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Current Affairs – 26-11-2018

PM NarendraModi spoke about the “Constitution Day” which falls on the26th November every year on his monthly radio talk ‘Mann kiBaat’.

ABOUT:

  • Constitution Day(National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.
  • As 2015 was the 125th birth anniversary year of B. R. Ambedkar the government of India decided in May 2015 to celebrate this year in a big way, Prime Minister of India NarendraModi announced that 26 November will be celebrated as “Constitution Day”

Historical background:

  • Total membership of the Constituent Assembly of India had 299 representatives which included 229 members from provinces and 70 from princely states.
  • The Constituent Assembly took 2 years 11 months and 17 days to accomplish this stupendous task of drafting the Constitution.
  • The Assembly was not elected on the basis of universal adult suffrage,Members of Constituent Assembly were indirectly elected by method of single transferable vote system of proportional representation. Muslims and Sikhs received special representation as minorities.

NCC Celebrating 70th Anniversary

National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world, celebrating its 70thRaising Day.

 

ABOUT:

  • The National Cadet Corps is an Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, India.
  • National Cadet Corps came into being by an Act of the Parliament designated The National Cadet Corps Act 1948.
  • Motto of NCC-“Unity and Discipline” as the motto for the NCC.
  • AIM of NCC-The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare || Embryo Transfer Technology

Speaking on the occasion of “National Milk Day” Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister ShriRadha Mohan Singh has said that agriculture and dairy business complement each other for the social and economic upliftment of cattle farmers and emphasized on the importance of Embryo transfer technology.

About:

  • Embryo transfer technology is one of the most important reproductive biotechnologies where male and female genetic material can be utilized for faster improvement of livestock.
  • Embryos of higher genetic merit indigenous bovines such as Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Ongole, Deoni and Vechur are being transferred into surrogate cows.

 

Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)

  • Aims to benefit 95 lakh milk producers in 50,000 villages and provide both direct and indirect employment to many skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers.
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