www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 14, 2017 (14/11/2017)
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
World Diabetes Day 2017
World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 every year. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and Diabetes.
The main objective of this year’s campaign is to promote the importance of affordable and equitable access to medical care for all women.
What is it?
Diabetes is a chronic disease or condition that is caused when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.
Topic : India’s Cultural Panaroma, Profile of States
International Lavi Fair – in Himachal Pradesh
Traditional International ‘Lavi fair’ was held from 11th -14th November, 2017 in Rampur, Himachal Pradesh.
Lavi Fair has been an important point of trade between India and Tibet for centuries.
Topic : General Administration, Awards and Honours
National Child Awards 2017
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave away the National Child Awards 2017 on the occasion of Children’s Day in New Delhi.
The National Child Awards 2017 are given to celebrate the exceptional achievements of children; as well as to individuals and institutions who work for child welfare.
This year, the President honoured 16 children, out of which one child was given a gold medal and 15 children were given silver medals.
National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement:
The National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement are given to recognize children with exceptional abilities in fields such as academics, culture, arts, sports, music etc.
Awardee from Tamil Nadu:
Master Akash Manoj from Krishnagiri awarded Gold medal for his contribution in the field of Innovation.
Master AKASH MANOJ, born on 21st December 2001, has an outstanding, creative bent of mind.
He has invented a device to detect silent heart attacks six hours prior to attack, that has the potential to save many lives.
National Award for Child Welfare (Individuals & Institutions):-
These awards are given to deserving institutions and individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child development and welfare.
The awards were started with a view to recognize such voluntary action.
Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award:-
In this category, individuals are recognized for their outstanding contribution towards service for children, including children with disabilities.
The criterion for selection is the quality of work performed by the individual for the cause of children.
Awardee from Tamil Nadu:
Mr. Chezhian Ramu from Tiruvannamalai awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award from Tamil Nadu.
About Mr. Chezhian Ramu:
Mr. CHEZHIAN RAMU is a visionary and leader. He has done commendable work in providing care and protection to children for the last 25years.
Through his organizations ‘Terres des Home’ and ‘Core Trust’ he has been able to establish 16 homes for deprived children living below poverty line.
Under the leadership of Mr.Chezhian Ramu, many vulnerable children who have been abandoned, orphaned and infected by HIV Aids or other diseases or pushed into beggary, have been rescued and rehabilitated.
Topic : Profile of States, General Administration
West Bengal gets GI Tag for ‘Rosogolla’
The Geographical Indications (GI) Registry announced that, West Bengal has been awarded the Geographical Indications (GI) status for ‘Rosogolla’.
Topic : Sports and Medals
Mithali Raj – Sportswoman of the Year
Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj awarded the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) 2017 event held in Mumbai.
Mithali Dorai Raj is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
Children’s Day – November 14
Children’s Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children.
It is celebrated on 14 November every year on the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru also called ‘Mama Nehru’.
Prior to 1964, India celebrated Children’s Day on 20 November, which was observed as the universal Children’s Day by the United Nations.
But after Jawaharlal Nehru’s death in 1964, it was decided to celebrate his birthday as Children’s Day.
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