www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 07, 2017 (07/11/2017)
Topic : World Organizations, Latest Diary of Events, India’s Foreign Policy
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is hosting the 23rd annual conference at Bonn, Germany.
What’s in the COP 23?
The conference named as COP23 is being held to further the provisions of the Paris Agreement, and achieve results in the execution guidelines.
The Paris Agreement is meant to make sure that the average surface temperature all over the world does not rise above two degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial times.
To achieve this goal, countries have promised under the Paris Agreement to take a variety of self-determined actions to restrain the current rate of global warming.
Topic : International Events, India and its Neighbours
China launches 2 navigation satellites
China, which is building its own navigation system to rival United States GPS, has launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space though a single carrier rocket. The satellites were launched aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket.
The two newly-launched satellites represent the third phase of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
About BeiDou project:
Named after the Chinese term for the plough or the Big Dipper constellation, the BeiDou project was formally initiated in 1994.
It began to serve China in 2000 and the Asia-Pacific region at the end of 2012.
If everything goes according to the plan, China will become the third country in the world after the US and Russia to operate its own navigation system.
Topic : International Events
Guinea becomes new member of International Solar Alliance
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with Guinea’s Foreign Minister, Mamady Toure.
During the course of this meeting, Mamady Toure handed over Guinea’s Instrument of Accession to the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of countries which are located completely or partly between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
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Topic : Awards and Honours, Persons in News, Mass Communication
Indian short film ‘School Bag’ won award in Montreal
Indian short film ‘The School Bag’ won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM) in Montreal.
Indian short film ‘The School Bag’ is about a story based in Pakistan.
The plot is based in Peshawar and is about the relationship between a mother and her seven-year-old son who wants a new school bag on his birthday.
Actress Rasika Dugal has played the mother role. The film was directed by Dheeraj Jindal.
Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News
Gujarat Cadre IAS Officer Hasmukh Adhia named New Finance Secretary
Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia is appointed as the new Finance Secretary of India.
Hasmukh Adhia is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. He replaces Ashok Lavasa whose term ended on 31st October 2017.
He has played a key role in implementing demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Topic : Sports and Medals
Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 in Australia
Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 was held in Gold Coast, Australia from 28th October, 2017 to 8th November, 2017.
This Championship is held among Commonwealth countries and is considered as a test event for the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Shooting Championship 2017 was held in conjunction with the 2017 Oceania Shooting Championships.
The Indian squad won a total of 20 medals which included six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.
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