www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 30, 2017 (30/11/2017)
Topic : Profile of States, General Administration, Geographical Landmarks
Arunachal’s Siang river turns black
The waters of the Siang river, considered the lifeline of northern Arunachal Pradesh for centuries, has suddenly turned dark black triggering panic in the frontier state.
The water from the river is no longer considered fit for consumption.
China is being blamed for these changes.
China has been planning to dig the world’s longest tunnel to change the course of Yarlung Tsangpo from Tibet towards Taklimakan desert in Xinjiang but has been denying the same at public platforms.
About Siang river:
Siang originates in China and then enters India through Arunachal Pradesh.
It is then joined by two other rivers–Dibang and Lohit–as it enters Assam where it is called the Brahmaputra.
Topic : India & its Neighbourhood Countries, New inventions on Science & Technology
North Korea has launched its most powerful weapon yet- Called the Hwasong-15, after nearly two months of relative quiet.
What is the Hwasong-15?
It is the ‘greatest ICBM’ that could be armed with a ‘super-large heavy nuclear warhead’ capable of striking the ‘whole mainland’ of the United States of America.
Topic : Profile of States, New Appointments, Persons in News
Karnataka first state where women head police, bureaucracy
Karnataka has become the first state in the country where administration, both civil and police, is headed by women.
IAS officer K Ratna Prabha is the chief secretary and IPS officer Neelamani N Raju is the director general and inspector general of police (DG&IGP).
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Events
India donates 500 tonnes of rice to Lesotho
India has donated 500 metric tonnes of rice to the Kingdom of Lesotho, in Southern Africa, which is facing acute food shortage due to famine.
Where is it located?
Lesotho is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.
Resources are scarce – a consequence of the harsh environment of the highland plateau and limited agricultural space in the lowlands.
Topic : Persons in News
Ivanka Trump visited Golconda Fort
Ivanka Trump, visited the 14th century Golconda Fort accompanied by newly-appointed US Ambassador to India Kennet Juster. She was here to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017.
About Golconda Fort:
Golkonda, (“Round shaped hill”) is a citadel and fort in Southern India.
And it was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty which is situated 11 kilometres west of Hyderabad.
It is also a tehsil of Hyderabad district, Telangana, India.