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TNPSC Current Affairs September 01, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 01, 2017 (01/09/2017)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

National Nutrition Week

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September.

The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health”.

Key facts:

The basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.

Significance of right nutrition:

Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations.

Child born underweight have impaired immune function and increased risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases in their later life.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Indian-origin appointed as Singapore President

Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay, an Indian-origin veteran civil servant, was appointed as Singapore’s acting President until a new head of state is sworn in later this month.

Pillay, chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA), will act as the President until after polling day on Septemeber 23.

This is the first time the office has fallen vacant since the elected presidency was introduced in 1991.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Shri Sunil Arora appointed as new Election Commissioner 

Shri Sunil Arora assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner of India.

Shri Arora, 1980 batch IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre, superannuated on 30th April 2016 as Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

Prior to joining as Election Commissioner, Shri Arora was serving as Director General (DG), M/o Corporate Affairs since 15th December, 2016 after his superannuation.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Rajiv Kumar appointed as the New Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Dr. Rajiv Kumar has taken charge as the new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog.

A renowned economist, he replaces Shri Arvind Panagariya as the head of the premier think tank of the country.

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