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NCC and COVID-19

NCC volunteer cadets to fight COVID-19 under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ On April 2, 2020 the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has offered its volunteer cadets to assist the civilian authorities to fight COVID-19 under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’.  It has issued guidelines for the temporary employment of its cadets to enhance the operations of various organizations involved in relief efforts & fighting the pandemic. The tasks for NCC cadets include-

04 April, 2020 Internal security

Money laundering

Money laundering It is the concealing or disguising the identity of illegally obtained proceeds so that they appear to have originated from legitimate sources. Round Tripping of Funds Round tripping refers to money that leaves the country through various channels and makes its way back into the country often as foreign investment. This mostly involves black money and is allegedly often used for stock price manipulation. Prevention of Money-Laundering Act P

08 April, 2020 Internal security


MHA CAUTION AGAINST THE USE OF ZOOM MEETING PLATFORMS-CERTin Home Ministry has directed that Zoom meeting platform should not be used by government officials and offices for any purpose. In an advisory Ministry of Home Affairs has cautioned against the use of this platform. It further stated that even private users should ensure that Cert-in advisory regarding the use of this platform should be followed. The Cert-in advisory is mainly focused towards prevention of unauthorised entry in t

17 April, 2020 Internal security

Bru crisis and their displacement to Tripura

Context: 2 community groups in Tripura have opposed the resettlement of Brus from Mizoram to Tripura. A joint team of the Nagarik Suraksha Mancha, mostly representing Bengali people displaced from the erstwhile East Pakistan post partition in 1947 . Northern Tripura has a sizeable Mizo population concentrated in the subdivision’s Jampui Hill area. Who are Brus? The Brus spread across Tripura, Mizoram and parts of southern Assam--are the most populous tribe in Tripura. I

04 May, 2020 Internal security

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA),2010

FCRA Context A decision by the U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to donate $3.6 million to Indian labs and research agencies to assist in countering COVID-19 pandemic could run into delays, given that the agency has been placed on a “watch list” since Decemver 2019. About FCRA Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) is a consolidating act passed by the Government of India in the year 2010. It seeks to regulate the foreign contributions or donations a

14 May, 2020 Internal security

Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451

Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 have been commissioned. The ICGS Sachet, the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment. Indian Coast Guard is the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world

16 May, 2020 Internal security

Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme

Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme The projects under the scheme will be provided with up to 75% government funding in the form of ‘Grant-in-Aid’. Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) is launched with an outlay of ?400 crore for creating state-of-the-art testing infrastructure for domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing sector. The Scheme would run for the duration of five years and envisages to set up six to eight new test facilities in partnership with pri

16 May, 2020 Internal security

Nuclear Command Authority (NCA)

Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) It is responsible for command, control and operational decisions regarding India's nuclear weapons programme. Organisational structure of NCA includes Political Council and Executive Council. Executive Council is headed by National Security Advisor and Political Council is headed by Prime Minister. The Executive Council gives its opinion to the Political Council, which authorises a nuclear attack when deemed necessary. This kind of organisational structu

25 May, 2020 Internal security

Cyber Surakshit Bharat

Cyber Surakshit Bharat Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), announced the Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative. It aims to spread awareness about cybercrime and building capacity for safety measures for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff across all government departments. Cyber Surakshit Bharat is the first public-private partnership of its kind and will leverage the expertise of the IT industry in cybersecurity. Cyber Surakshit Bharat ai

29 May, 2020 Internal security

Missile Park 'Agneeprastha' to be set up at INS Kalinga

Missile Park 'Agneeprastha' to be set up at INS Kalinga Foundation Stone for a Missile Park "AGNEEPRASTHA" was laid at INS Kalinga . The Park also commemorates the award of the prestigious Unit Citation to INS Kalinga for the year 2018-19. ‘AGNEEPRASTHA’ aims to capture glimpses of Missile History of INS Kalinga since 1981 till date.  The Missile Park has been set up with a replica of missiles and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) that showcase the ev

30 May, 2020 Internal security

Line of Actual Control: where it is located, and where India and China differ

Line of Actual Control: where it is located, and where India and China differ As tensions continue between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a look at what the line means on the ground and the disagreements over it: What is the Line of Actual Control? The LAC is the demarcation that separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory. India considers the LAC to be 3,488 km long, while the Chinese consider it to be only around 2,000 km. I

01 June, 2020 Internal security

Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region

Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region The Indian Navy set up the IFC-IOR in December 2018 within the premises of the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurugram to track maritime movements in the region. IMAC is located in Gurugram and is the main centre of the Indian Navy for coastal surveillance and monitoring. IMAC is a joint initiative of Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Bharat Electronics Ltd and functions u

15 June, 2020 Internal security

A case to exempt GST in Central Police Canteens

A case to exempt GST in Central Police Canteens By, M.P. Nathanael is Inspector General of Police (Retd), Central Reserve Police Force Context # Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced in early May that only indigenous products will be sold in all Central Police Canteens run by the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). # This is a welcome step in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive to promote indigenously manufactured products, or swadeshi products, in India. As

