Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 7

Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 7

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

·         The Government of China approved the production of RXIE, which is China’s First Domestically developed electricity – powered Aircraft

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·         The European Space Agency, launched the LISA Pathfinder on December 3, 2015
·         The Path Finder is used to detect the Gravitational Waves
·         LISA = Laser Inferometer Space Antenna

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·         Google released, “Cardboard Camera”, which is an app to create 360 degrees panoramc photos in virtual reality for the cardboard.

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·         Chinese Scientists invented World’s First Brain Driven Car
·         To control the car, the driver have to wear brain reading helmet, which has the EEG (Electroencephalogram) Sensors
·         The Software used for this driving is = Ground Zero

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·         India launched “I-LTEO” programme
·         Aim= to monitor the 8  different biomes across the country
·         Only one LTEO programme has been already working in the country. It was in the MudumalaHillsi (Nilgris District of Tamil Nadu), which was monitored by Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru by last 30 years
·         I-LTEO = Indian – Long Term Ecological Observatories

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·         Scientists have genetically modified Anopheles gambiae, the malaria-causing species of mosquito to fight the deadly disease.
·         The species of Anopheles gambiae mosquito has been genetically modified by the scientists in a way so that they carry a modified gene disrupting egg production in female mosquitoes.
·          A technology called 'gene drive' has been used for this.
·         Developed by London Scientists

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·         Mexico Government approves World’s First Dengue Vaccine = Dengvaxia

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·         Chinese Scientists released aa report showing Glaciers on Mt. Everest have Shrink by 28% over the past 40 years due to Climate Change

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·         The average temperature over Arctic land for the year, ending in September 2015 was the highest on record indicating that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of Earth.

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·         ISRO successfully launches 6 Satellites of Singapore into space, launched using PSLV-C29
·         From Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
·         This successful launch coincides with 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore in year 2015
·         It was PSLV’s 32nd space flight, and 31st consecutive successful one
·         It was also 50th launch from Sathish Dhawan Space Centre
·         6 payloads of Singapore = TeLEOS – One (400 kg), VELOX – C1, VELOX II, Athenoxat – 1, Kent Ridge 1, Galarria (3.4 kg)
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·         IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), tied up with mobile commerce platform “Paytm”, to offer an additional payment gateway for food ordered through its e-catering.

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·         A new type of eel species has been discovered by the scientists of Zoological Survey of India, which was been named as “Gymnothorax mishrai”.

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·         American Aerospace Company Space X successfully launching and landing Falcon 9 rocket.

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·         Chinese Scientists developed a “Darwin” neural chip, a kind of information processing system that mimics the principle of biological brains

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·         Pandurum Technologies developed India’s first Artificial Liver tissue with the help of 3D printing technology
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·         Biocon Ltd launched the generic version of hepatitis-C drug, a generic version of the drug namd “Harvoni” will be sold under the brand name of CIMIVIV-L

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·         Ministry of Women and Child Development launches, “e-office”, which digitizes more than 12000 files of the department.

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·         Tech Mahindra launches first “tap N pay” contactless digital payment wallet “MOBOMONEY”


PLACES

·         Uttar Pradesh government launched the First International Festival of Birds, held at = National Chambal Sanctuary, Agra

·         46th Film Festival of India held at = Goa

·         The Central Research Institute in Yoga and Naturopathy will be set up in = Odisha, Khordha District

·         The NSA (National Security Advisor) level talks between India and Pakistan was held at Bangkok, Thailland

·         World T20 match between India and Pakistan was held at = Dharmasala on march 2016

·         59th National Shooting Games held at = New Delhi

·         26th Southern Zonal Council meeting will hosted in = Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

·         India’s Largest National Cancer Institute will be set up in = Haryana’s Jhajjar District

·         International Conference on Policy of Neutrality held at = Turkmenistan

·         10th Ministerial Conference of World Trade Organization (WTO) held at = Nairobi, Kenya

·         India’s first National Defence University comes at = Gurgaon

·         16th India – Russia Annual Summit held at = Moscow

·         2015 Asian Luge Championship Held at = Nagano, Japan

·         12th National Ice Skating Championship held at  = Gulmard, Jammu and Kashmir

·         Senior National Weightlifting Championship held a = Patiala


COMMITTEES & PANELS

·         DrArvind Subramanian Committee
·         The Committee was recommended the standard rate for GST (Goods and Service Tax) at 17 to 18%

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·         Justice L. Narasimha Reddy Committee
·         Union Government appoints Justice L. Narasimha Reddy to preside the Judicial Commission on OROP Scheme (One Rank One Pension), for the implementation of scheme

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·         Justice A. P. Shah Committee
·         The committee formed for, to look the dispute between ONGC and Reliance Industries on Krishna Godavari gas fields
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·         Delhi government formed Gopal Subramanian Commission to enquire the scam if Delhi District Cricket Association.

