TNPSC: Latest Current Affairs Today in English Medium Date: 02.10.2016

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Rs 65,000cr revealed in black money disclosure scheme. 
Surpassing expectations, the Centre's move to unearth black money received a robust response with the total amount declared under the Income Declaration Scheme totalling `65,250 crore. Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced that 64,275 declarations had been made under the scheme which was open for four months and closed on September 30.

Tamil Nadu, Pondy appoint Cauvery board members
As the deadline for appointing state representatives to the Cauvery Management Board ended at 4.00pm on Saturday , only Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have appointed their representatives. The state government appointed Tamil Nadu Cauvery Technical Cell chairman R Subramanian as a part-time member of the board and Puducherry has appointed its public works department chief engineer P Swaminathan as its representative.Supreme Court on Friday had directed Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to appoint members to the board before 4 pm on Saturday . Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that the board would proceed to Cauvery basin areas in both the states to take stock of the water storage and report back to the court on October 6.

800 years old panchaloha idols unearthed
Four panchaloha idols, likely belonging to the Chola-era dating back 800 years, were unearthed near Ammapettai in Thanjavur by workers while digging for the expansion of a government school at Kambarnatham village.The construction workers were digging inside the government high school campus during the late hours on Friday , when the discovery was made.While they were making a crater to construct a building for additional classrooms using a poclain machine, the driver saw something in the mud.

Maldives joins Saarc summit boycott, slams global terror
Maldives on Friday condemned terrorism and urged for creation of an environment conducive for holding the now-cancelled 19th Saarc Summit.In a statement, the Maldives foreign office said the appeal follows the decisions by some of the Saarc member states who have expressed their inability to attend the Summit scheduled for November due to terrorism, and threats to regional and international peace.

Baloch leader seeks global support for region's freedom
Baloch leader Mazdak Dilshad Baloch sought global support on Saturday in their fight for `freedom' and against `atrocities' and violation of human rights by the Pakistani establishment in the restive region.At a seminar on `Baloch Nationality: Internal Colonisation of Balochistan by Pakistan' organised by RSS-inspired India Policy Foundation, the Baloch leader presented the historical and contemporary plight of the Baloch community due to the `Kill and Dump' policy of Pakistan in which more than 20000 people had been killed or abducted.

Swachh Bharat failed to click in Delhi, UP, Punjab & Bihar: Survey
Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar are some of the states that have made no progress since Swachh Bharat mission was launched nearly two years ago, according to an online survey across 19 states and 60 cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had kicked off his pet programme in the national capital by taking up a broom in October 2014.The survey result released by the online citizen engagement platform LocalCircles has found while Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra have shown significant progress, the states showing marginal improvement include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

Times Network awarded Porter Prize in 2016 for creating distinctive value
The International Business arm of Times Network that is part of India's largest media conglomerate, The Times Group was recently awarded one of the most coveted corporate awards, Porter Prize 2016, which aims to recognise strategic acumen of corporates in India.The Porter Prize Award in `Creating Distinctive Value' category was received by Times Network MD & CEO, M K Anand and head of International Business, Naveen Chandra in presence of minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha at an event held in Delhi.

SBI chief Arundhati gets 1-year extension:
State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya has been granted one-year extension by the government.The move comes less than a week before her three-year term was set to end on October 6. This is the first time in the post-liberalisation era that the government has granted an extension to the chief of the country's largest bank. Bhattacharya, the first woman to head SBI, was also the first to get a three-year appointment where the term ended beyond the superannuation date for chairmen.

Country gets first normal rainfall in three years Deficit
Continues In Punjab, Haryana, West UP For the first time in three years, the country received normal rainfall in the monsoon season, which ended on Friday with an overall shortfall of 3% -within the normal range of +-4% but less than what the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast.Despite the IMD prediction of an “above normal“ monsoon not materializing, good rain in the crucial Julyearly August period boosted kharif sowing. Thereafter, bountiful showers in central India and Telangana also ended successive years of drought in these regions.This was a welcome change from the drought years, when the deficit was 12% (2014) and 14% (2015)

India has an important role to play in next gen internet
Unknown to the vast online majority , the internet got democratized on Saturday . The control over the key technical backend functions of the internet, like domain management and IP address allocation, shifted from the US government to an international “multi-stakeholder“ body comprising academia, civil society , governments, and the tech community.

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