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TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 October 28

TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 

                                                                           - only exam point of view Current Affairs.


1. National Food Security Act - Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu  Government is finally announced that it would implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) effective November 1.

What is National Food Security Act (NFSA)?

National food Security Act is also called Right to Food Act, which aims to provide subsidized Food grains to 1.2 billion people.

Highlights of Food Security Act 

This act ensure that the two- third of nation population will get 5kg of Food Grain Everymonth

The poor households would continue to recieve monthly entitlement of 35 Kgs under the "Antyodaya Anna Yojana" at a subsidized price of Rs. 1 per Kg for millets, Rs. 2 per Kg for wheat and Rs. 3 per Kg for rice

It is world's largest social welfare scheme with the government spending estimated at Rs 125,000 crore annually on supply of about 62 million tonnes of rice, wheat and coarse cereals to 67 per cent of the population.

Pregnant women and lactating mothers would receive a maternity benefit of at least 6,000 rupees.

Children aged six months to 14 years would get take-home ration or hot cooked food.

It will give more authority to women in running their households, the oldest adult woman in each house would be considered the head of that household when issuing the ration card.

The work of identification of eligible households is left to the states/UTs, which may frame their own criteria or use social,economic and caste census data.

The central government will provide money to states and union territories if it runs low on grain . It also provided assistance in cost of inter-state transportation.


Tamil Nadu Stand:

At Present in Tamil Nadu, the maximum rice entitlement per card is 20 kg, but after the implementation all beneficiaries should get 5kg irrespective of age every month. 

Tamil Nadu Government also decided to keep minimum 12 kg per month for card has one Beneficiary.

Below is the detailed list which Tamil Nadu Government going to follow after November 1.


No of person
Rice Supplied under NFSA(kg)
Rice supplied present in T.N(kg)
T.N gvt from Nov1(kg)
1
5
12
12
2
10
16
16
3
15
20
20
4
20
20
20
5
25
20
25
6
30
20
30
7
35
20
35
8
40
20
40
9
45
20
45
10
50
20
50



2.European Union Prestigious Sakharov Human Rights Prize 

Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar , human rights activists from Iraq, has won the European union's Prestigious Sakharov Human Rights Prize.

These two Yazidi women has survived sexual enslavement by IS (Islamic State) after escaping from IS. they become advocates for their people. To honor their work European union has given this prestigious prize.

About Sakharov Human Rights Prize

It is established in 1988 by European union named after Russian Scientist Andrew Sakharov to honor  individuals and groups of people who have dedicated their lives to the defense of human rights and Freedom of thoughts.

First award was given jointly to Nelson Mandela and Russian Anatoly Marchenko on  1988.


3. Indian Government has approved the Transit Pact with Bhutan. 

Cabinet has approved a new agreement on trade, commerce and transit between India and Bhutan.

The Agreement will provide a free trade regime btw India and Bhutan and duty free transit of Bhutanese Merchandise for trade with 3rd Countries.






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