TNPSC -Current Affairs in English Medium - 16.06.2016

Chennai has least employable design engineers: Survey Report
  • Less than 8% of final year engineering students in six Indian metros make the cut for a design engineering job, and Chennai has the least number of employable engineers, a national report
UGC tells Univarsities to start courses on urban planning
  • UGC has written to all universities and colleges to include a subject on urban planning from the 2016-17 academic year. The directive comes after the Centre implemented the Smart City project. UGC members made a presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on how towns and cities were emerging as key drivers of economic growth, and emphasised on the need for capacity building in urban administration and urban planning.
India remains polio free, govt assures after Hyderabad - Telangana scare.
  • The wild polio virus (P2 strain) being found in a Hyderabad drain. “India continues to be polio free as the country has eradicated wild polio virus and the last case was seen on January 13, 2011 and it is more than 5 years that no wild polio virus has been detected,“ health ministry said in a statement. Vaccine derived polio virus are rare strain of the polio viruses that have genetically mutated from the strain contained in the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).
33% of the world too thin or too fat: Study report
  • Rates of obese or overweight people are rising in every region of the world, and in nearly every country , according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report -an annual independent stocktake of the state of the world's nutrition.At least 57 nations have a double burden of serious levels of under nutrition -including stunting -as well as rising numbers of adults who are overweight or obese, putting a massive strain on sometimes already fragile health systems.
Courtesy: Times of India

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