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2.TNPSC Current Affairs - June 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.Atal Bhujal Yojana 
  • World Bank has approved India’s Atal Bhujal Yojana a Rs 6000 crore scheme to address concerns about depleting groundwater reserves in India.
  • The Scheme aim to improve ground water in priority areas through community participation.
  • The priority areas identified under the schemes fall in the states are Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

2.PSLV Continuation programme 
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Continuation Programme and also to fund 30 PSLV operational flights.
  • Continuation programme will help to meet the launch requirement of earth observation, navigation and space science satellites for India.

About PSLV.
  • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is first Indian launch vehicle equipped with liquid stages.
  • It has carried out Sun-Synchronous Polar Orbit (SSPO), Geo-synchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and low inclination Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions
  • It has made India a self-reliant in launching satellites for earth observation, disaster management, navigation and space sciences.
  • The last 41 launch of PSLV was successful, including the latest successful launch of PSLV C41 on April. 


3.GSLV Mk III continuation  programme. 
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III continuation programme.
  • The Programme will enable the launch of 4 tonne class of communication satellites into Geo synchronous orbit to meet India’s satellite communication requirement.
  • It helps India to self-reliant in launching 4 tonne class communication satellites and also to meet
  • Country’s demand on rural broadband connectivity, increase and sustain the availability of transponders for DTH, VSAT and Television broadcasters and more. 

4.Decline in MMR. 
  • India has shown a significant reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate with 22 % reduction since 2013 according to latest Sample Registration System Data.
  • MMR has reduced from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.
  • Kerala topped the list with an MMR of 46, followed by Maharashtra with 61 and Tamil is in Third position with 66.


5.Global Peace Index 2018. 
  • According the latest Global Peace Index, India has ranked 136th place in most peaceful countries
  • Iceland Tops the list followed by New Zealand , Austria, Portugal and Denmark.

6.MoU b/w India and Netherlands. 
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod on extension of Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation in the field of Spatial planning, Water management and Mobility management between India and Netherlands.
  • MoU will promote bilateral cooperation between both countries and provided employment opportunities in these areas.

7.Tuna fishing harbour 
Tamil Nadu State Government has announced to set up World Class Tuna Fishing Harbour in Tiruvottiyur , Tiruvalluvar District.

8.Baikho festival 
Baikho religious Festival has celebrated by Rubha tribal community at kamruph district in Assam


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