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TNPSC Current Affairs September 12, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs September 12, 2017 (12/09/2017)

 

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Topic : New inventions on Science and Technology, Latest Diary of events

Ultra-thin spacecraft may destroy space junk

Scientists are developing an ultra-thin spacecraft that can remove space debris by enveloping junk in the Earth’s orbit and dragging it through the atmosphere, causing it to burn up.

The Brane Craft, being developed by US-based Aerospace Corporation, is a flexible and less than half the thickness of a human hair.

Key facts:

If there is damage in its some components, the others will continue to work because its microprocessor and digital electronics are fabricated in that way.

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Topic : Awards & Honours

Indian economist Bina Agarwal won Balzan Prize

Indian economist Bina Agarwal was selected for the Balzan Prize, which is to be awarded in Bern, Switzerland, in November 2017.

Balzan Prizes 2017:

Indian economist Ms.Bina Agarwal, has been announced as Balzan Prize winner in the gender studies category for her contributions to agriculture in India.

She is a professor at the University of Manchester, United States of America.

Balzan Prizes are awarded by International Balzan Prize Foundation.

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Topic : Sports & Medals

US Open Tennis 2017

The 2017 US Open Tennis was held from 22nd August 2017 to 10th September 2017, in New York.

It was the 137th edition of the US Open Tennis and the 4th and final Grand Slam event of 2017. It was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

About Winners:

Men’s singles : Rafael Nadal defeating Kevin Anderson

Women singles : Sloane Stephens of US defeating Madison Keys

Men’s doubles : Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau defeated Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez

Women Doubles : Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis defeated Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova

Mixed Doubles : Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Halimah Yacob – Singapore’s first female president

Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority won the president election without vote.

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Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events, India’s Foreign Policy

Cabinet approved MoU between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health.

A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.

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Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events, India’s Foreign Policy

Cabinet approved MoU between India and Armenia

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Armenia on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management.

The MoU would enhance cooperation in the field of Disaster Management and contribute to the well-being and safety of the people of both the countries in the event of disaster.

It will also result in exchange of information in the relevant fields of disaster management which is of mutual interest.

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