Disaster Risk Reduction Database The two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded, setting the stage for creation of a national-level disaster database. Developing this integrated database with locally obtained and validated data is crucial for tracking our risks and progress towards resilience without which India will not be able … Continued
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India has joined the US and China as one of the world’s five biggest military spenders, reflecting geopolitical tensions as well as the country’s reliance on imported weapons and sprawling personnel costs. Present level of defence spending New Delhi’s defense spending rose by 5.5% to $63.9 billion in 2017 and has now passed France, the … Continued
Tamper-proof lock, hologram tags among features From January 1, 2019, all classes of motor vehicles will come fitted with tamper-proof High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) that have a host of in-built security features. They are expected to offer increased protection against theft. The HSRP was made mandatory in some States 13 years ago but failed … Continued
Naxalism was once called by the government as the biggest internal security threat faced by the country. However, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Maoist influence has been gradually shrinking. In figures released on Monday, the MHA, which recently redrew the red corridor, brought down the number of districts affected with Naxal violence … Continued
Policy to contain LWE (Naxalites) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been implementing the ‘National Policy and Action Plan’ since 2015 to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE). This envisages a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development related measures. The significant features of the new policy were zero tolerance towards violence coupled with a … Continued
Stand of Myanmar Myanmar has indefinitely deferred signing an agreement with India to streamline the free movement of people within 16 km along the border. Myanmar has been dragging its feet on the agreement. They have asked for more time and are reluctant due to domestic compulsions. View of India India is keen to sign … Continued
The Supreme court in its verdict on Friday tweaked the award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal made in 2007 and also made some key observations on the path ahead for the riparian States. How will the water be distributed among the states? Kerala Karnataka Tamil Nadu Puducherry Total Area 1.93 18.85 24.71 0.43 … Continued
The Supreme Court directed that “no coercive steps shall be taken” against Maj Aditya Kumar, named by Jammu & Kashmir Police in an FIR registered in connection with the deaths of three civilians after troops of 10 Garhwal Rifles fired on protesters in Shopian on January 27. The court gave the J&K government two weeks … Continued
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) in New Delhi. The two-day workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). India’s commitment towards global cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction Reiterating India’s commitment … Continued
Call to local militants to surrender With a fresh surrender policy being framed by the government, the Army and the J&K Police asked all local militants to give up arms and assured them “full cooperation” to join the mainstream. Over 130 local militants are still active in the Valley. “We are after foreign terrorists.” said … Continued