www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 30, 2017 (30/09/2017)
Topic : World Organizations, Latest Diary of Events, Reports and Summits
India’s infant mortality rate has declined 8%
The latest data from Sample Registration Survey (SRS) show that India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) declined from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to 34 per 1000 live births in 2016.
However, there is still a long way to go to meet the 2019 target of IMR 28 per 1000 live births.
What is IMR?
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.
There has been a significant 8% decline in country’s IMR, even though more infants are dying in the rural areas.
IMR in rural India is 38 per 1000 live births as compared to 23 in the urban areas.
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events, Environment & Ecology
New Wetland Rules 2017
The union environment ministry notified the new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 which prohibit a range of activities in wetlands like setting up and expansion of industries, waste dumping and discharge of effluents.
The new rules will replace the 2010 version of the rules.
The new rules stipulate setting up of a State Wetlands Authority in each State and union territories that will be headed by the State’s environment minister and include a range of government officials.
They will also include one expert each in the fields of wetland ecology, hydrology, fisheries, landscape planning and socioeconomics to be nominated by the state government.
What are wetlands?
Wetlands can be defined as lands transitional between terrestrial and aquatic eco-systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the land is covered by shallow water.
They support rich biodiversity and provide wide range of ecosystem services such as water storage, water purification, flood mitigation, erosion control, aquifer recharge and others.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Persons in News
IPS Officer Aparna Kumar becomes the first Indian woman to scale Mt Manaslu
Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer of Uttar Pradesh Cadre, Aparna Kumar has become the first Indian woman to scale Mount Manaslu.
Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain peak in the world.
In May 2016, she climbed Mount Everest before scaling Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica.
In 2014, she scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest peak on the African continent.
Topic : New Appointments, General Administration, Profile of States, National News
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed five new Governors
On 30th September 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed governors for the states of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
Appointment of new Governors:
Governors appointed for the 5 states are as follows:
Tamil Nadu – Banwarilal Purohit
Arunachal Pradesh – Brigadier (Retd.) BD Mishra
Bihar – Satya Pal Malik
Assam – Jagdish Mukhi
Meghalaya – Ganga Prasad
Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Banwarilal Purohit was working as the Governor of Assam now.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Places in News
The Kandla Port name changed
The Kandla Port, one of the top 12 major ports in the country, has been renamed as Deendayal Port after Hindutva icon Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya from 25 September 2017.
It is located on the Gulf of Kutch.
Kandla is one of major ports on west coast.
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