TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.Indore topped in Swachh Survekshan – 2017
Indore (Madhy Pradesh) has emerged as India's Cleanest city as per Swachh Survekshan 2017. The survey was conducted in 434 cities and towns around country.
The top 10 cities were Indore, followed by Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Chandigarh .
The Bottom 10 towns were Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) ranked 434 followed by Bhusawal (Maharashtra), Bagaha (Bihar), Hardoi (UP), Katihar (Bihar), Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Muktsar (Punjab), Muktsar (Punjab) and Khurja (Uttar Pradesh).
2. Union Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India and Spain on cooperation in Civil Aviation
The Union Cabinet has given its nod in signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Spain on Cooperation in the sphere of Civil Aviation. MoU has the potential to spur greater trade, investment , tourism and cultural exchanges between both countries
3.Braj Bihari Kumar becomes new ICSSR Chief
Braj Bihari Kumar has become the new Chief of Indian council of Social science Research (ICSSR) succeeding economist S K Thorat.
4.India’s First Private Sector Small Arms Manufacturing Plant Inaugurated in MP.
India’s First private Sector small arms manufacturing plant inaugurated at Malanpur, Madhya Pradesh .which will supply world class weapons to the Armed forces. The plant is a joint venture between India’s Punj Lloyd and Israel weapon System