TNPSC - Current Affairs in English Medium Date: 29.08.2016

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  • Women judges make up just 10% of High Courts' strength
  • Flamingos land at Perumbakkam
  • First military heritage website launched
  • Salem research team discovers 1,200-year-old twin maze
  • 11-yr-old girl to swim 550km in 70 hours for clean Ganga
  • India's air-breathing rocket `scramjets' its way into space
  • Indonesian claims to be world's oldest man at 145
Women judges make up just 10% of High Courts' strength
  • The Indian judiciary remains a male bastion with women judges making up just over 10% of the current strength of high courts -there are only 61 women judges in 24 HCs with 534 male judges. The sanctioned strength of high courts is 1,079 and the judiciary -which has the final word on all judicial appointments -has a lot of work on its hands if the vacancies are to filled in a manner that reduces the imbalance. Eight high courts don't have a single woman judge.
Flamingos land at Perumbakkam
  • Bird watchers and naturalists were in for a surprise on seeing more than 100 greater flamingos at Perumbakkam lake on the western side of Sholinganallur junction. The Nature Trust founder KVRK Thirunaranan, who records the migratory birds at the lake, said the flamingos have landed here a week ago.
First military heritage website launched
  • A veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, city-based captain D P Ramachandran who is also the executive trustee of Glory Foundation said, “The war heroes of south India hold great significance to the history of India. We hope to generate interest in military history through the specialty portal and various activities of the foundation.“ The foundation will conduct various awareness programmes across major cities to educate people about the nation's military history and heritage. It will be in the nature of exhibitions, films and seminars.
Salem research team discovers 1,200-year-old twin maze
  • Two 1,200-year-old labyrinths were discovered by a group of heritage enthusiasts in Kottaipudhur village near Vempadithaavalam in Salem.With a radius of 15m and circumference of 140m covering an area of 700sqft, the labyrinths could be one of the largest discovered in the country .
11-yr-old girl to swim 550km in 70 hours for clean Ganga
  • Swimming wonder Shraddha Shukla, popularly known as `Nanhi Jalpari', will spread her `clean Ganga' message by covering 550km distance between Kanpur and Varanasi in 70 hours. The girl, who took a plunge in the Ganga near Massacre Ghat in Kanpur on the eve of national sports day , is likely to reach Varanasi on the tenth day . On an average, she will swim seven hours per day .
India's air-breathing rocket `scramjets' its way into space
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully tested two `air breathing' scramjet engines as the first step to perfect a futuristic technology to launch missiles, inject heavier satellites in orbit, and fly astronauts at hypersonic speed. If fitted to a spaceplane, the engine can cut down inter-continental travel time and fly people in just an hour across the globe to New York.
  • The engine, which use oxygen from the atmosphere to provide propulsion along with Hydrogen stored int he rocket, was developed at Rs35crore. During the fiveminute test on Sunday , the scramjet engine auto-ignited and burned fuel for five seconds at an altitude of 20km after taking off on two RH-560 (Rohini) sounding rockets at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
Indonesian claims to be world's oldest man at 145
  • The world's oldest man has been named as Indonesi an Mbah Gotho, who is 145 years old, with documentation that says he was born in 1870. Gotho said he began preparing for his death in 1992, even having a gravestone made, but 24 years later he is still alive. He has now outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives and his children. Indonesian records office says it has confirmed his birth date as December 31, 1870. If this is correct, this would earn him the title of the oldest person ever, a title currently held by French centenarian Jeanne Calment, who was 122 when she died ­ 23 years younger than Gotho.

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