- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) established the Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.
- Paytm, India’s mobile payment and commerce platform has appointed ex-head of Alibaba Group Holding’s wholesale business, Bhushan Patil as the company’s new President.
- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal has been named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine and is the sole Indian leader on the list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
- The government is working on a scheme to provide electric cars on zero down payment for which people can pay out of their savings on expensive fossil fuels, for becoming 100 per cent electric vehicle nation by 2030.
The repercussions of this erosion add to the already complex effects of climate change in the polar regions. Faster moving glaciers deposit more sediment in downstream basins and on
the continental shelves, potentially impacting fisheries, dams and access to clean freshwater in mountain communities, the study noted. When the researchers compared glaciers in Patagonia and in the Antarctic Peninsula over a period of five years, they found that glaciers in warmer Patagonia moved even faster and caused more erosion than those in Antarctica, as warmer temperatures and melting ice helped lubricate the bed of the glaciers. "We found that glaciers erode 100 to 1,000 times faster in Patagonia than they do in Antarctica," Koppes said.
Introduction Of Naxals
Introduction Of Naxals—The term Naxal or Naxalism word is derives from the name of the village Naxalbari in West Bengal, from where the movement had its origin.A Naxal or Naxalite is a member of any of the Communist guerrilla groups in India, mostly associated with the Communist Party of India.Their origin can be traced to the split in 1967 of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), leading to the formation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist). Initially the movement had its centre in West Bengal.In later years, it spread into less developed areas of rural southern and eastern India, such as Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh through the activities of underground groups like the Communist Party of India (Maoist).Naxalites are known as far-left radical communists, supportive of any Maoist political sentiment and ideology.About time too as the Maoists plan to attack urban centreslike the industrial belts of Bhilai, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Calcutta and Mumbai, Pune, Surat Ahmedabad.
Naxals And Naxalism Problems And Solution By Indian Government
Here are some of the initiatives taken by the individual states:
- The Maharashtra government and the state police is setting up with a special force.
- The Orissa State government will be getting 10000 extra personnel for fighting the Naxals – long term deployment of two battalions of CRPF in Orissa and an additional five India Reserve Battalions.
- The Jharkhand government is setting up a state industrial security force on the lines of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to protect industries as the Naxalites (who operate in 18 of the 24 districts in the state) often destroy equipment of business establishments if they are not given extortion money.
- In Tamil Nadu, a 10-day guerilla warfare training programme has begun for 320 cops in the seven districts falling under the Central Zone. The commandos of the elite STF will provide specialised training such as
- States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal will share information and coordinate with one another in adjoining border areas (to stop the Naxals from escaping across the borders after launching attacks).
(1) sophisticated arms training
(2) combing operations in reserve forests
(3) setting up of temporary tents and bunkers to the 320 cops.
- The Kerala govt is now surveying labourers from other states as the Maoists are using the state as a hide-out. While the Centre has ruled out deployment of the Army as the forces’ hands are already full, the government has the following plans:
- The central government will be investing Rs 500-crore to fight the Naxals. This money will be used to provide
- (1) critical mobility to the police
- (2) secure camping grounds and helipads at strategic locations,
- (3) build basic roads for the forces so they have mobility in otherwise inaccessible areas.
- India’s Interior Ministry has set up an anti-rebel cell to ensure periodic review and close monitoring of rebel activities.
Make in India initiative of DIPP won Frost and Sullivan's 2015 Economic Development Innovation Award
Major purpose of the MoU between India and Georgia:
- Promotion of exchanges of knowledge and experience in electoral processes
- Exchange of information, materials, expertise and training of personnel
- Production and distribution of materials pertaining to electoral systems, voting technology, voters' education and awareness.
- Participation of women and minorities in electoral process