www.tnpsc.academy – Tnpsc current affairs in English – Nov. 11, 2016 (11/11/2016)
Topic : Diary of Events
November 10 – World Science Day for Peace and Development
All over the world, on November 10, world science day for Peace and Development is observed.
It is celebrated to raise awareness about importance of science in our daily life.
The United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had organized special campaigns, visits to science museums for school children, etc.
Theme of the year 2016:
“Celebrating Science centers and Science Museums”
Last year (2015) theme:
“Science for a Sustainable future”
After the first World Conference on Science in 1999 held at Budapest (Hungary), UNESCO from 2001 started to observe World Science day every year.
Topic : Bilateral Relationship
Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – 2016
2016 Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will be held in Lima, Peru, from November 19 to 20.
Theme of the Summit:
“Quality Growth and Human Development”
About Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
It was established in 1989.
APEC is a forum of 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia – pacific region.
It was started in order to response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world; to defuse fears that highly industrialized Japan (a member of G8) would come to dominate economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region; and to establish new markets for agricultural products and raw materials beyond Europe.
Members of APEC:
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong kong (China), People’s republic of China, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Russia, Vietnam.
India is not a member of APEC. Since 2011, India is a observer of APEC and applied for membership.