TNPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 2 DECEMBER 2016
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UNITED NATIONS APOLIGISES TO HAITI PEOPLES
- United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon officially apologized to the peoples of Haiti, for its role in the 2010 cholera outbreak in the country.
- He stated, “On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly: We apologises to the Haitian people”.
- In 2010, a Nepalese Peacekeepers from the UN will become the reasons for the spread of Cholera there.
HORNBILL FESTIVAL BEGINS IN NAGALAND
- The World famous Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland.
- Hornbill Festival was celebrated every year first week of December in Nagaland
- It was celebrated in Naga Heritage Village of Kisama area of Nagaland
- Hornbill Festival is called as, “Festival of Festivals”
NEW DIRECTOR TO CBI
- The Union Government has announced that Rakesh Asthana was appointed as the new Director to Central Bureau of Investigation.
- He was an IPS officer.
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INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL
- The Ministry of Science and Technology announced that the 2016 India International Science Festival was held at New Delhi from 7th
- The theme of the science festival is, “Science for the Masses”.
DECEMBER 2, NATIONAL POLLUTION CONTROL DAY
- Every year December 2nd was celebrated as National pollution Control Day.
- This day is observed in the memories of those who lost lives in 1984 due to the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and who were left severely affected due to leakage of poisonous gas, “Methyl Isocyanate” from Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal.
IAAF ATHLETES AWARD
- 2016 IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) Awards will be announced.
- 2016 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award goes to the Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt.
- 2016 IAAF Female Athlete of the Year Award to Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, who broke the 10000 m world record by over 14 seconds in Rio Olympics and got gold medal.
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KOLKOTA GOT BEST CITIES AWARD AT C40 SUMMIT
- Kolkata has bagged the C40 Best cities Award at the C40 Mayors Summit held at Mexico City for the best Solid Waste Management Projects.
- Kolkata becomes the first city from India to receive this prestigious award.
ACID ATTACK SURVIVORS WILL COME UNDER DISABILITY
- Persons who affected from Parkinson’s disease and those who are affected with acid attack survivors will soon come under disabled category by new laws.
- The Persons with Disabilities Bill (PWD), which is set to be tabled in Parliament, lists 21 infirmities.
THANU PADMANABHAN WINS HIS CHALLENGE ON DARK MATTER
- Indian Astrophysicist Thanu Padhmanabhan has won his 10 year old challenge on dark matter.
- He presented his idea on Dark Matter at the 23rd Texas Symposium on December 15, 2006.
- At the time, every one rejects his idea and reported its wrong.
- He challenged to everyone to prove his idea is wrong by next decade 2016.
- It is now confirmed that everyone failed to prove his wrong.
NEW KING OF THAILAND
- Thailand Parliament invited the Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to be the new King Of the Country/
- He was the only son of King Bhumibol, who passed recently.
ARGENTINA WON ITS FIRST DAVIS CUP
- 105th edition of Davis Cup was held at Zagreb, Croatia.
- In the finals, Argentina won its First Davis Cup by defeating Croatia.
AUDREY HEPBURN HUMANITARIAN AWARD
- American singer Katy Perry was honoured with the “Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Awards”, for her service, as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at the UNICEF.