03/04-12-2017 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

 

  • Government announces fund for disability trust

 

  • Stressing that the disabled persons should not be looked upon with sympathy, but one should consider them with a sense of responsibility, Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced to give Rs 2 crore to the State Disability Trust which will be formed in Jharkhand on the lines of National Disability Trust.

 

  • Addressing a gathering on the occasion of World Disability Day in Ranchi, Das also said that bringing up the disabled persons with sensibility should not be the responsibility of their families; rather it should be the responsibility of the whole society.

 

  • “Possibilities of lowering cut off marks of the disabled persons for Government jobs will also be explored by the State Government so that more and more such children could get jobs,” said the CM.

INTERNATIONAL

 

·        International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 3 December

 

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on December 3 every year.

 

  • It is an international day promoted by the United Nations since 1992.
  • The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
  • 2017 Theme is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

 

·        South Korea and USA Launch Largest Air Exercise

 

  • South Koreaand the United States launched their largest-ever joint aerial drills.
  • The annual US-South Korean drill, called Vigilant Ace, will run for 5-days, with six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to be deployed among the more than 230 aircraft taking part.
  • Around12,000 US service members, including from the Marines and Navy, have joined South Korean troops.

 

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