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Saturday, February 24

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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Thursday, February 22

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - February 21, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in 2018

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TNPSC Current Affairs - February 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.Tribunal on Mahanadi Water Disputes. 
  • Union cabinet has given its nod for constituting a Tribunal for Mahanadi Water Dispute under Inter-State River Disputes Act(ISRWD), 1956 request from Odisha.
  • The Tribunal will determines the water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh basis of the overall availability of water in Mahanadi Basin.
  • As per ISRWD act 1956, the tribunal has to submit its report and decision within 3 years of its commission and can further extended for 2 more year due to unavoidable circumstances.


2.Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel under Char Dham project 
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod for constructing  2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend - Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand.
  • It is a part of Central Governments Char Dham Expressway National Highway (Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’) launched in December 2016
  • Char Dham Expressway National Highway aims to connect four holy places in Uttarakhand which  includes Kedarnath, Badrinath ,Gangotri and Yamunotri 

3.National Urban Housing Fund. 
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod for creating  National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) for Rs.60,000 crores.
  • It will facilitate raising requisite funds to Government’s housing for all programme, which aims to build 1.2 crore houses in urban by 2022.
  • This fund will be situated in Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

4.Agni-II 
  • Indian successfully test fired intermediate range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni –II from Abdul Kalam Island, Odihsa.
  • Agni – II is indigenously made and has a strike range of 2000 km.

 5.Crèche facility
  • The Parliament house to set up Creche Facility for Women employees.
  • Creche facility is a day care centre for Children.
  • This initiative will push other private establishments, central and state owned organizations to set up a crèche facility.
  • ( crèche is an French word meaning to care of another's offspring in Zoology)

7.Asmita Yojana 
  • Maharashtra Government to launch Asmit Yojana to provide cheap sanitary pads.
  • Scheme will launch on International Women’s Day on March 8.
  • The scheme will provide sanitary pads at Rs 5 for  girls in Zilla Parishad schools while rural women can avail it at Rs 24 and Rs29


 8.India-Morocco Agreement in  Railway Sector. 
  • India and Morocco has signed an agreement to develop long-term cooperation and partnership in different areas of railway sector.
  • In the areas of Training and staff development, Expert missions, exchange of experience and personnel and Mutual technical assistance, including exchanging of experts.


9.R.H Malegan 
Reserve of Bank of India to set up committee under R.H Malegan  to find Reason and suggest ideas to prevent fraud in Banks.

10.N.Gopalaswami 
Former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami  appointed as head to choose  20 Institutions of Eminence.

11.Alignment of Egypt Pyramid. 
  • Recent study said that Ancient Egyptians may have used the Autumn equinox to align the Great Pyramid of Giza almost perfectly along the four cardinal points.
  • Autumn equinox occur 2 times in year when sun is exactly above the Equator, when the length of day and Night will be equal.
  • It will occur 22 September in the northern hemisphere and March 20th in the southern hemisphere. 

12.K.Balakrishnan 
K,Balakrishnan has elected as Tamil Nadu State Communist Party of India (Marxist),Secretary. 

13.The Essential Erode Tamilanban’ and ‘Still a Few More Questions’

The English and other languages  translated version of The Essential Erode Tamilanban’ and ‘Still a Few More Questions”  books of Tamil scholar and poet Erode Tamilanban has been launched
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