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TNPSC Current Affairs September 19, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs September 19, 2017 (19/09/2017)

 

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Topic : General Administration, National, Defense Activities

Sashastra Seema Bal to get intelligence wing

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has launched the SSB’s first ever intelligence wing.

The intelligence wing have 650 field and staff agents to gather actionable information.

Need for a separate intelligence wing:

The SSB has been mandated to guard the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders where there are no restrictions on the movement of people on either side.

The SSB has also been declared as the lead intelligence agency for both the borders.

Thus, the central government felt that a well-knit intelligence network of the highest capability that can function and deliver would be the prime requirement for comprehensive border management.

Key facts:

The border with Nepal touches Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim and the border with Bhutan touches Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

What is the Sashastra Seema Bal?

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is a paramilitary police force under the Ministry of Home affairs responsible for guarding India’s international borders with Nepal and Bhutan.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Profile of States

International Yoga Festival Started in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra inaugurated the second International Yoga Festival and International Yoga Sports Championship 2017.

About 300 participants from various parts of India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, Bulgaria, USA, and Nepal are participating in the festival.

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Topic : New Appointments, Who is Who?, Persons in News

Peru’s New Prime Minister

Peru’s Vice president Ms. Mercedes Araoz was appointed as new Prime Minister of Peru by the President Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in Lima.

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Topic : Sports and Medals

World Championship Biker Race 2017 – Ana Carrasco

Spain’s female biker named as Ana Carrasco became the first women biker to won the world championship.

This competition held in the place of Portugal.

She finished 0.053 seconds ahead of Alfonso Coppola from Italy, who finished in the second position.

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