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TNPSC Current Affairs September 05, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs September 05, 2017 (05/09/2017)


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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, India and its Neighbours

BRICS Leaders’ Xiamen Declaration

9th BRICS summit was recently held in Xiamen, China.

This is the second time the China has hosted the summit after the 2011 summit.

At the end of the summit, Xiamen declaration was adopted by the leaders of the five countries.

The theme of the 2017 BRICS Summit is “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”.

Key facts:

BRICS countries have resolved to promote the development of BRICS local currency bond markets and to jointly establish a BRICS local currency bond fund and also to facilitate financial market integration.

They will also encourage explorations toward the establishment of the BRICS Institute of Future Networks.

They have also committed to strengthen BRICS cooperation on energy and work to foster open, flexible and transparent markets for energy commodities and technologies.


Topic : India and its Neighbours, India’s Foreign Policy

Surya Kiran- Joint India-Nepal army exercise

India and Nepal have begun their joint military exercise in Nepal. This is the 12th edition of Nepal-India joint military exercise.

The battalion-level joint training between the two armies will focus on counter-terror operations in mountainous terrain by facilitating interoperability.

Disaster management and joint operations for disaster relief will also be a part of the exercise.


Topic : Mass Media, Latest Diary of Events, Science and Technology

CERT-In issues alert on ‘Locky Ransomware’

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an alert about spread of a new malicious software ‘Locky’.

This Locky is being circulated through spam messages that can potentially lock computers and demand ransom for restoring access to users.

Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding ransom of half bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh.

To target users spam e-mails showing links to fake websites is being used to spread Locky variants.

About CERT-In:

CERT-In (the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) is a government-mandated information technology (IT) security organization.

CERT-In was created by the Indian Department of Information Technology in 2004 and operates under the auspices of that department.


Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Teacher’s Day – 05 september

Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5th September in honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888.

Dr. Radhakrishnan was India’s second president and a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient.

Since 1962, India has commemorated his birth anniversary.

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