Six persons from Kerala joined ISIS At least six persons from Kerala are said to be fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) in Syria since February, according to disclosures by a Kannur resident to the Delhi Police after he was deported from Turkey recently. He told interrogators that some of them were working in Dubai … Continued
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What is H1N1, and why is it killing so many people? The H1N1 variant of the flu virus is commonly and in the present case somewhat erroneously, known as “swine flu virus” because it was known in the past to occur in people who had been in the vicinity of pigs. That is no longer … Continued
The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) is conducting jointly with the US, the second edition of United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP-02) in New Delhi from 17 July to 04 Aug 2017. About the course: The course is aimed to build and enhance the capacity of the African Troop Contributing Countries to … Continued
Within a span of five minutes, terrorists attacked twice in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, killing seven and injuring 18 devotees who were headed to Jammu after visiting the Amarnath cave shrine. What happened? – At 8:15pm, three terrorists opened fire at a check post of STF, SOG & CRPF personnel in Khannabal near Anantnag. … Continued
The present standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doka La (Doklam)is a rare insight into New Delhi’s very special relationship with Bhutan, which includes military responsibilities towards it. Official statement by India In India’s only official statement on the standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that on June 16, a “PLA … Continued
The Indian Express explains the implications of the US decision for the Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief, the outfit’s finances, and India’s position that cross-border terrorism is behind situation in Kashmir. What does the designation of global terrorist mean? Under the US Executive Order 13224, an individual or group is placed under the category of Special Designated … Continued
The demolition carried by Iraqi forces because the mosque carried enormous symbolic importance for Islamic State (IS). Relevance of the mosque for ISIS It was there that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a “caliphate” as militants seized swathes of Syria and Iraq. He proclaimed himself the caliph, ruler of all Muslims, from the mosque’s … Continued
The Indian Navy’s first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2), developed by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T), was launched at L&T’s shipyard in Kattupalli. FDN-2 was designed and built by L&T at a cost of Rs. 468 crore. About floating dock The Floating Dock is 185 metres long and 40 metres wide and will enable docking … Continued
Guild upheld A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court convicted underworld don Abu Salem and others in connection with the 1993 blasts case. However, all accused were acquitted for the charge of waging war against the nation. Salem was convicted under charges of conspiracy and terror activities but was acquitted of some … Continued
Corporations have always been interested in understanding consumer behaviour and been collecting data about users using their products or service. What is unique about Big Data Technology (BDT) is the scale at which this data collection can take place. For instance, Google has stored petabytes of information about billions of people and their online browsing … Continued