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Tnpsc Current Affairs – Sep. 12, 2016 (12/09/2016)

www.tnpsc.Academy – TNPSC Current Affairs in English: Sep.12, 2016 (12/09/2016)

 

International Coastal Clean-up Day
International coastal clean-up (ICC) day will be on sep. 17th this year.

It will cover around 280 km of coastline in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

About International coastal clean-up (ICC):

ICC was started by the OCEAN CONSERVANCY in 1986 at USA.

It was launched in India on 2009 by Indian Maritime Foundation (IMF), Chennai branch.

Aim of ICC:

To clean the coastal areas, especially beaches.

To create awareness among the coastal community especially fishers to keep coastal line clean and protect coastal habitats safely along with natural resources.

 

Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister points out issues in Dam Safety Bill

Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM indicating issues in Dam Safety Bill and also seeking him to direct the Ministry of Water Resource to reconsider the proposed the legislation.

About Dam Safety Bill:

The Bill seeks to provide for the surveillance, inspection and operation of all dams of certain parameters to ensure their safe functioning.

Every dam owned by a public sector undertaking or any institution owned by the government is within the scope of this law.

A National Committee on Dam Safety is to be established with the Chairman, Central Water Commission as the Chairperson and at least 11 other specified members. It shall meet at least twice a year.

 

Tamil Nadu in Adhaar Scheme

The data from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) released the report which shows the largest state under the Adhaar scheme. In that report, Tamil Nadu is the sixth largest state under the scheme.

Under the scheme, Tamil Nadu has the highest percentage of women enrolled.

Among the districts, Chennai has the highest number of enrolment.

The first 5 states in Adhaar scheme enrolment are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI):

It is the central government agency of India which collects the database of the residents and issue Adhaar card, a unique identification number to each resident.

It is considered as the World’s largest identification number project. 

 

New Panel on BPL

NITI Aayog has submitted its report on a road map for eliminating the poverty line to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and it suggested to set up the new committee to identify people below poverty line (BPL) and also suggested the states to participate to defining the BPL population.

About NITI Aayog:

The National institute of transforming India(NITI) is a Government body which is established on Jan. 1, 2015 by India’s Prime Minister to replace planning commission.

The Chairman of NITI is Prime Minister and its 1st meeting was held on Feb. 8, 2015.

 

Grand slam title

Angelique Kerber got Grand slam title for the second time in this year and achieved World’s No.1 by won US Open.

Note:

The winner of 2015 Grand slam title in women series are Williams S and Sharapova in Australian open, Williams S and Safarova in French open, William S and Muguruza in Wimbledon, Pennetta and Vinci in US open.

 

Dalco Train test drive

Dalco, a train between Delhi and Mumbai ran successfully in its last test attempt.

It reaches Mumbai from Delhi by 12 hours.

 

Women Transforming India Awards

NITI Aayog in partnership with MyGov and the United Nations in India gave ‘Women change makers’ award to Satyabhama university’s director Dr.Mariyazeena Johnson.

 

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