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TNPSC Current Affairs November 06, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 06, 2018 (06/11/2018)

 

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Topic : National, Defense and Terrorism activism, Latest Diary of Events

India’s nuclear triad is complete

India has declared that its nuclear triad, stated in its nuclear doctrine, is operational after indigenous ballistic missile nuclear submarine INS Arihant recently achieved a milestone by conducting its first deterrence patrol.

The submarine recently returned from its first deterrence patrol, completing the establishment of the country’s survivable nuclear triad. INS Arihant is now capable of prowling the deep seas carrying ballistic missiles equipped with nuclear warheads.

About INS Arihant:

Arihant was commissioned into service in August 2016. It has a displacement of 6000 tonnes and is powered by an 83 MW pressurised light-water reactor with enriched uranium.

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Topic : General Administration, Welfare oriented Schemes and their utilities

Operation Greens

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens.

The Strategy will comprise of a series of measures as decided by the Ministry:

About Operation Greens:

Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs 500 crores to stabilize the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops and to ensure availability of TOP crops throughout the country round the year without price volatility.

Significance of Operation greens:

Operation Green (OG) wants to replicate the success story of Operation Flood, in fruits and vegetables, starting with three basic vegetables—tomatoes, onions and potatoes (TOP).

The main objective of OG is to reduce price volatility in these commodities, and thereby helping farmers augment incomes on a sustainable basis, as also provide these basic vegetables to consumers at affordable prices.

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

Shakti- India’s first indigenous microprocessor

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) researchers have designed India’s first indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’.

About Shakti:

It is aimed at developing industrial-grade microprocessors and other components of the microprocessor ecosystem.

It was designed, developed and booted by IIT Madras with microchip fabricated in ISRO’s Semi-Conductor Laboratory at Chandigarh.

Significance:

The microprocessor will reduce dependency on imported microchips especially in communication and defence sectors and thus eliminate risk of cyber-attacks.

It can be used in mobile computing, wireless and networking systems. It may also provide power to mobile phones, smart meters and surveillance cameras.

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Topic : National, General Administration, Latest diary of Events

ICGS Varaha

It is a new Offshore patrol vessel (OPV) launched by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). It is fourth in the series of 98 M OPVs designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

It is fitted with advanced technology navigation and communication equipment, sensor and machinery.

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

Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award 2018

Press Council of India (PCI) selected Veteran journalist and The Hindu Publishing Group Chairman N. Ram for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for his outstanding contribution towards journalism.

PCI also honoured National Awards for Excellence in Journalism for 2018. Ruby Sarkar, chief correspondent of Deshbandhu, Bhopal, and Rajesh Parshuram Joshte of Daily Pudhari, Ratnagiri, have been chosen joint winners for ‘Rural Journalism’.

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