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Monday, January 30

Current Affairs - December 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams - TNPSCGURU.in

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TNPSC Current Affairs December 2016
  • Important Days
    • December 1 - World AIDS Day
    • December 4 - Indian Navy Day
    • December 9 -  International Anti Corruption Day
    • December 10 - Human Rights Day
    • December 22 - National Mathematics Day (Ramanujam's Birthday)
    • December 24 - National Consumer Day
    • December 25 - Good Governance Day (Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday)
  • Awards
    • Prof Yu Long Yu (China) - was awarded the ICCR Indologist award 2016.
    • Shankha Ghosh (Bengali Poet) - was awarded the Jnanpith Award 2016.
      • He became the 52nd recipient to get this award.
  • Hornbill Festival
    • It is celebrated in Nagaland and also called as Festival of Festivals. 
  • 100 Million for 100 Million campaign
    • It is a campaign launched by President Pranab Mukherjee to mobilise 100 million youth for 100 million underprivileged children across the world to end child labour, violence against children and to promote the right of every child over the next 5 years. 
  • Important Appointments
    • Birender Singh Dhanoa - was appointed as the New Chief of Indian Air Force.
    • Bipin Rawat - was appointed as the New chief of India Army.
    • Girija Vaithiyanathan - was appointed as the new chief Secretary of Tamil nadu.
    • Rajiv Jain - was appointed as the New chief of Intelligence Bureau.
    • Anil Dhasmana - was appointed as the new chief of RAW.

  • O Panneerselvam
    • O Panneerselvam has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil nadu for the Third time.
  • 44th Chief Justice of India
  • Triple Talaq
    • Recently Allahabad High Court has declared the Practice of 'Triple Talaq' among muslims Unconstitutional.
  • India's First Mahila Police Volunteer
    • Haryana became the first state in India to launch Mahila Police Volunteer to bridge the gap between police and the public for the safety of women.

  • Chandrababu Naidu committee
    • NITI Aayog has formed a committee under the head of Chandrababu naidu to promote cashless society and digital economy.
  • VISAKA - Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan
    • It is a campaign launched by the central government to create awareness about cashless economic system.
  • Launchpad
    • It is a startup program launched by e-commerce giant Amazon in India to sell Indian products overseas.
  • Ratan Watal Committee
    • Committee to recommend measures to augment the digital payment headed by Ratan Watal submitted its report.
  • Annapurna Rasoi Programme
    • It is a new scheme launched by Rajasthan Govt to provide quality meal at cheaper price to the weaker sections.
  • Indian Institute of Skills
    • India's First Indian Institute of Skills to be opened at Kanpur in Uttarpradesh.

Science & Tech
  • TeamIndus
    • It is a private aerospace company based in Bengaluru.
    • It has planned to launch India's first private moon mission.
  • Resourcesat 2A
    • It is a remote sensing satellite launched through the PSLV C-36 on Dec 7, 2016 from Satish Diwan Space Centre (Sriharikota).
  • Eazypay
    • It is a mobile application launched by ICICI for all in one payments platform.
    • The main advantage of this app is many different form of payments like ewallet, debit card, QR and more are intergrated in a single app itself.
  • Kounotori 6
    • It is a spacecraft launched by Japan to collect space junk in the orbit.
  • India's First Ambhibious Bus -  Harike Cruise
    • Harike Cruise is the name of the India's First ambhibious bus launched in Punjab.
    • It started its operation at the Harike wetlands in punjab.
  • TanSat
    • It is a satellite launched by China to monitor the level of CO2 in the atmosphere.
  • Hafnium Carbide
    • It is identified as the world's most heat resistant material.
    • Hafnium carbide has the melting point of  3958 deg C.
    • The material in the second position is Tantalum Carbide with melting pt of 3768 deg C.
Environment & Health
  • World Ayurveda Congress 2016
    • The 7th edition of the World Ayurveda Congress 2016 was held in Kolkata.
  • Narmada Seva Yatra
    • It is an awareness programme launched in Madhya Pradesh to safeguard the River Narmada from pollution.
  • India's First Carbon Neutral District
    • Majuli is set to become India's first carbon neutral district by the Assam government.
    • Majuli is a riverine Island located in Assam.

