www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs – Nov. 07, 2016 (07/11/2016)
Topic : Science and Technology – Environment and Ecology – Awareness
programme to deal with biodiversity issues
International Agrobiodiversity congress
The first International Agrobiodiversity congress has begun at New Delhi by Prime minister
900 delegates from 60 countries will be participating in the discussion of this conference.
This conference is organized by the Indian Society of plant genetic resources and Bioversity
international , a CGIAR research center headquartered in Rome, Italy.
In this conference, the topics like everyone’s role in agrobiodiversity management and
conservation of genetic resources will be discuss by the delegates who attend the conference.
What is agrobiodiversity?
Agrobiodiversity is defined as the sub set of general biodiversity which have the variety and
variability of animals, plants and micro-organisms which are necessary to sustain key functions
of the agroecosystem, its structure and processes for, and in support of, food production and
It further comprises genetic, population, species, community, ecosystem, and landscape
components and human interactions with all these.
Topic : Eminent persons in NEWS – Awards and Honours
Aniruddha Rajput elected to UN International Law Commission
Aniruddha Rajput from India elected to UN International law commission.
He is among 34 individuals elected by the UN General Assembly as members of the
International Law Commission.
How will be the election held?
The members have been elected from five geographical groupings of Asia- pacific, Africa,
Eastern Europe, Latin America and Caribbean and Western Europe.
The members will have five year term commencing from January 2017.
About International Law Commission (ILC):
The commission was established by UNGA in 1947. It initiated with the task of progressive
development of international law and its codification.
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