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TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017 13 for Group 1, Group 2,2a, Group 4, VAO prelims

TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017

1.Pneumonia Vaccine has been included in India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).

India has included Pneumonia Vaccine in Universal Immunization Programme, which will protect children against pneumococcal disease. 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 13) has been selected for immunization programme

Vaccine will protect around 2.7 lakh children against 12 preventable diseases.

2.Piyush Goyal presided over the launch of World’s largest efficient lighting programme, UJALA – UK

Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, presided over the launch of World’s largest efficient lighting programme, UJALA – UK (UK Joins Affordable LEDs for All) by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) in London, United Kingdom.



3.India now have its own gold Standard.

India now have its own Gold Standard called the Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND 4201) which is 99.9% pure and used to verify the purity of Gold.

In November 2016 the India Government Mint (IGM), a unit of Security Printing and Minting Corp of India Ltd, signed an agreement with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop the first gold standard.

  
4.Megalithic Dolmen Cist unearthed in Koovathur 


A Megalithic Dolmen cist, has been found in Veeraaghavapuram near Koovathur  in Kancheepuram district , Tamil Nadu. It is probably 2,500 years old, which was discovered by KT Gandhirajan and Krishna Ramkumar.

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