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TNPSC Current Affairs September 08, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs September 08, 2017 (08/09/2017)

 

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Topic : International Events

Indian film ‘Thithi’ won best film award at BRICS Film Festival

Indian film Thithi (Kannada) has won the best film award at the first BRICS Film Festival in New Delhi.

About this film:

Thithi is a dramatic comedy Kannada film co-written and directed by Raam Reddy.

The film festival screened movies from India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

Earlier, the film festival opened in New Delhi on 2nd of this month with the screening of a Malayalam

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Topic : Sports and Games

Summer Paralympic Games begin

Summer Paralympic Games 2016 has begun in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro with an opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.

Round 4,000 athletes from over 160 countries will compete in 22 different sport disciplines in the 12-day event.

India is fielding its largest-ever contingent of 19 athletes who will feature in 10 disciplines.

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Topic : Geographical Landmarks, Environment and Ecology

Lakshadweep island Parali I vanished

A new study has revealed that one of Lakshadweep’s bio-diversity rich islands Parali I has vanished.

Parali I island, part of Bangaram atoll resulting in its inundation. Additionally, four other territories in the sea are also shrinking.

Key facts:

The study said the complete erosion and inundation of Parali I was pointing to the gravity of issues associated with coastal erosion within the atoll.

Therefore, the results are indicative of the urgent measures to be implemented on each islet of the atoll to check further erosion.

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Topic : India and its Neighbour Countries, India’s Foreign Policy

SLINEX 2017

Fifth edition of SLINEX 2017, a bilateral naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka, from 7 to 14 September Started.

Key facts:

Sri Lankan Naval ships Sayura and Sagara are India-built off-shore patrol vessels.

SLINEX series of bilateral maritime exercises, initiated in 2005, has over the years helped both the navies in understanding each other’s procedures and enhanced interoperability.

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Topic : India and its Neighbour Countries, India’s Foreign Policy

India refuses to join declaration of international meet against Myanmar

A delegation of Indian MPs, led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, to the World Parliamentary Forum in Indonesia has disassociated itself from the adoption of the Bali Declaration.

Because, Bali Declaration referred to the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar but that country-specific issues was not appropriate.

Bali declaration:

The Bali Declaration, adopted at the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development in Indonesia, called on all parties to contribute to restoring stability and security in the region.

India has maintained that the Bali Declaration was not in line with the agreed principles of sustainable development.

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Topic : New Inventions on Science and Technology, Latest Diary of Events

India’s first Hyperloop in Andhra Pradesh

The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) to develop India’s first Hyperloop route in the state.

Key facts:

The proposed route for the Hyperloop between the city centers of Vijaywada and Amaravati could potentially turn a trip of more than one hour into a 6 minute ride.

What is hyperloop transportation system?

It is a transportation system where a pod-like vehicle is propelled through a near-vacuum tube connecting cities at speeds matching that of an aircraft.

In hyperloop transporation, custom-designed capsules or pods are expected to zip smoothly through continuous steel tubes which are held at partial vacuum.

The pod which connects the passenger compartment between an air compressor upfront and a battery compartment in the rear.

Linear induction motors that are placed along the tube control the speed of the pod.

Electronically-assisted acceleration and braking determines the speed of the capsule.

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