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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - February 23, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - 2018

 TNPSC Current Affairs - February 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 
  • Union government has notified the Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme 2018.
  • As per this scheme , the bonds can be purchased by  person who is citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.
  • Electoral Bonds can buy either singly or jointly with any other individual.
  • State Bank of India is authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds in its 4 authorised Branches.
  • The First issue will start from 1st March 2018. 

 2.Super critical carbon di oxide Brayton test loop facility. 
  • Union Minister Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated Super critical Caron di oxide Brayton test loop facility at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • It helps to generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal, it reduces the water consumption and with less emissions of Greenhouse gas.
  • It will be efficient alternative to conventional steam-based power plants.
  • Currently Thermal Power plants use steam to carry heat and turn a turbine to generate power.
  • The Supercritical Co2 is denser than steam which helps to generate more power in less . 

3.Prithvi – II Missile. 
  • India Successfully tested  First Night trial nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II from Abdul kalam Island, Odisha
  • It is surface to surface missile has the capacity to strike 350km 

4.Jaipur’s Gandhinagar railway station 
Jaipur’s Gandhinagar Railway Station becomes the first non-suburban station to operate fully by women.

5.Cyclone Gita
  • India offers $1 Million to country Tonga for recovery from Cyclone Gita.
  • Cyclone Gita originated in South Pacific 

6.Cryptocurrency – PETRO. 

Venezuela becomes the first country to officially launch its own crypto currency named PETRO.

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