TNPSC Current Affairs - 2020

Tamil Nadu Government releases Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy

On September 7, 2020, Tamil Nadu Government released Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy. The main aim of the policy is to increase the electronics industry output to 100 billion USD by 2025. Highlights The Tamil Nadu State will contribute 25% of India’s total electronic exports of the country after implementation of the policy. The policy Read More…

Tamil Nadu Government signs 8 MoUs of Rs 10,399 crores

On July 20, 2020, the Tamil Nadu State Government signed eight new Memorandum of Understanding of Rs 10,399 crores. The MoUs will bring investments in the areas of solar cells, agrotech, iron foundry and module manufacturing. Highlights The cumulative investment in the state will generate around 13,507 jobs. The job creation will be in solar Read More…

US Air Force chief General David L. Goldfein flies Tejas aircraft

The Chief of US Air Force, General David L Goldfein flew a sortie in indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With this he became first foreign military chief to fly Tejas aircraft. He was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal AP Singh as a co-pilot during Read More…

Government inks $100 Million loan agreement for Project to Boost Rural Economy of Tamil Nadu

The Union Government has inked $100 million Loan Agreement with World Bank for Project to Boost Rural Economy of Tamil Nadu. The loan is from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and has a 5-year grace period and maturity of 19 years. Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project The project aims to promote rural Read More…

Government relaxes norms of Atal Pension Yojana to expand coverage

The Union Finance Ministry has relaxed norms of Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to allow small finance banks and payment banks to offer APY distribution. The move is expected to help expand coverage of the scheme and strengthen existing channels of APY distribution. Key Facts The APY scheme follows same investment pattern as applicable to National Read More…