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Thursday, August 17

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - August 15 and 16, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.IN2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - August 2017 by TNPSC Guru.

Bio-mining method to recover Sembakkam Dumpyard

Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu has given its nod for recover Sembakkam Lake Dumpyard by using Bio-mining project. It was decided after the successful first bio-mining project at Kumbakonam Municipality.

The decision was taken after southern bench of national green tribunal has ordered to closure of dump in Sembakkam Lake. It will

2. Manipur and Assam can now decide on AFSPA – Home Ministry.

Union Home Ministry announced that Manipur and Assam can now decide whether they can continue the Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA). It also said that it going to take out the name “ disturbed area” for both the states.

3.Tamil Nadu Government’s A.P.J Abdul Kalam and Kalpana Chawla Award 2017. 
Tamil Nadu chief Minister Edappadi  K. Palaniswamy has presented A.P.J Abdul Kalam award to S.P Thyagarajan, who was a former vice-chancellor of Madras University and currently professor of eminence and dean of Sri Ramachandra university.

He was credited for discovering a drug for treating Chronic Hepatitis B, it was now patent under the brand name ViroHep.  ViroHep was manufactured using Phyllanthus Amrus which popularly known as Keezhanelli in Tamil Nadu.

Kalpana Chawla Award was given to Preethi Srinivasan for setting up a trust called “Soul Free” for people affected with spinal cord injuries.

She is a national level swimmer at age 8 and youngest to play  in Tamil Nadu Women’s cricket team. At the age of 18 she met with accident and made her to confine in Wheelchair.

4..President approved Vayu Sena Medal 
President of India Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to wing commander Ravinder Ahlawat, flying (pilot) and to Group Captain Subhash Sing Rao, Flying (pilot).

5.140 Gallantry awards to army on Independence day 2017. 
President of India Confers 140 Gallantry awards to Army on Independence day 2017. Includes 3 Kirti Chakra, 13 Shaurya Chakra, 85 Sena Medal (Galantry) and 39 other awards which will announce later.

Kirti chakra awards to Maj Preetam Singh Kunwar, Maj David Manlun, Naga(Posthumous) and Hav Giris Gurung (Posthumous)  

6.Japanese economist Jun-ichi Okabewins award on India 
Japanese Economist Jun-ichi Okabe wins award from Japan Society of Economic Statistics 2017 for books about Indian Villages “ A New Statistical Domain in India : An Enquiry into village Panchayat Databases”.

7.Pakistan hoists Tallest flag at wagah. 
Pakistan Hoisted tallest flag on a 400 feet pole in Wagah-Attari Border. In 2016 India Hoisted flag on 360 Feet. 

8.Archaeologist discovered three millennia-old tombs in Egypt. 

Archaeologist from Egypt have discovered three millennia old tombs which containing Sarcophagi dating back 2000 yearas. It was excavated in Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province of South Cairo.

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