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Tuesday, November 21

TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - November 21, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - www.TNPSCGURU.in2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - November 2017 by TNPSC Guru for Prelims

1.Namami Barak festival  held at Assam. 
The Three day Namami Barak Festival held at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi of  Assam  to pay tribute to River Barak for its potential and possibilities to emerge as trade hub.

Barak River is a part of Surma-Meghna River System , it rises in Manipur hills near Mao Sonsang. It is the major river in South Assam. The tributaries are Jirl, Dhaleshwari, Singla, Longai, Sonai ,Katakhal.

2.India Signs $100m Agreement with WB for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project 
India has signed $98 Million loan guarantee agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)/Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and $2 Million Grant Agreement for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project with the World bank.

The Aim of the project is to increase the solar generation capacity and support to install India’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts of solar power out of achieving India’s plan to install 175 GW solar power by 2022.

3.India’s Largest Electronic Interlocking system Commissioned at Kharagpur Station. 
India’s largest Electronic Interlocking(EI) system of 800 routes has been commissioned at Khragpur station ,West Bengal which will replace the old interlocking system of 423 routes.

The new Electronic interlocking system will help in smooth movement of Train South Eastern Railway.

What is Electronic Interlocking? 
Electronic Interlocking is an advanced signallying system which plays a smooth movements of trains.

4. 51 lakhs houses set to complete by March 2018 under PMAY(G). 
51 Lakhs houses to be completed by 31st marhc 2018 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin).   Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) aim to construct 1 crore house to rural poor launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

5.Inter Child Care Institution Festival “Hausala 2017” concludes. 
Inter Child Care Institution festival Hausala 2017 concluded, it was organised by Ministry of Women and Child Development. Hausala festival has been celebrated between the weeks of Children’s day on 14 November and the International Child rights day on 20th November.

Inter Child Care Institution Festival has celebrated for the children who reside in child care institution, which will provide platform to showcase their talents. Various events has been conducted like various events like Bal Sansad, painting competition, various sports and more. 

6.Scientist found new Root Parasitic plant Gleadovia konyakianorum 
Scientist has found new Root Parasitic plant Gleadovia Konyakianorum that has no chlorophyll and survives in another plant for food. It was found in Mon district in Nagaland.

Gleadovia Konyokianorum is a root parasite which absorbs entire nutritional requirement from the host plant with a help of Haustorium. Haustorium is a specialised structure (like hair, root , stem) that penetrates the tissues of a host plant and absorbs required nutrients .

This is only the 4th species found under the genus Gleadovia, other three species discovered are Gleadovia banerjiana in Manipur, Gleadovia mupinense in China and Gleadovia ruborum in Uttarakhand and China.

There are 2 types of parasite plant, one is plant parasite and another is Root Parasite.

Most common Plant parasite found in India called Loranthus found in Mango tree . Root parasite Sapria himalayana which found in Eastern Himalayas.
7.The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be inaugurated in Goa
The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) inaugurated at Panaji, Goa.  Festival will presenting 195 films from over 82 countries.

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