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Current Affairs - September 2015

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TNPSC Current Affairs September 2015
  • Important Days
    • September 5 - Teachers' Day
    • September - First Saturday of the Month - International Vulture Awareness Day.
    • September 9 - Himalaya Diwas
    • September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
    • September 21 - World Alzeimer's Day
    • September - Third Saturday of the month - International Coastal Cleanup Day.
    • September 22 - World Car Free Day
    • September 27 - World Tourism Day, International Day of Deaf
    • September 28 - World Heart Day
  • Important Persons in News
    • Satya Murthy - appointed as the new Director of IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre For Atomic Research) Kalpakkam.
    • Makanlal Agarwal - centenarian (100 Year old) who recently participated in the Salem Marathon and successfully completed the 5 Km walkathon event.
    • Chandrashekhar Patil - kannada writer who announced that he would return the Pampa award in protest against the murder of M.M Kalburgi.
    • Hardik Patel - was in news for the launch of reverse dandi march.
    • N Gokula Krishnan - was elected as the member of Rajya Sabha (Puducherry) unopposed. He also became the first person to become the Rajya Sabha candidate within 30 mins of getting the membership of the AIADMK.
    • S. Jaishankar - Foreign Secretary of India

    • Syed Ahmad - Manipur Governor passed away.
    • Jagmohan Dalmia  - Former BCCI president who died recently. His eyes were donated.
    • M M Kalburgi - Kannadian Scholar who was shot dead at his residence.
    • Aadesh Shrivastava - Bolywood music director died recently .
    • Kalamandalam Sathyabama - famous mohiniyattam artist of kerala died recently.
    • Kallen Pokudan - also known as 'Mangrove man' an environmentalist died.

