TNPSC Current Affairs Today (English) Date: 23.11.2018: Today Current affairs Covered in following topics. These current Affairs prepared for TNPSC Aspirants and TRB TET Exam.
- AP’s new assembly to be taller than Statue of Unity
- Effective implementation of schemes helps TN to outperform other states
- Sri Sathya Sai Award For Human Excellence 2018 Will Be Presented On Nov 23
- India to buy plane to study impact of air pollution
- Termites have been building a Britain-sized colony for 4,000 years
- Fiscal deficit of states at new high in H1 FY19
AP’s new assembly to be taller than Statue of Unity
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s stated that the proposed Andhra Pradesh Assembly building at Amaravati will be taller than the Statue of Unity by 68 metres. Once completed, this will be the tallest structure in the country. The Statue of Unity stands at 182 metres. Naidu has almost finalised the design with minor changes and the blueprint will be submitted to the state government by UK-based architects Norma Fosters. The new assembly will be constructed with three floors and a tower spiralling 250 metres into the sky.
Effective implementation of schemes helps TN to outperform other states
For thelastthreedecades,TamilNadu has registered the strongest and sustained economic growth. The state has also outperformed most of the states on various spheres and exhibited better performance in education, health and human development index than thecountry’s average,TamilNadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said.
Sri Sathya Sai Award For Human Excellence 2018 Will Be Presented On Nov 23
Celebrating such undying spirit to make a difference to society, Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence 2018 comes with inspiring stories of people from the emerging world – India, South Asia, South-East Asia, West Asia, Africa and Latin America. The award has been instituted by the Prashanthi Balamandira Trust.Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will give away the awards on November 23 at Muddenahalli in Chikkaballapura district, 60km from Bengaluru.
India to buy plane to study impact of air pollution
India will procure a dedicated aircraft to carryout all airborne atmospheric research that will help it not only in strengthening and improving the country’s weather forecast capabilities but also in assessing air pollution and its associated impacts on health, visibility, climate and water resources.
- The exclusive aircraft, equipped with sophisticated instruments, will work as National Facility for Airborne Research (NFAR).
- The Cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA), chaired by PM Narendra Modi, on Thursday (22.11.2018) approved establishment of the NFAR with an initial financial commitment of Rs 130 crore during 2020-21.
- “The aircraft will hopefully be procured by the end of 2020.
Termites have been building a Britain-sized colony for 4,000 years
A termite super-colony which spans an area the size of Great Britain has been under construction since the time of the pyramids in ancient Egypt, scientists have found. Researchers studying the vast landscape of 200 million coneshaped mounds in northeast Brazil sampled soil from 11 locations and found that some began construction around 3,820 years ago.
Fiscal deficit of states at new high in H1 FY19
The aggregate fiscal deficit of 18 states, which have published their data up to September, amounted to 23.1% of budget estimates (BEs) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018-19 (FY19), translating into 36.7% of BE in the first half (H1) of the fiscal, the worst in the past eight years