Siachen Troops Given Poor Gear - Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) submitted a report on the performance audit of provisioning and procurement during the period from 2015-16 to 2017-18. to the Parliament about the poor condition of the Army. Key Highlights of the report: In a report to the Parliament CAG pulled up the Army for deficiencies in the provision of special clothing, rations, and housing for troops in high-altitude areas, includin... .
Updated on 5 February, 2020
Source-The Hans India Context-The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Assam government and Bodo groups recently signed a tripartite agreement, Third Bodo Accord. Provisions in the Third Bodo Accord,2020 The Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) is to be redrawn and renamed as Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). Villages dominated by Bodos that were presently outside the BTAD would be included and those with non-Bodo population woul... .
Updated on 29 January, 2020
In a coordinated, covert operation, special teams of the Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra police, guided by Central intelligence agencies, neutralized alleged sleeper cells across the country and averted a plot to unleash terror in major cities. Since provisions under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act were invoked and the terror module had spread to more than four States, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would investigate the case. ... .
Updated on 21 January, 2020
Recently, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published the annual Crime in India Report 2018. It was published with provisional data, as five States — West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim — did not send clarifications sought by the NCRB despite repeated reminders. The 2017 annual crime report was published on October 21 last year, after a delay of two years. Salient features of the report Crime on the rise:... .
Updated on 15 January, 2020
The Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval for allowing international airlines from three countries — U.S., Canada, and Australia — to carry out their own ground handling. This reversed a decision taken by the Cabinet in 2006 barring all foreign carriers from such operations, a senior government official said. The Cabinet also approved a draft standard operating procedure (SOP) detailing security measures to be adopted for such operations. ... .
Updated on 13 January, 2020
Context- Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat has been appointed the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), effective December 31. Lt Gen Naravane will be the next Army chief as he is the senior-most officer in the Army after Gen Rawat. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister had approved to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of a four-star General with salary and benefits equivalent to a Service Chief. ... .
Updated on 11 January, 2020