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TNPSC Current Affairs - September 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.“Sagar Kavach” Exercise begins in Chennai. 
Sagar Kavach a coastal security exercise has been conducted by Marine Police wing of the coastal Security Group in Chennai. The exercise is to test the defence preparedness of the security agencies in event of any terrorists infiltrating into the state through Sea.

About Sagar Kavach Exercise: 
  • It is a Coastal security exercise conducted by coastal Security group annually involving various security agencies to check coastal security mechanism and validate standard operating procedures.
  • During the exercise security personnel will be divided into 2 teams like Attack and Defence.
  • Attack team will act like terrorists and  try to infiltrate, the Defence team will try to neutralise the infiltration. 

2.Cabinet approves Revamped Khelo India Programme to boost sports in India. 
Union Cabinet has given its nod for Revamped Khelo India programme to boost sports in India. As per the programme, 1000 selected athletes will get scholarship of 5 lakhs per annuam for 8 years with the total cost of Rs 1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

This programme will help in development of sports in India including infrastructure development, identifying talents, coaching for excellence, competition structure, economy of sports and more. 

3.First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ 
India’s National Disaster Response Force to conduct First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 in Delhi. The aim of the exercise is to share the practices on  Disaster Risk Reduction , strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among member countries.

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4.Indian Coast guard commissioned 2 high speed interceptor boats. 
Indian Coast Guard has commissioned 2 High speed interceptor C-433 and C434 boats at Dighi port in Mumbai, which help to boost the security on Maharashtra coastline  by preventing illicit activities like infiltration, smuggling, illegal fishing and more. 


5.New Oil Discovery by ONGC in Arabian sea. 
Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has discovered Oil in Arabian sea west of Mumbai high Fields.  The discovery of well WO-24-3 is estimated to hold reserve of 20 Million tonnes. 

6.VASTRA 2017 at Jaipur. 
The 6th International textile and apparel fair “VASTRA” will be organised at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center, Sitapura, Rajastan.

7.Book- “Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen Evam Sadyahsnata Nayika”    
 Book “Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen Evam Sadyahsnata Nayika” authored by Dr. Kshetrapal Gangwar and Shri Sanjib Kumar Singh has been launched at New Delhi. The book highlights the Indian Art and describes the Water Sports (Salil Kridayen).

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