Sunday, 22 September 2013

Current Events for TNPSC - Ripon Building

The Ripon Building is the seat of the Chennai Corporation (Madras Corporation) in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu. It is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, a combination of Gothic, Ionic and Corinthian. The Ripon Building is an all-white structure and is located near the Chennai Central railway station.

History

Commissioned in 1913, Ripon Building was built by Loganatha Mudaliar and took four years to build at a cost of INR 750,000, including a sum of INR 550,000 paid to Mudaliar. The Ripon building was named after Lord Ripon, Governor-General of British India and the Father of local self-government. Earl of Minto, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation on 12 December 1909. The Municipal Corporation of Madras, after functioning from several other places including Errabalu Chetty Street, settled at Ripon building in 1913, with P. L. Moore as the President of the Municipal Corporation at the time of the inauguration. The inaugural function was attended by over 3,000 of the city's elite.

Building details

The building is rectangular and is 85 metres (279 ft) long and 32 metres (105 ft) wide with a 43 metres (141 ft) central tower containing a clock 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in diameter. The first of its three floors has approximately 2,800 m2 (30,139 sq ft) of space. The walls were constructed with stock bricks, set and plastered with lime mortar and the roof is supported with teak wood joists. The original flooring of the ground floor was Cuddapah Slate that has been replaced with marble. One of the main attractions of the building is the Westminster Quarter chiming clock. This was installed by Oakes and Co. in 1913. The clock has a mechanical key system, which is wound every day. There are four bells, which were cast by Gillet and Johnston in 1913.

Restoration

In 2012, a massive renovation was initiated at a cost of INR 77 million under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to preserve the building's original grandeur. Under this, an annexe building measuring 12,540 sq m will be constructed alongside the main structure to house all the departments of the Corporation and all structures in the premises that do not blend in with the main structure aesthetically will be demolished in June 2013 when the annexe building is completed. The annexe building, with an auditorium to seat 500 persons, will be built in a contemporary and post-modern style, highlighting with elements of regional architecture, to blend with the Indo-Saracenic style of the main building. The main building is also being renovated under the process with the use of lime mortar for plastering. It is the first heritage building in the country to have received funds from JNNURM for renovation.

Current Events for TNPSC , UPSC Exam - Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Logo.svgThe Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is a government-owned corporation of India based in Mumbai. One of the public sector undertakings, it is wholly owned by the Union Government and is responsible for the generation of nuclear power for electricity. NPCIL is administered by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). NPCIL is the only power utility company in India which uses nuclear fuel sources.
NPCIL was created in September 1987 as public limited company under the Companies Act 1956, "with the objective of undertaking the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the atomic power stations for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of the Government of India under the provision of the Atomic Energy Act 1962." All nuclear power plants operated by the company are certified for ISO-14001 (Environment Management System).
NPCIL is the sole body responsible for constructing and operating India's commercial nuclear power plants. As of 10 August 2012 the company had 21 nuclear reactors in operation at seven locations, a total installed capacity of 5780 MWe. Subsequent to the government's decision to allow private companies to provide nuclear power, the company has experienced problems with private enterprises "poaching" its employees.

Nuclear plants
 
Operational
UnitTypeCapacity
(MWe)
Since
TAPS-1 (Tarapur, Maharashtra)BWR16028 October 1969
TAPS-2 (Tarapur, Maharashtra)BWR16028 October 1969
TAPS-3 (Tarapur, Maharashtra)PHWR54018 August 2006
TAPS-4 (Tarapur, Maharashtra)PHWR54015 September 2005
RAPS-1 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR10016 December 1973
RAPS-2 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR2001 April 1981
RAPS-3 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR2201 June 2000
RAPS-4 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR22023 December 2000
RAPS-5 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR2204 February 2010
RAPS-6 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR22031 March 2010
MAPS-1 (Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu)PHWR22027 January 1984
MAPS-2 (Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu)PHWR22021 March 1986
NAPS-1 (Narora, Uttar Pradesh)PHWR2201 January 1991
NAPS-2 (Narora, Uttar Pradesh)PHWR2201 July 1992
KAPS-1 (Kakrapar, Gujarat)PHWR2206 May 1993
KAPS-2 (Kakrapar, Gujarat)PHWR2201 September 1995
KGS-1 (Kaiga, Karnataka)PHWR2206 November 2000
KGS-2 (Kaiga, Karnataka)PHWR2206 May 2000
KGS-3 (Kaiga, Karnataka)PHWR2206 May 2007
KGS-4 (Kaiga, Karnataka)PHWR22027 November 2010
KNPP-1 (Koodankulam, Tamil Nadu)VVER −1000100010 October 2013
Total Capacity5780

