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TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017 9 for Group 1, Group 2,2a, Group 4, VAO prelims

TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017

1.Tamil Nadu  Ranks low in ease of doing solar business.

Tamil Nadu ranks low in ease of doing solar business, but still Tamil Nadu leads in fast growing solar State. As per latest report from Bridge to India, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have come at the bottom on ease of doing business in the solar sector and Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat are the top 3 states in ease of doing business in Solar Sector.


2.Presidential award for classical Tamil.- Tholkappiar award

President Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Tholkappiar award for classical Tamil for 2014 to 2016. 
  • 2014 award was given to Dr.S.N Kandaswamy 
  • 2015 award was given to Dr A. Dhakshinamurthy
  • 2016 award was given to Dr R Kalaikkovan. 

3.Normal monsoon: No El nino threat this year.

Indian Meteorological Department has said that there will be “normal Monsoon” this year and bring 100 % rain instead of 96 % predicted earlier because threat to the monsoon from an El Nino may have receded.


4. Jhulan Goswami becomes leading wicket taker in ODI.

India’s Jhulan Goswami has becomes leading wicket taken in One-day International Women’s cricket surpassing Australian fast-bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record of 180 wickets. She has now 181 wickets in 153 matches.


5.Netherland to support India’s bid for permanent seat in security council .

Netherland has come out to support India’s bid for permanent seat in United Nations Security Council.




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