23 June, 2020 Internal security

Anti-drug plan in 272 vulnerable districts

Centre rolls out anti-drug plan in 272 vulnerable districts An annual anti-drug action plan for 272 vulnerable districts was launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on Friday, the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’, or drug-free India campaign will focus not just on institutional support but also on community outreach programmes in the districts identified in coordination with the Narcotics Control Bureau,

27 June, 2020 Internal security

Drug abuse amidst pandemic

Drug abuse amidst pandemic By, Ghada Waly is the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Introduction # More people are using drugs, and more illicit drugs are available than ever. # The economic downturn caused by the global pandemic may drive more people to substance abuse or leave them vulnerable to involvement in drug trafficking and related crime. # In the global recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis, drug users sought out cheaper synt

26 June, 2020 Internal security

Locals mark 6 places for settling Bru refugees

Locals mark 6 places for settling Bru refugees Context: Six places have been proposed by the non-Brus of Tripura for settling the displaced Brus from Mizoram. Limits have also been placed for the number of families to be accommodated in two subdivisions that have borne the brunt of the 23-year-old refugee crisis. There are 7 relief camps among which the Bru families are distributed in these two subdivisions. Concerns: Non-Bru groups have been maintaining that the Brus wer

24 July, 2020 Internal security

The right balance

The right balance Introduction Following the Shaheen Bagh protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, the Supreme Court has ventured to hold that any such indefinite blockade of a public pathway is unacceptable. The Court’s view arises from a straightforward balancing of two contrasting rights — the right to protest and the right to free movement. It has ruled that the administration must take action to remove encroachments and obstructions placed during such pr

10 October, 2020 Internal security

Tech tact

Tech tact Context: The government has blocked 43 more mobile apps, including major Chinese ones citing threat to national security, integrity and sovereignty. Details Following escalation of tensions with China at the border, India has blocked over 250 Chinese mobile apps, a bunch at a time, on the grounds that they have been engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The latest i

28 November, 2020 Internal security

Protest Against Bru Resettlement

Protest Against Bru Resettlement Recently, parts of north Tripura have witnessed violent protests over the proposed resettlement of Bru tribals. Background: Bru or Reang is a community indigenous to Northeast India, living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam. In Tripura, they are recognised as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group. In Mizoram, they have been targeted by groups that do not consider them indigenous to the state. In 1997, following ethnic clashes, nearly 37,000 Br

26 November, 2020 Internal security

Information Fusion Center - Indian Ocean Region (IFC - IOR)

Information Fusion Center - Indian Ocean Region (IFC - IOR) IFC IOR set up by Indian Navy in 2018 within premises of Information Management and Analysis Center (IMAC), Gurugram to track maritime movements in the region. It is for coastal surveillance and monitoring.   It is a single point center linking all coastal radar chains to generate a seamless realtime picture of 7500 km coastline. France is the 1st country to deploy LO at IFC-IOR followed by USA, Australia, Japan et

22 December, 2020 Internal security

Super Hornet Jets being tested for Navy's use

Super Hornet fighter jets being tested for Navy use The F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet is the world’s most lethal, advanced, combat-proven, multi-role frontline fighter-jet. The Block III version which is currently being manufactured for the United States Navy will enable the Indian armed forces to challenge the next generation of adversaries. Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) system and validate earlier simulation studies done

22 December, 2020 Internal security

Shaheen IX Exercise

Shaheen IX Exercise The air forces of Pakistan and China on Wednesday commenced a joint exercise designed to deepen practical cooperation and improve the actual-combat training level of the two sides. The joint air force exercise "Shaheen (Eagle)-IX" started on Wednesday at an operational air base of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Sindh province. Shaheen-IX is the ninth in the series of Joint Air Exercises which is conducted each year in both countries on alternate basis. Th

23 December, 2020 Internal security

Inner Line Permit - NE India- Manipur issue

Inner Line Permit – UPSC According to the Constitution of India, all Indian citizens are free to live and work in any state of the country, but entry to certain states with a protected status requires authorisation by the concerned state government i.e special permissions are required to visit these areas. Such a permit authorising an Indian citizen to enter a protected area is referred to as an 'inner line permit' as it grants entry to areas lying between the international

28 December, 2020 Internal security

Akash missile to be exported

Akash missile to be exported As part of efforts to boost defence exports, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the export of the indigenously developed and manufactured Akash short-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system. It also approved the high-level committee formed to expedite clearance of such exports. Besides Akash, there was interest coming in for other major platforms such as the Coastal Surveillance System, radars and air platforms, the Def

31 December, 2020 Internal security

Analysis of Fake news in India

Analysis of Fake news in India Disinformation, or “fake news”, is a malaise that has been worsened by the infodemic of the social media age. The reasons are four Ps of power, profit, profound public disagreement and platforms will continue to drive disinformation in 2021. Fake news keep increasing because political parties have found out that if you put out organised disinformation, then any political narrative can be controlled. At the same time, even though India has a

08 January, 2021 Internal security

Exercise TSENTR 2019

06 September, 2019 Internal security

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