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Tuesday, May 29

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - May 21 & 22, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - 2018

TNPSC Current Affairs - May 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.India is 6th wealthiest country 
  • India is the 6th wealthiest country in the world according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.
  • US tops the list with total wealth of $62,584 billion followed by China with $24,803 Billion, Japan with $19,522 billion,  United Kingdom with $9,919 Billion , Germany with $9,660 billion and India in 6th position with $8,230 Billion. 

2.Exercise Gandiv Vijay:  
Chetak Corps of South Western Command conduct intensive military training in Mahajan field firing  ranges of Rajasthan under Exercise Gandiv Vijay.

3.BrahMos supersonic cruise missile 
  • India Successfully test Fired BrahMos Supersonic cruise Missile with the aim to increase its life from 10 to 15 years.
  • It was test fired from mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur , Odisha.
  • This is the first Missile in India to extend its life from 10 to 15 years. 

4.Strategic Petroleum Reserve: 
  • India receives the First Cargo of UAE Crude oil to Filling up strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) caverns built by Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd (ISPRL) at Mangalore.
  • It was a part of agreement under which Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will store 5.86 Million barrels in India under Strategic Petroleum Reserve programme.
  • According to agreement India can use entire oil reserve stored in Mangalore SPR during Emergency and also ADNOC can sell part of reserve to India whenever required. 

5.Navika Sagar Parikrama: 
  • Indian Navy’s six member women team has completed circumnavigating the globe on Navy’s Sailing vessel INSV Tarini in 254 days.
  • This is the first ever Indian Circumnavigation of the world by an all women team.

6.International Biological diversity Day – May 22 
  • International Biological Diversity Day was observed globally on May 22 to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
  • The Theme of 2018 is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”

7.Queqiao satellite: 
  • China launches relay satellite named Queqiao Satellite to probe the Moons Far side also known as dark side.
  • China will become the first country to send satellite to probe the Dark side of the moon.

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