CRPF Current Affairs - 2019

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IAF inks Rs 300 crore deal to procure SPICE 2000 bombs from Israel

Indian Air Force (IAF) signed Rs.300 crore deal with Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, an Israeli defence firm to procure a batch of SPICE 2000 guided bombs. Key Highlights The order for bombs was placed under Special Financial Powers given by government to armed forces for emergency purchases. The bombs are expected to be supplied Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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Veer Parivar App Launched

On the occasion of the 54th Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), President Ram Nath Kovind launched ‘Veer Parivar App’, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty. About the Veer Parivar App The Veer Parivar App will act as an interface between the CRPF authorities Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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CRPF celebrates 54th Valour Day

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 54th Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) on April 9. On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to the martyrs of police at National Police Memorial in New Delhi. Why April 9 is observed as Shaurya Divas? In the intervening night of 8 and 9 April 1965, nearly Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & ObservancesUPSC

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India evacuates peacekeeping CRPF contingent from Libya

India has evacuated its entire contingent of peacekeeping forces comprising of 15 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Tripoli after the situation in the war-hit nation suddenly worsened. Libyan Crisis Ever since the 2011 uprising which overthrew and killed long-ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is engulfed in a crisis. Even though there is an UN-backed Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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Curbs on civilian traffic on Jammu-Srinagar Highway

A government notification has stated that the national highway from Baramulla to Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has been put out of bounds for civilian traffic twice a week till May 31. During this time no civilian vehicles will be permitted on the national highway on Sundays and Wednesdays. Why the Ban is being implemented? Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC

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Government sanctions 5 new battalions of Rapid Action Force

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sanctioned five new battalions of anti-riot and crowd control Rapid Action Force (RAF). These new battalions will be stationed at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesg), Hajipur (Bihar), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Mangalore (Karnataka) and Nuh (Haryana). With these, the total number of RAF battalions in the country has gone up to 15. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Saathi: CRPF launches mobile help centre for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has launched Saathi, a mobile help centre to reach out to people undertaking annual pilgrimage to 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath. It will provide help and information to yatris staying in camps outside the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu. This will be in addition to security Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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