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TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017,23 for Group 2, Group 4, VAO and Constable

TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017,23 

1.Cabinet approved amendment on    Right to Education Act 2009.

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendment on Right of children to free and compulsory education act 2009 to ensure teachers to get minimum education qualification.

It also extend the period to get minimum qualification for years up to 31st march 2019.This will help in-service untrained elementary teachers to complete their training to get minimum standard of qualification .


2.GRAPES-3 experiment Telescope upgraded to detect solar storms

GRAPES -3 muon Telescope at Cosmic Ray laboratory located at OOTY, Tamil Nadu. It has upgraded to detect solar Storms from Lagrange Point.

The upgraded detector will have increased coverage and improved capacity to determine the direction of  solar storms. It will play important role in understanding the propagation of storms from sun to L1 point and its impact on Earth.

L1 or Lagrange point 1 is the neutral Gravity point between Earth and sun which is approximately one million miles from the Earth. It is a good position to monitor the sun , because the solar wind from the sun reaches one hour earlier than Earth in Lagrange point or L1 .


3 The country’s first carbon neutral district and a biodiversity heritage-Majuli

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has launched the country’s first carbon neutral district and a biodiversity heritage in Majuli district of Assam. Majuli is the world’s biggest river island and to become India’s first carbon neutral district by 2020.


The project was titled SaCRed (Sustainable Actions for Climate Resilient Development) which was launched by Assam Government department of Environment and Forest has been initiated to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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