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TNPSC Current Affairs – Sep.28, 2016 (28/09/2016)

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs – Sep.28, 2016 (28/09/2016)

CARBON NEUTRAL STATUS TO IGI

Airports Council International gave the “CARBON NEUTRAL” status to The Indira Gandhi International Airport during the Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate presentation ceremony at canada.

Key features:

This status is the achievement of Asia – Pacific’s one and only airport to get carbon neutral status.

And also one of world’s few airports to achieve a “carbon neutral” which was less than 25 Airports in the world.

IGI is covered with green buildings, solar power plants, rainwater harvesting systems which are reduces the carbon emissions.

And IGI is managed by A Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), which is private body.

FIRST FAST PATROL VESSEL FROM GOA – MCGS VICTORY

 

MCGS VICTORY India’s Goa Shipyard Limited constructed and launched the first fast patrol vessel for Mauritius government.

Key features:

MCGS (Mauritius Coast Guard Service), is a 50m vehicle and it has been designed for anti piracy, coastal patrolling, anti smuggling, anti drug surveillance, anti poaching operations and search and rescue operaitons.

Goa shipyard Ltd is the largest exporter of military ships from the Indian Subcontinent.

OVER AIR POLLUTION CAUSES DEATH IN INDIA

World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a survey about air pollution, which is killed at least 6,00,000 Indians in 2012.

About the survey:

India listed behind the China, where air pollution causes 8,00,000 deaths.

JIM YONG KIM

Jim Yong Kim to be reappointed as president for five year term without any challengers by The World Bank.

About him:

He is South Korean – American physician and Anthropologist. And also he is served as 12th president of world bank since 2012.

LATHA MANGESHKAR AWARD FOR UTTAM SINGH

Maharashtra Government honoured The Music director and Violinist Uttam Singh with Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement.

NEW LIZARD SPECIES

A New lizard species discovered in Mumbai after 130 years. And it is called as Giri’s Geckoella after the Bengaluru based scientist Varad Giri.

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX 2016-2017

India got 39th rank among 138 countries in Global Competitiveness Index. Switzerland is the first rank in this list.

About this Index:

Global Competitiveness Index is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum.

India has promoted to 16 places compared to 2015-2016 GCI, where india got 55th position.

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