Category: Current Affairs English

Monthly Current Affairs English – April, 2021

 TAMIL NADU

16th Tamilnadu assembly election
Tamilnadu registered 72.78 percentage of polling in the recent 16th Assembly election.

Karur topped the districts with a high turnout of 83.92%.

Chennai recorded the least polling in the state with 59.06% voter turnout.
 
Seed crusher near Uttiramerur
A rare stone has been found in Vinnamangalam village near Uttiramerur in Kanchipuram district.

Buried in the soil,

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Monthly Current Affairs English – March, 2021

 TAMIL NADU

Internal quota for Vanniyars
The Government of Tamil Nadu on February 26 passed a Bill temporarily providing an internal reservation of 10.5 per cent to the community under the category Most Backward Classes (V).

It has created two more groups — one covering 25 MBCs and 68 DNCs and another covering the remaining 22 MBCs.

The Vanniya kula kshatriya community includes vanniyar, vanniya, vannia gounder,

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Monthly Current Affairs English – February, 2021

 TAMIL NADU NEWS

Integrated and Inclusive Public Grievance CM Helpline
For effective and speedy disposal of public grievances, the state government issued a Government Order on setting up of Integrated and Inclusive Public Grievance CM Helpline Management System (IIPGCMS).

This system will help integrate the grievance redressal mechanisms and helplines of all departments and will bring them on a single platform.

A help desk, with helpline number ‘1100’ would be set up as part of the scheme.

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Current Affairs – July, 2019

 

 CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2019
Awards

The DD News cameraman who has been posthumously awarded the Narad Samman 2019 by the Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra – Achyutananda Sahu

Defence

The 100th warship of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata which was commissioned into the Indian Navy is named – IN LCU L-56

 

The theme of Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019 observed on July 26 to commemorate India’s victory in 1999 – Remember,

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Current Affairs – June, 2019

 Awards

The former Tribune journalist, at present with Huffington Post who has been awarded the prestigious RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ for her far-reaching expose during Calendar 2018 on the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of Indian (UIDAI) and its Aadhar data cache – Rachna Khaira

The Bengaluru based NGO which has been chosen for the BBC World Service Global Champion Award – Akshaya Patra

The former Indian President who has been conferred the Order of the Aztec Eagle (the highest civilian award to foreigners) by Mexico – Mrs.

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Current Affairs – May, 2019

AWARDS

  • The Omani writer and academic who has been chosen for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for her book Celestial Bodies – Jokha al-Harthi
  •  The country which has conferred its highest civilian honour named Zayed Medal upon the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – UAE
  • The former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation who has been conferred France’s highest civilian award Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour – Dr.

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Current Affairs – April, 2019

AWARDS

  • The Indian writer who has been awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his literary novel Solo – Rana Dasgupta
  • The journalist of Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper who has been awarded the 71st World Press Freedom Hero Award by the International Press Institute, Vienna (Austria) – Cyril Almeida
  • The Reuters reporters at present imprisoned in Myanmar, who have been awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 – Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone
  • The Telugu poet who has been awarded the Saraswati Samman 2018 for his collection of poetry Pakkaki Ottigilite by the KK Birla Foundation – K Siva Reddy
  • The highest civilian award of Russia which has been awarded to the Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi – Order of the St Andrew,

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Current Affairs – March, 2019

The Indian economist who has been conferred the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian LibrariesAmartya Sen
The American mathematician who has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, also known as the Nobel for mathematicsKaren Uhlenbeck
The Indian writer who has been awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize by the Yale University,

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Current Affairs – February, 2019

Defence

  • The place in Maharashtra where the Indian Army conducted its annual artillery fire power exercise Topchi – Deolali
  • The five-day multinational maritime exercise conducted at Karachi, Pakistan with participation of 46 countries and slogan “Together for Peace” – Aman-19
  • The multinational training exercise held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19 in the Western Indian Ocean with participation from USA, India, Netherlands and several East African countries was named – CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19

Persons

  • The former Chairman of Railway Board who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India – Shri Ashwani Lohani
  • The new Chairman of CBDT appointed to replace Shri Sushil Chandra who has taken over as Election Commissioner – Shri Pramod Kumar Mody
  • The American economist who has been nominated by the US President to be the next World Bank President – David Malpass
  • The new Director of Central Bureau of Investigation,

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