), introduced on March 24, 1995 on the recommendations of the Malhotra Committee, provides insurance cover to people residing in rural areas, especially weaker sections and women living in rural areas.


Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, India and its Neighbour Countries

Mitra Shakti 2017

The fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 is being held in Pune.

Key facts:

The exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations and an Infantry company from both the countries is participating in the same.

The aim of the joint training is to exchange the best of military practices of the two countries and build a strong military-to-military relation between the two armies.


Topic : General Administration

48th Conference of Governors

48th Conference of Governors was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi from 12th and 13th October 2017.

The Conference is being attended by Twenty-seven Governors and three Lt. Governors of States and Union Territories.

Key facts:

During the Conference, Governors shared useful experiences about issues pertaining to cleanliness, environment, conservation of energy and cutting down of wasteful expenditure in their respective states.


Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Science & Technology

World’s largest combustion research centre at IIT Madras

National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD), world’s largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras on October 13, 2017.

It has largest infrastructure facilities for any combustion research centre in an academic setting globally.


Topic : Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

An Insignificant Man : Arvind Kejriwal

A documentary on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, titled ‘An Insignificant Man’, is to be released on 17th November 2017 in theatres.

About An Insignificant Man:

An Insignificant Man, is a non-fiction political thriller that portrays the rise of Arvind Kejriwal from a social activist to the Chief Minister of Delhi.

Vice Media is presenting the movie ‘An Insignificant Man’ which was directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vina Shukla.


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

Two Indian Ships in Japan For Naval Exercise

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt participated in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force (JMSDF) held at Sasebo, Japan.

The ships are participating in the exercise in performance of India’s Act East Policy and demonstration of India’s commitment to peace and stability.


Topic : Latest Diary of Events

International Standards Day

World Standards Day (or International Standards Day) is celebrated internationally each year on 14 October.

The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Key facts:

The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.


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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

New Guiness Record at IISF Chennai 2017

The largest Biology Lesson in the world, Verified by Guiness World Records at the IISF 2017, Chennai.

Key facts:

In, Day two of the India International Science Festival (IISF) in Anna University campus at Chennai saw the making of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Biology Lesson.

One thousand forty nine (1049) students participated in the record breaking session.

The World record which was created in the IISF Chennai 2017 had students from Class 9 and Class 10.

Which lesson?

The biology lesson was delivered by Ms. Lakhsmi Prabhu from Shri Shankar senior Secondary School.

A live demonstration on the process of isolation of DNA from Papaya fruit was also part of the program.

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