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TNPSC Current Affairs - May 2018 by TNPSC Guru


1.Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency(TEDA) 
  • TEDA aims to promote the use of new and renewable source of energy and to promote energy conservation , Research  and development activities.
  • Some of the important Renewable Energy projects undergoing in Tamil Nadu are
  • 50 MW Solar Power project in Kayathar, Thoothukudi, 170KW Solar Power plant in Irumbai ,Villupuram, 95KW Solar Power Plant in Kakalur, Thiruvallur.

2.SWASM 
  • Chennai Metro Water has planning to rejuvenate 2 waterbodies in Vilinjiyambakkam and Madambakkam, to meet the growing water needs of Chennai under the project SWASM.
  • Sustainable Water Security Mission (SWASM) is a Tamil Nadu government initiative to restore water bodies and encourage people to conserve freshwater across state. 

3.GOMBRT 
  • Tamil Nadu State Government has merged the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust (GOMBRT) with Wild life Division of Ramanathapuram.
  • GOMBRT formed to implement the $7.8M assistance from United Nations Development Programme to save Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve in 2000.
  • Experts says that merging with Wild life division could affect the conservation efforts.
  • Gulf of Mannar is the first Marine Biosphere Reserve of India declared in 1989, which is in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. 

4.Van Dhan Vikas Kendras. 
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs proposed to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal district across India.
  • Van Dhan Vikas Kendras established to provide skill up gradation and capacity building training and setting up of primary processing and value addition facility for the tribals depends of Minor Forest Produce (MFP).
  • Van Dhan Vikas Kendras was first established in Bijapur, District of Chhattisgarh.
  • The Van Dhan Vikas Kendras will play an important role in improving Socio-economic development of tribal involved in collection of Minor forest produce(MFP). 

5.$200 million Loan for POSHAN Abhiyaan 
  • India has signed $200 Million Loan agreement with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission –POSHAN Abhiyaan.
  • The aim of the POSHAN Abhiyaan is to address the malnutrition through Convergence, Use of Technology and a Targeted approach 

About POSHAN Abhiyaan. 
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on International Women’s day (March 8 2018) in Jhunjhunu , Rajasthan, to boost nutrition among children and women.
  • It targets to reduce stunting , under nutrition, anaemia.
  • It also targets to reduce the low birth weight by 2% per annum.
  • It also targets to come down stunting among children in 0-6 years from 38.4 % to 25% by 2022. 

6.3rd edition of UNPCAP
  • The 3rd Edition of United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) held in New Delhi .
  • It is conducted by Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India in partnership with the US, the Indian Army.
  • It aims to build and enhance the capacity of African Countries Troop contributing to United Nation.

7.Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. 
  • India and Kuwait has signed to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).
  • It will update the provisions in Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement for exchange of information under international standards. 

8.Vladimir Putin 
Vladimir Putin, sworn in as President of Russia for the 4th term.

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