  • Kehkashan Basu
    • She won the International Children's Peace Prize 2016.
    • She is a 16 year old girl from UAE.
  • John Glenn
    • He is an American Astronaut who passed away recently.
    • He was the first American to Orbit earth.
  • Heart of Asia Conference 2016.
    • The 6th Heart of Asian conference was held in Amritsar (Punjab).
  • Joint Military Exercises
    • Konkan 2016
      • It is a joint naval exercise between India and UK.
      • It was held in Mumbai.
    • INDRA 2016
      • It is the joint naval exercise between India and Russia.
      • It was held in Vishakapatnam.
    • EKUVERIN 2016
      • It is the joint military exercise between India and Maldives.
      • It was held in Maldives.
  • Global Terrorism Index 2016
    • India ranks 7th in the list of most terror hit countries, Global Terrorism Index 2016.
    • Top 3 worst affected countries were
      1. Iraq
      2. Afghanistan
      3. Nigeria
  • Gotthard Base Tunnel
    • It is the World's longest and deep railway tunnel which was opened recently in Switzerland.
  • Antonio Guterrres
    • He was appointed as the New Secretary General of United Nations succeeding Ban Ki moon.

  • Chess Championship 2016
    • Magnus Carlson (Norwey) won the title by defeating Sergey Karjakin of Russia.
  • IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2016
    • Usain Bolt (Jaimaica) won the IAAF World Athlete of the year 2016 in the male category.
    • Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) won the IAAF World Athlete of the year 2016 in the female category.
  • FIFA Ballon d'Or Award 2016
    • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) was awarded the Fifa ballon dOr award 2016

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Sunday, January 29

Current Affairs - November 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams - TNPSCGURU.in

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TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016
  • Important Days
    • November 5 - World Tsunami Awareness Day
    • November 10 - World Science Day
    • November 12 - World Pneumonia Day
    • November 14 - Children's Day (Jawaharlal Nehru's Birth anniversary)
    • November 16 - International Day for Tolerance
    • November 19 - National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birth Anniversary) / World Toilet Day.
    • November 25 - International Meatless Day
    • November 26 - National Constitution day, National Milk Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • Appointments
    • Sushil Chandra - was appointed as the new chairman of CBDT.
    • Jagdish Singh Khehar - was appointed as the new executive chaiman of NALSA (National Legal Services Authority)
    • Yudhvir Singh Malik - was appointed as the new chairman of NHAI.

  • Awards
    • Raj Bisaria - was awarded Kalidas samman award 2015-16.
    • Captian Radhika Menon 
      • was awarded the intenational Maritime organisation award for exceptional Bravery at sea.
      • She also became the first women to get this award.
    • Malini Subramaniam - was awarded the Internationla Press Freedom Award 2016.

  • India's Longest Expressway
    • The Expressway which connects Agra and Lucknow became India's longest expressway.
    • It is a six lane expressway with length of 302 km.
  • Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir Scheme
    • It is a scheme launched by Odisha Government to provide legal assistance to the weaker sections of the society.
  • Cyber Police Stations
    • Maharashtra became the first state in India to have a cyber police station in each district of the state to tackle cyber crimes.
  • Supreme Court of India, recently banned the sale of Firecrackers in New Delhi.

  • Lakshmi Robot
    • It is India's First banking robot launched by the 'City Union Bank'.
    • It uses artificial intelligence to interact with the customers.
  • Ease of Doing Business in India 2016
    • Andhra Pradesh ranks First in the list of States in India in Ease of Doing Business.
    • Telengana ranked second.
  • Global Youth Development Index 2016
    • India ranks 133rd in the Global Youth development Index released by Commonwealth.
  • Saur Sujala Yojana
    • It is a scheme launched in Chhattisgarh to provide solar powered irrigation pumps to the farmers at the subsidized prize.
  • Demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000
    • On November 8th 2016, PM Narendra Modi has announced that the 500 Rupee and 1000 Rupee notes are no longer a legal tender.
  • S S Mudra STF
    • RBI has formed a new Special Task Force under the head of S S Mudra to recalibrate the ATMs to dispense new notes.
  • Pradan Mantri Yuva Yojana
    • The Central govt has launched the scheme to entrepreneurship education and training to the youth.
  • Golden Peacock Award 2016
    • SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) was awarded the Golden Peacock Award 2016 in the corporate Governance category.
  • Project Insight
    • It is a project to be implemented by the Income tax department in May 2017 to monitor the high value money transactions.
  • India's First Payment Bank
    • Airtel Payments Bank limited has launched it services in Rajasthan and became the first payment bank in India to start its operation. 
  • Amitabh Kant Committee
    • The central govt has constituted a committee under the head of Amitabh Kant to suggest measures to transform India into a cashless economy.
  • Annapurna Rasoi Programme
    • It is a new scheme launched by Rajasthan Govt to provide quality meal at cheaper price to the weaker sections.

