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TNPSC Current Affairs February 13, 2018

www.TNPSC.Academy – TNPSC Current Affairs February 13, 2018 (13/02/2018)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Siddaramaiah sixth richest CM

Association for Democratic Reforms released a analysis of Chief Ministers in India.

This report shows that, Siddaramaiah is the 6th richest Chief Minister in India.

But he is also among the list with no criminal cases. Of the 31 Chief Ministers, 11 have criminal cases against them.

Mr. Siddaramaiah has declared assets of Rs. 13.61 cr. with immoveable assets worth Rs. 11.22 cr. and moveable assets worth Rs. 2.39 cr.

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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

Chandrashekar Kambar – Sahitya Akademi President

Kannada littérateur and Jnanpith recipient Chandrashekar Kambar was elected president of the Sahitya Akademy.

Hindi poet Madhav Koushik was elected vice-president.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

National Productivity Council Day

The National Productivity Council is observing National Productivity Day today, and National Productivity Week till 18th February.

It is the 60th Anniversary of the National Productivity Council and is being celebrated as Diamond Jubilee Year.

The theme for the National Productivity Week -2018 is : “Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India”.

 

Topic : Latest Diary of Events

India Among Top Ten Nations in the World in Terms of Forest Area

Recently India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 Released.

India ranks among the top ten countries of the world in terms of forest area, despite the fact that none of the other 9 countries has a population density of more than 150 persons per sq km, compared to India, which has a population density of 382 persons per sq km.

India is ranked 10th in the world, with 24.4% of land area under forest and tree cover, even though it accounts for 2.4 % of the world surface area and sustains the needs of 17 % of human and 18 % livestock population.

As per the latest FAO report, India is placed 8th in the list of Top Ten nations reporting the greatest annual net gain in forest area.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

International Charles Darwin Day – 12 February

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809.

The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contributions to science and to promote science in general.

Darwin Day is celebrated around the world.

Topic : Latest Diary of Events

World Radio Day : 13 February

World Radio Day is an observance day held annually on 13 February.

A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe

The theme of World Radio day is “Radio and Sports”.

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Topic : New Economic Policies in India

Inflation to moderate to 5% for Jan

Official data for consumer price inflation (CPI) for January, which stood at 5.2% in December last, would be released by the government.

The report analyzed the improvement in both inflation and trade deficit numbers for January, it flagged concern that “moderate risks to macro stability are emerging on account of the wider-than-targeted fiscal deficits.”

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Current Events

8 Agreements signed between India and Oman

Eight Agreements/MoUs signed on the occasion of the visit of Prime Minister to Oman on February 11, 2018.

The Agreements are:

Agreement on Legal and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial matter

Agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, Special, service and official passports

MoU on Cooperation in the field of health

MoU on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

MoU on Cooperation between Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, India and Oman Diplomatic Institute.

MoU on Academic and Scholarly cooperation sectors between National Defence College Sultanate of Oman and the Institute for Defence Studies and the Analyses.

MoU in the field of Tourism cooperation between India and Oman.

Annexure to the MoU on Military Cooperation.

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