www.tnpsc.academy – Tnpsc current affairs Mar. 23, 2017 (23/03/2017)
Topic : Political Science – General Administration
Amendment to ‘The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009’
The Union Cabinet has approved the amendment to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
The amendments are aimed at ensuring that all teachers, in position as on 31st March, 2015, acquire the minimum qualifications prescribed by the academic authority to extend the period for such training for four years up to 31st March, 2019.
This would also ensure that all Teachers would attain minimum qualifications as considered necessary to maintain the standard of teaching quality.
This would ultimately result in improvement in overall quality of teachers, teaching processes and consequently learning outcomes of children.
This will also reinforce the Government’s emphasis on improvement of quality of elementary education.
Topic : History – Latest Diary of Events
World Meteorological Day – March 23
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and its members and the worldwide meteorological community around the world celebrate World Meteorological Day on 23rd March.
The theme for this year’s World Meteorological Day is “Understanding clouds”, which highlights the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.
Topic : History – Awards and Honours
Kuldip Nayar Journalism Awards
TV journalist Ravish Kumar was honoured with the first Kuldip Nayar journalism award.
He was conferred with an award plaque along with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh.
In the event organised by the Gandhi Peace Foundation at the India International Centre, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar was present to bestow the award named after him.
About Kuldip Nayar:
Kuldip Nayar (born 14 August 1923) is a veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist, author and ex-High commissioner of India to United kingdom noted for his long career as a left-wing political commentator.
He was also nominated as a Member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament in 1997.
Topic : History – Sports and Medals
ISSF Shotgun World Cup – Ankur Mittal won Gold in Double trap event
Ankur Mittal won the gold medal at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in the double trap event, defeating Australian James Willet in the final.
Mittal had already won silver at the recent International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi, where Willet had won the gold.