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Indian Coast Guard conducts 9th edition of rescue exercise ‘SAREX-2020’ in Goa
Indian Coast Guard (ICG),an armed force that protects India’s maritime interests,has conducted a 2-day 9th edition of national level search and rescue exercise ‘SAREX-2020’ based on the theme ‘Harmonization of Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue (HAMSAR)’ in the sea at Vasco,South Goa district from March 5-7,2020.
It was inaugurated by Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Defence), Ministry of Defence.
i.For the 1st time, it was attended by 3 pillars of national SAR mechanism i.e. Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Defence.
ii.It also saw the participation of 24 representatives from 19 countries, primarily from Asia and Africa, international delegates including 38 national observers and officials of 7 commercial airlines including 2 helicopter operators.
iii.This exercise consists of a series of conduct of workshop ,table top exercise and sea exercise with focus on Mass Rescue operation (MRO).
About SAREX exercise:
ICG conducts this exercise biennially under the aegis of National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) since 2003.
About Indian Coast Guard (ICG):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Motto– We protect
Director General– Krishnaswamy Natrajan
Agartala and Ghojadanga approved as authorised land immigration check posts
On March 6, 2020 Government of India (GOI) has approved Tripura capital Agartala and West Bengal’s Ghojadanga as authorised land immigration check posts to enter or exit India. Agartala and Ghojadanga are located along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
i.The senior immigration officers, under the Bureau of Immigration, have been appointed for the Check posts with effect from March 2, 2020.
ii.The Central Government issued notification and approved check posts according to sub-rule (b) of rule 3 of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950, to Tripura and Ghojadanga land check post, located in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
Government reconstructs The National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR), appoints Amit Shah as chairman
Members & Nominations of NPDRR
i.NPDRR’s vice chairpersons will be the minister of state in-charge of disaster management in the home ministry & the vice-chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)….Click here to Read More
Chapchar Kut, the biggest and most joyful festival of Mizos, being celebrated on March 6 2020
“Chapchar Kut” , a biggest and oldest festival of Mizoram, is celebrated on March 6 2020. The pre-celebration started on 5th March 2020, with the mega event held at the Assam Rifles Ground at Aizawl.This festival is considered as the most popular spring festival celebrated on Mizoram.It is originated in- 1450-1700 A.D at Suaipui village.
- This will be celeberated with Traditional bamboo dance, ‘ Cheraw’ and other dances,music events will be performed at the main event.
- The Art & Culture Minister R Lalzirliana of Mizoram welcomed all people to participate in the event.
- The festival is celebrated after the arduous task, Jhum farming (slash and burn method of cultivation).
Chief Minister– Pu Zoramthanga.
Governor– P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.
MWCD & world bank organizes a discussion programme-“The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce
- The WCD minister announced a diet plan for women & lactating mothers….Click here to Read More
India joins Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as its 5th observer to boost Indo-Pacific vision
- It boosts Indian cooperation with France that has strong presence in the WIO and lends depth to India’s SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) policy of PM Narendra Modi 2015….Click here to Read More
Girls still face violence and discrimination, 70% trafficked in 2016: UNICEF report “A New Era for Girls”
- The report has been launched in line with the Generation Equality campaign, and to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
- Female youth Labour Force participation declined to 33% in 2020 owing to improved Educational opportunities….Click here to Read More
BANKING & FINANCE
RBI announced draft scheme “Yes Bank Ltd. Reconstruction Scheme, 2020” for Yes Bank’s revival; SBI willing to invest
DMK party general secretary K Anbazhagan passed away at 97
i.About Anbazhagan: He was a sound academician and served general secretary of DMK party for 9 times from 1977.
ii.He was also close friend of former Chief Minister (CM) of TN late Karunanidhi and was a former Education Minister and Finance Minister of TN in DMK cabinet.
iii.9 times MLA & 1 term Lok Sabha MP: He also served as MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) for 9 times and a Lok Sabha MP (Member of Parliament).
iv.Peraasiriyar: He was also known as Peraasiriyar (professor) & served as a lecturer in Tamil, Pachayappa College for 13 years between 1944 to 1957, later he resigned and contested election.
v.Books: The books authored by Anbazhagan are Urimai vaazhvu, Viduthalai kavignar, Pesum kalai valarpom, Thamizh kadal and Alai osai.
Madhya Pradesh Cabinet approved to form trust for ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ project
On March 6, 2020 The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Cabinet approved to form the trust under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Kamal Nath for the project of constructing ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ project, a route taken by Lord Ram during his 14-years of life in the forest.
i.About Ram Van Gaman Path Project: The project seeks to retrace the route believed to have been taken by Lord Ram during his life in forest and it is proposed to be constructed from Chitrakoot to Amarkantak. State chief secretary will be the member of the trust.
ii.Other approval: The cabinet also approved for the purchase of 1, 320 MW (megawatt) power from Adani Power Limited on the basis of a competitive bidding process at the rate of Rs 4.79 per unit for the year 2026- 27 as per the long-term power purchase guidelines.
About Madhya Pradesh:
State Bird- Indian paradise flycatcher.
State Animal- Barasingha.
State flower- Sacred Tree.
State tree- Banyan.
Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur presents Rs.49,131 crore budget for FY21
i.The revenue deficit grant of about Rs 19,308 crore received from the Center on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission has helped in making this budget for the next financial year….Click here to Read More
Ajit Pawar presented Maharashtra Government’s Rs 1.15 Lakh crore budget for Financial Year 2020-21
- Rs 30,000 core proposed to infrastructure development.
- Proposed to increase value-added tax (VAT) on petrol & diesel by Rs 1 per litre…Click here to Read More
|Current Affairs Headlines: 9 March 2020|
|Indian Coast Guard conducts 9th edition of rescue exercise ‘SAREX-2020’ in Goa|
|Agartala and Ghojadanga approved as authorised land immigration check posts|
|Government reconstructs The National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR), appoints Amit Shah as chairman|
|Chapchar Kut, the biggest and most joyful festival of Mizos, being celebrated on March 6 2020|
|MWCD & world bank organizes a discussion programme-“The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce|
|India joins Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as its 5th observer to boost Indo-Pacific vision|
|Girls still face violence and discrimination, 70% trafficked in 2016: UNICEF report “A New Era for Girls”|
|RBI announced draft scheme “Yes Bank Ltd. Reconstruction Scheme, 2020” for Yes Bank’s revival; SBI willing to invest|
|DMK party general secretary K Anbazhagan passed away at 97|
|Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2020 is observed on March 7|
|Madhya Pradesh Cabinet approved to form trust for ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ project|
|Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur presents 49,131 crore budget for FY21|
|Ajit Pawar presented Maharashtra Government’s Rs 1.15 crore budget for Financial Year 2020-21|
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