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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - August 20, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.IN2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - August by TNPSC Guru.

1.Government’s EESL becomes the world’s largest street light management company.

Government of India’s company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has becomes the world’s largest street light management company that has illuminated 50,000 KM of Indian roads with 30 Lakh LED street lights under Street lighting National Programme (SLNP).


2.IISc scientist developed water filter membrane with copper ions for safe drinking water. 
Scientist from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has developed water filter membrane with copper ions for safe drinking water. The invention was based on old age practise of storing drinking water in copper vessel for clearing bacteria.

Even there was scientific evidence which was published in journal of Health, population and Nutrition in March 2012, that water stored in copper vessel killed pathogenic bacteria like E.coli, Vibrio Cholerae O1, Salmonella species.

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Government’s EESL becomes the world’s largest street light management company.

TNPSC Current Affairs - August by TNPSC Guru.
Government of India’s company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has becomes the world’s largest street light management company that has illuminated 50,000 KM of Indian roads with 30 Lakh LED street lights under Street lighting National Programme (SLNP).

About SLNP and its benefits:
  • Street lighting National Programme is launched on 5th January 2015 to promote energy efficiency in the country by replacing 3.5crore conventional street lights with LED will result in saving of 9,000 Million units annually.
  • It was implemented with the help of Energy Efficiency services limited of Government of India and Electricity Distribution Company.
  • The main objective is to mitigate climate change by reducing release of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, energy savings. Also comparing with CFLs , LED lights do not contain Mercury so it will not harm the environment.
  • The 30 Lakh LED installation resulted in reduction of 39 Crore kWh of energy savings annually. It also resulted in reduction of 3.29 Lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide release annually.
  • Rajasthan leads with Installation of 7.85Lakh LED, followed by Andhra with 6.03Lakh and Gujarat with 5.4 Lakh LED Street lights

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Mekedatu project and its Issue.

TNPSC Current Affairs - August by TNPSC Guru.

Mekedatu is a place in kanakapura Taluk of Karnataka, where River Cauvery flows. Karnataka government has planning to build a reservoir across the River Cauvery for intention of using water for hydro power station and drinking water to Bengaluru City.

Tamil Nadu Government has opposed of building reservoir across the River cauvery in Mekedatu, since it would affect the flow of water to Tamil Nadu which ends in water shortage for agriculture and other uses.


Karnataka government said that, it will use only the excess of water after supplying of 192 tmcft to Tamil Nadu as per order given by Cauvery water tribunal.

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