www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs Jan 24, 2017 (24/01/2017)
Topic : History – Awards and Honours
National Bravery Awards 2016
National Bravery Awards for the year 2016 were presented by the Prime Minister to the 25 children from various part of the country.
About this Award:
The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) has been giving the National Awards for Bravery every year to children since 1957.
The main objective of the awards is to give due recognition to children who perform acts of bravery and inspire other children to follow their example.
The national bravery awards to children are given in 5 different categories: Bharat Award, Geeta Chopra Award, Sanjay Chopra Award, Bapu Gaidhani Awards and General Awards.
Eligible awardees will be granted financial assistance until they complete their schooling. Some State Governments also provide financial assistance to them.
In addition, ICCW provides financial assistance under its Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme to those undertaking professional courses such as engineering and medicine.
For the others, this assistance is provided till they complete their graduation. The Government of India has reserved some seats for the awardees in medical and engineering colleges and polytechnics.
Topic : Political Science – General Administration
Jallikattu Amendment bill passed by TN Assembly
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment), Act, 2017 was passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on 23 January 2017 to replace an ordinance promulgated two days before to allow Jallikattu in the state.
The Amendment Bill also seeks to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.