TNPSC Current Affairs 2016
1.India is going to sign with Russia for five S-400 Surface-to-air missile systems worth $5-billion to boost country's air defense.
The agreement will be finalized on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit 2016 in Goa. S-400 Surface-to-air missile can destroy incoming aircraft, missiles and drones up to the range of 400 km.
This is equipped with Long-range radars than can tracks hundreds of targets at the same time. It is designed to knock down aerodynamic flying targets . This includes targets with stealth technologies.
Only RUSSIA, China and USA has such capability to neutralize aerial strike of multiple targets, including ballistic missiles and stealth aircraft from a distance
2.Maldives has withdrawn from Commonwealth .
It has accusing commonwealth for interfering in domestic matters and “unfair and unjust treatment”
Maldives has already warned by commonwealth for failing to progress on democracy, Freedom of speech, detention of opponents and independence of the judiciary.
Maldives foreign minister Mohamed Asim said that the decision to leave the commonwealth was difficult but inevitable.
In Past Commonwealth has suspended Pakistan, Fiji, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe for oppression towards citizens. It doesn’t expelled any country formally but Zimbabwe in 2003 and Gambia in 2013 withdrawn from Common wealth voluntarily
3.American Musician Bob Dylan has won the Nobel literature prize 2016 for creating new poetic expressions with American song tradition
4.World’s longest reigning monarch King from Thailand , Bhumibol Adulyadej has died