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Yoga Makes it to Intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO.

TNPSC Current Affairs December 2 2016

Yoga has got the global recognition as it was inscribed in the UNESCO’s representative list as the Intangible cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Decision was taken during the 11th session of the intergovernmental committee for the safeguarding of the Intangible cultural Heritage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The committee has also recognised Belgium’s Beer Culture and Cuba’s Rumba Dance as the Intangible cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Yoga is the 13th Intangible cultural Heritage to be listed from India by UNESCO.

About Intangible Cultural Heritage:

It is established by UNESCO with the aim of better protection of important intangible cultural heritages across world and the awareness of their significance. Intangible Cultural Heritage not only includes monuments and objects but also includes the traditions or living expression inherited from ancestors and passed to our descendants.

TeamIndus to launch India’s First Private Mission to the Moon.

TNPSC Current Affairs December 2 2016

Bengaluru Based private aerospace company, TeamIndus has planned to launch first Private mission to the Moon on Dec 28, 2017.

TeamIndus has secured a contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation to land a spacecraft in moon in Dec 27 2017 in an attempt to win the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize.

TeamIndus is the only Private organisation from India competing to win the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize. It requires landing their spacecraft on the surface of the moon, travelling 500 meters, and broadcasting high definition video, images and data back to earth.

About Google Lunar XPRIZE

Google Lunar XPRIZE has started with the aim involve private organisation in space mission to study about moon. Google believes that studying moon will help us in developing better understanding of our universe.

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 30

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 30

1.Center plans to amend the Groundwater management Bill.

Central Government's Water is planning to amend the Groundwater Management Bill. It will impose restriction on how the Groundwater can be used.

Bill will impose restriction to industries that it can use only recycled water  and activities like Gardening should use treated sewage water.

Bill will also regulate on extracting aquifiers for Pristine water.

2.Great Barrier Reef suffers worst ever coral Bleaching

Australian scientist has confirmed that mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef which killed more corals

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonder has suffered its most devastating die-off on record.

Causes of Bleaching:

In Northern Hemisphere , the summer temperature raised to 2 degrees above the normal because of natural El-Nino and man-made heating which  heated the water and caused severe bleaching.

Advantage of Coral Reefs:

Coral Reefs play a major role in Marine Ecosystem. It provides food ,habitat for fish and also serve as an important barrier protecting any natural calamities.

It also provides local economies through tourism and fishing.

TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 November 29

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 , 29

1. Lok Sabha has passed new Income Tax amendment Bill-2016

Lokh sabha has passed the new income tax amendment bill by a voice vote to levy 60% tax on undisclosed income or investment or cash credit deposited after November 8 demonetization.

After the Passing the bill Finance minister Arun Jaitely said that it gives an opportunity to all the black money holders to come out clean by declaring their undisclosed income and pay the penalty.

The penalty for unaccounted cash will include a flat income tax @ 60 % and a surcharge @25% amounting total 75%.

2. Akodra India first Digital Village.

Akodra the tiny village located in Gujarat's Sabarkantha District become India's First 'Digital Village'.

The villgae has a population of 1200 and was adopted by ICICI bank as a part of Digital India.

The residents of village is using e-banking for everyhting for buying groceries, milk and paying bills more than RS.10. Everyone in Akodara uses mobile phones for their payments

3.Iranian Film 'Daughter'wins the Golden Peacock Award at IFFI

Iranian Film Daughter has won the coveted Golden Peacock award at 47th International Film festival of held at Goa.

The film is directed by Reza Mirkarimi which beat 21 other films in the International competition section.


Union cabinet approves India’s Position at Kigali climate conference on Hydro fluorocarbons.

TNPSC Current Affairs December 1 2016

Union Cabinet has approved the recent negotiation to phase down the climate damage refrigerants Hydro fluorocarbons at the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal protocol at Kigali, Rwanda.
Montreal protocol aims to phase down the Ozone depleting substances, which came into force in January 1989.

In Kigali Meet India has successfully negotiated the baseline and freeze year to phase down the use of Hydro fluorocarbons.

It was agreed that there would be 2 sets of baseline years of developing countries. India along with other 9 developing countries have baseline years of 2024-26 and developing countries like China, Brazil, south Africa will have 2020-22.

The Freeze year for India is 2028 and can be extended till 2030 if there will be a technology review. The Freeze year for China, Brazil and South Africa is 2024.

About HFCs

HFCs (Hydro fluorocarbons ), a family of greenhouse gas that are mainly released from Air-conditioner and Refrigerator. The Agreement would lead to reduction of 0.5 Degree global temperature by end of the Century

India Inks Rs 5,000 Crore deal with US to buy 145 M777 Howitzers

TNPSC Current Affairs December 1 2016

India and US has signed a for RS 5,000 crore deal to buy 145 M777 ultra-light Howitzers in the two day meeting of the 15th India-US military Cooperation Group (MCG). India has signed the letter of Acceptance which formalises the contract between India and US for these guns.

Mostly these Guns will deploy near the borders of China. This was India’s first deal for artillery guns since Bofors scandal in 1980s.

The first batch of 25 guns will come to India in fly-away condition and the rest will be assembled in India at proposed Assembly Integration and Test Facility for the weapon system in India with partnership with Mahindra.

The first 2 M777 howitzers will be delivered within 6 months of the contract being inked and rest will be delivered at 2 per month.

About India and US MCG

India US Military cooperation group (MCG) is a forum established to progress Defence cooperation between HQ Integrated Defence Staff and US Pacific command at the strategic and Operational Levels.

