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TNPSC Current Affairs May 02, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs May 02, 2018 (02/05/2018)

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

Exercise Vijay Prahar

Formations of South Western Command are carrying out Exercise VIJAY PRAHAR in the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges close to Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

The month-long exercise is essentially to practice the troops in penetrative manoeuvres across the obstacle ridden terrain under a nuclear umbrella.

Key facts:

The exercise is aimed to orchestrate wide spectrum of threats which are planned to be tackled through high tempo joint air and land operation involving hundreds of aircrafts, thousands of tanks and artillery pieces supported by real time intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and just in time logistic support.


Topic: Pollution and related topics

WHO global air pollution database

WHO recently released global air pollution database in Geneva. WHO monitored 4,300 world cities for their air pollution levels in terms of PM 2.5 levels in the year 2016.

The PM2.5 includes pollutants like sulfate, nitrate and black carbon, which pose the greatest risk to human health.

Why should India be worried?

As per the database, 14 out of 15 most polluted cities in the world are from India and the top 14 cities are from India only.

Kanpur is the most polluted city which came on top with PM 2.5 concentration of 173 micrograms per cubic metre.

Other Indian cities that registered very high levels of PM2.5 pollutants were Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur followed by Ali Subah Al-Salem in Kuwait and a few cities in China and Mongolia.


Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

S.C. Khuntia appointed IRDAI Chairman

Former IAS officer Subhash Chandra Khuntia was appointed as the Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for three years.

Mr. Khuntia will succeed T S Vijayan, who completed his five-year term in February.


Topic : Sports and Medals, Persons in News

Rizvi – World No. 1 in 10m air pistol

India’s 10m air pistol shooter Shahzar Rizvi on reached the No. 1 position in ISSF World rankings, by won the silver medal in the World Cup in Changwon, Korea.

With 1654 rating points, Rizvi shot to the top ahead of Russia’s Artem Chernousov (1046) and Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (803).

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