www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs July 12, 2017 (12/07/2017)
Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events
SC stays cattle sale rules across nation
The Supreme Court has stayed centre’s May 26th notification banning the sale of cattle in livestock markets for slaughter and religious sacrifices.
The order came after the centre accepted that public outcry and objections from the states about the law’s impact on livelihoods made it realize that the rules need to be adjusted.
The court was taking up a bunch of petitions challenging the amendments to the rules framed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
What’s the issue?
The centre, on May 26th, notified the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules, 2017.
The notification banned the sale of cattle in livestock market for slaughter and religious sacrifices.
This had dismayed cattle traders, butchers and beef eaters and farmers.
The validity of the rules was challenged in various high courts and the SC.
The Madurai bench of Madras HC had stayed the rules.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Geographical Landmarks
Earth facing sixth mass extinction
The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is emerging rapidly, scientists have warned.
Scientists call this as a case of biological annihilation occurring globally.
More than 30% of animals with a backbone — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals — are declining in both range and population.
The mammal species that were monitored have lost at least a third of their original habitat.
40% of them — including rhinos, orangutans, gorillas and many big cats — are surviving on 20% or less of the land they once roamed.
Several species of mammals that were relatively safe one or two decades ago are now endangered, including cheetahs, lions and giraffes.
Factors behind the loss?
The main drivers of wildlife decline are habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive species, disease, as well as poaching in the case of tigers, elephants, rhinos and other large animals prized for their body parts.
Climate change is also to be the part of a major threat in the coming decades.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, Famous Personalities
In the memory of Great Personality APJ, fully dedicated Museum coming soon
A museum dedicated to former President and space scientist APJ Abdul Kalam will be opened in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Museum named as “Dr Kalam Smriti International Science & Space Museum”, will having all memories of former President.
Topic : India’s Cultural Panorama, Latest Diary of Events
India to celebrate Falun Gong
Falun Gong, the ancient Chinese holistic system that is banned in China, will be celebrated in India on July 15 in the capital.
The event would highlight the persecution against the practitioners in China. The practice is banned in China.
Falun Gong is a Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance.
Through moral rectitude and the practice of meditation, practitioners of Falun Gong aspire to eliminate attachments, and ultimately to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
36th NABARD Foundation Day
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the 36th NABARD Foundation Day and Silver Jubilee of SHG Bank Linkage Programme, in New Delhi.
Self Help Group Bank Linkage Programme (SHG BLP) is a pioneering initiative of Financial Inclusion by NABARD.
What is NABARD?
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development bank in India
It is headquartered at Mumbai with branches all over India.
The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India”.
NABARD is active in developing financial inclusion policy and is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
Topic : Sports and Medals
Mithali Raj became the first women’s player to reach 6000 ODI runs
In the final game against Australia, Mithali became the woman cricketer who has scored most runs (6000) in ODIs.
England’s Charlotte Edwards was the previous leading run-getter in ODIs with 5992 runs.
About Mithali Raj:
Mithali Raj has been India’s premier player ever since she made her debut in 1999.
She has 48 not-outs to her name, which is the most in women’s cricket.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Malala Day – July 12
Malala Day is being celebrated across the world to commemorating Malala Yousafzai’s 20th birthday.
July 12th has been declared as Malala Day by UN as it commemorates not only her birthday, but also the day when she delivered a powerful speech at UN to call for worldwide access to education.
She is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.