www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs March 15, 2018 (15/03/2018)
Topic : Latest Diary of Events
World Consumers Day 2018
15 March is World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement.
It marks the date in 1962 President John F Kennedy first outlined the definition of Consumer Rights.
Significance of the day:
It is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.
Theme: ‘Making digital marketplaces fairer’.
WCRD was first observed on 15 March 1983, and has since become an important occasion for mobilising citizen action.
Consumers International (CI), which was founded in 1960 organises WCRD.
It is the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers and has over 220 member organisations in 115 countries around the world.
Consumer Rights Day — India December 24th
On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President.
Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Diary of Events
State Visit of President to Madagascar (March 14-15, 2018)
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, reached Madagascar on the second leg of his two-nation state visit to Africa and the Indian Ocean Region.
This is the first ever visit by a President or Prime Minister of India to this country.
The President was conferred the Grand Cross of the Second Class by the President of Madagascar.
This is the highest honour Madagascar bestows on a non-citizen. The President thanked the Government of Madagascar for the honour.
Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events
Ms. Sangeeta Bahadur appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Belarus
Ms. Sangeeta Bahadur (IFS:1987), currently Additonal Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Belarus.
Topic : Latest Diary of Events, India’s Foreign Policy
Visit of President of Germany to India (March 22-25, 2018)
Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany, is visiting India on March 22-25, 2018.
This will be his first visit to India as the President of Germany.
The last German President to visit India was Joachim Gauck in February 2014.
This visit is significant as it will be the President’s first visit after the new German Government was sworn in on March 14, 2018.
Topic : Books and Authors, Persons in News
Malala Yousafzai’s next book – “We Are Displaced”
Nobel peace prize winner Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has announced her next book We Are Displaced.
About this book:
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai will start with her own story of displacement as an Internally Displaced Person to show what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you’ve ever known.
She will also share the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled.
In a time of immigration crises, war, and border conflicts, We Are Displaced is an important reminder from one of the world’s most famous persons who experienced displacement that everyone deserves universal human rights and a home.
Topic : Political Parties in India, Latest Diary of Events
TTV Dhinakaran launches party Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam
TTV Dhinakaran launched his political party named ‘Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam’.
During the launch of his party, Dhinakaran also displayed the party flag that bore the image of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.