www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 26, 2017 (26/09/2017)
Topic : New Appointments, Who is Who?, Latest Diary of Events
New CAG of India – Rajiv Mehrishi
Rajiv Mehrishi has been appointed as the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is an authority, established by the Constitution of India under article 148.
CAG audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government.
The CAG vacates the office on attaining the age of 65 years age even without completing the 6 years term.
Topic : Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – “Saubhagya”
A scheme called Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” has been launched by the central government.
This scheme is used to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas.
Obejectives of this Scheme:
Environmental upgradation by substitution of Kerosene for lighting purposes.
Improvement education services.
Better health services.
Enhanced connectivity through radio, television, mobiles, etc.
Increased economic activities and jobs.
Improved quality of life especially for women.
Topic : New Inventions on Science & Technology, Latest Diary of Events
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission completed 3 years in orbit
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission has successfully completed 3 years in orbit.
The country had on 24 September 2014 successfully placed the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft in the orbit around the red planet, in its very first attempt.
ISRO had launched the spacecraft on its nine-month-long odyssey on a homegrown PSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on 5 November 2013.
This mission made India to become one of the four nations in the world to send space mission to Planet Mars.
India became the first country in the world to insert a spacecraft into the Martian orbit in its very first attempt.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, New Inventions on Health and Science, Environment & Ecology
World’s smallest squirrel discovered in Indonesian forest
Indonesian scientists from the Lambung Mangkurat University have found the world’s smallest squirrel in Borneo rain forest in the central parts of the Indonesia.
The squirrel has been named as the Bormean pigmy squirrel or exilisciurus exilis.
This new species is 73 mm long and weighs about 17 grams. Although this species is quite difficult to find in a disturbed habitat during the active day.
These are the family Sciuridae members, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2017 – 26th September 2017
The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed across the world on 26th September 2017.
In order to educate the public and their leaders about the real benefits of eliminating nuclear weapons, this day was observed.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on 7th July 2017, with an aim of a world without nuclear weapons.
The Treaty was the result of a global campaign focused on the unacceptability of the nuclear weapons use under any circumstances.
Topic : National Security, Defense and Terrorism
INS Tarasa commissioned into Indian Navy
INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft has been commissioned into the Indian Navy.
It is 50 m long & powered by 3 water jets which give it speeds of over 35 knots.
It is the 2nd ship of Indian Navy to be named INS Tarasa. The 1st was in service from 1999 to 2014.
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