www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 28, 2017 (28/11/2017)
Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News
G 20 Sherpa
Shri Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, has been appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for the Development Track of the G20.
Who is a Sherpa?
A Sherpa is a personal representative of the leader of a member country at an international Summit meeting such as the G8, G20 or the Nuclear Security Summit.
The term is derived from the Nepalese Sherpa people, who serve as guides for mountaineers in the Himalayas.
Sherpas are career diplomats or senior government officials appointed by the leaders of their countries.
There is only one Sherpa per Summit for each member country; he/she is assisted by several sous Sherpas.
What they do?
The Sherpa engages in planning, negotiation and implementation tasks through the Summit.
They coordinate the agenda, seek consensus at the highest political levels, and participate in a series of pre-Summit consultations to help negotiate their leaders’ positions.
Sherpas at G20 summit:
There are two tracks in G 20- Finance Track and Development Track. Finance Track is managed by the Secretary (Economic Affairs) as India’s Deputy to G 20 and the Development Track is coordinated by the Sherpa. The Department of Economic Affairs will provide necessary support to the Sherpa.
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events
The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was recently held in Jaipur.
The five-day symposium is being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).
About INSPIRE 2017:
INSPIRE 2017 is an International Conference that brings together various stakeholders such as policy makers, innovators, financiers, influencers to showcase best practices in the sector.
Topic : Places in News, Geological Landmarks
Indonesian and regional authorities have heightened flight warnings around Bali’s Mount Agung as the volcano’s eruptions sent a plume of volcanic ash and steam more than 6,000 metres into the skies above the island.
Where is Mt Agung located?
Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a volcano in Bali, Indonesia, southeast of Mt Batur volcano, also in Bali.
Gunung Agung stratovolcano is the highest point on Bali. It is an active volcano.
Topic : Awards & Honours, Mass Communication
120 Beats Per Minute wins the Golden Peacock at IFFI 2017
Morocco born French Director Robin Campillo’s drama film ‘ 120 BPM’ or ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ has won the Golden Peacock Award at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded in Goa on November 28.
The film, set in France in the 1990s deals about homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic.