www.tnpsc.Academy – TNPSC Current Affairs in English: Sep.7, 2016 (07/09/2016)
IIT-M in world’s top 250
In the QS ranking, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras got 249th position in this year. Last year, It got 254th position and 322ndposition in the year 2014.
And it is the only one Indian Institute which came under top 250 positions.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) from United states got 1st position in the QS ranking in this year. Harvard and Stanford University in the 2nd and 3rd position respectively in this Global University Ranking.
About QS ranking:
QS World University Ranking is the publication of University ranks globally by Quacquarelli Symonds. Quacquarelli Symonds is a British company which specializes in education.
INSAT-3DR launches on Sep. 8
INSAT-3DR mission is scheduled to be launch on Sep. 8, by ISRO from Sriharikota.
The satellite INSAT-3DR have to be lift with GSLV F05 rocket for getting the meteorological news earlier.
INSAT-3DR is the advanced meteorological satellite which will provide the weather, climate or any other meteorological changes earlier.
It is the first operational flight with the Engine Indigenous CE (Cryogenic Engine) 7.5.
The engine which uses liquid oxygen as oxidiser and liquid hydrogen as fuel.
It is also used by the countries USA, Japan, France, China and Russia.
Delhi – World’s 2nd Most populous city
The UN’s department of Economic and Social Affairs issued world’s cities report for the year 2016. In that Delhi is 2nd most populous city in the world.
Srilanka- A malaria free Nation
The world Health Organisation(WHO) has certified that Sirlanka is a Malaria-free nation.
Upto 2012, Srilanka is one of the major affected country by malaria. But with an effective measures like Anti-Malarial campaign to targeted the mosquito borne parasites and to prevent it to re-entering into the country, Srilanka Successfully attained the state A malarial free nation.
Note: Already Srilanka has certified as the country which is Filariasis-free nation.
World’s largest Ape- Critically Endangered
The IUCN in the World’s Conservative Congress in Hawaii announced that Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) is most critically endangered species.
About Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri):
It is formerly known as eastern lowland gorilla, a sub species of eastern gorilla which is endemic to Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This species lives with most population in Kahuzi-Biega and Maiko National Parks.
Swadesh Dharsan Scheme for Tamil Nadu
In Ministry of Tourism, the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee CSMC has approved the project under the scheme Swadesh Dharsan for the following 5 states, Madhya pradesh, Uttarakand, Uttra pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu.
Highlights of the project:
In Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu which envisages Development of Chennai- Mamallapuram- Rameshwaram- Manpadu- Kanyakumari
The project includes Sound and Light Show, development of Beach amenities, Construction of Pedestrian Bridge connecting Vivekanand memorial with Tiruvalluvar statue.
Gas for India Campaign:
The union minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched Gas for India campaign under Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
Aim of the Campaign:
It has launched to promote the use of natural gas throughout the country.
The campaign includes the Social media engagement through Facebook, twitter.
Indian Film Thithi
In first BRICS Film festival in New Delhi, Thithi, a kannada film from India won the best film award.
Best film award: Thithi (India).
Best Director Award: Huo Jianqi (China).
Best Actor Award: Thabo Rametsi (South Africa).
Best Actress Award: Yulia Peresild (Russia).
Special jury award: Brazil’s Phillipe Barcinski for “Between Valleys”.
*BRICS Contries are Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.