TNPSC Current Affairs January 2017 3
1.India successfully test fired Nuclear capable Agni-IV Missile.
India has successfully test fired the Nuclear Capable strategic Ballistic Missile Agni-IV from Kalam Island, Odisha.
Agni-IV is surface to surface missile which has the capacity to strike range of 4000 km was tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Kalam Island which is formerly known as Wheeler Island. It is 20 meters Tall and weighs 17 tons.
This was the 6th trial, 6 out of 5 trials tested successfully. The Last trial was conducted on Nov,2015. Last week India has successfully test fired Agni V which has the capacity to strike rage of 5000 Km.
It is equipped with 5th Generation On-Board Computer and distributed architecture.
It also has the most accurate ring laser Gyro- based inertial Navigation system (RINS) and supported by Micro Navigation System (MINGS) which ensures the vehicles to reach the target with 2 digit accuracy.
2. President Appointed David Syiemlieh as the New UPSC Chairman.
President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Prof David R Syiemlieh as the new chairman of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). He will assume charge from January 4 and will retire on jan 21 2018.
He is from Meghalaya and was a member of UPSC .He will take over from Alka Sirohi.