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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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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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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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Justice J S Verma Commission • Rape laws

Justice J S Verma commission rape laws

Background The nation-wide outrage over the gang-rape of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student in a moving bus has sparked a demand for death penalty under rape laws for convicts. Under the existing rape laws, the maximum punishment for rape is a life term. Composition of the Commission Former Chief Justice of India …

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013, Kochi

IN NEWS: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Persons of Indian Origin settled in various countries to invest back in India, especially in infrastructure, education, energy, water and agriculture sectors. He was speaking at the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The Divas was jointly organised by the Ministry …

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Justice Swatanter Kumar • first NGT chief

Justice Swatanter Kumar is B.A., LL.B. He was born 0n 31.12.1947. Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday became the first chairperson of the National Green Tribunal. Justice Swatanter Kumar, a Supreme Court judge, also earned the distinction of becoming the first apex court judge to take over as the head of the …

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Meerut Scissors • Registered GI

About Meerut Scissors The first pair was made 360 years ago by Asli Akhun. The tool is a pair of scissors made of metal scrap by a community in Meerut. The community is “the only scissor cluster in India” and which has been making the product for more than three centuries. …

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Manual Scavengers Bill 2012 • Detailed

Manual Scavengers at work

IN NEWS “Manual Scavengers” The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed serious concern at the inordinate delay in Parliament passing the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill. The Bench said: “they [manual scavengers] are marginalised and Parliament needs to take adequate steps to pass the Bill. It …

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Raghuram Rajan • Chief Economic Advisor to FM

Raghuram Govind Rajan, Chief Economic Advisor to FM, GOI

Introduction Raghuram Govind Rajan was born in Bhopal in 1963 to a Tamil Family. In 1985, Raghuram Rajan graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Raghuram Rajan completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1987. Raghuram Rajan received a PhD in management from the Massachusetts …

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