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TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017,21 for Group 2, Group 4, VAO and Constable

1.National green Tribunal cancels environmental clearance given to Neutrino project .

National Green Tribunal has cancelled the Environmental Clearance given by the Ministry of Environment, forests and climate change for the Neutrino project which was proposed to set up in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.

India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) which is proposed to come in Bodi East hills in Theni District, Tamil Nadu.

It is a particle physics research project to study about the atmospheric Neutrino.
  

2.Union Cabinet approves four GST bills,

Union Cabinet has approved the four supporting Good and Service Tax (GST) bills and will be introduce in the current budget session of Parliament.

Union Cabinet was chaired by Prime minister has approved the following four GST related Bills
1 Central GST (CGST Bill)
2.The Integrated GST (IGST Bill )
3.The Union Territory GST (UTGST Bill)
4.the Compensation to the States Law Bill .


                                                                                                            

3.Ganga and Yamuna river declared a status of a legal entities.

Uttarakhand High court has declared a River Ganga and Yamuna as legal and living entities having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.

The judgement has come after the New Zealand Parliament making Whanganui River the first water body in the world to be granted 'living entity' status.

4.Major Rohit Suri awarded kirti chakra award

Major Rohit Suri has awarded the second highest Peace time Gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee in the ceremony held in Durbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rohit Suri has led the army which carried out surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir 2016.


5.Talks on Indus water treaty begins.

India and Pakistan discuss problems relating to the Indus Basin at Indus Water Commission meeting.  previous meeting  of the commission was held in 2015. India side is headed by P.K Saxena and Mirza Asif saeed from Pakistan Side .

Indus water treaty is between India and Pakistan , which was signed in 1960 by then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan President Ayub Khan.


6. Baratiya Mahila Bank to merge with SBI.

The union cabinet has approved the merger of Bharatiya Mahila Bank with State Bank of India, to ensure banking services outreach to more women.

The aim to affordable credit to women also propagation of women centric products need to be quickly achieved through a wider network and lower cost of funds_ As per official statement


7. Norway is the world’s Happiest Nation-World Happines report 2017

According to the latest World Happiness report 2017, people of Norway are the most happiest in the world followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.


Sports:

Tennis:

Roger Federer wins Indian wells title 2017  by beating Stan Wawrinka at the age of 35.

Snooker:


Vidya pilllai won silver in world women’s snooker championship held in Singapore. Ng On Yee of Hong Kong won the Gold.

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