Vice President of India Current Affairs - 2019

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Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award

The Vice President Shri Venkaiyah Naidu presented the “Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award” to scholar, legal luminary and former Attorney General of India Shri K Parasaran. He was honored with the award on the occasion of Elder’s Day celebration organized by Age Care India.

About Parasaran

K Parasaran was born in 1927. He is an Indian lawyer. He was Advocate General of Tamil Nadu in 1976 and Attorney General of India under former PMs Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2003 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011.

Advocate General

The Advocate General of the state is the highest law officer of the state. Articles 165 deals with the Advocate General of the state and Article 177 deals with rights Advocate General in respective houses. He gives advices to the government in the legal matter. He also discharges duties assigned on him by the State Government.

Attorney General

The Attorney General is the chief legal advisor to Government of India. He is a primary lawyer in the Supreme Court. He is appointed by the President of India on the advice of Union Cabinet. Article 76 deals with the Attorney General of India.

The 15th and the current attorney general of India in October 2019, is K.K.Venugopal.

39th World Congress of Poets organized in Bhubaneswar

The 39th World Congress of Poets was inaugurated at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology.

Theme: Compassion through Poetry.

The theme aims to promote peace and brotherhood through poetry.

The event was inaugurated by the Odisha Chief Minister. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu attended the event.

Significance of WCP

The congress is essential to achieve SDG 4 – Quality Education.

About World Congress of Poetry (WCP)

The WCP was founded in 1969. It was held at Manila, Philippines the first time. It is being organized by WAAC – World Academy of Arts and Culture. The WAAC conducts poetry workshops, art exhibits, dance, music, cultural exchange programs. The organization maintains a library at Taipei, Taiwan. WAAC serves UIA – Union of International Associations. UIA is a research institute and documentation center headquartered at Brussels. It was founded in 1907. It monitors international organizations, association and their challenges.