Science & Tech
  • India's First Titanium Project
    • India's First titanium project was started at Ganjam District of Odisha.
  • James Webb Space Telescope.
    • It is the world's largest Space Telescope developed by NASA and expected to be operational from 2018.
  • Coradia iLint
    • It is the name of the world's first hydrogen powered passenger train launched in Germany.
    • This train is a carbon neutral train with zero emissions
  • NASA's MMS Mission
    • NASA's MMS Mission (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission) recently set a new world record by placing its 4 GPS sattellite at a height of about 70,000 km from the surface of the Earth..
  • India's First LNG Bus
    • India's First LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) powered bus was launched in Kerala.
  • XPNAV-1
    • It is the world's first pulsar navigation satellite launched by China.
  • World's First Brain Implant
    • The World's First ever brain implant was done in Netherlands.
  • World's Fastest Super Computer - Sunway Taihulight [Very Important]
    • China has unveiled the world's fastest super computer named 'Sunway Taihulight'.
    • Top 3 Fastest Super computers in the World
      1. Sunway Taihulight - China - Speed 93 Pflops
      2. Tianhe 2 - China - Speed 33.86 Pflops
      3. Titan - US - Speed 17.59 Pflops
  • World's Longest Quantum Communication line
    • China has launched the world's longest secure Quantum Communication network.
    • It connects Hefei with Shanghai having a length of 712 kms.

Environment and Health
  • Kerala
    • Kerala became the third Open Defecation free State of India.
  • Pradan Mantri surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
    • It is a new scheme launched by the central govt to provide free health checkups to the pregnant women at government hospitals.
  • First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress 2016
    • The First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress was held in New Delhi.
  • Warmest Year
    • The World Meteorological Organisation has declared the year '2016' as the Warmest year on record.
  • Fly Ash Utilization Policy
    • Maharashtra became the first State in India to adopt the Fly Ash Utilization Poliy.
    • Fly Ash is the byproduct created while the burning of coal in thermal power plants.
    • It causes air pollution and other environmental hazards to the surroundings.
  • World's First Salt tolerant Plant Garden
    • The World's First Salt tolerant Plant Garden was opened at Vedaranyam of Tamil Nadu.

  • Sarabjith Singh Marwah
    • He became the first Sikh to become the member of the Canadian Senate.
  • Kamala Harris
    • She became the first India-American to become the member of the US Senate.
  • Aniruddha Rajput
    • He was an Indian Lawyer who was elected as the member of the International Law commission.
  • Joint Military Exercises of India
    • Surya Kiran 2016
      • It is a joint military exercise between India and Nepal.
      • It was held at Saljhandi of Nepal.
    • SAMPRITI - 2016
      • It is a joint military exercise between India and Bangladesh.
      • It was held at Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    • Hand in Hand 2016
      • It is the joint military exercise between India and China.
      • It was held in Pune.
  • APEC Summit 2016
    • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit was held at Lima in Peru.
  • Donald Trump
    • Donald Trump from the Republican Party was elected as the 45th president of USA.
  • Guy Ryder
    • He was reelected as the Director General of International Labour Organisation for the second Term.
  • Meng Hongwei 
    • He was elected as the new president of Interpol.
    • INTERPOL - International Criminal Police Organisation is head quartered at Lyon(France).
  • Raad Ul Barq
    • It is the name of the military exercise conducted by Pakistan in the Punjab Province near to the Indian Border.
    • The term Raad Ul Barq means 'Strike of Thunder'
  • International Criminal Court
    • It is headquartered at Hague, Netherlands.
    • Recently, Russia has officially withdrawn from the ICC.
  • Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
    • She was the Thailand's Princess who was awarded the World Sanskrit Award by the Indian Govt.
  • Antonia costa
    • He is the Portugal Prime Minister who will be the chief guest for the Pravasi Bharathiya Diwas 2017 which is scheduled to be held from Jan 7-9, 2017 in Bengaluru.
  • Nikki Haley
    • She is a India-American who was selected as the US ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Qamar Bajwa
    • He was appointed as the New Army chief of Pakistan Army.

