www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs Jan 25, 2017 (25/01/2017)
Topic : Political Science – Govt., Welfare Oriented Schemes and their Utilities
Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana
The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during the current financial year.
It aims to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions.
The scheme is meant to provide an assured pension based on a guaranteed rate of return of 8% per annum for ten years, with an option to opt for pension on a monthly/quarterly/half-yearly or annual basis.
Topic : Political Science – General Administration
Child vulnerability map
The ministry of women and child development released a district-wise map depicting problems facing children across the country as a part of the National Plan of Action for Children.
It highlights vulnerabilities like child marriage, child trafficking, missing and runway children, child labour, children affected by civil unrest, child sexual abuse, dropouts and low literacy rate, malnutrition, foeticide, HIV and AIDS affected children.
Northeastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram, have fared poorly in tackling child malnutrition.
Topic : History – India and its Neighbours
Nepal recognises employment in India as foreign
Nepal has formally recognised migration of its countrymen to India for employment purpose as “foreign employment” and bring them under the insurance coverage for the first time.
After the government’s recognition, Nepali migrant workers in India will be entitled to receive insurance coverage up to $12,812 for critical illness and life insurance.
Topic : History – Awards and Honours
Shram Awards – 2015
The Government has announced the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for the year 2015 to be awarded to 56 workers employed in the Departmental Undertakings & Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Governments and Private Sector Units employing 500 or more workers.
The awards are given in recognition of their distinguished performances, innovative abilities, outstanding contribution in the field of productivity and exhibition of exceptional courage and presence of mind.
About Shram Awards:
The objective of the Prime Ministers Shram Awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions made by workmen as defined in the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 in organizations both in public and private sector.
They are four types of awards:
Shram Ratna: Rs. Two lakhs and recognition of their contribution to their field (a Sanad).
Shram Bhushan: RS. 100000 and a Sanad.
Shram Vir / Shram Veerangana: RS. 60000 and a Sanad.
Shram Devi / Shram Shree: RS. 40000 and a Sanad.