Current Affairs – October, 2019

Ekta Diwas: PM Modi inaugurated Technology Demonstration site

PM Modi inaugurated the Technology Demonstration Site at Kevadia, Gujarat on October 31, 2019. The inauguration was a part of the National Unity Day celebrations that commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

The security personnel showcased different technologies being used by them in the event.

Highlights

  • The site consisted of displays of police and paramilitary forces.
  • It showcased various modern technologies that included lethal and non-lethal arms
  • CRPF, CISF, BSF, NSG and other State Police contingents displayed their modern technology centering on various themes like modernization of forces, aviation security, digital initiatives, etc
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs introduced the initiative of “112”, one number for all emergencies
  • There were also stalls that displayed gallantry medals and honors received by CRPF-Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
  • There were also exhibitions by Gujarat Police showcasing Vishwas project
  • The theme of CISF-Central Industrial Security Force was centered on integrating modern technology with a focus on faster and efficient facial recognition technology at airports
  • The NSG-National Security Guards showcased modern security kits, remote controlled vehicles and equipment and modern weaponry.

New Delhi Police Headquarters inaugurated

A new building of Police Headquarters (PHQ) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit shah. The officers and Jawans of Delhi Police Wing are getting a new building headquarters after 70 years. The building was opened on October 31, 2019 to commemorate Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birth Anniversary.

About the building

  • The PHQ is unique in its implementation as the plans were under taken on a public private partnership mode
  • It was built at a cost of 286 crores
  • It has 18 floors that are designed to accommodate control rooms, conference rooms, communication centres, etc.

Significance

  • Police forces are important for stable law and order in the country.
  • The contributions and sacrifices made by the Police officers are seldom highlighted. Also, a kind of negative protection demoralizes the police force. To change this image, GoI had developed National Police Memorial in New Delhi that chronicles the sacrifices of over 34,000 officers and jawans who laid their lives for the country.

Delhi Police

  • 25% of the Delhi Police Force is earmarked for VVIP security
  • It comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs and not under Government of Delhi.
  • They are deployed close to PM residence, Rashtrapthi Bhavan, Residence of ministers, MPs, judges, etc.