  • Asian Champions Trophy 2016 (Hockey)
    • Indian women's team won the trophy in the finals by beating China.
    • The event was held in Singapore.

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Thursday, January 26

Current Affairs - October 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams - TNPSCGURU.in

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TNPSC Current Affairs October 2016
  • Important Days
    • October 1  - International Day of Older Persons
    • October 2 - International Non-Violence Day
    • October 3 - World Habitat Day
    • October 4 - World Animal Day
    • October 8 - Indian Air force Day
    • October 9 - World Post Day
    • October 10 - World Mental Health Day
    • October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child.
    • October 13 - Internationl Day for Disaster Reduction
    • October 15 - Global hand washing Day/ International Day of Rural Women
    • October 16 - World Food Day
    • October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    • October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
    • October 21 - Global Iodine Deficiency Prevention Day
    • October 24 - United Nations Day
    • October 28 - National Ayurveda Day
    • October 29 - World Stroke Day
    • October 31 - National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas) {Sardar Vallabhai Patel Birth Anniversary} / World Cities Day
  • Awards
    • Prajna Chowta - was conferred 'Knight in the order of merit' the highest civilian recognition by the french govt for her devotion to the wild elephant.
    • Nayanjot Lahiri - won the John F Richards Prize 2016 for her book titled 'Ashoka in Ancient India'
    • Pawan Chamling - Sikkim CM was awarded the Sustainable Development Leadership Award.
    • C Radhakrishnan - was awarded Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016.
    • Sir David Cox -  was awarded International Prize in Statistics 2016.
    • Paul Beaty - has won the Man Booker Prize 2016 for his novel 'The Sellout'.
  • Nobel Prize 2016 [Very Important]
    • Medicine - Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan) for his works on autophagy
    • Physics - David J Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and J Micheal Kosterlitz for their discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of Matter.
    • Chemistry - Jean Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa for their research in Molecular machines 
    • Peace - Juan Manuel Santos, Columbian President for his efforts to end the 50 year long columbian civil war.
    • Economics - Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstorm for their works on 'Contract Theory'.
    • Literature - Bob Dylan (USA) for his leterary works.
  • Sakharov Prize for Human Rights Award 2016
    • Two girls from Iraq's yazidi community was awarded this prestigious award.
      1. Nadia Murad basee
      2. Lamiya aji Bhasar
    • These two girls were among the girls who were abducted by the IS militants in the year 2014 in Iraq.
  • Udupi Ramachandra Rao
    • He was a former ISRO chairman who became the first Indian to be inducted to the Hall of fame of International Astronautical Federation.
  • K S Valdiya Committee
    • An expert group led by Prof K S Valdiya recently submitted its report to the central government suggesting the existence of Mythical Saraswati river.
    • Features of the report
      • The Saraswati river was 4000 km long
      • It has two branches : Eastern and Western Branches
  • National Tribal Carnival 2016
    • The first edition of the National Tibal carnival 2016 was held at New Delhi.
  • 21 New Districts
    • Recently the Telangana Govt has created 21 new districts to provide greater focus to the reach of welfare schemes to the people.
  • Amandeep Singh Gill
    • Indian IFS officer who was appointed as India's Ambassador to United Nations Conference on disarmament.
  • Uttarakhand Bans Whitener
    • Recently the Uttarakhand High court ordered to ban the sale of Whitener to the state govt stating the presence of intoxicating chemicals in it.
    • Intoxication chemicals present in it are
      • Toluene 
      • Trychloroethane
  • L Narasimha Reddy Committee
    • Recently submitted its report to the central government regarding the One Rank One Pension scheme.

