www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 17, 2017 (17/11/2017)
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, General Administration, India and its Neighborhood Countries
Sampriti VII 2017 is Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise was recently held in Mizoram.
It is the seventh such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.
The exercise has been aimed to strengthen and broaden the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies.
Topic : World Organizations, Latest International Events
Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017
India, for the first time ever, is all set to host the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS).
GCCS is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues.
GCCS- 2017- key facts:
The theme for the GCCS 2017 is “Cyber 4 All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace”.
This is the fifth edition of GCCS wherein international leaders, policymakers, industry experts, think tanks and cyber experts will gather to deliberate on issues and challenges for optimally using cyber space.
The overall goals of GCCS 2017 are to promote the importance of inclusiveness and human rights in global cyber policy.
Topic : Latest International Events
Second warning to humanity
Scientists from 184 countries to announce the second warning to humanity : not restoring currently unsustainable ways of living could warn of “widespread misery” and “catastrophic biodiversity loss”.
The first warning, issued in 1992 and signed by 1,575 scientists, urged governments to take immediate action to prevent environmental degradation.
The report notes that in the past 25 years:
The amount of fresh water available per head of population worldwide has reduced by 26%.
Nearly 300 million acres of forest have been lost, mostly to make way for agricultural land.
However, there is also good news: ozone depletors such as chlorofluorocabons in the atmosphere have declined, proving that change is possible.
What needs to be done now?
In a country like India, there is a need for both immediate and long-term solutions.
In the short term, it’s critical to limit further habitat loss and the expansion of new roads, mines and mega-projects into the last wild places, and to enlist the help and engagement of local communities wherever possible.
Topic : India and its Neighbourhood countries
China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship
China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge.
As the ship do not use fossil fuels, it has zero emission, including carbon, sulphur and PM2.5 and it could be used as a passenger liner or a working ship.
Topic : Awards and Honours, Persons in News
Anand Kumar – Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award for 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind awarded “Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award 2017” to Super 30 founder Anand Kumar for his contributions in the field of teaching and education
Anand Kumar’s Super 30 coaching institute has been providing free education, accommodation and food to students coming from the underprivileged section of society to crack the prestigious IIT entrance examination.
Topic : Books and Authors
“Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India Some Insights”
The Book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights’, is authored by former Joint Secretary, Law Commission of India, Dr. Pavan Sharma is released by vice president of India.
This books is about women’s issues like matrimonial laws, property laws, laws relating to inheritance, succession, guardianship as well as NRI marriages and issues of sexual violence.
Topic : Books and Authors
“Social Exclusion and Justice in India” – Shri P.S. Krishnan
Vice President Released the Book “Social Exclusion and Justice in India” authored by Shri P.S. Krishnan.
This book is a testimony to his grasp and in depth knowledge of the issues of the deprived social classes, the Dalits, the Adivasis and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, and practical and effective ways of resolving them, based on his long experience in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and in the country as a whole.