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 28

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 28

1.India Hosts the Golden Jubilee Celebration of UNCITRAL, New Delhi.

India Hosted the Golden Jubilee Celebration of UNCITRAL ( United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) conference about  'Global Standards for Rule-based commerce' in New Delhi.

It is hosted by the UNCITRAL regional centre for Asia and the Pacific with the UNCITRAL national coordination commitee in India, with Permanent court of Arbitration Support.

The conference discussed about UNCITRAL's role and work in the harmoiztion and modernization of international trade law, as well as pertinent international trade law issues including electronic commerce, cross border insolvency and investment treaty dispute.


The UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International trade Law) was established in 1966 by UN General Assembly to promote the progressive unification and Harmonization of International Trade Law.

India is a founding member and has been re-elected in 2015 for 5 years.

2. RBI Introduced Incremental Cash Reserve Ratio 

Reserve Bank of India introduced Incremental Cash Reserve Ratio of 100 % to tackle the surge in deposits after the withdrawal of  500 and 1000 Rs Notes.

Reserve Bank said that this is an attempt to absorb the surplus liquidity available in banking system. It will suck around Rs 3.4l crore excess liquidity from the system. It also said that it was a temporary measure to drain excess liquidity in the system and will be reviewed on December 9 or before.

What is Cash Reserve Ratio?

This is the Tool used by RBI to control Liquidity in Banking System. 

Cash Reserve Ratio is a specified minimum fraction of the total deposits of customer, which Indian banks have to hold as reserves, but Indian Banks will not hold reserve themselves instead they deposit as cash with Reserve Bank of India. The Minimum Ratio stipulated by RBI is known as Cash Reserve Ratio.

For Example if CRR is 10 % and the deposit is Rs1000 by commercial bank into RBI, then Commercial bank can use only 900 out of 1000. Remaining 10% should kept with RBI to meet the payment demands of their depositors, to control money supply etc. 

3.Nico Rosberg, German Driver was crowned the 2016 F1 World Champion.

German Driver Nico Rosberg was crowned the 2016 Formula one World Champion which held in Abu Dhabi. 

4. India's Sachin Singh wont the Gold Medal at the AIBA youth world Championship.

India's Sachin Sing won the Gold Medal at the AIBA(International Boxing Association ) youth world Champion ship under 49 kg category.

He is the 3rd Indian to wont the Gold Medal in Youth World Championship.

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 27

TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 November 27

1. National Milk Day November 26

26th November is celebrated as National Milk day in India. National Milk day is celebrated to pay tribute to Verghese Kurien the Co-founder of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which markets Amul Milk and Dairy Products.

Globally June 1 is celebrated as World Milk Day which is designated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to raise awareness about the importance of milk and milk products.

In Inida we celebrate it on November 26  which is Verghese Kurien' Birthday. It is like paying tribute to him for making India into world's largest milk producer surpassing United States.

About Verghese Kurien,

Verghese Kurien is also known as the Father of White Revolution in India. His Billion Tree Idea - Operation Flood the world's largest agriculture dairy development program made India into world's Largest Milk producer surpassing United States.

2. Constitution Day November 26 (Samvidhan Day)

Indian Government is celebrating constitution day on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of constitution of India.

In 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that November 26 will be celebrate as Constitution day on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Dr B.R Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai.

This day is chosen to spread the importance of constitution and spread thoughts and ideas of Ambedkar. He is the chairman of Drafting committee which created the Indian constitution. Previously November 26 is celebrated as Law Day. 

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 25 & 26

TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016 25 & 26

1.Union Cabinet approved Revamped Merchant Shipping Bill 2016

The Union Cabined chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revamped version of Merchant Shipping Bill 2016, which repeals the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and the Coasting Vessels Act, 1838.

About Merchant Shipping Bill

The Merchant Shipping bill simplify the law governing the merchant shipping in the Country ,while certain redundant provisions will be dispensed with and remaining provisions will consolidated and simplified . it wil help to promote ease of doing business, transparency and effective delivery of Services.

2.Indian Railways to introduce Tri-Netra to reduce Train accident

Indian Railways going to introduce the advanced system called Tri-netra to its train to reduce Train Accidents by keeping a record of the track maintenance and also will provide better visibility during Foggy days.

About Tri-Netra:

The Tri netra system is made up of a radar-based terrain mapping, High resolution optical video camera and high sensitivity infrared video camera.

The device will use infra red to tab signals upto 2-3km and display the information on the screen fitted in locomotive

The divice will not distract the driver in normal condition by alarm but it will alarm the danger in red color which gives driver ample time to stop the train

3.Indian Navy’s seventh Landing craft utility (LCU) L-57 launched.

The Seventh Ship of Landing Craft Utility (LCU) L-57 is launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers ltd, Kolkata.

The Chief guest for the ceremony minister of State for defence Subhas Ramrao Bhamre said that the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers is one of the most Technologically advanced shipyard in the Country.

LCU is the largest ship of this kind built anywhere in the world. It is cost effective, furl efficient and best for protecting our Island Territories.

LCU is useful for joint operations carried by Indian Navy and Indian Army for ensuring Maritime security.

4.ASI to shift Keezhadi Artefacts to Dehradun lab

The Madras Hig court has given permission to the ASI (Archaeloloical Survey of India) to shift the artefacts excavated from the Keezhadi in Sivaganga District Tamil Nadu to Dehradun in Uttarakand.
High court allows ASI to shift artefacts from keezhadi to Dehradun.