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Friday, December 15

Prime Minister Commissioned INS Kalvari into Indian Navy .

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy in Mumbai. This is first of the six submarines to be inducted in Indian Navy which was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders ltd,Mumbai.

About INS Kalvari. 
  • INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack non-nuclear submarine designed by French Naval Defence and energy company DCNS and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai as a part of Project 75 of Indian Navy.
  • Kalvari is Malayalam word,named after the dreaded tiger shark of Indian Ocean. It is one of the 6 Scorpene class submarine built under the project 75 of Indian Navy. Other 5 Scorpene is planned to commissioned by 2020.
  • The length is 67.5 meter with height of 12.3 meters and displaces 1600 tonnes. It was fitted with Submarine Tactical Integrated Combat System suite (SUBTICS) which helps to get information from the sonars on board that the submarines are in detecting targets.
  • It has capability to carry 18 Torpedoes and can dive upto depth of 300 meter and can travel around 1000 under water.
  • It is capable of handling anti-surface warefare, anti-submarine warfare,  mine-laying and area surveillance, intelligence gathering. Also it can attack and search periscope.
  • It was made up of high tensil steel, which  can withstand high pressure due to pressure created by water while diving deeper in ocean.

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Thursday, December 14

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - December 14, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in2017

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TNPSC Current Affairs - December 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.Prime Minister Commissioned INS Kalvari into Indian Navy .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy in Mumbai. This is first of the six submarines to be inducted in Indian Navy which was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders ltd,Mumbai.


2.India, Japan, Australia agree for cooperation on Maritime Security. 
The 4th India, Japan and Australia meeting held in New Delhi. Foreign secretary S Jaishankar hosted the meeting with his counterpart from Japan and Australia.
They have discussed about the greater cooperation on Maritime Security, domain awareness and disaster response capabilities in Indo-Pacific Region.
  
3.RBI said that Merchant discount rate on cards cannot be abolished. 
Reserve Bank of India has said that Merchant Discount rate on Debit or Credit cards cannot be Abolished.


4.Padmini Rout wins 4th National Chess title. 
Padmini Raout has won the 4th National Chess Championship .

5.Sachin Siwach named ABC’s best youth boxer of 2017. 

Asian Boxing Confederation's has named Indian Boxer Sachin Siwach as best youth boxer of the year 2017.
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RBI said that Merchant discount rate on cards cannot be abolished.

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Reserve Bank of India has said that Merchant Discount rate on Debit or Credit cards cannot be Abolished.

About Merchant Discount Rate:
  • Merchant Discount rate is the fee that the store has to pay to the bank when they accept the payment through swiping.
  • Recently RBI has revised the MDR rate and effective from 1st January 2018, Small merchant has to pay 0.40 per cent of the bill value and others should pay 0.90 percent of bill value.
  • RBI also framed the monetary limit for the MDR at Rs 200 for small merchant and Rs 1000 for others.
  • Earlier it was 0.25 per cent levied transaction upto Rs 1000 , 0.50 Per cent between Rs 1000- 2000 and 1 per cent for more than that.
  • Now even a small transaction in bigger merchants like Amazon, Reliance, More market, Shell and more  has to pay 0.90 percent . It will benefit the Banks and can earn more money than earlier. 

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