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India & China joint training exercise, Hand in Hand

India & China joint training exercise, Hand in Hand.

What is Hand in Hand? Hand in Hand is India China Combined Military Training Exercise that commenced on 12 Oct. This was the fifth joint counter terrorist exercise. Participating troops from both sides had trained together and learned from each other in mixed groups on Basic Individual Skills (combat boxing, …

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Maharashtra & Gujarat Naval Areas Separate HQ’s

Rear Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade (left), assuming of charge of Flag Officer Maharashtra Area from Rear Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawar (right).

Who’s who? The division of the Naval Areas was marked by Rear Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade, assuming of charge of Flag Officer Maharashtra Area from Rear Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawar this morning. Rear Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawar will officiate as Flag Officer Gujarat Naval Area. Why Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval …

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) Logo

In News : Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) exempted from Service Tax In order to promote financial inclusion, the Government has exempted services provided by a business facilitator or a business correspondent to a banking company with respect to Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts covered by Pradhan Mantri Jan …

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Kyasanur Forest Disease • India

KFD Distribution In India

Introduction: Kyasanur forest disease? Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is caused by Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV). Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV) is of zoonotic origin (originating from animals). KFD virus belongs to Russian Spring Summer Encephalitis group, a member of family Flaviviridae. KFDV was identified in 1957 when it was …

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Fast Track Courts

Chief Justice of India Shri. Altamas Kabir

IN NEWS Fast Track Courts The brutal gangrape and murder of Delhi braveheart has shaken the conscience of the nation, said Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir while asking all High Courts to set up fast-track courts to deal exclusively with offences against women. The delay in disposing such cases …

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Water Conservation • Essay

Water Conservation - Every drop counts.

Introduction Water is a natural resource, fundamental to life, livelihood, food security and sustainable development. It is also a scarce resource. India has more than 18 percent of the world’s population, but has only 4 percent of world’s renewable water resources with 2.4 percent of world’s land area. There are …

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Indian Arctic Base Himadri • Facts & Location

Indian Arctic Research Base – Himadri Station in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway

Few facts about Himadri Station Himadri is India’s first Arctic research station located at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Himadri is located at the International Arctic Research base, Ny-Ålesund. Himadri station is operated by National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research. Himadri station was inaugurated in 2008. A look back into the past Indian …

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India-Russia Annual Summit 2012

Background This year marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India-Russia. India was the host to this year’s 13th India-Russia annual summit. Russia is a valued friend of India. India-Russia reviewed the ongoing developments in Afghanistan, and agreed to work together against threats posed by extremist …

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Right To Information (RTI) Act, 2005

Right To Information Official logo

Right to information has been seen as the key to strengthening participatory democracy and ushering in people centered governance. Access to information can empower the poor and the weaker sections of society to demand and get information about public policies and actions, thereby leading to their welfare. In recognition of …

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First Coast Guard Station • North Andaman

First Coast Guard Station in Mayabunder, North Andaman Islands

In News Indian Coast Guard Station Mayabunder, the first CG Station in the North Andaman Islands was commissioned today. Background There is a need for maintaining continuous vigil of this strategically important archipelago (archipelago: a group of islands). Coast Guard had initiated several far-reaching measures to augment force levels and manpower …

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