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TNPSC Current Affairs January 2017
Miscellaneous
  • Important Days
    • January 9 - Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas
    • January 12 - National Youth Day
    • January 15 - National Army Day
    • January 24 - National Girl Child Day
    • January 25 - National Voters Day, National Tourism Day

Polity
  • Appointments
    • David R Syiemlieh - appointed as the new Chairman of UPSC.
  • Supreme Court dismissed top BCCI officials
    • Anurag Thakur - BCCI President and Ajay Shirke - Secretary were dismissed from the post citing the non implementaion of the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee.

Science & Tech
  • Agni IV Test Fired
    • The 4000km range Agni IV Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was test fired from the Abdul Kalam Island (Earlier wheeler Island).
    • It is nuclear capable missile with payload of 1 tonne.
  • One Leap Second Added to IST
    • One leap second was added to the atomic clock in the National Physical Laboratory (New Delhi).
    • The slowing down of earth's rotation causes a difference between the astronomical time and the atomic time.
    • Hence, one leap second was added to the atomic clock.
World
  • Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations
    • India signed this agreement with Pakistan in 1988.
    • Under this agreement both the countries should not conduct any surprise attack on each other's nuclear installations.
    • Every year on Jan 1st both the countries exchange the list of their nuclear installations.




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