www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 15, 2017 (15/09/2017)
Topic : General Administration, Public Awareness, Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities
Swachhta Hi Seva
The Central government ready to launch a sanitation campaign from September 15 to October 2 to highlight the government’s flagship cleanliness initiative Swachh Bharat Mission.
The campaign, “Swachhta Hi Seva” (cleanliness is service) will be launched by President Ram Nath Kovind from Ishworiganj village in Kanpur.
About the campaign:
The campaign is being coordinated by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the convening Ministry for the Swachh Bharat Mission.
The objective of the campaign is to mobilise people and reinforce the “Jan Aandolan” for sanitation to contribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Clean India.
Topic : General Administration, India and its Neighbours
Operation Insaaniyat – Humanitarian Assistance to Bangladesh
Operation Insaaniyat has been launched by the government of India to assist Bangladesh in managing crisis caused due to heavy incoming of refugees from neighbouring Bangladesh.
As part of this programme, the Indian government is sending relief material.
The Indian Air Force has been tasked to airlift the relief material from India to Bangladesh.
This aircraft will be loaded with relief material consisting of critical daily necessities viz., rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, ready to eat meals, mosquito nets etc.
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, Pacts & Summits, General Administration
India-Japan signed open sky agreement
India and Japan have agreed together an open sky arrangement.
This agreement is about the airlines of both countries can operate an unlimited number of flights.
The agreement was signed after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan PM Shino Abe.
The agreement will not only encourage connectivity and passenger travel between the two countries, but will also result in reduction in airfares on these routes.
Open sky agreement:
The agreement was signed in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Policy (NACP), 2016.
The NACP permits the government to enter into an ‘open sky’ air services agreement on a reciprocal basis with SAARC nations as well as countries with territory located entirely beyond a 5,000 kilometre radius from New Delhi.
Last year, India signed an open sky agreement with Greece, Jamaica, Guyana, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Sri Lanka.
India also signed a bilateral open sky agreement with the US in 2005.
In 2003, India had signed an open sky agreement with the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Topic : Science & Technology, Latest Diary of Events
Scientists mapped lunar water with data from Chandrayaan-1
Scientists, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the moon’s soil using India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft
Scientists used a new calibration of data taken from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in 2008, to quantify how much water is present on a global scale.
The study found that:
The signature of water is present nearly everywhere on the lunar surface, not limited to the polar regions as previously reported.
The amount of water increases toward the poles and does not show significant difference among distinct compositional terrains.
Topic : Books & Authors, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events
“What Happened” – Hillary Clinton
“What Happened” is the name of a fiction novel by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
This book is about her experiences as the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
The book is a memoir of her defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It is the seventh book by Hillary Clinton.
Topic : Books & Authors, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events
‘Unstoppable: My Life So Far’ authored by Maria Sharapova
The book titled ‘Unstoppable: My Life So Far’ written by tennis star Maria Sharapova was released.
This book is about honest, fearless, darkly funny autobiography of global tennis star Maria Sharapova.
The book tells how a seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova became an overnight sensation by defeating the two-time defending champion Serena Williams to win the prestigious Wimbledon.
Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player.
She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Engineers Day – September 15, 2017
Engineers day was celebrated all over India on 15th september every year by engineering community.
It is celebrated as a tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
This year’s theme is “Role of Engineers in a devolping India”.
He is India’s most renowned civil engineer, dam builder, economist, statesman.
He was conferred with India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his contribution towards engineering.
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