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TNPSC Current Affairs – Oct.13, 2016 (13/10/2016)

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs – Oct.13, 2016 (13/10/2016)

 

Topic: Government Policy

National Water Framework Bill

The Center has come out with the draft for National framework bill, 2016.

Once the bill which gets its required nod in Union cabinet, then it will be introduce in the Parliament.

Aim of the Bill:

The bill aims to resolve several inter-state water disputes over river water sharing.

It will work as a model bill for the state, to framework its local laws to use conserve water.

 

Topic: Science- Latest Inventions on Science and Technology

Human Hair to Produce Solar Cells

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata have used human hair to produce cost effective, metal free cathodes which is to be used in solar cells.

Key facts:

It is the first bio waste derived electrode which used in solar cell devices.

Benefits of Human Hair cathode in solar cell:

It is cost effective than commonly used platinum metal cathode, so as to reduce the cost of solar cells.

It enhances the efficiency than normally used carbon cathodes by generating high open circuit voltage.

 

Topic: History-World organization-Appoinments

United Nation Secretary General

Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly.

About Antonio Guterres:

Antonio Guterres was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.

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