TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
1. National Panchayati Raj Day
National Panchayti Raj day is celebrated every year on April 24. The day was marked as passing the constitution act (73rd Amendment) which added a new part IX to the constitution of India, which is titled as “The Panchayats” and consist of provisions from Articles 243 to 243 O
2.Three Indian Warships Visit Toulon, France .
Three Indian Warships INS Mumbai, Trishul and Aditya have arrived at Toulon for a 3 days Visit, in Continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and West Coast.
The bilateral exercise VARUNA between the Indian and the French Navy is scheduled from 24 to 30 Apr 17 on completion of its visit at Toulon. The VARUNA series of exercises began in 2000 and have grown into an institutionalised form of interaction between the two navies. Bilateral exercises such as Garuda, Shakti and Varuna have been a regular feature between both India and France.
3.Su30 MKI aircraft was inducted to ‘Valiants’
Indian Air Force has inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the Indian Air force’s capabilities.
The ‘valiants’ which flew Mig-23 aircraft till 2009, and now equipped with Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. Su 30 MKI is a state of the art all weather multi role fighter aircraft capable of undertaking varied air combat and ground attack mission
4. Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016
Film Director & Actor Shri KasinadhuniViswanath to be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016.