  • Putarekulu
    • A sweet variety made in Atreyapuram region of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Awards
    • UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015
      • Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple in Kerala won the UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015 for the conservation efforts taken at the Temple.
    • Gandhi Peace Prize 2014
      • ISRO won the Gandhi Peace Prize 2014.
    • Rajyabhasha Kirti Puraskar - was awarded to Afzal Amanullah
    • K S Bhagawan - selected for the Sahitya Academy Lifetime Achievement Award 2013.
    • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award - It is an award given by CSIR for science research.
    • Goutam narayan - won the Harry Messal award for his role in the pigmy hog conservation in north eastern states.
    • Gauthamadas Udipi - wons the lifetime achievement award of Indian Medical Association.
  • A New Government Medical college was opened at the Omandur estate in Chennai.
  • New numbers for National Highways
    • NH 47 was renamed as NH 544 (Salem to Kanyakumari).
    • NH 67 was renamed as NH 181
    • NH 209 was renamed as NH 83
    • NH 7 was renamed as NH 44
    • NH 68 was renamed as NH 79.
  • Bodh Gaya - Spiritual Capital
    • PM Modi announced recently announced that the 'Bodh Gaya' would be developed as Spiritual capital.
  • The Ministry of oil and petroleum made the usage of Suraksha hose mandatory now for use of LPG Cylinders.
  • Third International Kamba Ramayanam conference
    • The Third International Kamba Ramayanam Conference to be held at Port blair (Andaman) on April 10th 2016.
  • About 200 megaliths graves were found on Nagarjunasagar reservoir bed by the Archaelogy department.
  • Tower of Silence
    • In Parsi religion, the body of the deceased person was kept exposed for the scavenging birds to eat in a highly elevated place which is known as 'Tower of Silence'.
    • The Zoroastrians worship fire as god and hence they do not burn the body of the deceased in fire which is considered as contaminating fire.
  • Paryushan - Jains' fasting period.
  • Road King
    • It is a new kannada film directed by Hollywood based Randy Kent through Skype.
  • Kallikkatu Ithikasam
    • It is a novel written by Vairamuthu.
    • This novel was translated into 22 languages.
    • It is about the suffering of 14 villages displaced due to the construction of vaigai dam.
  • Indian Roller
    • It is the state bird of Telangana.
    • It is called as Palapitta in telugu and Neelkanth in Hindi.
  • Film: 'Muhammad: Messenger of God'
    • It is an Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi.
    • Music Director: A R Rehman.
  • Books:
    • India The Crucial Years - by former IB Chief T V Rajeswar.
  • Jhulelal Chaliha
    • It is a 40 day long fasting festival of the Sindhi Community.
  • ITBP - Indo Tibetian Border Police Force
    • Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the headquarters of the 47th Battalion of  it in Samba in Jammu.
    • ITBP was formed on 24th October, 1962.
    • Head Quarters of ITBP is in New Delhi.
  • SMS Emden
    • It is the name of the warship which bombarded Madras on September 22, 1914.
    • The 101st anniversary of the event was marked this september.
  • Heli Tourism
    • Heli Tourism was inaugurated by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism department in Tirupati.
  • Santhara ritual
    • Supreme Court of India lifted the stay order imposed by the Rajasthan high court on the Santhara ritual of Jains.
  • Mufti Muhammad sayeed - Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Sanjay Kishan Kaul - Chief Justice of Madras High court.
  • Justice P.S. Kailasam Commmemorative Stamp
    • A commemorative stamp on Justice P.S. Kailasam has been released by Justice S. K. Kaul recently.
  • Pallavaram - a New Taluk to be created soon.
    • By bifurcating the Alandur and sriperumbalur taluk regions.
  • Chief Election commissioner of India - Nizam Saidi
  • Bihar Poll 2015
    • Bihar legistative assembly has 243 constituencies.
    • The Bihar poll is planned to be held in five phases.
  • Haryana sets Minimum norms to contest in panchayat elections
    • Haryana became the second state to set minimum norms for contesting in the panchayat polls, first state being Rajasthan.
    • Conditions for contesting in the Panchayat polls
      • An Educational degree
      • Toilet in home.
      • no defaults in any bank loan,
      • no electricity bill dues.
  • Namakku Name
    • It is a 12 day compaigh launched by M K Stalin which mainlly involves engaging with people on various issues.
  • Draft National Encryption Policy
    • It's main features:
      • Every citizen should keep a copy of all their communications via online for 90 days.
      • When required by the law enforcement agencies all should provide the same.
    • The government has invited the feedback for the proposed draft policy till october 16, 2015.
  • Expert Panel to review Civil services Exam
    • Expert panel headed by B.S Baswan was appointed to review the civil services exam pattern.

  • Railway Minister: Suresh Prabhu
  • 4000 MW Thermal Power Plant to be set up at Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu).
    • The Cost of the Project is approximately Rs. 24,000 Crore.
  • Muhammad Yunus
    • Founder of Grameen bank in Bangladesh.
  • IMF Chairman - Christine Lagarde
  • Arvind Subramanian - Chief Economic Adviser of India
  • World Bank Group MD - Mulyani Indrawati
  • Global Investors Meet 2015 (Tamil Nadu)
    • It was held in Chennai on 9th and 10th September 2015.
    • The Memorandum of Understandings of worth 2.42 Lakh Crore was signed between TN Government and Various Investors.
    • The next Global Investors Meet in Tamil nadu is to be held in 2017.
    • It is planned to conduct the GIM once in every 2 years.
  • PMKSY Scheme
    • PMKSY - Prathan Manthri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana or Prime Minister's Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.
    • Objective: 
      • To achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, 
      • To expand cultivable area under assured irrigation
      • To improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water.
    • The districts Dindukal, Krishnagiri and Tirunelveli of Tamil nadu was selected from the state for the implementation of the scheme first.
  • World Bank's Ease of doing Business Report India
    • World bank released its first ever ranking of States on ease of doing business in India.
    • Gujarat Ranks first followed by Andhra pradesh and Jharkhand.
    • Tamil Nadu ranks 12th.
      • 1 - Gujarat
      • 2 - Andhra Pradesh
      • 3 - Jharkhand
      • 12 - Tamil Nadu.
  • VASTRA 2015
    • An international textile and apparel fair which was held at Jaipur in Rajasthan from 28th September 2015 to 30th September 2015.
  • SEBI + FMC
    • Forward Market commission was merged with the SEBI on 28th September 2015.

