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TNPSC Current Affairs September 29, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs September 29, 2017 (29/09/2017)

 

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Topic : Profile of States, General Administration, Problems in conduct of Public Elections

VVPAT to be used in Gujarat polls

The Election Commission of India will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) gadgets with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in all 50,128 voting booths in Gujarat, which goes to the Assembly polls at the end of this year.

This is the first time an entire assembly poll will be conducted using EVMs equipped with VVPAT.

What is VVPAT?

VVPAT stands for Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail. VVPAT system maintains a physical trail of all votes cast.

Small slips of paper records the details of the vote. The Election Commission (EC) first introduced VVPAT in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

How is it related to EVMs?

When a vote is cast on the electronic voting machine, a small paper slip bearing the name and symbol of the candidate is generated.

This paper appears for about 10 seconds. The slip will then automatically fall in a sealed safe box, attached to the EVM, thus maintaining a physical paper trail of all the votes cast.

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

World Maritime Day 2017

The World Maritime Day was formally celebrated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on 28 September 2017.

World Maritime Day is an official United Nations day.

Theme: “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” is the theme of World Maritime Day this year.

This theme was chosen by the IMO to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse sectors and people involved in the shipping and logistics areas.

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Topic : General Administration, Latest Diary of Events

13th Formation Day of NDMA

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) recently celebrated its 13th formation day.

The theme of this year’s Formation Day is “School Safety”.

About NDMA:

On 23 December 2005, the Government of India enacted the Disaster Management Act, which envisaged the creation of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

NDMA, as the apex body, is mandated to lay down the policies, plans and guidelines for Disaster Management to ensure timely and effective response to disasters.

Way ahead:

There was no institutional framework for disaster management earlier, but after the setting up of NDMA, a mechanism has been developed not only for disaster management, but also for disaster risk reduction.

India got appreciation due to NDMA’s work at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting on Disaster management held in Kyrgyzstan last month.

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