Seize exotic species

Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate Context Chennai Air Customs officials seized 14 ball pythons, 30 blue iguanas, four fiery squirrels at the airport on Monday. A passenger who arrived from Bangkok carried them. Officials seized the animals under the Customs Act and Wildlife Protection Acts. The …

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18 dead as rail bridge collapses in Mizoram

Syllabus: Security and Disaster Management Context A railway bridge under construction over the Kurung river in Mizoram collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 18 workers. Pillars intact According to the Railway Ministry, the girder was designed by the Paris-headquartered STUP Consultants and proof-checked by experts from the Indian Institute of …

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DRDO drone crashes in Karnataka

Syllabus: Security Why in NEWS An unmanned testing aircraft of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) crashed on a farmland in Chitradurga district of Karnataka on Sunday. No one was injured. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the premier agency under …

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Launch of F Y – 3024 (VINDHYAGIRI) ON 17 August 2023

Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Context Vindhya Giri, a Project 17A Frigate, will be launched by the Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu, at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata on 17 Aug 23. Vindhya Giri Vindhya giri, named after the mountain range in …

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Notice of Manipur HC- Assam Rifles

Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Why in NEWS The Manipur High Court on Wednesday issued notices to top bureaucrats and police officers of the Manipur government, the Union Home Secretary, the General Officer Commander in-charge of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command, and an Inspector-General of the …

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India -France Defence cooperation

Taking the defence cooperation between India and France to a new level, the two countries announced that they will extend their “ground-breaking” defence cooperation in advanced aeronautical technologies by supporting the joint development of a combat aircraft engine and also an engine for the Indian multi-role helicopter (IMRH) being designed …

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Rafale M-jets

22 single-seat fighters will join aircraft carriers and the remaining four will be twin-seater trainers; purchase of three more Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarines from France also gets approval Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to land in Paris on Thursday, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), approval for the procurement of …

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