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Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’

Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ The third edition of ‘Sea Vigil-22’ is all set to commence on the eastern seaboard as part of the nation-wide Coastal Defence Exercise from November 15. About Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ It was conceptualised in 2018 to validate various measures that have been instituted towards enhancing maritime security since the 26/11 Mumbai attack. The exercise is being conducted by the Indian Navy in coordination with the Indian

Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 Recently, the Supreme Court denied a political leader's request to vacate his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on money laundering accusations. What is money laundering? Money laundering is the process of making significant sums of money obtained through criminal activities, such as drug trafficking or terrorist funding, appear to have come from a legitimate source. Large gains are made by illegal arms sales, smuggling, drug

Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East

Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) A new programme known as the Prime Minister's Development Initiative for the North East Region was recently authorised by the Union Cabinet (PM-DevINE). In the Union Budget 2022–23, PM-DevINE was introduced to address development gaps in the North Eastern Region (NER). PM-DevINE Scheme: What is it? With an investment of Rs 6,600 crore, the programme will run for the final four years o

Operation Garuda

Operation Garuda The Central Bureau of Investigation has launched 'Operation Garuda,' a multi-phase operation against an illicit drug trafficking network, registering 127 new cases, arresting 175 people, and seizing massive amounts of narcotic drugs. Regarding 'Operation Garuda,' It was established in close collaboration with Interpol and the Narcotics Control Bureau to combat the smuggling of illegal drugs and psychotropic substances, with a particular empha

Pacts with the Armed Tribal Groups of the  Northeast

Pacts so far with Armed Tribal Groups in the North East Between the Government of India, Assam, and eight armed indigenous groups, a historic deal has recently been reached. The deal was signed in order to put an end to Assam's long-running Adivasi and tea garden workers' issue. Important Points Tripartite Agreement: The Assam government and eight armed tribal groups in Assam struck an agreement with the central government. Birsa Commando Force (BCF),

Vostok Exercise 2022

Vostok Exercise 2022 India recently took part in the International Vostok-2022 strategic and command exercise in Russia together with a number of other nations. Image source - Theprint.in Exercise Vostok There will be forces there from a number of former Soviet states as well as China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, and Syria. The 7/8 Gorkha Rifles contingent served as the Indian Army's representative. Interaction and coordination between other participating militar

The cyber threat to Digital/Mobile banking

The cyber threat to Digital/Mobile banking Image Source - The Hindu Recently, the Asia Pacific area has seen an uptick in cyberattacks on Android and iOS devices, according to global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. A recent study found that more consumers are gravitating toward digital payments and that an increasing number of people are using their cell phones to engage with their banks or bank accounts. Additionally, this acceleration introduces a vulnerability: a rise in the ri

Ban on VLC Media Player

Ban on VLC Media Player India has outlawed access to the Video LAN Client (VLC) Media Player website. According to VLC's data, India has outlawed its website from February 2022. About the VLC When personal computers started to become more common in Indian homes as a result of information technology breakthroughs in the late 1990s, VLC became increasingly popular in that country. VLC is free and open source, supports all file types without the need for extra codecs, and


ROHINGYA According to recent statements made by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Rohingyas will be held in detention facilities until they are deported. More about the news The Delhi government has suggested moving the Rohingyas to a different area. Position of the Ministry of Home Affairs: The MHA has instructed the GNCTD (Govt of National Territory Delhi) to make sure that the Rohingya illegal foreign residents stay in their current location. Through MEA,


NAGA PEACE PROCESS: EXPLAINED Recently, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) marked the 25 years of ceasefire with the Government of India. About ceasefire On August 1, 1997, the group and the Center had agreed to a cease-fire. After 25 years of signing a ceasefire deal with the Central government, the NSCN (I-M) has lamented the lack of advancement in the Naga peace process. The peace process apparently stalled because of disagreements between the two groups


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