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Workshop on disaster database concludes, NDMA paves way for creation of national-level disaster database (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Internal Security and Disaster Management)

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

Vehicles made on or after Jan. 1 to have High Security Registration Plates (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III: Internal Security)

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

Government’s new policy paying dividends in containing Left Wing Extremism (Relevant for GS Mains Paper III-Internal Security)

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

All about Shopian firing case (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

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

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III)

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

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