TNPSC Current affairs April 2017
1.Defence ministry given approval to buy Barak Missiles.
Indian Government has given its nod to purchase the new batch of Barak Surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the navy from Israel to enhance India’s Maritime capability.
The meeting of Defence Acquisition Council of the Defence Ministry chaired by Defence minister Arun Jaitley approved the purchase of Barak missiles which includes other proposals estimated at Rs 860 crore.
2.Platic Eating Fungus found by Scientists –Aspergullus Tubingensis
Scientist from Chinese Academy of Science have found the fungus which eats plastics which uses enzymes to rapidly break down plastic material and could help deal with the problem of plastic waste.
Aspergullus tubingensis is a fungus which lives in the soil was found by scientist in a rubbish heap in Islamabad, Pakistan
3.India and Malaysia Government signed seven MOU’s
Malaysian Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his 6 day official visit to India has signed 7 MOU’s with Indian Government for further economic growth and development between the two Nations.
The agreement was signed as the mark of celebrating 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties of both countries. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Malaysian Counterpart has singed the MoU’s
4. Socialist Lenin Moreno wins Ecuador
Lenin Moreno has won the Presidential candidate of Ecuador by beating Guilermo Lasso. Lenin Moreno has secured 51.16% vote share while Guilermo Lasso secured 48.8% votes.