  • Appointments
    • Sushil Chandra - appointed as the new chairman of CBDT - Central Board of Direct Taxes.
  • DBT in Kerosene [Very Important]
    • Jharkhand became the first state in India to implement Direct Benefit transfer in Kerosene.
  • State Bank of India
    • It became the first domestic bank of India to open a branch in Yangon of Myanmar.
  • HRIDAY - Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana
  • India's First Medpark (Medical Park)
    • India's First Medpark to be set up at Chengalpat in Tamil Nadu.
    • It will boost the manufacturing of medical equipments.
  • Global Hunger Index 2016
    • India ranks 97th in the Global Hunger Index 2016.
  • Gender Gap Index 2016
    • India ranks 87th in the Gendar Gap Index 2016 in the report released by World Economic Forum.
  • Ease of doing Business 2017
    • Indian ranks 130th in the Ease of Doing Business report 2017.
    • It is released by the World bank.
  • ZED Scheme
    • ZED Stands for Zero Deffect, Zero Effect Scheme.
    • It was launched by the central government to raise the standard of the MSME sector and make them to produce top quality products.
  • Kaushalya Setu
    • It is a skill development programme launched by Maharashtra.
    • It provides skill development courses for the students those who failed to clear the Class 10th and 12th.
  • Urja Ganga Scheme
    • It is a gas pipeline project to provide Piped Cooking Gas and CNG gas for the eastern India.
    • The foundation stone was laid by PM Narendra Modi at Varanasi(UP).
    • The projects connect Jagdishpur (UP) with Haldia (West Bengal) with length of 2050 Km.
  • UDAN Scheme
    • It is a regional air connectivity scheme launched by the Union government.
    • It tries to serve the under served airports of the country.
    • The fares of the domestic flights with journey period less than one hour will be capped at Rs.2500 for half of the seats.
Science & Tech
    • India Joins the Nuclear Triad 
      • Nuclear triad means the capabilty of a country to laucnch the nuclear weapon from the aircraft, land and submarine.
      • The Commissioning of INS Arihant, a nuclear capable submarine to the navy made India to get the Nuclear Traid status thus becoming the Sixth Country to get this status.
    • Street Lightning National Programme
      • Rajasthan became the first state to adopt this scheme under which all the conventional Street lights will be replaced with LED lights.
    • GSAT-18
      • It is the communication sattellite of ISRO launched by Ariane-5 VA-231 lauch vechile of Arianespace.
      • It was launched from French guiana (In South America) on Oct 5, 2016.
      • Arianespace is the commerical space launch provider of France.
    • Himansh
      • It is a high altitude glaciological research station of India opened at Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh.
      • It is located at a height of 4000m from the sea level.
    • National Seismic Programme
      • It is a programme launched by the central govt to trace out the hydrocarbons like natural gas in the Mahanadi basin region of Odisha.
    • Electric Bus
      • Ashok Leyland developed India's first Indigenously developed Electric bus.
    • INS Tihayu
      • It is a Water Jet Fast Attact Craft (WJFAC) Car Nicobar class vessel recently commissioned to the Indian Navy.
      • It was built at Garden Reach Shipbuilder and Engineers (Kolkatta).
    • Aryaman and Atulya
      • These are the two new ships inducted to the India coast Guard.

    Environment and Health
      • Swachh Bharat Short film Festival 2016
        • Murga - film which won the first prize, directed by Katyayan Shivpuri.
      • Open Defecation Free States
        • The Urban areas of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh was declared Open defecation free and hence it became the first and second state to achieve this open defecation free urban area state.
      • Second Defecation Free State
        • Himachal Pradesh became the second state in the country to achieve the status of Open Defecation free State in the country.
        • Sikkim -  first open defecation free state of the country.
      • Women of India Festival 2016
        • It was held in New Delhi.
        • It was organised to create awareness about the advantages of organic products to the people.
      • Kigali Amendment 2016 - MOP-28
        • MOP28 - The 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol was held at Kigali of Rwanda.
        • It amended the Montreal Protocol of 1987 and thus making the reduction of HFCs binding from 2019.
      • CYSVAX
        • It is the world's first vaccine for the 'Taenia Solium' Tapeworms in Pigs.
        • It is developed by the Indian Immunologicals Limited.
      • Munialappa Committee
        • It is a high level expert committee to monitor the Bird flu situation in the country and to suggest necessary actions.
      • Ross Sea
        • It is located in the Antarctica region.
        • It was recently declared as the World's largest Marine protected Area.
      • First World Sustainable Summit 2016
        • It was held in New Delhi.
      • 8th BRICS Summit 2016
        • It was held in Goa.
        • Theme - Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.
      • Kersti Kaljulaid
        • She became the first Female President of Estonia.
        • Estonia is located in northern Europe.
      • Abdelilah Bekirane
        • He was reappointed as the Prime Minister of Morocco for the second time. 
      • Antonio Guterres
        • He was appointed as the new secretary general of United Nations Organisation.
        • He is from Portugal.
      • Asian Ministrerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016
        • India to host the 2016 edition of Asian Ministrerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction at New Delhi in November 2016.
      • Joint Military Exercises
        • CORPAT 2016
          • It is a joint naval exercise between India and Indonesia.
          • It was held at Belawan (Indonesia) in the Andaman Sea.
        • Sino-India Cooperation 2016
          • It is a joint military exercise between India and China.
          • It was held in the Ladakh region.
        • Mitra Shakthi 2016
          • It is a joint military exercise between India and Srilanka.
          • It was held at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa in Srilanka.
      • Jitu Rai
        • He won the Champion of Champions award in the 10 m Air Pistol Champions Trophy in the final match which was held in Italy.
      • Saina Nehwal
        • Indian badminton player who was appointed as the member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes Commission.
      • Kabbadi world Cup 2016.
        • India won the kabbadi world cup 2016 against the Iran team in the final match.
        • It was held Ahmadabad of Gujarat.

