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TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 March 7 (ALL)

TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017

1.Union Cabinet given its nod for MoU between India and UN-Women

 The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing MoU(Memorandum of Understanding ) between India and United Nation Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The Union Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The MoU between India and UN-Women seeks to provide technical support to the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to increase the opportunities for gender equality through legislation , policies an programmes in Government Institutions

The MoU also works to promote participation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions to focus on building capacities of Elected Women Representatives to empower and enhance their effectiveness

It works for time-bound results in the activities identified jointly by the ministry and UN Women within the framework for cooperation under United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
It is primarily implemented at the district and sub-district level in 6 states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.

2. Union Cabinet provide its approval to MoU on energy efficiency between India, UAE

Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to MoU (Memorandum of Understanding between India’s National Productivity council under Ministry of Commerce & Industry and UAE’s Al Etihad Energy Services to provide various services in the field of energy management. The Cabinet is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

About the MoU

Official Statement says, as per MoU the National Productivity council will provide energy assessment services, training and certification of energy auditors and demand side management.

Also, Al Etihad will provide customer support with UAE government and privately owned organisations, local support for field auditing professionals, local support for training and certification of energy auditors and support related to demand side management of industries to in UAE


The MoU will provide opportunities in Energy building and develop institutional mechanism in area of energy efficiency in Dubai and other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member countries.

It helps NPC’s to get recognition and exposure to build capacities and competencies in rapidly changing business and it will help to engage with other international collaboration and enhance its visibility  in arena. It also promotes NPC in GCC member countries and generates business in area of energy.

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