1971 war Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Minister approves proposal to expand NCC in 173 border areas and coastal districts

On August 16, 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved a major Expansion Scheme. Under the scheme, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) is to be expanded to 173 border areas and coastal districts. Around 100,000 new cadets are to be inducted. Highlights With the deployment of NCC, the border areas are to get trained manpower for Read More…

Bangladesh constructs war memorial for Indian Soldiers killed in 1971

The Bangladesh Government is to construct war memorial for Indian soldiers killed in 1971 war. The memorial is to be constructed in Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria bordering Tripura. This is mainly due to its significance in the Liberation War of 1971. Highlights Bangladesh has a war memorial on the outskirts of Dhaka for all martyrs. However, the Read More…

Air Vice Marshal Chandan Singh Rathore passed away

On March 29, 2020, the Mahavir Chakra recipient Air Vice Marshall Chandan Singh Rathore died at his Jodhpur residence. His services during the 1962 war and 1971 war were impeccable. 1971 war During the 1971 war with Pakistan, for the liberation of Bangladesh, he planned and executed the helicopter operations. Under his directions the Indian Read More…

Assam: No Govt. jobs for people with more than 2 children

On October 21, 2019, the Assam Cabinet decided that no Government jobs will be provided to persons with more than 2 children after 1 January 2021. In September 2017, the Assam government had passed the “Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam”. Under the policy, job candidates with two children alone would be eligible for Read More…

Kharga Prahar: Army training exercise concludes

The “Kharga Prahar”, a major training exercise conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 concluded on 4 June 2019. Key Highlights of Exercise Kharga Prahar exercise was undertaken in plains of Punjab by various units and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which Read More…