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TNPSC Current Affairs March 01, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs March 01, 2018 (01/03/2018)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Rare Disease Day

28 February 2018 was the eleventh international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS.

Theme:

In 2018 the theme is Research. Research is key. It brings hope to the millions of people living with a rare disease across the world and their families.

What is Rare Disease Day?

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year.

The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.

What is a rare disease?

A rare disease, also referred to as an orphan disease, is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population.

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Topic: Food security, Latest Diary of Events

1st Mega Food Park in Maharashtra at Satara

The first Mega Food Park in the state of Maharashtra M/s Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. has been inaugurated at Village Degaon, District Satara.

This is the 10th Mega Food Park being operationalized in the country and the 8th operationalized during the tenure of present government.

India’s first mega food park ‘Srini Mega Food Park’, sprawling 147-acre space, was opened in Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh in 2012.

About Mega Food Park Scheme:

To give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country.

Under the Scheme, Government of India provides financial assistance upto Rs. 50.00 Crore per Mega Food Park project.

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Topic : Indian Navy and Defense and Terrrorism Activities

Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) NAG

Successful Flight Test of ATGM NAG was recently carried out.

The third-generation Fire and Forget ATGM Nag is equipped with many advanced technologies including IIR Seeker with integrated avionics, a capability possessed by few nations in the world.

The missile is developed to support both mechanised infantry and airborne forces of the Indian Army.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, India’s Foreign Policy

“Lamitye” 2018

It is the joint military exercise between the Indian Army and Seychelles People’s Defence Forces.

This exercise is the eighth in the series of bilateral exercises being conducted in the beautiful island nation. The exercise is named “Lamitye” which in the local dialect ‘Creole’, means friendship.

India and Seychelles have been conducting this joint exercise since 2001 with the aim of enhancing military cooperation and interoperability between the armies of the two countries.

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Diary of Events

State Visit of President of the French Republic to India (March 9-12, 2018)

President of the Republic of France, H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron accompanied by Mrs. Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron will be on a State Visit to India from 9-12 March, 2018 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of our engagement.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

Shri Vinay Kumar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan

Shri Vinay Kumar (IFS: 1992), currently Joint Secretary in Ministry Of External Affairs, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan.

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Diary of Events

State visit of President of Vietnam to India (March 2-4, 2018)

At the invitation of Rashtrapatiji, H.E. Mr. Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam will comes to India from 2-4 March, 2018.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Former Supreme Court judge Ratnavel Pandian dead

Former Supreme Court judge S. Ratnavel Pandian died due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Anna Nagar, Chennai.

Justice Pandian was born at Tiruppudai Marudhur village in Tirunelveli district on March 13, 1929.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

VOC Port creates new record in handling cargo

V.O. Chidambaranar Port has yet again created a new record for the highest volume of cargo handled in a single day at IX berth.

As many as 53,260 tonnes of lime stones was handled from the vessel MV.Johanna Oldendorff on February 21, breaking the erstwhile record achieved during the previous year with a record of 50,118 tonnes of lime stones from the same vessel on November 16 in 2017.

During the last financial year, the VOC Port handled 11,09,486 tonnes of lime stone and during this year it handled 11,87,836 tonnes of this cargo till January 2018.

Limestone, which has been a raw material for cement and paper industries, was being imported through the logistic support of this port.

Mostly, lime stone was being imported from countries such as Oman, Iran, Malaysia, the Philippines and the UAE.

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Topic : Sports and Honours, Persons in News

Laureus World Sports Awards 2018

The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony honouring individuals and teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements throughout the year.

These awards are given by the following categories:

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Laureus World Team of the Year

Laureus World Comeback of the Year

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year

The nominees of two categories are chosen by specialist panels:

Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability

Award Winners:

Roger Federer chosen for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2018.

Serena Williams chosen for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year 2018.

Mercedes F1 Team chosen for the Laureus World Team of the Year 2018.

Sergio García chosen for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2018.

Roger Federer chosen for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year 2018.

Marcel Hug chosen for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability 2018.

Armel Le Cléac’h chosen for the Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year 2018.

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