Environment and Health
  • Mision Indradhanush
    • It was a immunization program launched on 25th December 2014.
    • It aims to immunize all children against the seven vaccine diseases by 2020.
      1. Diptheria
      2. Pertussis(Whoophing Cough)
      3. Tetanus
      4. Tuberculosis
      5. Polio
      6. Measles
      7. Hapatitis B
  • Himalaya Diwas
    • HESCO - Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation was founded in 2010 by Anil Prakash Joshi for the conservation of the HImalayan ecosystem.
    • Since 2010 they have also started observing September 9 as the Himalaya Diwas.
  • Butterfly Park in Vandalur Zoo
    • CM J. Jayalalitha inaugurated the Butterfly park at the Vandalur Zoo recently.
  • Nigeria No longer polio endemic
    • WHO published a report recently stating that the Nigeria is  no longer Polio endemic.
    • Afghanistan and Pakistan are the two countries where the polio is still endemic.
Science and Tech
  • Google redesigned its Logo.
  • Periyar University's Library
    • Ranks 64th in India for availing e-resources and ranks 2nd in Tamil Nadu.
  • BSNL Now 2 Mbps
    • BSNL increased the minimum broadband speed from 512 kbps to 2 Mbps without any extra cost.
    • It will come effect from 1st October 2015.
    • BSNL Chairman: Anupam Srivastava
  • ISRO Chairman: A.S Kiran Kumar
  • Tamil Nadu's Largest Solar Plant - Viruthunagar.
    • The largest Solar plant of Tamil nadu with 40 MW capacity was commissioned near Sengottai in Viruthunagar.
  • MOM - Completes 1 year orbiting the Mars
    • On 24th Sept, 2015 the MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) sent by ISRO completed one year of orbiting around the Mars Planet.
    • The MOM was launched on 5th Nov, 2013 by PSLV C25.
    • It reached the Mars orbit on 24th Sept, 2014.
  • AbilityFest 2015
    • It is an international film festival for films which covers the disability related issues.
    • The sixth edition of it 2015 will be held at Satyam cinemas in chennai from Sept 28 to Oct 1, 2015.
  • '' - The website of Chennai customs has been hacked recently by a pakistani.
  • PSLV C-30 [ASTROSAT Satellite]
    • ISRO's PSLV - C30 is scheduled to be launched on 28th September 2015 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
    • It will put the following satellite in space.
      • ASTROSAT - It is India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory.
      • LAPAN-A2 - Indonesian satellite for maritime surveillance
      • NLS-14 - Canada's nano satellite
      • LEMUR (4 number of satellites) - USA's satellites for Global maritime intelligence.
  • The Indian National Centre for ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is located in Hyderabad.
    • Air Rifle World Cup Final 2015
      • It was held in Munich in Germany.
      • Apurvi Chandela (India) won the silver medal in the Women 10m air rifle final match.
    • Shane Watson
      • Australian Cricket player who retired from the Test Matches.
    • Floyd Mayweather
      • American professional boxer who retired from boxing.
      • He won all the 49 matches that he participated.
    • S. Sriram
      • Former Indian Cricketer who became the consultant of Australian Cricket Team.
    • US Open 2015
      • Mixed Doubles
        • Leander Paes (Ind) & Martina Hingis (Swiss) won the finals against Bethanie Mattek Sands & Sam Querrey.
        • Leander Paes also became the oldest man to win the mixed doubles title.
      • Women's Doubles
        • Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis won the title against Casey Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shevedova
      • Women's Singles
        • Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) in the final match
      • Men's singles
        • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Roger Federer (Swiss) in the finals.
    • Jason Day - Australian golf player, who reached the World number one spot in the international ranking recently.
    • Hawk Eye
      • It is a technology which is used to track the trajectory path of the ball.
      • It was first used in Cricket.
      • It is also used in other games like Tennis, football, badminton, etc..,
    • High Altitude Sports Training Centre in Tamil Nadu
      • CM J Jayalalitha announced that a High Altitude Sports Training Centre would be set up at a cost of 5 crore in Ooty.
      • Weight lifting centre will be set up at Vellore and a Sports science centre at madurai.
    • IBSP World Billiard Championship
      • Pankaj Adwani (India) won the Championship title which was held at Adelaide in Australia
    • Homo nadeli
      • It is a new species of ancient Humans which was found recently in the Rising star cave in South africa.
      • The word 'nadeli' in Sesotho (a language in South Africa) means star.
    • Lenin statue Unearthed
      • The head of the Lenin statue was unearthed in a forest in East Berlin recently.
      • It weighs 3.5 tonne.
    • AUSINDEX 2015 - AUStralia INDia EXercise
      • It is a joint biennial (Once in two years) bilateral maritime exercises between Australia and India.
      • The first edition of the Exercise 2015 was  held at Vishakapatnam port.
    • Mitra Shakti
      • It is a joint exercise of India and Srilanka.
      • It begins on September 29, 2015 in Pune
    • Srilankan Prime Minister's India visit
      • Srilankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived India for a Three day official visit.
    • Betty Cantrell was crowned Miss America 2016.
    • Nepal Prime Minister: Sushil Koirala
    • Greece PM:  Alexis Tsipras
      • Alexis Tsipras won the Greece Election thereby becoming the Prime Minister for the second time.
    • G4 Summit 2015
      • It was held on 26th September, 2015 in New York.
      • G4 Nations: India, Brazil, Japan, Germany

