REVENUE MANUAL – VAO (Village Administrative Officer) TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) Examination Study Material
World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.
In 2014, the UN System – working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders – is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequities, especially for the ‘bottom billion’ who live in slums and impoverished rural areas and survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient food and energy services.It also aims to facilitate the development of policies and crosscutting frameworks that bridge ministries and sectors, leading the way to energy security and sustainable water use in a green economy. Particular attention will be paid to identifying best practices that can make a water – and energy-efficient ‘Green Industry’ a reality.
Objectives of World Water Day in 2014
- Raise awareness of the inter-linkages between water and energy
- Contribute to a policy dialogue that focuses on the broad range of issues related to the nexus of water and energy
- Demonstrate, through case studies, to decision makers in the energy sector and the water domain that integrated approaches and solutions to water-energy issues can achieve greater economic and social impacts
- Identify policy formulation and capacity development issues in which the UN system, in particular UN-Water and UN-Energy, can offer significant contributions
- Identify key stakeholders in the water-energy nexus and actively engaging them in further developing the water-energy linkages
- Contribute as relevant to the post-2015 discussions in relation to the water-energy nexus.
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TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) – VAO (Village Administrative Officer) Exam (2013-2014) – Total Vacancies: 2342
Notification No. 07/2014
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Applications are invited only through online mode upto: 15.04.2014
- Date of Notification: 17.03.2014
- Last Date for Submissions of Applications: 15.04.2014
- Last Date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office: 17.04.2014
- Date and Time of Examination: 14.06.2014 (10.00 am to 01.00 pm)
AGE QUALIFICATION as on (01.07.2014)
- SCs, SC (A) s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all Castes: Minimum Age – 21 and Maximum Age – 40
- “Others” [i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs]: Minimum Age – 21 and Maximum Age – 30
Detailed Notification and other details will be available on TNPSC’s website: http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/latest-notification.html
Online application link will be available on: http://tnpscexams.net/
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March 8 – International Women’s Day
Theme for International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for women is progress for all
In 1975, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations (UN) began celebrating 8 March as International Women’s Day (IWD). Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. For the United Nations, International Women’s Day has been observed on 8 March since 1975.
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