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      Monday, January 9

      Current Affairs - September 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams - TNPSCGURU.in

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      TNPSC Current Affairs September 2016
      • Important Days
        • September 5 - National Teachers' Day
        • September 8 - International Literacy Day
        • September - First Saturday of the Month - International Vulture Awareness Day.
        • September 9 - Himalaya Diwas
        • September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
        • September 14 - National Hindi Diwas
        • September 15 - International Democracy Day
        • September 16 -  International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer
        • 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, World Rabies Day
      • Awards
        • Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016
          1. TM Krishna (India)
          2. Bezwada Wilson (India)
        • Bibhuti Lahkar - was awarded IUCN's Heritage Heroes Award 2016.
        • White Helmet - a syrian civil organisation was awarded Rightlivelihood Award 2016
      • Solung Festival - It is a tribal festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh.
      • Swach Bharat Abiyan Mascot - Kunwar Bai
        • Kunwar Bai was an 105 Year Old Women from Chhattisgarh, she sold her goats to construct a toilet in her house.
        • Inspired by this, she was selected as the mascot for the Swach Bharat Abiyan (Clean India Mission)
      • Committees
        • TVSN Prasad Committee
          • A committee under the head of TVSN Prasad was formed to recommend the alternatives to the usage of Pellet guns.

