TNPSC Current affairs April 2017
1.11th Inter-State Council meet chaired by Home Minister.
The 11th Inter-State Council‘s standing committee meeting Chaired by Home minister Rajnath Singh held on Sunday. The meeting has discussed the recommendation of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State relations.
The committee has discussed the II and III rd volume of Punchii commission’s recommendation.
2.Lakh Sabha passed Constitution’s 123rd Amendment Bill, 2017
Lokh sabha has passed the 123rd Constitution Amendment bill. The bill will give constitutional status to National commission for Backward class. Previously Backward Classes Commission has only statutory powers.
This amendment will insert new article 338B in Constitution and new clause 26C under Article 366 will define the term “ socially and Educationally backward class”.
3.First UK-China rail freight service
As part of China’s One belt, one road programme aimed at reviving the ancient Silk road trading roués with the Western countries, the first UK-China Rail departs from UK.
The train will pass through seven countries which includes France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan
This will make trade cheaper and faster than sending in Sea.