TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.Prime Minster lays Foundation Stone of IARI at Gogamukh in Assam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone of India’s 3rd Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI) in Goghmukh, Dhemaji, Assam. The other 2 IARI is in Delhi and Jharkhand.
Prime Minister said that , this could be the another round of green revolution in the north-eastern parts of the country after laying the foundation stone.
- IARI was established in PUSA, DArbhangha of Bihar in 1905. It was then transferred to Delhi on 1936.
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute is established to promote higher agricultural education.
- IARI is the harbinger of the Green revolution.
- The new technologies and high yielding varieties developed at this institute and their demonstrations at farmers’ farm led to the Green Revolution.
2. Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat 17: HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief)
Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table Top Exercise 2017 begins Chiang Mai, Thailand between the Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force .
About the Exercise:
- The aim of the bilateral exercise is to evolve SOPs for planning and executing relief missions during unforeseen natural calamities like Tsunami, earthquakes, cyclones, floods etc.
- The objective is to enhance interoperability between both the Air Forces, while conducting combined air operations triggered by a crisis.
- The exercise would assist in laying down procedures and establish decision support system at various stages of relief operations. (As per official release)