TNPSC Current Affairs June 2017
1.ISRO set to launch backup satellite IRNSS-1H.
Indian Space Research Organisation is preparing to launch one of its back-up navigation satellite IRNSS-1H for replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed. PSLV C39 will carry the new satellite IRNSS-1H into the orbit in late July or early August.
2.TN object to check dam across Kusa River
The Tamil Nadu objected for unilaterally commencing the construction work of a check dam across the Kusa river at Nelavayl village in Karvet Nagar Mandal in Chittoor district by Andhra Pradesh.
The Kusa is a sub-tributary of the inter-state river Kosasthalaiyar and supports an ayacut of about 354.32 acres fed by the Veligaram tank in Thiruvallore district, Tamil Nadu.
3.Switzerland ratified pact on information sharing with India.
Switzerland has ratified automatic exchange of financial account information with India and 40 other jurisdictions to check black money deposits. As per official release, protocol will be implemented in 2018, and the first set of data will be exchanged in 2019.