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Thursday, November 23

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - November 22, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in2017

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TNPSC Current Affairs - November 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.India firm on its stand on Peace Clause 
India is firm on its stand on right to give subsidies to farmers through the Minimum support Price (MSP) whether or not if it breaches the WTO’s 10% Subsidy Norms.

India has signed Peace clause treaty on 2013 at Bali that no countries can complaint against India if it breaches WTO’s subsidy norms. India will strongly oppose to give up Peace clause if permanent solution on subsidy brings more burdens to the state on the upcoming WTO Ministerial Meet at Buenos Aires in Argentina.

  
2.India’s Dalveer Bhandari wins ICJ Election. 
India’s Dalveer Bhandari re-elected as Judge in the International Court of Justice. International Court of Justice is seated in Hague, Netherlands.

3.Manipur Sangai festival 2017 
Sangai Festival 2017 celebrated in  Manipur to showcase its rich tradition and culture to the world. It is celebrating since 2010

4.World Fisheries Day' celebration – Nov 21. 
World Fisheries Day celebrated across the world on November 21.

5.Mugabe quits as Zimbabwe PM 

Robert Mugabe resigns as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. He served 37 years as Zimbabwe's Prime Minister.
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Wednesday, November 22

India firm on its stand on Peace Clause

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TNPSC Current Affairs - November 2017 by TNPSC Guru for Mains
India is firm on its stand on right to give subsidies to farmers through the Minimum support Price (MSP) whether or not if it breaches the WTO’s 10% Subsidy Norms.

India has signed Peace clause treaty on 2013 at Bali that no countries can complaint against India if it breaches WTO’s subsidy norms. India will strongly oppose to give up Peace clause if permanent solution on subsidy brings more burdens to India on the upcoming WTO Ministerial Meet at Buenos Aires in Argentina. 

Back Ground: 
  • As per the WTO rules, For Developing countries  can give subsidy upto 10 Per cent of Country’s agricultural GDP  and 5 Per cent for Developed Nations which is called de minimis level of support.
  • Developed nations are entitled to provide the de minimis level of support , but developed nations like US, EU, Canada, and other wealthy nations providing more trade-distorting subsidies to their farmers which is higher than the ceiling applicable to developing nations.
  • This makes developed nations products cheaper in International market comparing to developing nations products
  • So  most of the time India breaches the WTO’s de mnimus support level,, because based on the WTO de Minimus support, India can give only 10 % of total monetary value of production based on base year 1986-88 to Farmers, which is lesser than subsidy given by Developed nation.
  • For example in 1986-88 the total monetary value of production of US is 100 crore , So US can give 5% of subsidy to their farmer that means 5 crore of its production.
  • For India the total monetary value of production is 10 crore on 1986-88, so as per WTO Rules India can give 10 % as its subsidy that means 1 crore. It is much lesser than developed nations.
  • It  automatically Indian Farmers getting less subsidy comparing to Developed nations and makes developed nation products cheaper than products form developing nations.
  • India is strongly opposing this difference and wants to change the base year around 2000 because India’s production is good comparing to 1986-88.  

About Peace Clause: 
  • Peace clause is issued on 9th Ministerial conference of WTO at Bali on 2013 to the developing countries.
  • As per the Peace clause developing countries will be allow to give more than 10 % subsidy for their Farmers or people for 4 years till permanent solution sought out on 2017.
  • No other country should complaint about this to WTO for any breach.

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Tuesday, November 21

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - November 21, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in2017

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TNPSC Current Affairs - November 2017 by TNPSC Guru for Prelims

1.Namami Barak festival  held at Assam. 
The Three day Namami Barak Festival held at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi of  Assam  to pay tribute to River Barak for its potential and possibilities to emerge as trade hub.

Barak River is a part of Surma-Meghna River System , it rises in Manipur hills near Mao Sonsang. It is the major river in South Assam. The tributaries are Jirl, Dhaleshwari, Singla, Longai, Sonai ,Katakhal.

2.India Signs $100m Agreement with WB for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project 
India has signed $98 Million loan guarantee agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)/Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and $2 Million Grant Agreement for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project with the World bank.

The Aim of the project is to increase the solar generation capacity and support to install India’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts of solar power out of achieving India’s plan to install 175 GW solar power by 2022.

3.India’s Largest Electronic Interlocking system Commissioned at Kharagpur Station. 
India’s largest Electronic Interlocking(EI) system of 800 routes has been commissioned at Khragpur station ,West Bengal which will replace the old interlocking system of 423 routes.

The new Electronic interlocking system will help in smooth movement of Train South Eastern Railway.

What is Electronic Interlocking? 
Electronic Interlocking is an advanced signallying system which plays a smooth movements of trains.


4. 51 lakhs houses set to complete by March 2018 under PMAY(G). 
51 Lakhs houses to be completed by 31st marhc 2018 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin).   Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) aim to construct 1 crore house to rural poor launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

5.Inter Child Care Institution Festival “Hausala 2017” concludes. 
Inter Child Care Institution festival Hausala 2017 concluded, it was organised by Ministry of Women and Child Development. Hausala festival has been celebrated between the weeks of Children’s day on 14 November and the International Child rights day on 20th November.

Inter Child Care Institution Festival has celebrated for the children who reside in child care institution, which will provide platform to showcase their talents. Various events has been conducted like various events like Bal Sansad, painting competition, various sports and more. 

6.Scientist found new Root Parasitic plant Gleadovia konyakianorum 
Scientist has found new Root Parasitic plant Gleadovia Konyakianorum that has no chlorophyll and survives in another plant for food. It was found in Mon district in Nagaland.

Gleadovia Konyokianorum is a root parasite which absorbs entire nutritional requirement from the host plant with a help of Haustorium. Haustorium is a specialised structure (like hair, root , stem) that penetrates the tissues of a host plant and absorbs required nutrients .

This is only the 4th species found under the genus Gleadovia, other three species discovered are Gleadovia banerjiana in Manipur, Gleadovia mupinense in China and Gleadovia ruborum in Uttarakhand and China.

There are 2 types of parasite plant, one is plant parasite and another is Root Parasite.

Example:
Most common Plant parasite found in India called Loranthus found in Mango tree . Root parasite Sapria himalayana which found in Eastern Himalayas.
  
7.The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be inaugurated in Goa
The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) inaugurated at Panaji, Goa.  Festival will presenting 195 films from over 82 countries.
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