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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - August 17, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.IN2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - August 2017 by TNPSC Guru.

1.India to host next steering committee of  TAPI Project. 
India is going to host the next steering committee Meeting of TAPI Pipeline Project. Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is proposed in 1995 which was in hold due to security issue.

The main objective of the pipeline is supply gas from world’s second largest natural gas field of Galkynsyh, Tukmenistan to India.

    
 2.Navika Sagar Parikrama-Fist ever Indian Circumnavigation. 
Navika Sagar PArikrama is a first ever Indian Circumnavigation of the global by all women crew which will start at the end of August’2017 from Goa and will expected to complete circumnavigation by  March 2018.
INSV Tarini ,55 foot sailing vessel will be used by the women crew .


3.World Bank offers $24.64 Million for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project” to India 
World Bank has agreed to offer $25.64m for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project” to India out of its Global Environment Facility (GEF) trust fund

The project will be implementing in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh with aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Departments of Forestry and Community Organisations to improve forest ecosystem services and also help to improve the livelihoods of the region. 

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India to host next steering committee of TAPI Project.

TNPSC Current Affairs - August 2017 by TNPSC Guru.

India is going to host the next steering committee Meeting of TAPI Pipeline Project. Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is proposed in 1995 which was in hold due to security issue.

About TAPI project: 
  • TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) is a natural gas pipeline project proposed in 1995.
  • The project is started in Dec 2015, it was developed with the help of Asian Development Bank.
  • The main objective of the pipeline is supply gas from world’s second largest natural gas field of Galkynsyh, Tukmenistan to India.
  • The total length of pipeline will be around 1,800 km, it will run across Herat, Kandahar of Afghanistan, Multan of Pakistan and then enter into Fazilka(Punjab) of India.
  • It has the capacity to carry 90Million standard cubic meters of day gas for 30yrs. India and Pakistan will get 80% of gas and remaining to Afghanistan.

 Benefits:
Once the project gets completed, it is expected to boost development of  industrial and commercial activities.

It also used as alternative for oil, hence there will be less dependence of oil imports. generation.It also boost the employment opportunity.

Further it likely to improve the relation between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, which leads to maintain peace in these regions.

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Thursday, August 17

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - August 15 and 16, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.IN2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - August 2017 by TNPSC Guru.

Bio-mining method to recover Sembakkam Dumpyard

Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu has given its nod for recover Sembakkam Lake Dumpyard by using Bio-mining project. It was decided after the successful first bio-mining project at Kumbakonam Municipality.

The decision was taken after southern bench of national green tribunal has ordered to closure of dump in Sembakkam Lake. It will


2. Manipur and Assam can now decide on AFSPA – Home Ministry.

Union Home Ministry announced that Manipur and Assam can now decide whether they can continue the Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA). It also said that it going to take out the name “ disturbed area” for both the states.


3.Tamil Nadu Government’s A.P.J Abdul Kalam and Kalpana Chawla Award 2017. 
Tamil Nadu chief Minister Edappadi  K. Palaniswamy has presented A.P.J Abdul Kalam award to S.P Thyagarajan, who was a former vice-chancellor of Madras University and currently professor of eminence and dean of Sri Ramachandra university.

He was credited for discovering a drug for treating Chronic Hepatitis B, it was now patent under the brand name ViroHep.  ViroHep was manufactured using Phyllanthus Amrus which popularly known as Keezhanelli in Tamil Nadu.

Kalpana Chawla Award was given to Preethi Srinivasan for setting up a trust called “Soul Free” for people affected with spinal cord injuries.

She is a national level swimmer at age 8 and youngest to play  in Tamil Nadu Women’s cricket team. At the age of 18 she met with accident and made her to confine in Wheelchair.

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