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TNPSC Current Affairs - February 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.India contributed additional $1 mn for UNOSSC. 
  • India has contributed additional $1 Million to United Nation Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).
  • Last year India agreed to contribute $100 Million to UNOSSC , which will focus on least developed countries and small Island developing Nation.

2.Union Government launches new tools to  rank startups. 
  • Union Government has launched the new tools to Rank State and Union territories for ranking Startups.
  • New tools are in the State and UT Startup Ranking Framework, the Compendium of Good Practices for Promoting Startups and the Startup India Kit.
  • The main objective of ranking is state and UT’s to take proactive steps towards strengthening startup ecosystems. 

3.Fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference
  • Fifth South Asia region Public procurement conference held in New Delhi.
  • The theme of the 5th conference is “Public Procurement and Service Delivery”.
  • It was hosted by Public Procurement Division (PPD) of the Ministry of Finance and All India Management Association
  • The objective of conference is to improve their public procurement to ensure timely and quality delivery of public services.
  • The 1st conference held at  Kathmandu (NEPAL) in 2010, 2nd in Islamabad (Pakistan) in 2014, 3rd in Dhaka (Bangladesh) 2015 and 4th  Sri Lanka 2017. 

4.SC refers new constitution bench to examine citizenship act.     
  • Supreme Court has refers a new constitution bench to various aspects of Citizenship Act 1951, including Assam Accord.
  • Section 6A of citizenship act deals with the citizen covered under Assam Accord. 

5.Pelican Bird Festival-2018
Pelican Bird Festival 2018 held at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary in lake Kolleru ,Andhra Pradesh. 

6.Amitabh Kant to continue as  NITI Ayog CEO . 
Union Government has extended the term of NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant till 2019.

7.Sweden to aid record $307M to UN World Food Programme. 
  • Sweden has signed Strategic Partnership Agreement with United Nations World Food Programme for aiding $370M to World Food Programme
  • This will become the largest donor of flexible funds to World Food Programme.

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