TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
1.TU-142M, long range Maritime Patrol aircraft of the Indian Navy was decommissioned
TU-142M, one of the long range Maritime Patrol Aircraft of Indian Navy which was de-inducted after 29 years of service and arrived at INS Dega , Vishakhapatnam ,which will be turned into a museum.
2.Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus and Train 3 services launched from Kolkata
With aim to increase the bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh, Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus services launched from Kolkata by Prime minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime minister Smt.Sheikh Hasina and chief minister of West Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee.
Apart from bus services , Train services between two nation also launched named Maitree-2 Express.He Train service which had been discontinued since 1965, was restored when the Maitree Express between Kolkata and Dhaka was operationalised in 2008 between two countries.
3.India Mongolia joint exercise – Nomadic Elephant
The 14 day Joint military exercise –Nomadic Elephant between India and Mongolia underway at Vairengte in Mizoram from 05 April 2017 and will ends on 18 April 2017.
This was the 12th “iteration of Indo-Mongolian Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant” exercise aimed in training troops in counter-insurgency and counter terrorism operation.
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