      • TVSN Prasad Committee.
        • The Union govt has constituted a committee on the usage of Pallet guns by the armed forces during tackling the protesters.
      • All India Trinamool Congress Party
        • It got the status of National Party from the Election Commission of India.
        • It became the 7th National Party of India.
      • Important Appoinments
        • C Vidyasagar Rao 
          • He was the Governor of Maharashtra who was appointed as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu,
        • Alka Sirohi - appointed as the new Chairman of UPSC.
      • GST Council (Very Important Topic)
        • It was formed as per 101st Constitutional Amendment act 2016.
        • This amendment added the Article 279A which deals about the GST Council
        • Composition
          • Chairman - The Union Finance Minister
          • Members - The Union Minister of the state - Revenue of finance & Minister incharge of finance in each state.
      • New District of Haryana State
        • Charkhi Dadri was the name of the New district (22nd district) of the Haryana State separated from the Bhiwani District.
      • 10 Lakh Insurance Option for Railway e-ticket passengers
        • India railway has launched the insurance scheme for Passenger booking tickets via online through IRCTC website.
      • Masala Bonds
        • Masala Bonds are rupeed denominated bonds which are issued outside India.
        • Recently British Columbia (Canadian Province) issued Masala bonds and thus becoming the first foreign government to issue Masala bonds.
      • Appointments
        • Anandi Ramalingam - became the first women to be appointed as one of the Director of BEL - Bharat Electronics Limited.
        • Arun Goyal - Appointed as the first Additional Secretary of GST Council Secretariat.
      • Important Schemes
        • Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana - Odisha
          • It was launched by Odisha Government.
          • It aims to improve the Child Sex Ratio.
      • Global Competitive Index 2016
        • India ranks 39th in the Global Competitive Index released by WEF.
      • India's First International Conference on Cooking gas
        • It was held at Bhuvaneshwar in Odisha.
      • Majuli Island [Very Important for Upcoming Exams]
        • It is a riverine Island located in Assam in the Brahmaputra river.
        • It was recently declared as the world's largest river Island with area of 880 Sq Km.
        • It is also declared as the new district of Assam and thus becoming the first island district of India.
      • Swach Survekshan Gramin Report 2016.
        • Top 2 Cleanest Districts of India
          1. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh
          2. Sindhudurg in Maharashtra
        • Sikkim - Cleanest State in India
      • Carbon Neutral Status
        • The Indira Gandhi International Airport (in New Delhi) achieved the Carbon neutral airport Satus and thus became the first airport to get this status in the asia-pacific region.
      • ICFA Awards 2016
        • Best Horticulture State - Haryana
        • Best Agriculture State - Odisha
      Science and Tech
      • e-Nivaran
        • It is an online portal launched by the CBDT Central board of  Direct Taxes for online redressal of taxpayers grievances.
      • World's Largest Radio Telescope
        • FAST or Tianyan is the name of the World's largest Radio Telescope Constructed by China.
      • LIGO Laboratory
        • India's First LIGO Laboratory to be set up at Aundh in Hingoli District of Maharashtra.
        • LIGO - Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory Laboratory.
      • INSAT 3DR
        • It was launched on Sep 8, 2016 by the GSLV-F05 vechicle.
      • World's Largest Solar Power Plant (Very Important)
        • The World's largest solar power plant was commissioned at Kamudhi in Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu.
        • Capacity: 648 MW.
      • World's First Three Parent Baby
        • The World's First three parent baby was born in Mexico with the help of Mitochondria Replacement Therapy Technique.
      • Gumthala Gaarhu - becamae the First Wifi Hotspot Village of Haryana state.
      • First BRICS Film Festival
        • The First BRICS Film Festival (2016) was held in  New Delhi.
      • Mother Teresa
        • Mother Teresa was declared a saint by the Pope Francis.
        • She became the 4th Indian to be canonised as saint,
      • G-20 Summit 2016
        • It was held at Hangzhou Province of China.
      • ASEAN 2016
        • It was held at Vientiane (Laos).
      • Joint Military Exercises
        • Yudh Abhyas 2016
          • It is a joint military exercise between India and USA held at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand.
        • Joint Sea 2016
          • It is a joint naval exercise between China and Russia
        • INDRA 
          • It is a joint military Exercise between India and Russia held at Vladivostok (Russia).
        • Druzbha 
          • It is a joint military Exercise between Russia and Pakistan.
          • Druzbha means Friendship.
      • Rio Paralympics 2016
        • Mariyappan Thangavelu - he won the Gold Medal in the High Jump Event.
        • Deepa Malik - She won the Silver Medal in Women's Shotput Event.
        • Devendra Jhajharia - He won the Gold Medal in Men's Javelin Throw event.

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      Important Abbreviations for Competitive Exams - TNPSC, Bank Exams and for all other exams

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      Important Abbreviations for Competitive Exams - TNPSC, Bank Exams


      AYUSH - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
      ASSOCHAM -  Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry


      BIS - Bureau of Indian Standard


      CBDR - Common But Differentiated Responsibility 
      CII - Confederation of Indian Industry
      ETC - Electronic Toll Collection


      FICCI Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry


      GIS - Geographical Information System
      GHI - Global Hunger Index


      IEA - International Economic Association 
      iPS - induced Pluripotent Stem
      IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute 
      ICBM - Intercontinental Ballistic Missile 


      MOM - Mars Orbiter Mission
      MUDRA  - Micro Units Development & Refinancing Agency Ltd


      QCI - Quality Council of India


      RFID - Radio Frequency Identification


      SIPCOT - State Industries Promotion corporation of Tamil Nadu
       USSD -  Unstructured Supplementary Service Data

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      [Economy] Important Terms - 2 Marks for TNPSC Group 1, 2 Mains

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      CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
      • The minimum amount to be deposited by the Banks with the RBI.
      SLR Statutory Liquid Ratio
      • The minimum percentage of deposits of a Bank to be kept in its own vault.
      Viability Gap Funding
      • VGF (Viability Gap Funding) is a mechanism in which the Government provides a capital grant to make the project feasible (economically viable) to the Developers
      CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
      • Every company having net worth of rupees five hundred crore or more, or turnover of rupees one thousand crore or more or a net profit of rupees five crore or more during any financial year must spend every year at least 2 % of their average net profit over the preceding three years on CSR.
      • It is a method of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people each contribute a small amount of money.
      • Mostly the money will be raised via Internet.
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