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TNPSC Current Affairs - March 2018 by TNPSC Guru


1.Tamil Nadu Budget 2018
  • Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented 2018-19 budget in Tamil Nadu State Assembly.
  • This is the first budget of Tamil Nadu after implementing GST.
  • Fiscal Deficit of Gross State Domestic product (GSDP) is estimated at 2.79% in 2018-19.
  • GSDP growth rate is 8.03 % in  2017-18.


2.Revenue sharing model 
  • Tamil Nadu State Government has announced that it will abandon the State Advisory Price and will follow Revenue Sharing model for Sugar cane pricing.
  • This model is based on the Rangarajan Committee Recommendation. 


3.KANCHI 
Tamil Nadu State Governor Banwarilal Purohit launched Kisan Advancement through Cashless Innovation (KANCHI) digital financial inclusion platform developed for farmers. 

4.Export subsidies complain at WTO 
  • United States has filed a complaint against India’s Export subsidies programme with World Trade Organisation.
  • They said India provides subsidy like giving certain exception in taxes, duties and fees which benefit Indian exporters and harms American products.
  • They also added that certain subsidy given for developing countries, but India already surpassed the developing country tag in 2015 as per its Economy. 

5.LaQshya 
  • Union Governmnet has launched new programme to improve quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT) called LaQshya.
  • It will benefit pregnant woman and newborn born in public health institution. 

6.KUSUM Scheme: 
Union Government is in process of formulating a scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) harnessing solar power for rural India.

Benefits:
  • Installation of grid connected solar pumps which will fullfill the irrigation need of farmers.
  • Farmers can also sell the surplus solar power generated to DISCOMS . 

7.Atal Bhujal Yojana 
  • Union Government has proposed Atal Bhujal Yojana scheme with the aim of sustainable Ground water management in over exploited and ground water stressed areas in 7 States with community participation.
  • Seven states are Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is implemented with the help of World Bank. 

8.Swadhar Greh Scheme  
  • Union Ministry of Women and Child Development said that number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme has been raised to 17291.
  • This scheme targets the women victims of difficult circumstances, who are in need of support for rehabilitation and live with dignity. 

9.World Happiness Index 2018: 
  • India drops 11 places and ranked 133 in world list of happiness country in latest World Happiness Index report.
  • Finland tops the list followed by Norway. 

10.WEF Energy Transition Index.
  • India ranked 78th position among 114 countries on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) energy transition index.
  • Sweden tops the list followed by Norway and Switzerland.


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