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TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 October 26

TNPSC Current Affairs 2016

1.National Tribal Carnival 2016, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in Indra Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

Main Motive about the Carnival

As per Indian Government Press release, the main purpose of this carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribal. The carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale. The underlying idea is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills and to expose it to the general public with a view to utilizing the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribe

Prime minister about Tribal Carnival

Prime Minister complemented the Tribal Group for their role in conservation the nature.He said that tribal had the skill to make innovative products from local material. he also  informed that Government will not disturb tribal settlement.

Government will use modern technology such as underground mining and coal gasification, which would minimize disturbance to tribal settlements.

2. Heart of Asia -Istanbul Process Conference , Amritsar, India- 2016.

Pakistan has announced that it will attend the "Heart of Asia Conference" which is going to held in India. Pakistan Foreign minister Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan decision to attend the conference , which is focused on the future of Afghanistan.

What is Hear of Asia - Istanbul Process?

It is established to provide the platform to discuss regional issues, security, political and economic cooperation among Afghanistan and neighbor countries.

Members countries are , Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Soudi Arabia, Tajikistan  , Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE.

1st Conference - Istanbul, Turkey
2nd Conference - Kabul, Afghanistan.
3rd Conference - Almaty , Kazakhstan.
4th Conference - Beijing , China.
5th Conference - Islamabad, Pakistan
6th Conference - New Delhi, India.
7th Conference to be held-  Amritsar, India.

3. World Bank Ranking - Ease of Doing Business

AS per world bank survey, India has inches up one rank at 130 in ease of doing business among 190 nation.

India has performed better in providing commercial power supply, simplifying tax payments, trading across border and enforcing contracts.

India is lacking in limited micro financing, outdated labor laws, high cost of labor, and 85 Percent agri labor in informal sector.

The top 5 countries are 

1.New Zealand,
4.Hong Kong, 
5.South Korea.

4. Mother Teresa Award: 

Dr. Sarada Menon founder of Schizophrenia Research foundation (SCARF) has won the Mother Teresa Award from Indian Development foundation

She said after receiving award that Compassion and kindness are languages that the deaf can hear and the blind can see and the mentally ill can understand.

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