TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
1.Asian Development Bank to lend $175 million to India to improve solar transmission system.
Manila-headquartered Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed to lend $175 million loan to support construction of high voltage transmission systems to evacuate power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system .
2.Mega Food Park at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu,
Ministry of Food processing Industries has given approval to M/s Ratnatray Mega Food Park pvt, ltd for setting up a Mega Food Park at Akkarai Sengapally village, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
3. India improves ranking in tourism by 12 places -World Economic Forum
India has moved 12 Places from 52nd to 40th rank globally in Travel and tourism competitiveness list in latest report published by world Economic Forum.
The Key factors for improving tourism is due to some strong policies like visa on arrival, e-visas, improvement in the ground transport infrastructure.
4.64th National Film Awards.
64th National Film Awards were announced on Friday, below are the few important awards for this year
- Best feature film- Kasaav Marathi movie.
- Best Actor- Akshaya Kumar for Hindi movie Rustom
- Best Female Actor- Ms. Surabhi for Malayalam movie Minnaminungu
- Best Director-Rajesh Mapuskar for Marathi movie Ventilator
- Best Tamil Movie- Joker
5.World Health Day –April 7
International World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year and this year’s theme is 'Depression: let’s talk'.