TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016, 9
1, Central Government decided to Extend AFSPA in 3 districts of A.P.
Central Government has decided to extend the Armed forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh to control the Naga Factions.
The motive to impose the AFSPA in 3 district is to curb the cadres of NSCN-IM (National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muviah)) because of extortion and intimidation by them.
Center has extended AFSPA in Tirp, Changlang and Longding Districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
What is AFSPA?
Armed Force Special Power Act is an act of parliament of India which will give special powers to Indian Army to act in disturbed Area. It was enacted in 1958.
2. India's first Eco-Friendly LNG bus Launched in Kerala.
Kerala Government has launched India's First Eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas driven bus in Trivandrum, Kerala. It was launched by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Natural Gas Minister and Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala's Chief Minister.
3. Supreme Court Framed issues on Neyyar River Dispute
Supreme court has set to hear the Neyyar river water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Kerala has stopped sharing water with Tamil Nadu in 2004 to full fill its domestic supply of water in Kerala.
Supreme court will hear whether the water sharing to Tamil Nadu by Kerala Government is only a gesture of Good will or legal obligation.