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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - February 17, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - 2018

TNPSC Current Affairs - February 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.Cuavery water Dispute. 
  • Supreme court has ordered Karnataka to release  177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water Tamil Nadu.
  • As per the current order totally Tamil Nadu will get 404.25 tmcft of Cauvery water which is less than 14.75 tmc ft awarded by tribunal.
  • Karnataka will get 284.75 tmc ft, Kerala to get 30 tmc ft and Puduchery to get 7 tmc ft.

Article 262 -  deals with Adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter State rivers or river valleys 

2.Chandrayaan-2 mission
  • Indian Space Research Organisation is planning to launch Chandrayaan-2 mission to moon around April 2018.
  • Chandrayaan 2 will be the challenging mission, as it will carry first time carry an orbiter, a lander and a rover to the moon.

 3.Botanical Survey of India agreement with NHM. 
Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has signed agreement with Natural History Museum (NHM), UK for cooperation in the field of genetic/taxonomic studies, research and training, conservation in India, including species and habitat conservation assessments and more.

4.World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 at VigyanBhawan New Delhi.
  • The Theme of 2018 summit is “Partnerships for a Resilient Planet”. 

Scientist from the Rockefeller University have discovered a new class of antibiotics called Malacidins which is capable of killing off several antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

6.Neptune’s Mysterious storm. 
NASA’s Hubble space telescope has captured the picture of Neptune’s Mysterious shrinking storm.

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