www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 18, 2017 (18/09/2017)
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, Latest Diary of Events
INDO-USA Joint Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017
Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017, a joint military exercise between Indian and US armies has started at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, USA.
During the two week long exercise soldiers from both countries will hone their tactical skills in counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations under a joint brigade headquarter.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, General Administration, Profile of States, National News, Places in News
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated world’s second biggest dam Sardar Sarovar, 56 years after its foundation stone was laid by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru.
Sardar Sarovar project is the second biggest dam in the world after the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States.
The power generated from the Sardar Sarovar Dam will be shared among Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
30th Anniversary of Montreal protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day Celebrated
30th Anniversary of Montreal protocol and 23rd World Ozone Day was celebrated on September 16th across the country.
Theme of this year : “Caring for all life under the Sun”.
World Ozone Day:
Every year, on September 16, the World celebrates the International day for the preservation of Ozone layer as the World Ozone Day.
During the United Nations convention in Vienna for the Montreal Protocol, the General Assembly declared September 16 as the World Ozone day in order to remind the world of the depleting ozone layer.
The first ozone hole was discovered 30 years ago in May 1985 over Antarctica.
The Montreal Protocol:
The Montreal Protocol – protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion.
It was agreed on 16 September 1987, and entered into force on 1 January 1989.
As a result of the international agreement, the ozone hole in Antarctica is slowly recovering.
Climate projections indicate that the ozone layer will return to 1980 levels between 2050 and 2070.
Topic : Sports & Medals
India’s PV Sindhu won the Korea Open Super Series Title
PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara and won her third super series title – Korea Open super series title.
She became the first Indian shuttler to won the Korea open series tilte.
Sindhu defeated China’s He Bingjiao in the semi-finals.
The Korea Open is an annual badminton event that is commonly held in Seoul, South Korea.
The tournament is now known as Korea Open Super Series.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away. He was serving Royal Indian Air Force from the age of 19.
He served as Chief of the Air Staff from 1964 to 1969. He is the only Air force cheif who has headed Airforce for five years, generally it is upto three years.
Topic : Space Technology, Latest Diary of Events, World Organizations
NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft completed 20-year Journey
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Cassini spacecraft completed its 20-year-long journey with a fiery plunge into the Saturn’s crushing atmosphere.
No spacecraft has ever ventured so close to the planet before.
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