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TNPSC Current Affairs September 23, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 23, 2017 (23/09/2017)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, General Administration

Multi-Agency Exercise ‘Pralay Sahayam’ Held

A multi-agency exercise was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake as the final event of ‘Pralay Sahayam’ in Hyderabad.

Key facts:

The event demonstrated efforts of all central and state agencies, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario in Hyderabad.

NGOs such as Plan India, Care India, Sphere India, etc., also participated, bringing out their capabilities, organization and operational strategies.

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Topic : Awards & Honours

Pune NGO Won UN Equator Prize 2017

Pune’s Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) has won this year’s UN Equator Prize.

SSP is a Pune-based non-governmental organisation working among women farmers.

Key facts:

The award recognises SSP’s initiative to empower over 20,000 women farmers from the impoverished Marathwada region in Maharashtra

SSP helps to promote climate-resilient agro-ecological farming that addresses many issues relating to sustainable development, such as food security, income security and natural resource management.

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Topic : Sports and Honours, Latest Diary of Events

PV Sindhu ranked World No 2

On the latest Badminton World Federation rankings, PV Sindhu has ranked to number 2 from number 5.

It is her career’s best ranking with 75664 points.

In the men’s ranking India’s Ajay Jayaram has secured the 20th rank.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee 100th birthday

Google Doodle, today, celebrates 100th birthday of Asima Chatterjee, a renowned Indian chemist, who was the first female Doctorate of Science in India from an Indian University.

About her:

Asima Chatterjee was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine.

Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, the development of anti-epileptic drugs, and development of anti-malarial drugs.

She also authored a considerable volume of work on medicinal plants of the Indian subcontinent.

She was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science from an Indian University.

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Topic : Awards and Honours

Awards for scientists on September 25

The Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology is presenting the State scientists award for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 on September 25 at Anna University.

Minister for Higher Education K.P. Anbalagan will be presenting the awards.

The awards will be conferred on scientists from 10 disciplines, including agricultural sciences and medical sciences.

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