25 November 2018: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

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NCC Celebrating 70th Anniversary

Context: National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world, celebrating its 70th Raising 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.

NCC certifications: A,B&C

A – Awarded to junior cadets on clearing a written and practical exam.
B – Awarded to senior cadets after clearing an exam on completion of the first /second year of trg.
C – Awarded to Senior cadets on clearing an exam at the culmination of NCC trg.

 


Constitution Day

Context: PM Narendra Modi spoke about the “Constitution Day” which falls on the26th November every year on his monthly radio talk ‘Mann ki Baat’.

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 Narendra Modi 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.

 

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