22 July 2018 Current Affairs:
The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Programme will be launched nationally on July 21, 2018, by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of the Union Human Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar and the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal.
The programme will not have any prescribed textbook and nor will it include an exam.
The topics covered under this part include values and ethics, respect for elders, empathy and sympathy, tolerance, patience, attitude, team spirit and discipline.
The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) with the support of NCERT prepared a handbook for imparting instructions.
The programme would have a greater emphasis on field demonstrations and hands-on learning of the functioning of the police through visits to women police stations, child protection homes including NGOs, traffic police and fire brigade stations.