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TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 February 23 (All)

1.3rd National Biodiversity Congress 2017 held in Trivandrum, Kerala

The 3rd national biodiversity congress held in Trivandrum, Kerala. The theme of National Biodiversity Congress 2017 is Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable development.It is inaugurated by Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

NBC (National Biodiversity Congress) is  one of the important biodiversity congress of India conducted as a biennial event.

The NBC is governed by a national advisory committee which comprised of experts in biodiversity conservation. The Mega event comprises of  Exhibition, Conference, Capacity building workshops and Children’s Biodiversity Congress.

The mega Event aims to identify practical, evidence-based case studies at the regional level to support the plan of action.The Presentations and discussion are focused on a key issues related to biodiversity conservation, sustainable utilization and benefit sharing.National Experts in the field of biodiversity conservation has given the lecture based on the focal Theme.

About National Biodiversity Authority

National Biodiversity Authority is an Statuary autonomous body under ministry of Environment and Forest established in October 1, 2003 and headquarters is in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.The Chairman of NBC is Hem Pande

The purpose of National Biodiversity Authority is to implement the provision of national biological Diversity Act, 2002. It is an advisory body to government of India on issues of conservation,usage and benefits of biodiversity conservation. It also advice State Government on biodiversity conservation.

2.Shurhozelie Liezitsu sworn in as 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland

Shurhozelie Liezitsu sworn in as 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland. He was administered the Oath of office and secrecy by Nagaland Governor PB Acharya in Kohima, capital city Nagaland.

Shurhozelie Liezitsu is a president of Naga People's Front party. He was succeeded TR Zeliang, who resigned from Chief Minister of Nagaland due to state wide protest over reservation to women in local body election.

About Liezitsu :

Shurhozelie Liezitsu born in 20 November 1936 in Nagaland. He is one of the founding member of first regional party in Nagaland .

He is an eminent scholar and one of the most decorated educationists in the Angami Literature which is the native language of Angami Tribe. Angami language is the native language of Angami Tribe.

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