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TNPSC Current Affairs - May 2018 by TNPSC Guru


1.Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana: 
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod for extending Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana by another 2 years till 2020.
  • PMSSY is a centrally sponsored scheme aims to correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to enhance facilities for quality medical education in India.
  • Cabinet also approved plan to set up 20 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across India.

 2.2018 Varuna Naval Exercise. 
India and France conduct final phase of Varuna naval exercise near Reunion Island, a French Administrative department in Indian Ocean.

3.World Press Freedom Day. 
World Press Freedom Day is observed on May 3 to create awareness of the importance of freedom of Press.


4.Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana 
  • The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs has given its nod for continuation of umbrella scheme of Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana in Agriculture secotor beyong 12th five year plan
  • The umbrella scheme comprises 11 scheme which aims to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers.
  • It also aims to enhance production, productivity and better returns on produce to the farmers. 

The 11 schemes are
  1. Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)
  2. National Food Security Mission (NFSM),
  3. National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
  4. Submission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE)
  5. Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP)
  6. Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM)
  7. Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plan Quarantine (SMPPQ)
  8. Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES)
  9. Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation (ISAC)
  10. Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)
  11. National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) 

All these schemes are aims to strengthening of infrastructure of production, reducing production cost and marketing of agriculture and allied produce.

5.India fifth largest military spenders
  • India emerged as fifth largest military spenders in 2017 with $63.9 Billion according to recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
  • The other top spenders are US, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. 

6.ONV Literary Prize 
M T Vasudevan Nair has won annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O N V Kurup, for contribution to Malayalam literature.

7.New Species of Shield tail 
  • New Species of Shield tail snake discovered in Western Ghats named Bhupathy’s Shieldtail.
  • It is found only in Anaikatty hills of Tamil Nadu in Western Ghats.


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