01-12-2017 Andhra Pradesh (APPSC) Daily Current Affairs

ANDHRA PRADESH

 

  • Centre tells Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to abide by KRMB orders or face music

 

  • Taking strong exception to violation of orders issued by the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) by both AP and Telangana, the Union water resources ministry has written a letter to the two states directing them to follow the diktats issued by it religiously.

 

  • Even as both states are trying to get more allocation from the board, the KRMB allotted 14 TMC for AP and 12.6 TMC for Telangana for the water requirements for December. The board has asked both the states to utilize the available water judiciously. Compared to last year, the reserves in reservoirs are not very encouraging as both the states have already utilised 247 TMC feet out of the total 599 TMC water that was received during the monsoon.

INTERNATIONAL

 

·        World AIDS Day is observed as December 1st

 

  • World AIDS Dayis celebrated every year all over the world on December 1st to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS.
  • The theme for World AIDS day 2017 is ‘Right to health’. 
  • It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

 

  • USAID announces $1 mn for TB awareness in India

 

  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $1 million to create awareness about Tuberculosis (TB) to help India in its fight against the disease.

 

  • India has the world’s highest incidence of TB, with 2.8 million cases annually, and accounts for more than a quarter of the global TB burden.

 

·        North Korea tests Hwasong-15 most powerful ICBM

 

  • North Korea claimed that“Hwasong-15”test-fired on 29th November 2017 is a new type of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that can strike anywhere on the US mainland.
  • It represents the most successful and formidable part of its ballistic missile arsenal. “Hwasong-15” was North Korea’s 20th launch of a ballistic missile in 2017.
  • The missile was reported to have flown for 50 minutes on a very high trajectory, reaching 2,796 miles (4,500km) above the earth (more than 10 times higher than the orbit of the International Space Station) before coming down nearly 621 miles from the launch site off the west coast of Japan. This would make it the most powerful of the three ICBMs North Korea has tested so far.

 

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