TNPSC Current Affairs July 2017
1.New revenue division for Tiruvannamalai district.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announced the new revenue division for Tiruvannamalai District. The new revenue division will become the third division with Arni as its Headquarters that comprise Arni, Polur, Kalasapakkama and Jamunamarathur taluks. The other two revenue divisions of Tiruvannamalai district are Cheyyar and Tiruvannamalai.
2.Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker’s Flora of British India.
June 30 this year is 200th birth anniversary of JD Hooker. JD Hooker was one of the greatest Botanist from England. He travelled widely in eastern Himalaya and described more than 3,000 species of plants in his seven volume book “Flora of British India”. This is the first and the only authoritative account of the plants of the sub-continent.
3.Sri Lanka signs Hambantota port deal with China.
Sri Lanka has signed a $1.1bn deal with China for the control and development of the southern deep-sea port of Hambantota. It was signed after Sri Lanka assured India the Hambantota port would not be used by China for military use and the Chinese activities would be only commercial
4.June 29- International tiger day
June 29 is observed as International Tiger day.
5.India Clinches Division B FIBA Womens Asia cup
India Clinches Division B FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Basketball tournament beating Kazakhstan. Division A won by Japan beating Australia.