Tnpsc Current Affairs 8Th December

Tnpsc Current Affairs 8Th December

TNPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS 8TH DECEMBER

TRIPLE TALAQ

  • The Allahabad High Court has ruled that the practice of triple talaq among the Muslims is Unconstitutional and violates the rights of women’s in India under our Constitution
  • Also the High Court said that, “No Personal Law Board is above the Constitution”
  • Triple talaq is a practice among the Muslims, that the Muslim man divorcing his wife unilaterally u pronouncing the word, “talaq” thrice.

5TH INDIA – ARAB PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE

  • 5th India – Arab Partnership Conference will be held at Muscat, Oman on coming 14th December
  • Objective of the conference is, to enhance the economic relations between India and Arab Countries and Oman
  • The theme of the Conference is = Partnership Towards Innovation and Co-Operation in Information Technology

INDIA – UK CONFERENCE ON EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

  • India – UK Conference on Ease of Doing Business will be held at New Delhi
  • The Conference enhances the economic relations between these two countries

LAUREATES AND LEADERS SUMMIT

  • The Laureates and Leaders Summit, will going to be held on December 10th at New Delhi
  • President will Inaugurates the summit
  • Purpose of the summit is to advance the fight against Child Labour, Child Slavery and Violence against Children
  • Summit was organized by Kailash Sathyarthi

VETERANS OUTREACH APP

  • Indian Army launches the Veterans Outreach Mobile App
  • It will be dedicated to Army Veterans
  • The app was developed by DIAV (Directorate of Indian Army Veterans)

HOT ATOMIC HYDROGEN ATOMS

  • A team of researchers from the University of Illinois discovered he existence of hot atomic hydrogen atoms in an upper layer of Earth’s Atmosphere, known as Thermosphere
  • It was acquired by NASA’s TIMED Satellite (TIMED = Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics)

MCC COMMITTEE

  • The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Committee recommended limiting bat size edges and depths along with many other suggestions.
  • The recommendations were made by the MCC’s World Cricket Committee, headed by Former England Captain Mike Brearley
  • The Committee also recommends football – hockey like red card as punishment for violent acts in fields

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India banned the use of newspapers for wrapping and packing of food items

2016 GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX

TNPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS 8TH DECEMBER

  • 2016 Global Terrorism Index has been released by Institute of Economics and Peace
  • India is ranked 8th among the 163 countries
  • In the list, 6 out of top 10 nations are in Asia
  • Top 3 terrorism affected nations = Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria

CANADA BANK NOTE

  • Viola Desmond becomes the First Women to appear on face of a $10 Canadian bank note.

MR.OLYMPIA

  • India’s Iqbal Sayed became the First Indian to win a Medal (Silver) at Mr. Olympia Amateur Event held at Hong Kong in Classic Body Building Category

GOTTHARD BASE TERMINAL

TNPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS 8TH DECEMBER

  • Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel Begins its services
  • It becomes World’s longest and Deepest Railway Tunnel with length of 57 Kilometers
  • It overtakes Japan’s Seiken Tunnel of 53.9 Kilometers
  • Gotthard base Tunnel is First Flat Low Level route through Alps Mountain and is situated 2.3 Kilometers deep

NANOCERAMIC MATERIAL

  • Scientists from the University of Wisconsin, created a Nano Ceramic material that can used for safer and cheaper nuclear reactors, made of aluminum oxide nano ceramic coating
  • It can withstand high temperature, the harsh effects of radiation and also becomes tougher under radiation

17TH MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

  • Indian Origin teenagers, Shriya and Adhya (Twins) and Vineet Edupuganti won Scholarship of USD 1 lakh fo their innovative research in 17th Math, Science and Technology Competition

ONGC’S NEW BASIN

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC) will setup a new basin in Agartala by the end of 2017 to explore oil and gas in north east region

FIRST CASHLESS VILLAGE IN SUTH INDIA

  • Ibrahimpur of Telangana Becomes South India’s First Cashless Village

TIMES ASIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal named as the Singapore TIME’s Asian of the Year.

BRICS HEADS OF REVENUE MEETING

  • The 2 day BRICS Heads of Revenu and Experts on Tax Matters meeting was held at Mumbai

OKINAWA ISLAND

  • USA returns some part of Okinawa Island to Japan
  • The United States military plans to return some land in Okinawa to the Japanese government by the end of the year, the largest transfer since 1972

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