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·         Reserve Bank of India, released the report on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion, submitted by the Committee, headed by RBI Executive Director Deepak Mohanty. The Committee was formed in July 2015


STORMS
·         The storm Desmond strongly hits UK

·         Typhoon Melor hits Philippines (Melor also known as Nona)


BOOKS
·         “On My Terms : From the Grasroots to the Corridors of Power”, an autobiography of Former Union Minister SharadPawar
·         The book was released by Prime Minister

·         “Flood of Fire” wrote by Amitav Ghosh



Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 6

Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 6

SPORTS
·         FIFA World Rankings released
·         1 = Belgium, 2 = Argentina, 3 = Spain
·         INDIA = 166

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·         West Indies Spinner Sunil Narine suspended by the International Cricket Council
·         Its due to his Illegal Bowling Action

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·         India’s DronavalliHarika won FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship
·         Held at Rome, Italy

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·         Thakur Anoop Singh of India, won gold medal in 7th WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships
·         Held at Bangkok, Thailand

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·         Australia won the Men’s Hockey World League Final by defeating Belgium
·         Held at Raipur
·         India Comes at 3rd Place by defeating Netherlands

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·         2nd National Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2015
·         Winner = Maharashtra, Runner = Punjab
·         Held at = New Delhi

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·         ICC (International Cricket Council) announced its new Global Partner = OPPO Electronics of China

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·         Order of Merit Crown of Asian Tour won by = Indian Golfer AnirbanLahiri

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·         Four Indian Boxers were selected by International Olympic Committee for the Scholarship
·         The boxers are = Shiva Thapa, Mandeep Jangra, Gaurav Bidhuri and Sumit Sangwan
·         Under the Scholarship, the boxers will get a sum of 800 US $ every month till August 2016

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·         Chennaiyin FC won the Indian Super League Football Championship, by defeating Goa in Finals

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·         Spain’s Barcelona FC wins FIFA Club World Cup for the 3rd time

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·         First Indian to score Pro – Boxing hat – trick = Vijender Singh

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·         India’s Shiv Kheshavan won silver medal in Asian Luge Championship held at Nagano, Japan

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·         2015 Pro Wrestling League won by = Mumbai Garuda

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·         Gujarat won its first maiden Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy, by defeat Delhi in Finals


SCHEMES & POLICIES
·         Union Government launched GIAN Scheme (GIAN = Global Initiative of Academic Networks)
·         Aim = to increase the higher education in India
·         13 disciplines and 352 courses are to be taught in 68 national institutions
·         The course will be webcasted to students, which was developed and created by IIT Kharagpur

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·         “Accessible India Campaign” (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan)
·         Aim = to make to gain universal access, equal opportunity for development, independent living
·         The campaign seeks to make at least 50% of all Government buildings in the National capital and in all State capitals, which make fully accessible to disabled by July 2018
·         Launched on = December 3, 2015

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·         BHARATVANI Project
·         UGC (University Grants Commission) launched “Bharatvani Project”, and its main objective is delivering knowledge in all languages in India using Multimedia

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·         Odisha government lauches “ANWESHA” scheme
·         This scheme is to provide free education for SC/ST students


DAYS & CELEBRATIONS

·         December 4 = 44th Indian Navy Day
·         This day commemorate the success of “Operation Trident” of India – Pakistan War in 1971
·         Operation Trident = Indian Navy will attack Pakistan’s Naval Head – Quarters at Karachi, and destroys the 3 Pakistani ships

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·         United Nations adopted a resolution and declared November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day


CONFERENCES, SUMMITS
·         First India - International Science Festival (IISF) was held at New Delhi, at IIT Campus

·         First BRICS Media Summit was held at Beijing, China

·         E-India Summit held at Mumbai

·         UN Climate Change Conference (COP-21) held at Paris, France

·         The 2020 CHOGM meeting was held at Malaysia. (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting)
·         2013 = Sri Lanka, 2015 = Malta (Valetta), 2018 = UK, 2020 = Malaysia


·         5th Heart of Asia Conference held at = Islamabad, Pakistan
·         14 member countries including India
·         The Heart of Asia was established in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011

·         The Indian Aviation Exhibhition and Conference will be held at Hyderabad on 2016

·         2nd World Internet Conference (or) Wuzhen Summit held in Wuzhen, China

·         11th UIC Global Security Congress held at = New Delhi

·         Combined Commanders Conference (or) Unified Commanders Conference , headed by Prime Minister, held on INS Vikramaaditya at Kochi Coast, Kerala

Prime Minister inaugurated All India Conference of Director General of Polices at Dhordo in White Rann of Kutch region in Gujarat





Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 5

Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 5

APPOINTMENTS & ELECTED
·         New Secretary of Union Ministry of Earth Sciences = Scientist M Nair Rajeevan

·         Sir VengataramanRamakrishnan assumed Presidency of Royal Society of London


·         New President of Argentina = MauricoMacri

·         India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia = Ahmad Javed

·         New Chairman of World Travel and Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) = Kapil Chopra, President of Oberoi Group

·         New Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) = Arun Kumar Jain

·         New President of Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) = O P Longia

·         New Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) = Radha Krishna Mathur

·         New CEO of FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) = Pravin Kumar Agarwal

·         India’ new High Commissioner to Pakistan = Gautam H Bambawale


·         New CEO of NITI Aayog = Amitabh Kant. He replaces Sindhu Shree Khullar

·         New DG of National Centre for Good Governance  = Dr. Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan

DEATHS
·         Former MP and Industrialist of Tamil Nadu, MAM Ramaswamy Passed away in Chennai

·         Renowed Agro – Economist Sharad Joshi Passes. He founded Farmer’s Organisation (ShetakariSanghtana)


·         India’s first indigenously developed warship INS Godavari has been decommissioned after 32 years of service. The ship was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

·         Legendary Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Passes


DEFENCE

·         INDRA NAVY – 15
·         8th edition of India – Russia joint naval exercise, “INDRA NAVY – 15”, held at Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.


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·         DRAD SANKALP
·         DradSankalp, is the command level exercise of the Southern Command of Indian Army conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan

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·         Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared the purchase of Russian advance S-400 Trium Air Defense Missile System at an cost of 40000 Crore Rupees

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·         LSRAM Barak 8 Missile was successfully tested from INS Kolkatta. In Hebrew language, barak means lightning.

BANKING
·         Axis Bank is the First Indian Bank to launch the new Display variant Debit Card for its Customers

·         “Yes Bank” has been awarded as the Bank of the Year