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IND-INDO CORPAT 2019

The 33rd edition of India-Indonesia coordinated patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) was inaugurated at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The IND-INDO CORPAT 2019 is held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019. Navies of both countries have been carrying out coordinated patrolling twice a year since 2002 in an effort to keep the Indian Ocean region Read More…

Mizoram passes Bill to Detect Illegal Foreigners

The Mizoram Assembly has unanimously passed The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019 that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the north-eastern state of Mizoram. Features of the Bill The bill aims to provide credible individual identification system and to prevent “usurpation” of benefits of developmental schemes by those who are not entitled Read More…

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure was organised at Delhi by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and in partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. International Agreement for Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Read More…

Threats to Bumphead Parrot Fish in Andaman

A study has shown that Fishing, coral reef degradation threaten parrotfish in Andaman. Fact Box: Bumphead parrotfish Scientific Name: Bolbometopon Muricatum IUCN Status: Vulnerable Findings of the Study Protection of coral cover along the existing protected marine areas in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is necessary for the conservation of the endangered Bumphead Parrotfish. Large Read More…

Karen Uhlenbeck becomes First Woman to Win Prestigious Abel Prize

US Mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck has been chosen for the Abel Prize 2019 for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape. Karen Uhlenbeck’s theories have revolutionised the understanding of minimal surfaces, such as those formed by soap bubbles, and more general minimization problems in higher dimensions Karen Read More…

Governments Prerogative to Frame Schemes: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has censured the Uttarakhand High Court for framing a scheme to regularise hundreds of casual workers engaged by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under the Ministry of Defence in the construction of roads for Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage. What was the Issue? A case was filed in the Uttarakhand High Court by Read More…

Operation Sunrise

India has carried out Operation Sunrise to wipe out the insurgent camps planning to hit the Indian workers at the Kaladan Transit project. The Operation was reportedly carried between mid-February to early March. Operation Sunrise Operation Sunrise was a joint operation carried out by both Indian and Myanmar armies. During the operation, at least 10 camps of an insurgent Read More…

Debriefing of Tropex 19

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba took the debriefing of the recently concluded annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) 19. The lessons learnt from the Tropex exercise will provide Navy accurate assessments to fine-tune combat deployments, force structuring requirements, operational logistics, and material and training imperatives. Tropex 2019 Tropex is an inter-service military Read More…