Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs

India’s first e-court opened at Hyderabad High Court

India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad which is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

It was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee of the Supreme Court.

Key Features

  • The purpose of e-court is to ensure speedy justice for the litigants.
  • The e-Courts will ensure easy and better access to justice for public.
  • It will also provide solution for large number of pending cases in the country.
  • It will also make the work of judges, advocates and all those related with judiciary a lot more effective

Besides, SC judge also announced that India’s first Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) will be also launched in High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. The system will integrate the courts, police stations, prosecution, forensic science laboratories and jails

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Indian Navy’s Marine Commandos’ base INS Karna commissioned

Indian Navy has commissioned INS Karna, an independent base of Marine Commandos (MARCOS) at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

It was commissioned by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at the commissioning ceremony held at Bheemunipatanam Naval Base.

The commissioning of a new base to the Special Forces of the Indian Navy will play important role to safeguard our nation’s vast maritime interests. Captain Varun Singh will be the Commanding Officer of INS Karna.

About MARCOS

  • MARCOS or the Marine Commando Force (MCF) was raised as the Indian Marine Special Force (IMSF) in February 1987 at INS Abhimanyu in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • It is capable of operating in all three dimensions viz. in air, at sea and on land. The unit has progressed in terms of manpower, equipment holding, infrastructure and other resources.
  • Since its establishment the force has been established itself as Special Operations Force of international repute.
  • MARCOS have successfully taken part in operations undertaken by the Indian Navy such as Operation Zabardast (Sri Lanka February 1993), Operation Leech (1998), Operation Tasha (1990-2009) and Operation Sagittarius (anti-piracy operations in Malacca Strait) and Operation Rahat, among others.

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1st meeting of BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency begins in Visakhapatnam

The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency began in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The two day conference will be attended by all 5 member BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries.

India being BRICS chair for 2016 has organised this event in order to shape and steer the BRICS agenda. The Union Power Ministry is hosting the meeting of the Working Group.

Key facts

  • The meeting will deliberate a work plan on development of cooperation in energy saving and energy efficiency with BRICS.
  • The BRICS countries would make presentations on measures taken by them in the field of energy saving and energy efficiency.
  • India will also showcase its efforts in energy saving, energy efficiency, in particular the LED street lighting programme.
  • It will also showcase PAT (Performance Achievement and Trade) programme for industrial energy efficiency.

Background

  • In November 2015, BRICS energy ministers had signed a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding in energy saving and energy efficiency in Moscow, Russia.
  • They had agreed to pursue their energy cooperation through technology transfer, joint research and technology projects, conferences and seminars and exchange of experience and best practices for energy saving and energy efficiency.
For more details: India assumes BRICS Chairmanship from Russia for 2016

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