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TNPSC Current Affairs January 05, 2018

TNPSC Current Affairs January 05, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs January 05, 2018 (05/01/2018)

 

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Topic : India’s Cultural Panorama, Profile of States

Jal Mahotsav

India’s biggest water carnival through ‘Jal Mahotsav’ is organised every year in Hanuwantiya Island in Madhya Pradesh.

About Jal Mahotsav:

The festival, held between October and January, is a celebration of Madhya Pradesh’s natural beauty and its culture.

It is also a great place to try out a variety of adventure sports like parasailing, paramotoring, water zorbing, and many others.

The festival also represents the culture of Madhya Pradesh – a culture that stands for rich skill set of its artisans and rich heritage.

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Topic : Space & Technology, Latest Diary of Events

NASA launches 2 missions to explore nearest space

U.S. space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch two missions to explore a little-understood area 60 miles (96 KM) above Earth’s surface.

The missions are named GOLD and ICON.

The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched aboard a commercial communications satellite in January 2018, and the designed spacecraft Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched later this year.

About the missions:

GOLD and ICON will team up to explore the ionosphere, a boundary area between Earth and the space where particles have been cooked into a sea of electrically-charged electrons and ions by the Sun’s radiation.

These layers of near-Earth space are increasingly becoming a part of human domain as it is home to radio signals used to guide airplanes, ships and Global Positioning System satellites.

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Topic : Places in News, Profile of States

Muttal Lake area to be developed

Lake and waterfalls have become major tourist attraction.

The officials of the revenue, forest and rural development departments conducted joint inspection of the picturesque Muttal Lake, near Attur, and decided to further develop the entire area into a major tourist spot.

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Topic : International Diary of Events

Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.

The legislation makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women.

Key facts:

Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies.

Those that fail to prove pay parity will face fines.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

26th World Book Fair

The 26th edition of the annual book fair will be held in New Delhi.

Theme: ‘Environment and Climate Change’.

This year’s book fair will host European Union as the Guest of Honour Country.

The world book fair is Organised by National Book Trust, in association with ITPO.

New Delhi World Book Fair is not just an opportunity for a reader but it also provides a huge platform to the publishers who exhibit their numerous books at the event.

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