TNPSC Bits 07.06.2021


  • The Mobile Farmers Market program at Thammampatti in Salem was recently launched.
    • The Department of Agriculture has decided to launch this mobile Farmer market program across the state.
  • Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has appointed retired IAS officer V. Palanikumar as the State Election Commissioner.
    • Mr. Palanikumar will hold office for a period of two years from the date on which he assumes the charge.
  • The Union Finance Ministry has asked the States to split wage payments under the MGNREG scheme from this financial year into Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and others.
    • The measure is aimed at highlighting what the Centre is doing for the SC and ST communities.
  • The African Union announced Mali's suspension from the Union.
    • It also threatened the impoverished country with sanctions following a second military coup in nine months.
  • Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawar chand Gehlot, launched the Senior care Ageing Growth Engine or SAGE project.
    • SAGE project will be launched to select, support and create “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services provided by credible start-ups.
  • According to TATA Power, Blue-finned Mahseer has moved to “least concern” status from red list of endangered species of IUCN.
    • TATA group is involved in conservation of blue-finned and golden mahseer for 50 years in Lonavala, Pune.
  • Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found three caves in Buddhist Caves Complex in Nasik, Maharashtra.
    • These Caves have the images of Buddha & Bodhisattvas and sculptures with designs of Indo-Greek architecture.
  • New Zealand was the latest country to sign a space agreement with NASA.
    • New Zealand became the eleventh signatory to the Artemis Accords.

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