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Thursday, June 21

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - June 20, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in 2018

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TNPSC Current Affairs - June 2018 by TNPSC Guru


1.National Digital Library of India. 
  • Union Minister launched the National Digital Library of India with the objective to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.
  • It was developed by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 

2.Indra 2018: 

  • The Second tri-service joint India-Russia military exercise INDRA 2018 scheduled to be conducted in second half of 2018 in India.
  • The first tri services joint exercise (Navy, Army, Air Force) between India, Russia INDRA-2017 held in October 19 at Eastern Military District of Russia
  • Before INDRA 2017 exercise, all the previous exercise conducted by single service exercise.
  • This exercise will helps to boost the mutual confidence, inter-operability and sharing the best practices between India and Russia’s armed forces.
  • INDRA Stands for IND-India and RA-Russia; it is a bi-annual military exercise conducting since 2003.


3.National Targets for off-shore wind power. 
  • To boost confidence to wind industry, Government has declared national targets for off-shore wind power by adding medium term target of 5 GW  by 2022 and long term target of 30 GW by 2020.
  • It will be a new element to be added in existing basket of renewable energy for India.

4.World’s Tallest Girder Rail Bridge 
Steel Authority of India has supplied steel to 111 km long World’s Tallest Girder rail Bridge from Jiribun-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project in Manipur.

5.“Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty” – Indian Army 
Indian Army is observing 2018 as “Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of duty” to honour soldiers disabled in line of duty.

6.AIIMS in Madurai 
All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) to come up in Thoppur, Madurai District Tamil Nadu.

7.Chrysilla volupe the rare spider 
  • Chrisilla Volupe the rare spider found after 150 years from Wayanadu wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.
  • The Scientists from the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology (CATE) from Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala had discovered it.

8.England ODI World record 
  • England Men’s One day International Team has set the world record score of 481/6 against Australian Team.
  • England Team has eclipsing their own record of 444/3 set against Pakistan in 2016.


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Wednesday, June 20

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - June 19, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in 2018

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TNPSC Current Affairs - June 2018 by TNPSC Guru


1.ICD -11 
  • World Health Organisation has released its new International classification of Diseases (ICD -11) in that identifies health trends statistics across world, and contains around 55 000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death.
  • ICD 11 will be presented at World Health Assembly by 2019 and will come into effect by 1 Jan 2022.
  • In this version it has stated that video game addiction is mental disorder.

2.5th national data centre 
  • Union Government to set up 5th National Data Centre at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with a capacity to host 5 lakh virtual servers, Electronics and IT.
  • It host government website, services and application .
  • The other 4 National Data centres are in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Bhubaneswar.

3.Rani Rashmoni commissioned 
  • Rani Rashmoni is the last of the five fast patrol Vessel (FPV) of Indian Coast Guard Commissioned.
  •  The other four FPV are ICGS Rani Avanti Bai, ICGS Rani Durgavati, ICGS Rani Abbakka and ICGS Rani Gaidinliu

4.-Perumal murugan’s new novel  Kazhimugam 
Perumal Murugan set to release his next book Kazhimugam , he is well known for much controversial novel Madhorubhagan


5.AIADMK MLA’s disqualification case 
  • Justice S. Vimala has been appointed as the third judge to hear the 18 AIADMK MLAs’ disqualification case.
  • Earlier the first Division Bench comprises of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M. Sundar  of Madras High court had had delivered a split verdict in the disqualification case.


6.Russia’s Glonass-M satellite 
Russia has successfully launched Glonass-M Satellite  using Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space centre.

7.Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka wins US Open Golf Tournament  2018 and become the 1st player to retain the US open title since Curtis Strange won in 1988 and 1989

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Tuesday, June 19

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - June 17 & 18, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in 2018

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TNPSC Current Affairs - June 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.NSG plenary meeting 

  • Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Plenary Meeting held in Jurmala , Latvia.
  • This is the first meeting after Latvia assumes chairmanship of NSG for 2018-2019 also it is the first Baltic state to chair the NSG
  • India is not the member of NSG , but India is member of other 3 export control regimes – MTCR, Australia Group and Wassenaar Arrangment.
  • China is blocking India’s membership to NSG.
  • Latvia the current chair backing India’s membership to NSG but entering into NSG requires approval of all 48 participating countries. 

About NSG and its benefit.               

2.RBI new norms for FPI in debt. 
  • Reserve Bank of India has eased Foreign portfolio investors norms to invest in debts especially in individual large corporates.
  • This will help to attract more overseas flows and helps to recover rupee value and also help to lift the recent fall in demand for corporate bonds.
  • RBI has increased FPI Cap to 30 % from 20% in investing in Government securities.


3.Fourth Governing council NITI Aayog Meeting. 
  • Prime Minister chaired the fourth meeting of governing council of NITI Aayog held in New Delhi.
  • The Meeting was attended by 23 chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar.
  • Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Governing council of NITI Aayog that is platform to  inspire cooperative federalism, stressing the need for effective center-state cooperation to advance development outcomes and achieve double-digit growth for India _ (source official statement- Pbi)

4.Tamil Nadu Ranks 13th in Urban Street Vendors Programme. 
  • Latest Systematic Progressive Analytical Real Time Ranking (SPARK) ranks Tamil Nadu in 13th position in support for Urban Street Vendors programmed implemented under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • Madhya Pradesh tops the rank followed by Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh in 2nd and 3rd postion.

5.Dhanush artillery gun 
  • The indigenously upgraded Dhanush artillery gun clears final trials and ready to inducted in Indian Army.
  • The upgraded version of Dhanush procured from Swedish Bofors by Indian in mid 1980s.
  • Dhanush is 155 mm , 45 calibre gun with a strike range of 36 km.

6.European Union Film Festival 
India will host the European union Film festival which will traverse 11 cities in India New Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Goa and Hyderabad.

7.Peggy Whitson- 
Peggy Whitson a NASA Astronaut, who spent record breaking 665 days in Space, retires from space.


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