    TNPSC Current Affairs Quiz - September 2015 
    TNPSC Currents Affairs September 2015 Quiz

    1. Which Temple  won the UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015 for the conservation efforts taken at the Temple?
      1.  Kailashnath temple
      2.  Brihadeshwar temple
      3.  Airawteshwar Temple
      4.  Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple

    2. Who Won Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014
      1.  DRDO
      2.  IMF
      3.  European Union
      4.  ISRO

    3. Who won the Harry Messal award for his role in the pigmy hog conservation in north eastern states
      1.  Gouthan Narayan
      2.  D S Jaishankar
      3.  Afzal Amanullah
      4.  K S Bhagawan

    4. Which is the state bird of Telangana?
      1.  Smew
      2.  Indian PeaFowl
      3.  Little grebe
      4.  Indian Roller

    5. Where is ITBP- Indo Tibetian Border Police Force headquarters located
      1.  Guwahati
      2.  Dispur
      3.  Itanagar
      4.  New Delhi

    6. Which State Inaugurated Heli Tourism?
      1.  Tamil nadu
      2.  Andhra Pradesh
      3.  Karnataka
      4.  Himachal pradesh

    7. Arrange chronological order of Election Commissioner's of India, 1, Harishankar Brahma, 2 V.S Sampath 3, Navin Chawala, 4 Nasim Zaidi,
      1.  1,2,4,3
      2.  3,2,4,1
      3.  4,3,1,2
      4.  3,2,1,4

    8. Who is current Chairman of International Monetary Fund?
      1.  Christine Lagarde
      2.  Dominique Strauss-Khan
      3.  Rodrigo de Rato
      4.  Francios Hollande

    9. IBSP world Billiard Championship won by
      1.  Darren Appleton
      2.  Neil Armstrong
      3.  Pankaj Adwani
      4.  Dennis Orcollo

    10. Mitra Shakti is Joint Exercise between which countries
      1.  India and Japan
      2.  India and Srilanka
      3.  India and Australia
      4.  India and Russia

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