TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
1.Indira Banerjee Sworn in Chief Justice of Madras High Court.
Indira Banerjee Sworn in as Chief justice of Madras High Court. Tamil Nadu Governor Ch.Vidyasagar Rao Administered the oath of office to her at Raj Bahavan.
2.Union Cabinet approves Collaboration Agreement to support the Belmont Forum Secretariat
The Union Cabinet has given its nod for signing of the collaborative agreement with French National research Agency (ANR) for supporting the Belmont Forum secretariat which is based in France. As per agreement the support is from January 2015 to December 2017 at cost of Euro 40,000 and also continued financial support further 2017
3. Backward Commission likely to get Constitutional Status.
The New bill to get constitutional status to the Backward classes commission has been introduced in lokh Sabha by Union Government. The bill was introduced as 123rd amendment bill of constitution by social Justice Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot. Previously Backward Classes Commissionhas 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 clasess”.
4.Cabinet approves various MoU’s between India and Bangladesh
Union cabinet has approved the various MoU’s between India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Important Memorandum of Understanding:
- MoU in the field of judicial sector cooperation which aimed at developing, promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation between the judiciaries of both the countries.
- MoU for fairway development of Ashuganj-Zakiganj stretch of Kushiyara river and Sirajganj-Daikhawa stretch of Jamuna river by undertaking necessary dredging jointly by both the countries.
5. Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in Health and Medicine.
Union cabinet has approved the MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
6. 9600 tree species risk extinction as per world’s first survey
As per Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) recent survey about trees species around world discovered 9,600 types of trees were threatened by extinction. This was the World’s first survey of this kind.
AS per BGCI Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population with 8,715 species and also has the largest number of tree species 4,333 that only exist there.
Brazil is followed by Colombia with 5,776 different tree species, Indonesia, with 5,142.