TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.Ministry of Agriculture launched e-Krishi Samvad, an online interface
Union Minister for Agriculture and farmers welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has launched e-Krishi Smvad an online interface, which is a unique platform that will provide direct and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and Investors in the agriculture sector.
2. India’s first Genetically modified Food Crop Mustard, gets regulator nod.
India's central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has given its nod for India’s first genetically modified (GM) food Crop Mustard for commercial cultivation. It recommended its approval to the environment ministry for their final Approval.
Previously in 2010, the committee has approved Bt,Brinjal but it was blocked by then environment Ministry.
3.All india synchronised Asian elephant population estimation will held from May 16
The All-India Synchronised Asian Elephant Population Estimation will held from May 16 2017, It will held once in five years and the last such exercise held in 2012. There was 6,072 Elephant was estimated in 2012. Highest number of Elephants are at Bandipur National Park (Karnataka) 1,697 ,followed by Nagarhole National Park (Karnataka) at 1,320.
4.China’s Moon Mission, Students simulating a lunar-like environment:
Post graduate students from Beijing ,China will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon.