TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.New National Commission for Backward Classes to be constituted under Article 338 B
The new National Commission for Backward Classes will be constituted under Article 338B. It will function as a constitutional authority and will function in the same manner as the National commission for Scheduled Castes under Article 338 and Scheduled Tribes under Article 338A.
2.Production of horticulture crops during 2016-17 is 3.2% higher than previous year estimates.
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17 which was 3.2 % higher than the previous year 2015-16 estimates.
3.India and South Korea to ink for 12 Minesweepers
India and South Korea is set to finalise deal of 12 Minesweepers for Indian Army, which will help to detect mines and explosives planted by enemy ships when they enter and leave harbours.
- Mysore Zoo to get four new Zebras from the Ramat Gan Safari Park of Tel Avivi of Israel.
- Sankhyiki Bhawan, the new office of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) inaugurated in New Delhi.