TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016, 20&21
1. Indo-Norwegian research project- MADICE (Mass balance, dynamic, and climate of the central Dronning Maud land coast, East Antarctica) begins.
MADICE is an 4 year Indo-Norwegian Project from 2016-2020 to investigate the response of Antarctic ice shelves to the global warming in the less-studied areas of East Antarctica, especially in the Dronning Maud Land.
Dronning Maud Land is characterized by loosely connected ice shelves which is in East of Antarctica. East Antarctica is Poorly understood when compared to West Antarctica. This project which include,geophysical field measurement, ice core drilling, ice-sheet modelling and satellite remote sensing based studies will help to understand the Antarctic climate changes.
This project is the collaboration of India's Ministry of Earth Science and Research Council Norway (NCAOR).
2. United Nation conference on Climate Change- Marrakech, Morocco (COP22)
The 22nd Session of COP22 (conference of the parties), the 12th session of the conference of Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) and the first session of parties of Paris Agreement ,the United Nation Conference on Climate Change held at Marrakech, Morocco. It Pitched the implementation of the Paris Agreement to to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.
During Marrakech climate talks 2 initiatives were launched to increase cooperation between all levels of government and accelerate the delivery of climate measure on the ground
1. The Marrakech Partnership for global Climate Action
2. 2050 Pathways Platform.
The 2050 Pathways platform targets on long-term deep Decarbonisation Action plans.
3.Mother Teresa International award for Social Justice 2016.
Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain was awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice for 2016. He is one of the 3 Bangaladeshi hostage killed in the terrorist attack on the holey Cafe in Dhaka's Gulshan diplomatic zone.
The award is given in honor of Mother Teresa to individuals and organization that promote peace, equality, and social justice and aim to encourage justice and peace, while providing a impetus for society to imbibe these values.
4. P.V Sindhu Won Super Series Premier Title.
P.V Sindhu Won the First Super Series Premier Title defeating China's Sun Yu by 21-11,17-21,21-11 in Fuzhou, China.