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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - March 2, 2017
  • A Guide to Fort St. George
    • It is a book written by Historian V. Sriram
    • It details about 30 buildings inside the Fort St. George.
  • Sahitya Academy Award 2016
    • Poornachalam was awarded the Sahitya academy award for Translation.
    • He was awarded for the book 'Poruppumikka Manitharkal' which was the translated version of the book 'Serious Men' written by Manu Joseph.
  • Books
    • Midnight's Children - written by Salman Rushde
  • BMD - Ballistic Missile Defence
    • Ballistic Missile Defence is a two layered interceptor missile system developed by DRDO.
    • It consists of two missiles
      1. Prithvi Defence Vehichle - for intercepting targets in exo-atmosphere at altitude over 85 Km.
      2. Advanced Area Defence missile - for intercepting targets in endo-atmosphere at altitude of 15 km.
  • The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017.
    • This act made possessing more than 10 number of old notes by individual and more than 25 number of old notes for study and numismatic purposes a crime.
    • Possessing more number of such old notes would attract a fine of Rs 10000 or five times the value of the money or whichever is higher.
    • The act received the President's assent on February 27, 2017.
  • Pobitora Wildlife Santuary is in Assam.
  • Melanosis
    • It is a disease caused by Aresenic Poisioning.
    • It creates white marks on the skin mostly over the chest, abdomen and thigh areas.
    • The safe and permissible limit for arsenic in drinking water is 5 ppm.
  • Penguin Random House
    • Penguin Random House Publication signed the contract to publish the memoirs of the former Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
  • BCCI Awards 2016
    • Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award - Ranjinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar
    • BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for Women - Shanta Rangaswamy
    • BCCI Special Award - V V Kumar
    • Polly Umrigar Award - Virat Kohli
  • India's WTO Ambassador
    • J S Deepak to be appointed as the new India's WTO Ambassador.
  • ISSF World Cup 2017
    • International Shooting sport federation world cup was held in New Delhi.
    • Jitu Rai won the Gold medal in the 50m air pistol category.
    • Amanpreet Singh won the Silver medal in the 50m air pistol category.

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