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TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 Oct 19

TNPSC Current Affairs 2016


1. Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3 hydel projects which was laid foundation by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapayee in Himachal Pradesh.

Three Hydro-Electric Projects are:

  • Kol Dam : 800 MW capacity executed by National Thermal Power corporation(NTPC)
  • Parbati : 540 MW capacity executed by  National Hydro power corporation (NHPC)
  • Rampur : 412 MW capacity executed by Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN)
These Three power projects with generating capacity of 1752 MW will boost the Himachal pradesh Power supply. All the three power projects are supported by Bharat Heavy Electrical limited (BHEL) with Equipment. 


2.INS Tihayu - Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by the Flag-Officer-Commanding-in-Chief of the eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral H.C.S Bisht.

This is the 350-tonne vessel and it is the sixth to be commissioned and allotted to the Eastern Fleet of the Navy.It can achieve the top speed of 35 knots per hour.

It is fitted with 3 water jet propulsion systems, powered by marine diesel engines generating 
2720 KW of power, also loaded with 30mm CRN gun, machine guns, and shoulder launched IGLA surface to air missile.


3. Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Athletes commission. 

Athletes commission of International Olympic Committee is chaired by Angelo Ruggiero, which has 9 vice president and 10 members,.


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