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    TNPSC Monthly Current Affairs - June 2017


    Union Government launched new bidding mechanism named Open Acreage

    Licensing Process (OALP) and the National Data Repository (NDR) for the first

    major oil field auctions to be held from 1st July 2017.

    Indian Vice President Election to be held on 5th August,2017 through a secret


    Maharashtra Government issued Government Resolution (GR) on loan waiver, in

    this Women farmers will be given top priority.

    According to Switzerlands central bank data, Indians money in Swiss bank down to

    CHF 676 million.

    NALSA has launched a web application for free legal services to prisoners. Through

    this , the State Legal services authorities and District Legal services authorities can

    feed the data for each individual prison inmate.

    5.6 million children are at increased risk of water borne diseases as the rainy

    season begins in conflict affected areas of countries around Lake Chad according to


    Asian Development Bank has pledged USD 10 billion support for infrastructure

    building and immediate development needs of less-developed states in India.

    The Indian Army has finally received its first batch of bullet-proof helmets after a

    decade wait. The helmets were manufactured by Kanpur-based MKU Industries at the

    cost of Rs 180 crore.

    Odisha is set to become the first state in the country to open a blood bank for


    The Election Commission of India has joined hands with Facebook to launch

    nationwide voter registration reminder aimed at reminding eligible Indian voters to

    register themselves on the electoral rolls. The reminder will be made available for four

    days beginning July 1. As a part of the initiative, Facebook will activate a unique

    Register Now button reminding all the eligible Indian users to enrol themselves as

    voters. The reminder will be available in 13 languages-English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil,

    Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi and Oriya.

    PM Modi recently released the coin and postal stamp in the honour of Shrimad

    Rajchandra on his 150th birth anniversary. He was the guru of Mahatma Gandhi

    The HRD ministry has constituted a new nine-member panel headed by space

    scientist K Kasturirangan to frame a new National Education Policy (NEP).

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has come out with draft

    regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic

    foods. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has invited comments

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    from the public regarding the provisions of the draft regulations. FSSAIs regulation

    mandates that labelling of organic foods should provide full and accurate information

    regarding the organic status of the organic foods. Organic food products must carry a

    certification mark or a quality assurance mark provided by the notified certification

    bodies. Organic farm produce means the product obtained from organic agriculture,

    while organic food means food products that have been produced in accordance with

    specified standards for organic production. FSSAIs regulations have exempted organic

    food marketed by the original producer or producer organisation through a direct

    sale from verification compliance. However, this exemption will not be applicable to

    processed organic products.

    Desh Bandhu Gupta , Founder and chairman of Lupin, Indias second largest

    Pharamaceutical company has passed away in Mumbai

    Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme of West Bengal received the highest prize

    in United Nations Public Service Award . West Bengal has been awarded in the Asia-

    Pacific group for the category: Reaching the Poorest and Most Vulnerable through

    Inclusive Services and Participation.The scheme provides financial help to the girls

    from disadvantaged families to pursue higher studies. It also aims to prevent child

    marriage. Increased educational attainment, prevention of child marriage and financial

    inclusion are the objectives of the scheme. The scheme was launched by Mamata

    Banerjee in October 2013.

    City Liveability Index is the first liveability index which will rank the major cities on

    the basis of the quality of life. This was launched by the urban development minister

    M. Venkaiah Naidu. Here 116 major cities were ranked based on a comprehensive set

    of 79 parameters such as availability of roads, education, healthcare, mobility,

    employment opportunities, emergency response, grievance redressal, pollution,

    availability of open and green spaces, cultural and entertainment opportunities etc. This

    will cover cities with a population above one million, including the capital cities. The

    rankings based on the index would be released in 2018.

    The Union Minister of Power , Piyush Goyal has launched a weather portal that will

    help all the electricity distribution companies to manage power distribution.

    According to UN report India is going to become the most populated country in

    the world by 2024.

    Uttarakhand has become the 4th state to be Open defecation

    free(ODF) and Haryana became the 5th state to be ODF in India . Sikim was

    the 1st state to be ODF free in India . Himachal Pradesh and Kerala found to be ODF

    in the latter half of 2016.

    Union Government launched VAJRA ( Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty )

    scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad and India based researchers for

    conducting joint researches in India.

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    Union Cabinet has approved the amendment of Social Security agreement( SSA)

    between India and Netherlands to strengthen their tie between the two countries .

    .A recent notification of Union Health Ministry states that TB patients should submit

    their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their


    Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has been choosen as the Presidential

    candidate nominee by Congress to fight against BJP- led NDAs Ramnath Kovind

    ONGC and UNSECO conducted a preliminary survey for the conservation of Chilika

    Lake to get Chilika Lake a world Heritage site tag. In order to secure the tag, the

    lake should have outstanding global values in terms of bio diversity and ecosystem

    .Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon in the state of Odisha.

    The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has launched a dedicated web page to

    help companies in the IT services and electronics sectors to adapt to the new GST

    regime. The web page can be accessed through the ministrys portal


    Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty

    Alleviation, M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced a new batch of 30 smart cities under

    Smart City Mission, which was launched on June 25, 2015. With the addition of these

    30 smart cities, the total cities picked up under the Smart City Mission has reached

    90. Out of the 30 cities, 26 had proposed affordable housing projects, 26 had proposed

    new schools and hospitals and 29 had proposed redesign and development of

    roads. The newly selected cities include Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Naya Raipur

    in Chhattisgarh, Rajkot in Gujarat, Amravati in Andhra Pradesh, Patna in Bihar,

    Karimnagar in Telangana, Muzaffarpur in Bihar, Puducherry, Gandhinagar in Gujarat,

    Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, Karnal in Haryana, Satna in

    Madhya Pradesh, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Dehradun in

    Uttarakhand, Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra, Bilaspur in

    Chhattisgarh, Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu in Jammu & Kashmir, Dahod in

    Gujarat, Tirunelveli, Thootukkudi and Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, Jhansi in Uttar

    Pradesh, Aizawl in Mizoram, Allahabad and Aligarh in U.P. and Gangtok in Sikkim. The

    government will further select 10 more cities under smart city mission as 100

    cities were supposed to be selected for the Smart Cities Mission in total. The

    remaining 20 cities that will be contesting for the remaining 10 slots are: Itanagar

    (Arunachal Pradesh), Biharsharif (Bihar), Diu (Daman & Diu), Silvassa (Dadra and Nager

    Haveli), Kavaratti (Lakshadweep), Navimumbai, Greater Mumbai and Amaravati

    (Maharashtra), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Dindigul and Erode(Tamil

    Nadu), Bidhannagar, Durgapur and Haldia (West Bengal), Meerut,Rai Bareilly,

    Ghaziabad, Sharanpur and Rampur (UP).

    The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) became the first municipal corporation in

    the country to tap money through municipal bonds in 14 years. The AA+ rated

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    PMCs municipal bonds raised Rs 200 crore at 7.59 per cent rate at the Bombay Stock

    Exchange (BSE). This is th


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