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HINDU & PIB DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS By: Pavan Choudhary
2 and 3 December
Fteadlines Hornbill festival Maternity Benefit act 2017 . Mekedatu dam project Nasa's Osiris-Rex
From 1 to 10th December each year, Nagaland hosts its biggest event-the Hornbill Festival to celebrate its diverse community and culture and statehood day The festival has tribes and sub-tribes from different regions of Nagaland come to Kisama and display best of their community-from dance and song to literature and food. The festival has been named after the Great Indian Hornbill because this bird features heavily in Naga folktales and stories, and feathers of the hornbill form an important part of the tribal dresses. The state bird of Nagaland is the lesser-known and endangered bird Blyth's Tragopan Major tribes of Nagaland include- Ao, Angami, Chang, Konyak, Lotha, Sumi, Chakhesang, Khiamniungan, Kachari, Phom, Rengma, Sangtam, Yimchungr , Kuki, Zeliang and Pochury. . . - \f
Matenity Benefit act 2017 In March this year, Parliament passed the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017, enhancing paid maternity leave from a period of 12 weeks to 26 weeks. m . The law is applicable to all institutions with 10 or more employees It also makes it mandatory for every organisation with 50 or more employees to have a cr che New Guidlines .A cr che be either at the workplace or within 500 metres of it . A cr che must have a minimum space of 10 to 12 square feet per child The cr ches should have at least one guard, who should have undergone police verification .A cr che monitoring committee with representations from among cr che workers, parents and administration should be formed. There should also be a grievance redressal committee for inquiring into instances of sexual abuse. .
Mehedatu dam project Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami recently wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to stop the process of a feasibility study for the Mekedatu dam project in Karnataka. KARNATAKA Mekedatu The study has been cleared by the Central Water Commission (CWC), which has also asked for a detailed project report About Mekedatu dam project: Being set up by the Karnataka government, the project is near Mekedatu, TAMIL NADU in Ramanagaram district, across the river Cauvery from Tamil Nadu. Its primary objective is to supply drinking water to Bengaluru and recharge the groundwater table in the region
Mekedatu dam pwject About the conflict: Tamil Nadu has moved the Supreme Court Its main argument is that the project violates the final award of the Cauvery River Water Tribunal, and that the "construction of the two reservoirs would result in impounding of the flows in the intermediate catchment below the Krishnaraja Sagar and Kabini reservoirs, and Billigundulu in the common border of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu". KARNATAKA Banglore TAMIL NADU Sagar Kabini Mettur Reservoir Erode Cauvery Thanjav Arabian KERALA Sea Madurai
Nasa's Qsitis-Rex NASA's Osiris-Rex mission is all set to reach the Bennu asteroid- a rock that may predate the solar system - where its primary mission is to hover just above it, grab a sample of rock and dust and bring it back to Earth . The launch of the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission took place on September 8, 2016 Since then, the spacecraft has been two years travelling through space to reach its target, primitive asteroid Bennu, in October, 2018 In July 2020, the probe will move to within a few metres of Bennu, extending its robotic arm to touch the asteroid's surface The arm will make contact with the surface for just 5 seconds, during which a blast of nitrogen gas will be used to stir up the regolith, allowing it to be sucked into the sample collector . .