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Friday, September 22

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - September 21, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - September 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.“Sagar Kavach” Exercise begins in Chennai. 
Sagar Kavach a coastal security exercise has been conducted by Marine Police wing of the coastal Security Group in Chennai. The exercise is to test the defence preparedness of the security agencies in event of any terrorists infiltrating into the state through Sea.

About Sagar Kavach Exercise: 
  • It is a Coastal security exercise conducted by coastal Security group annually involving various security agencies to check coastal security mechanism and validate standard operating procedures.
  • During the exercise security personnel will be divided into 2 teams like Attack and Defence.
  • Attack team will act like terrorists and  try to infiltrate, the Defence team will try to neutralise the infiltration. 

2.Cabinet approves Revamped Khelo India Programme to boost sports in India. 
Union Cabinet has given its nod for Revamped Khelo India programme to boost sports in India. As per the programme, 1000 selected athletes will get scholarship of 5 lakhs per annuam for 8 years with the total cost of Rs 1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

This programme will help in development of sports in India including infrastructure development, identifying talents, coaching for excellence, competition structure, economy of sports and more. 

3.First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ 
India’s National Disaster Response Force to conduct First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 in Delhi. The aim of the exercise is to share the practices on  Disaster Risk Reduction , strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among member countries.

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4.Indian Coast guard commissioned 2 high speed interceptor boats. 
Indian Coast Guard has commissioned 2 High speed interceptor C-433 and C434 boats at Dighi port in Mumbai, which help to boost the security on Maharashtra coastline  by preventing illicit activities like infiltration, smuggling, illegal fishing and more. 

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First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’

TNPSC Current Affairs - September 2017 by TNPSC Guru
India’s National Disaster Response Force to conduct First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 in Delhi. The aim of the exercise is to share the practices on  Disaster Risk Reduction , strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among member countries.

India’s Efforts : 
  • India leads in front for taking effort on Disaster Risk Reduction in BIMSTEC regions by hosting South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise and the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • India also provided South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) (GIFT for SAARC nations), Tsunami Early warning centre to the South Asian Countries to help in Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • It is because most of the South Asian Region are situated ,prone to natural disasters like Earthquake, floods, cyclones , Tsunami and more. 

About BIMSTEC:
  • BIMSTEC is a Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC) , is a home 22 % of global population .
  • It comprising of 7 countries including Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka from South Asia and Myanmar and Thailand from South East Asia.
  • It was established in 1997 ,, headquarters is at Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Chairmanship will be in  rotational basis based on alphabetical order



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Thursday, September 21

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - September 20, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - September 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.India to Re-thinks joining Hague child custody pact. 
India will re-think joining the Hague child custody pact, which was signed by many countries. India has announced last year that it will not sign the convention and now it re-thinks its stand of joining and discussing the effects of joining the convention.

About Hague Abduction Convention: 
  • It is an International treaty on Child abduction and makes swift return of children wrongfully retained or removed from their habitual residence from one member country to another country.
  • The Main purpose of the convention is to protect children from wrongful international abduction by parents.
  • The convention is applicable for children under age 16 and 97 countries have been signed till now.

India’s Concern: 
  • Many Indian Women married to Indians settled in foreign countries and they were compelled to return India with their children after violence or conflict with their partners.
  • If India Ratify or signed The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980), which will make women to fly back to the foreign country for settlement of custody.
  • Also India should recognise the foreign judgment automatically irrespective of country’s own law on this issue. 

2.Vice President Releases  releases Commemorative Coin on Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi 
The Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released a Commemorative Coin on Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi and inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music”

3.Hurricane Maria thrashed  Dominican Republic. 
Hurricane “Maria” Thrashed Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds .

4.Justice Lodha to quit from Anna University VC Search Panel. 
Former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, who headed the search committee to select the Vice Chancellor of Anna University has decided to quit and sent his resignation to Tamil Nadu Governor.

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