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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - December 28, 2017 - TNPSC Current Affairs - 2017

TNPSC Current Affairs - December 2017 by TNPSC Guru

1.Indian Science congress to be held in Manipur University. 
The 2018 Indian Science Congress to be held at Manipur University in Imphal in March 2018. It was earlier scheduled to be held at Osmania University in January but it has been rescheduled to march in Manipur University due to security problems. This is the first time Indian Science congress has been rescheduled in last minute in 106 years of its history.

2.Afghanistan is willing to join CPEC says China. 
China said that Afghanistan is willing to join its China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is not against India and also warned  that CPEC project should not disturbed by any third country.

China has reiterating that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an economic cooperation and connectivity project, it will not target any third party and doesn’t involve any territorial disputes.

Earlier in May 2017 India has boycotted the China’s Belt and Road initiative, objecting to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor which lay through disputed territory.

3.Government slashed Small savings interest rate  by 20 bps 
Ministry of Finance has slashed Small Savings Interest rate by 0.2 per cent point  which including National savings Certificate (NSC) , Public Provident Fund (PPF) for the Jan- March period.

4.Bamboo not a tree, Rajya Sabha passes bill 
Rajya Sabha passes bill that Bamboo is not a tree amending the Indian Forest Act 1927 to encourage Bamboo cultivation in Non-Forest Areas.  Lokh Sabha already passed this bill in early December.
As per the bill it will exempts bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of a tree, therefore provides requirement of felling and transit permit.

Bamboo taxonomically grass, but legally defined as Tree in Indian forest Act 1927, because of this Farmers could not cultivate Bamboo in Non-forest Areas. Now the ordinance which encourage the farmers to cultivate Bamboo in Non forest areas and which enhance their income. 

5.Kerala introduced GIS Based app which maps 1000 festivals.. 
Kerala Government has launched Geographic Information System (GIS) based 1,000 festivals in the State which helps to increase the tourism.

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