Under construction

Unit Under ConstructionTypeCapacity
(MWe)
Expected Date
KNPP-2 (Koodankulam, Tamil Nadu)VVER −10001000Mar-2014
KAPS-3 (Kakrapar, Gujarat)PHWR700Jun-2015[7]
KAPS-4 (Kakrapar, Gujarat)PHWR700Dec-2015[7]
RAPS-7 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR700Jun-2016[8]
RAPS-8 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan)PHWR700Dec-2016[8]
Total Capacity3800

Proposed

Unit proposedTypeCapacity
(MWe)
Expected Date
Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project
European Pressurized Reactor
9900
2017
Total Capacity
 
9900

Current Event for TNPSC Exam - Attorney General for India

The Attorney General of India, Mr Goolam E. Vahanvati. -- Shiv Kumar Pushpakar. (file photo)The Attorney General for India is the Indian government's chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution and holds office during the pleasure of the President. He must be a person qualified to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court.
 
The Attorney General, like an Advocate General of a State is not supposed to be a political appointee, in spirit, but this is not the case in practice. Every time a party comes to power in the general elections, all the law officers resign and law officers loyal to the new party are appointed.
 
The current Attorney General is Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, who was appointed by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government after the 2009 General Elections.
 
Powers and duties
 
See also: Article 76, Constitution of India
 
The Attorney General is responsible for giving advice to the Government of India in legal matters referred to him. He also performs other legal duties assigned to him by the President. The Attorney General has the right of audience in all Courts in India as well as the right to participate in the proceedings of the Parliament, though not to vote.The Attorney General appears on behalf of Government of India in all cases (including suits, appeals and other proceedings) in the Supreme Court in which Government of India is concerned. He also represents the Government of India in any reference made by the President to the Supreme Court under Article 143 of the Constitution.
 
Unlike the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney General of India does not have any executive authority, and is not a political appointee, those functions are performed by the Law Minister of India.
The Attorney General can accept briefs but cannot appear against the Government. He cannot defend an accused in the criminal proceedings and accept the directorship of a company without the permission of the Government.
The Attorney General is assisted by a Solicitor General and four Additional Solicitors General.The Attorney General is to be consulted only in legal matters of real importance and only after the Ministry of Law has been consulted. All references to the Attorney General are made by the Law Ministry.

Politicization of the Attorney General

Attorney General is selected by the Government and acts as its advocate, and hence is not a neutral person. Nevertheless, it is a constitutional authority, and his or her opinions are subject to public scrutiny. On several occasions however, the opinions pursued by the Attorney General appear to have been extremely politicized.[3]
During some of the AG tenures, it has been felt that the attorney general has gone too far. Niren De during Indira Gandhi replied to a question by Hans Raj Khanna stating that even the right to life can be suspended during emergency.
Similarly, in 2005, when the UPA government was planning a possible coalition with Mayawati, Milon K. Banerjee's opinion absolving Mayawati in the Taj corridor case was ignored by the Supreme Court[4] In a direct condemnation of the government which asked the CBI to heed attorney general Milon Banerjee’s opinion and close the case against Mayawati, the Supreme Court told the agency not to go solely on the AG’s opinion and place all evidence before it.
In 2009, Milon K. Banerjee's opinion absolving Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors scandal has also been viewed as "devaluing and eroding the Attorney General's position".

