Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: National News Highlights

National News Highlights

National Panchayat Diwas (24th April)

  • why: Function organised to mark the enactment of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 from 24th April, 1993 which institutionalized Panchayati Raj through the Village, Intermediate and District levels Panchayats.

  • Theme: Roadmap for the Panchayati Raj (2011 − 16): An All India Perspective with focus on Gram Sabha

  • the Ministry of Panchayati Raj had observed the Year of the Gram Sabha, from 2nd October 2009 to 2nd October 2010. Cease Fire Agreement with NSCN (K) Extended by One Year A Ceasefire is in operation between Government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) (NSCN/K) since 28.04. 2001. Assam Rifles Celebrates 176th Anniversary

  • Started: 1835 as Cachar Levy

  • Assam Rifles is the only para-military force to have taken part in both the World Wars and all operations in

Independent India

Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology Commemorates Golden Jubilee Celebration

Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology was set up on 1st October, 1961 by a resolution of Government of India, Ministry of Education

Vice President Dwelt Upon the Working of Three Language Formula in the Country while in the non-Hindi speaking States, students learn Hindi either a second or third language, the same is not happening in Hindi speaking States.

Three Language Formula

  • This Formula as enunciated in the National Policy Resolution of 1968 and reiterated in the National Policy on Education 1986 provides Hindi, English and modern Indian language (preferably one of the southern languages) in the Hindi speaking states and Hindi, English and the Regional language in the non-Hindi speaking States.

  • But most of the north Indian states selected Sanskrit as third language.

MPLAD Scheme

Increase in Allocation under MPLAD Scheme from Rs. 2 Crore to Rs. 5 Crore Per Member.

Note: The nodal ministry for MPLAD scheme is ministry of statistics and program implementation.

Canada Public Service Commission and Union Public Service Commission

UPSC and Canada Public Service Commission Sign MoU to Promote Best Practices

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India