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.
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.