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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - May 17, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.IN

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  • Tamil Nadu Human Development Index 2017
    • Top 5 Districts
      1. Kanyakumari
      2. Virudhunagar
      3. Thoothukudi
      4. Chennai
      5. Kancheepuram
    • Bottom 5 Districts
      • Tiruvarur
      • Villupuram
      • Theni
      • Perambalur
      • Ariyalur (Ranked Last)
  • Panel on Prohibition of Manual Scavengers
    • The TN Govt has formed a committee to implement the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their rehabilitation Act and Rules, 2013.
    • Chairman of the committee - Chief Minister
    • And 26 other members.
  • DBT For Fertilizers
    • Direct Benefit Transfer for fertilizer to be implemented fully throughout the country form Jan 1, 2018.
    • Under this scheme the farmer have to produce his aadhaar card to buy fertilizers at subsidised price from the retail dealers or cooperative societies.
    • There is a slight difference between the DBT in LPG and Fertilizer.
    • In LPG the subsidy amount will be paid to the consumer where as in fertilizer the subsidy will be paid to the fertilizer company.
  • Karnataka's State Butterfly
    • Karnataka became the 2nd state to have a state butterfly after announcing 'southern bird wing butterfly' as its state butterfly.
    • The first state to have state butterfly is Maharashtra (Blue Mormon) in 2015.
  • Ovais Sarmad
    • From India, who was appointed as the Deputy Executive Secretary in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • Mahmoud Abbas
    • Palestinian President who visited India recently.
  • Justice Mukul Mudgal (retired)
    • He was elected as the head of the FIFA's Governance Committee.
  • Rifath Sharook
    • He is a student from TN who developed the world's smallest and lightest Satellite named 'KalamSat'

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