Former Attorneys General

The Attorneys General for India since independence are listed below:
Attorney GeneralTermIncumbent Prime Minister
M. C. Setalvad28.01.1950 - 01.03.1963Jawaharlal Nehru
C.K.Daphtary02.03.1963 - 30.10.1968Jawaharlal Nehru; Lal Bahadur Shastri
Niren De01.11.1968 - 31.03.1977Indira Gandhi
S.V. Gupte01.04.1977 - 08.08.1979Morarji Desai
L.N. Sinha09.08.1979 - 08.08.1983Indira Gandhi
K. Parasaran09.08.1983 - 08.12.1989Indira Gandhi; Rajiv Gandhi
Soli Sorabjee09.12.1989 - 02.12.1990V. P. Singh; Chandra Shekhar
G. Ramaswamy03.12.1990 - 23.11.1992Chandra Shekhar; P. V. Narasimha Rao
Milon K. Banerji21.11.1992 - 08.07.1996P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ashok Desai09.07.1996 - 06.04.1998H. D. Devegowda; Inder Kumar Gujral
Soli Sorabjee07.04.1998 - 04.06.2004Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Milon K. Banerji05.06.2004 - 07.06.2009Manmohan Singh
Goolam Essaji Vahanvati08.06.2009 - incumbentManmohan Singh

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Current Events for TNPSC Exams - 10th century yogini sculpture stolen from UP, recovered in Paris


Vrishanana Yogini First Sculpture Return to India

A 1100-year-old sculpture of a yogini with a buffalo head was donated by a French woman called Martine Schrimpf in 2008 to the Indian embassy in Paris. Her husband Robert Schrimpf was an art collector and had acquired the sculpture from an unnamed source. 


 Carbon dating and other tests conducted on the 400 kg, 4.5 ft-high sculpture at the Indian embassy in Paris confirmed that the sculpture is from the 10th century.

In the tantric tradition, yoginis are anti-brahmanical figures who punish those who make caste distinctions and are appointed by Shiva as protecters of the tantric kula tradition.
Records in historical publications note that a yogini statue was reportedly stolen from a Yogini temple at a small village Lokhari in Mau sub-division of Banda district of Uttar Pradesh between 1983 and 1992. It is believed to have landed up in an antique shop in Mumbai in 1992.
But the National Museum experts say that the yogini from Paris is originally from Ranipur-Jharial in Orissa and is an exact match of the photo in a publication called “Yogini: Cult and Temples- A Tantric Tradition” by Vidya Dahejia. Dahejia also states in the publication, that the remains of the yogini temples are scattered over north India in remote sites that are difficult to access. 
Dahejia adds, “People generally refer to the yoginis in hushed tones, if at all they mention them.”
The Indian embassy played a key role in getting the statue back to India. The Indian ambassador to Paris, Arun K. Singh, told HT that establishing the genuineness of the statue was a very important step.
Singh said, “The French authorities were very cooperative and we are very happy that the statue is sent back to India and will be now housed in the National Museum”.
India has stringent domestic laws under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 to regulate the export of objects that are more than 100 years old. India is also a signatory to the 1970 Unesco Convention, that aims at curb illicit trafficking of cultural property.

The Yogini Vrishanana will be on display in a show called ‘The Return of the Yogini’ at the National Museum from September 19 to October 6.

Current Events for TNPSC Exam - Unique Identification Authority of India

Unique Identification Authority of India

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the AADHAAR scheme, a unique identification project. It was established in February 2009, and will own and operate the Unique Identification Number database.The authority aims to provide a unique id number to all Indians, but not smart cards.The authority will maintain a database of residents containing biometric and other data.
Aadhaar Logo.svg

The agency is headed by a chairman, who holds a cabinet rank. The UIDAI is part of the Planning Commission of India. Nandan Nilekani, former co-chairman of Infosys Technologies, was appointed as the first Chairman of the authority in June 2009. Vijay S Madan, an IAS Officer, joined as the Director General and Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India on 1 April 2013 . He replaced Ram Sewak Sharma, who has moved to Jharkhand as the chief secretary of the state
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Salient features of AADHAAR

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents in India (on a voluntary basis). The number will be stored in a centralised database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual. It is easily verifiable in an online, cost-effective way. It is unique and robust enough to eliminate the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases. The random number generated will be devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography.

Questions

1. Who was the first chaiman of UIDAI?
2. When did UIADI was estabilished?
3. UIDAI was part of ________________.
4. How many digits in Aadhaar as unique number?
5. What will be stored under UIDAI number?



Thursday, 5 September 2013

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

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