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www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 16, 2019

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 16, 2019 (16/04/2019)


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Topic: Indian Army, General Administration, Latest Diary of Events

Nirbhay missile

India recently successfully test-fired its first Sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay.

Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile designed and developed in India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The missile can be launched from multiple platforms and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads.

It is a two-stage missile powered by Solid rocket motor booster. It is capable of carrying warheads of up to 300kg at a speed of 0.6 to 0.7 Mach (sub-sonic). It has an operational range of 1000 km (long range).

The Nirbhay cruise missile is an Indian version of the American Tomahawk.


Topic: Awards and Honours, Latest Diary of Events

Saraswati Samman

Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for his work Pakkaki Ottigilite which is a collection of poetry.

Saraswati Samman is the annual award given to an outstanding literary work in any Indian language mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution and published in 10 years preceding the specified award year.

The award is presented by the KK Birla Foundation, a literary and cultural organisation that also gives the Vyas Samman for Hindi, and Bihari Puraskar for Hindi and Rajasthani writers of Rajasthan.


Topic: Indian Army, General Administration, Latest Diary of Events

Coast Guard patrol ship Veera commissioned

Veera, third in the series of offshore patrol vessels of the Coast Guard, was built by L&T at its shipbuilding facility at Kattupalli in Chennai. A ship of this class has been designed and constructed in India for the first time as part of ‘Make in India’ concept of the Central government.

Veera is equipped with the state-of-the-art machinery comprising an integrated bridge system, which includes advanced navigation and communication technology and integrated platform management system.


Topic: Mass Communication, New Terminologies

Google opens its 1st African Lab in Ghana

Google has launched its first African Artificial Intelligence (AI) laboratory in Accra, capital city of Ghana, to tackle Africa’s challenges. The lab will collaborate with researchers in Ghana and across Africa to create the need impact in the country.

Key Facts:

The technology would address economic, political and environmental issues. The new laboratory will use Artificial Intelligence technique to develop solutions in healthcare, education and agriculture.

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