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TNPSC Current Affairs May 03, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs May 03, 2018 (03/05/2018)

 

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

Visit of Prime Minister to Nepal (May 11-12, 2018)

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit to Nepal from 11-12 May 2018, at the invitation of Prime Minister of Nepal Rt. Hon’ble K.P. Sharma Oli.

This will be the third visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Nepal and the first high-level visit from India since the formation of the new Government in Nepal.

During the visit, he will hold talks with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, call on the President and Vice President of Nepal, and interact with senior leaders of various political parties of Nepal.

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Topic : Welfare Oriented Govt., Schemes and Their Utilities, Latest Diary of Events

Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana” in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes/Missions. These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and better returns on produce.

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Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events

Committee formed to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

A government committee has been formed to coordinate year-long celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary from October 2, 2019.

The Committee will guide and approve policies, programmes, activities for the commemoration and will also supervise implementation of the decisions taken from time to time.

Key facts:

The Committee has a total of 125 members, including 116 from India and encompasses the President (as chair), the Vice-President, Prime Minister, Union Ministers, former Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, senior MPs and political leaders from across party lines.

It also includes eminent Gandhians, social thinkers and activists representing a cross-section of Indian society and regional diversity.

The Committee also has nine international members, including two former Secretaries General of the United Nations – Mr Kofi Annan and Mr Ban Ki-moon – and Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and former US Vice-President Al Gore.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Profile of States

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

The Union Cabinet has approved the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

About ICAI:

ICAI is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament of India, The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949′, to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India.

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Topic : New Inventions on Science and Health, Latest Diary of Events

Algae Noctiluca scintillans

Algae Noctiluca scintillans is green algae which is behind the scintillating phenomenon observed in oceans when they glow fluorescent blue at night.

The Noctiluca algae is often reported to occur in patches or blooms in the Northern Arabian Sea.

These striking green blooms often appear to glow at night due to a special phenomenon called bioluminescence, earning them the nickname ‘sea sparkle’.

Why it is in news?

An Indo-US study has found that global warming is leading to large-scale fish kills in the Arabian Sea by fuelling the growth of this harmful bioluminescent algae.

Concerns:

It is believed to be dangerous to ocean life because it produces ammonia. Their growing abundance is a cause of concern, because they adversely affect fish, which do not thrive in such waters.

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Topic : Sports and Medals, Latest Diary of Events

Salah named writers’ footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah was selected as the football writers’ footballer of the year.

About Mohamed Salah:

Mohamed Salah Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the English club Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.

Fran Kirby from England, won the football writers’ footballer of the year for Women.

About Football Writers’ Association

The Football Writers’ Association (the FWA) is an association of football journalists and correspondents writing for English newspapers and agencies.

It presents the Footballer of the Year Award, the oldest and most distinguished award given in the domestic game.

In 2018, recognising the growth of the woman’s game, it announced a Woman’s Footballer of the Year Award.

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