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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - December 29, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - 2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - December 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.DRDO successfully test fired interceptor missile. 
As part of India's Ballistic Missile defense system, Defence Research and Development Organisation of India has successfully test fired Supersonic inteceptor missile from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

Intercepor missile successfully destroyed the incoming ballistic missile launhced from LC-III complex of Integrated Test Range, Chandipur. This is the  third test carried out in this year. It has a capacity to destroy any ballistic missile  within 30km altittude of Earth Atmosphere

2.Center launched 100 crore project to tackle stubble burning. 
Environment ministry launches Rs 100 crore regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC)to tackle Stubble burning which impact on climate change. The first phase of project will be implemented in states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Initially Farmers will be encourage to adopt alternative method by Creating awareness , capacity builiding activities which would enhance their income and also which diversify therir livelihood option.

The reasoan for buning residues in filed is due to increased mechanization, decreasing livestock, long time for composting and no economically viable alternate use of residues.

Buring the residue not only impacts global warming it also impact on air quality, soil health and human health. Burning residue is one of the main reason for poor air quality in National Capital.

3.$40 Million loan agreement signed between India and World Bank for UP Tourism development. 
India has signed loan Agreement with the World Bank for $40 Million for Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project with the aim to increase tourism related benefits for local communities

 4.Gadkari to flags off  first cargo transportation through NW 2 . 
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has flagged off First Cargo Transportation carrying cement through National Waterways -2 on Brahmaputra.
It will travel from Pandu to Dubri which will help to save 150,000 tonnes km of road transportation per trip and 300 km of road travel.
Waterways which aim to reduce the logistics cost, especially one horse power can move 4000 kg on waterways comparing 150 kg on road and 500 kg on rail.
Also 1 liter of fuel can move 105 ton per km in waterways comparing 25 ton per km on road and 85 on Rail. 

5.Who to classify video games addiction as mental health condition.. 
World Health Organisation is going to classify Video games addiction as mental health disorder on 2018 because studies says 7 per cent of population has serious health issues due to Video game addiction and internet.

6.Anand wins World Rapid Championship 
Viswanathan Anand Wins World Rapid Championship held in Riyadh, Soudi Arabia .

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