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Saturday, February 24

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - February 23, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in 2018

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 TNPSC Current Affairs - February 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 
  • Union government has notified the Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018.
  • As per this scheme , the bonds can be purchased by  person who is citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.
  • Electoral Bonds can buy either singly or jointly with any other individual.
  • State Bank of India is authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds in its 4 authorised Branches.
  • The First issue will start from 1st March 2018. 


 2.Super critical carbon di oxide Brayton test loop facility. 
  • Union Minister Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated Super critical Caron di oxide Brayton test loop facility at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • It helps to generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal, it reduces the water consumption and with less emissions of Greenhouse gas.
  • It will be efficient alternative to conventional steam-based power plants.
  • Currently Thermal Power plants use steam to carry heat and turn a turbine to generate power.
  • The Supercritical Co2 is denser than steam which helps to generate more power in less . 


3.Prithvi – II Missile. 
  • India Successfully tested  First Night trial nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II from Abdul kalam Island, Odisha
  • It is surface to surface missile has the capacity to strike 350km 

4.Jaipur’s Gandhinagar railway station 
Jaipur’s Gandhinagar Railway Station becomes the first non-suburban station to operate fully by women.

5.Cyclone Gita
  • India offers $1 Million to country Tonga for recovery from Cyclone Gita.
  • Cyclone Gita originated in South Pacific 

6.Cryptocurrency – PETRO. 

Venezuela becomes the first country to officially launch its own crypto currency named PETRO.
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Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018

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  • Union government has notified the Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018.
  • As per this scheme , the bonds can be purchased by  person who is citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.
  • Electoral Bonds can buy either singly or jointly with any other individual.
  • State Bank of India is authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds in its 4 authorised Branches.
  • The First issue will start from 1st March 2018. 
Who can accept the Electoral Bond?

Electoral bonds can be receive only by the political party which is registered under section 29A  of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and which secured not less than 1 % of vote polled in previous election to Lokh Sabha or legislative assembly of state.

How Electoral Bonds work?
  • If person wants to donate money to any political party, he can buy Electoral bonds from notified bank by making payment .
  • Then you can gift this bond to political party.
  • Then Political party will convert this bond back to money. 
This helps to curb the black money floating in way of donation to Political Party.
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Friday, February 23

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - February 22, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in 2018

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TNPSC Current Affairs - February 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.e-NAM platform. 
  • Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has launched 6 six new features of e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) Platform to make it more users friendly.
  • The 6 new features include e-NAM mobile app, BHIM Payment Facility, New and improved Website with eLearning Module, MIS Dashboard, Grievance Redressal Management System for Mandi Secretaries and Integration with Farmer Database.
  • e-NAM implemented with aim to provide competitive and remunerative price to farmers through online competitive bidding process for their produce.
  • It was implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare 

2.Northeast’s first regional Centre for Agriculture 
Ministry for Development of North-East Region  said  that First Regional Centre of Agriculture in North east State will inaugurate with Israeli collaboration in Mizoram.

3.New list of Sick PSUs 
  • Niti Ayog CEO Amitab Kant said Niti Ayog is preparing another set of sick Public sector units that can be privatised.
  • He said Niti Ayog is already recommended to disinvestment of 40 PSUs of their 4 list which already sent. 

4.Light transport aircraft SARAS 
  • India successfully tested its Indigenously developed Light transport Aircraft SARAS .
  • It was designed and developed by  Council of Scientific & Industrial Research( CSIR)-National Aerospace Laboratories, NAL. 

5.Avani Chaturvedi 
  • Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo.
  • she flew a MiG-21 Bison in her first solo flight. 

6.International Mother Language Day 

International Mother Language Day has been celebrated across the world on February 21.
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