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TNPSC Current affairs April 2017 01 for group 1 & group 2 mains

TNPSC Current affairs April 2017

Union Cabinet approves  2 ILO conventions on prohibiting child labour.

Union Cabinet has approved ratification 2 fundamental conventions of International labour Organisation for complete eradication of Child labour.

The 2 fundamental Convention of ILO Are,
  • No 138- Minimum Age Convention concerning  about minimum age for admission to employment.
  • No 182- which concerns about the prohibition and immediate action for elimination of the worst form of Child labour.
India’s Ratification of 2 conventions will help in eradication of child labour from the country, as it would be a legal binding to comply with the provision of the convention, which will place severe restriction on the employment and work of children.

India was founder member of ILO which came into existance in 1919, at present it has 187 members.
Out of 187 members , 169 countries ratified convention 138  and 180 countries ratified the convention 182.

About ILO

International Labour Organisation is an United Nation’s special agency dealing in improving labour condition , living standards and work opportunities to all.

It is established in 1919 , headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland. It received Nobel peace prize in 1969 .

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