TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.Bihar is the top litchi producing State.
Bihar is the top litchi producing State in the country as per latest report. About 300 thousand metric tonnes of litchi is being produced from 32 thousand hectares of land. National Research Centre on Litchi was established on June 6, 2001 at Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
2.May 29- International UN Peacekeeper's Day.
Indian Army Celebrated International UN Peacekeeper's Day which is celebrated world over on 29 May to honour the fallen peacekeepers and to pay tribute to those who served or are still serving in UN peacekeeping missions. The theme for the 2017 is “Investing in Peace Around the World”.
3.India and Fiji Sign MoU on Defence Cooperation.
India and Fiji has signed Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance & disaster management .
4.Bhavani Devi, first Indian to win gold in International Fencing championship.
CA Bhavani Devi first Indian to win the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland by beating Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain by 15-13.