www.tnpsc.academy – tnpsc current affairs dec in English – Dec. 28, 2016 (28/12/2016)
Topic : History – Latest Diary of Events
Kovvada Atomic Power Project
Due to the Establishment of India’s biggest atomic power plant, majority of people residing in Kovvada and surrounding areas are said to have agreed to give their lands to the government, which is finalised by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and the State government of Andhra.
Kovvada Atomic Power Project is a proposed 6,600 MW nuclear power station in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Topic : Political Science – India and its Neighbours, Pacts and Summits
India and Bhutan signed an Agreement
India and Bhutan has signed an agreement for bilateral technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering.
The MoU was signed between Central Public Works Department (CPWD), under India’s Ministry of Urban Development and the Department of Engineering Services, under Bhutan’s Ministry of Works and Human Settlements.
Under this Agreement, India’s CPWD will assist Bhutan in green and sustainable construction of infrastructure in Thimpu.
Topic : Political Science – General Administration and Profile of States
Bihar – fifty percent reservation in judicial services
The Bihar Cabinet has declared 50% reservation in all judicial services for aspirants belonging to the Extremely Backward Classes, Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Aspirants belonging to EBCs – 21%, OBCs – 12%, Scheduled Castes – 16% and Scheduled Tribes – 1% of reservation will be given in all judicial services of the State.
And also, women will get 35% “horizontal reservation” and 1% reservation for disabled persons.
The reservation will be in both Superior Judicial Services and Subordinate Judicial Services.
Topic : Geography – Geographical Landmarks
Supercluster of galaxies near Milky Way
An international team of astronomers has found one of the universe’s biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way, which is named as “Vela supercluster”.
It had previously gone undetected as it was hidden by stars and dust in the Milky Way.
This is one of the biggest concentrations of galaxies in the universe – possibly the biggest in the neighbourhood of our galaxy.
Topic : Political Science – Govt., Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities
Char Dham Highway Project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the work for the 900km Char Dham highway project in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, which is to develop around 900 km of national highways.
The Char Dham highway project involves building tunnels, viaducts, bridges and bypasses in the entire state, along with way-side amenities that will include helipad for emergency evacuation and parking facilities, among others.