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Jallikattu in Tamilnadu – 21st January 2017 Current Affairs
The Ministry of Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Animals Welfare, is in confusion. From the last few days, there is only one thing that runs in the brains of the Tamilians. That is Jallikattu.
What is Jallikattu in Tamilnadu?
Jallikattu is also known as Eruthazhuvuthal or Manju virattu. In Tamilnadu, Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport organized during Pongal. The Jallikattu sport lies in taming the bull with bare hands inside the arena with the young candidates. Residents of Tamilnadu will try to grab the bull by its horns or tail and wrestle it into submission. There is no major monetary benefits, and prizes in the Jallikattu events. It just includes dhoti, towel, betel leaves, bananas and token cash that is rarely more than Rs 101 on a silver plate.
Regarding Jallikatu Issue in Tamilnadu – Why did the Supreme Court ban Jallikattu?
Environment Ministry has challenged the notification to the Supreme Court in 2011 and was upheld in 2014. The supreme court said that “The bulls cannot be allowed as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the state of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or any other place in the country.”
Okay, so why the ban now on Tamilnadu jallikattu?
In 2016, the Environment Ministry has declared that the sport could continue despite the existing ban. But Animal welfare organization such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are opposing this Jallikattu in Tamilnadu.
The Tamilnadu state govt is moving an emergency ordinance to allow Jallikattu on Sunday. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has promised the People of the Tamilnadu state, i.e., to the Tamilians that he will inaugurate the Jallikattu in Tamilnadu.
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January 21, 2017 Current Affairs – Insight Daily Updates, Trending News
Himachal Pradesh Declares Dharamsala as the Second Capital of the State
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has declared the Dharamsala town in Kangra district as the second capital city. Dharamshala has situated about 250 km from the Shimla. This city has a unique significance and history of its own.
India Ranked Low on Being an Influencer in Global System
As per the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s Getting over Globalization Report, India has achieved a very low rank of 2. India stood among the countries across the world. US, UK, Japan have Globalization Report list.
President Mukherjee inaugurates 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal
President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in Midnapore district in West Bengal. The mela will display the rural handicraft skills of the people and the different goods ranging from textile to terracotta.
Adama Barrow has taken charge as Gambia’s president
Adama Barrow has sworn in as the third official President of Gambian at the Gambian. He replaced Yahya Jammeh. Barrow has won the presidential election on December 2, 2016.
Trending News – Jan 21, 2017 Current Affairs
Ashok Warrier – Ambassador of India to the Central African Republic
Ashok Warrier has recently appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Central African Republic. Currently, Ashok Warrier is working as the Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Punjab Royals Wins Pro Wrestling League Season 2
The NCR Punjab Royals has won the Pro Wrestling League Season. Punjab has made this victory by defeating two-time finalists Haryana Hammers in the finals at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The winners were presented with the Champions trophy along with a prize money of Rs. 1.90 crore.
Israeli Air Force Receives First Anti-Missile Interceptors for Arrow 3 System
For the Arrow 3 Missile Defense System in the Israel Defense Forces, there is a need of first anti-missile interceptors. This induction was made during a ceremony held between Israel’s Defense Ministry and the US Missile Defense Agency.
US launches Geo-3 satellite into Space to Detect & Defeat Missiles
“The US military has recently launched a Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 3 mission. Under the mission, Geo-3 satellite has been sent into the space mounted on Atlas V rocket from Florida. It will detect any possible missile attack to meet national security threats”.
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