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56th DGsP/IGsP Conference

56th DGsP/IGsP Conference: Prime Minister Modi attended the 56th DGsP/IGsP Conference at Lucknow on November 20-21, 2021. The Conference was attended by 62 DGsP/IGsP of States/UTs and DGs of CAPFs/CPOs in Lucknow. He stressed on review of SMART Policing concept introduced in 2014 and suggested development of a roadmap for its continuous transformation and institutionalisation […]

INS Visakhapatnam

INS Visakhapatnam: INS Visakhapatnam, a P15B stealth guided missile destroyer, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on November 21, 2021. The event marks the formal induction of the first of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers, indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s […]

IRNSS-NaVIC for Global Use: ISRO

IRNSS-NaVIC: ISRO The Vice President has suggested ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) make Indian regional navigation satellite system-Navigation in Indian Constellation (NaVIC) for global use. In 2006, the project was approved by the Government of India and was expected to be completed and implemented by 2015-16. The constellations’ first satellite (IRNSS-1A) was launched on 1st […]

World Fisheries Day 2021

World Fisheries Day: 21st November World Fisheries Day (WFD) is observed on the 21st November every year. The award ceremony was organised by the ministry of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying, in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of WFD. Balasore district (Odisha) has been awarded India’s “Best Marine District”. WFD is celebrated to demonstrate solidarity with […]

USOF Scheme For Aspirational Districts In 5 states

USOF Scheme For Aspirational Districts In 5 states: The Union Cabinet has approved the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme for provisioning of 4G-based mobile services in uncovered villages of aspirational districts across five states — Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Odisha. NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts programme aims to quickly and effectively transform 112 […]

Green Hydrogen: Important Points

Green Hydrogen: The Narendra Modi government’s National Hydrogen Mission is kick-starting with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) floating a global tender to set up green hydrogen generation units at two of its big refineries in North India. IOCL is India’s largest commercial undertaking, operating the largest number of refineries in the country. Green hydrogen: Hydrogen […]

Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum

Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the Foundation Stone for setting up the Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum at Luangkao village in Manipur’s Tamenglong district on November 22, 2021 The project has been sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs at an estimated cost of 15 […]

Lateral Entry in UPSC

Lateral Entry: The recent recommendation of 31 candidates by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to be inducted into senior and mid-level positions in various union ministries is the second such attempt towards bringing specialists from private sector in the senior and middle level of bureaucracy. Earlier too, nine lateral entrants from private sector were […]