TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
1.India to ratify Kyoto Protocol's 2nd Commitment Period On Climate Change
Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change said that, Indian Government has decided to ratify the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from 2013-2020 to cut down the emission of Emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs).
The second commitment period (2013-2020) which was adopted on Doha in 2012 after successfully completing the first commitment from 2008 to 2012 as per Kyoto protocol.
2. Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme
The Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question said that ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ programme aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and union territories with the objective of promoting mutual understanding amongst them.
Currently 20 States/ union territories have signed MoUs and all States have been advised to draw up Action Plans for implementing selected joint activities in the year 2017.
3.The Indian Navy decommissioned iconic Tupolev-142M anti-submarine warfare .
Indian Navy has decided to decommissioned Iconic Tupolev-142M Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft used for anti-submarine warfare ,which was guarding the Indian Ocean region for last 29 years.
As per official statement, it is one of the most formidable airborne reconnaissance platforms around the world, was part of all major operations of the Navy since its induction in 1988.
It was inducted in Indian Navy at Dabolim , Goa from the erstwhile USSR in 1988.
4.Hong Kong’s new Chief executive Carrie Lam.
Hong Kong has chooen its first women head ,Carrie Lam. She will become Hong Kong’s first Woman Chief Executive. She has won 777 votes compared with 365 against her closest rival.
5.West Bengal Won Santosh Trophy.
West Bengal football team has won the final of the 32nd SAntosh Trophy national football championship by beating Gaoa by 1-0 at GMC Stadium,Bambolim, Goa.