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TNPSC Current Affairs February 16, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs February 16, 2018 (16/02/2018)

 

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Topic : Indian Army and Defense services

Paschim Lehar

‘Paschim Lehar’, a tri-service maritime exercise, is being held off India’s western coast.

About the exercise:

The objective of the exercise is to build interoperability.

This exercise includes participation of a large number of ships, submarines and aircraft from the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

Units from Eastern Naval Command, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Coast Guard are also participating to build interoperability.

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Topic : Awards and Honours

India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win awards at World Government Summit 2018

India’s Aadhaar programme was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai.

Umang app was named winner of the Best M-Government Service Award for the Accessible Government category.

The application provides users a unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens.

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Topic : India’s Cultural Panorama, Profile of States

Delhi hosts India’s first radio festival

India’s first radio festival was recently held in Delhi. The festival was organised by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, in collaboration with UNESCO.

The event touched on the 2018’s theme of World Radio Day – sports and radio – and traced the journey of creativity, music and social changes on the radio.

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Topic : International Diary of Events

Venezuela, Libya Lose UN Vote for Third Time in 3 Years

Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the third time in three years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body.

Background:

Venezuela must pay a minimum of USD 25,200,296 to restore its voting rights and Libya must pay at least USD 6,594,842.

Venezuela is mired in an economic and political crisis and Libya has two rival governments, each backed by an array of militias.

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Topic : Pacts and Summits

India Pharma 2018 and India Medical Device 2018

India’s biggest Annual Conference on Pharma Industry and Medical Devices – India Pharma 2018 and India Medical Device 2018 – has begun at Bengaluru.

The event is being organized by Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Theme of the event: Themed around ‘Affordable, Quality Healthcare’.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

Zuma quits, Ramaphosa is elected President

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa’s new President by the ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma.

Mr. Ramaphosa is South Africa’s fifth President since the end of the apartheid system in 1994.

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Topic : Awards and Honours, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

EY 2017 award for Sanjiv Bajaj

Sanjiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Finserv, has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.

He will represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from June 13.

About the EY Award:

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards or EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, sponsored by Ernst & Young, is a global competition that encourages entrepreneurship.

Despite the name, the award can be given to multiple individuals per year; for example, in 2013 there were ten winners in the state of New York, with winners awarded.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

K.P. Sharma Oli elected as Nepal PM for second time

K.P. Sharma Oli was appointed as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the second time.

About him:

Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli more commonly known as K.P. Oli, is a Nepalese communist politician.

Oli previously served as prime minister from 11 October 2015 to 3 August 2016.

And he was the first elected prime minister under the newly adopted Constitution of Nepal.

He is the Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist).

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