Page-3 of Current Affairs - August, 2019

12th India Security Summit held in New Delhi

The 12th India Security Summit was held in New Delhi. It was organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and is officially supported by Union Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. The theme of this edition of summit was “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”. During the summit, many issues were ..

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Cabinet approves setting up of international Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in New Delhi

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved establishment of International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) along with its supporting Secretariat Office in New Delhi. CDRI is proposed to be launched at United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit scheduled to be held in New York, US on 23rd September 2019. Cabinet Approval ..

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India launches world’s first facial biometric data-based ID for seafarers

Union Ministry of Shipping has launched Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) to ne issued for Indian seafarers. With this, India became world’s first country to launch facial biometric data-based identity document (ID) for seafarers. About BSID Implementing agencies: This project has been taken up by Union Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Centre for Development ..

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Peacock Parachute Spider: Rare tarantula sighted for first time

Researchers have sighted critically endangered species of tarantula- Peacock Parachute Spider for first time beyond its known habitat in the Eastern Ghats. Its known habitat is in degraded forests near Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh. Recently, it was spotted in a cave in Pakkamalai Reserve Forests (in Eastern Ghats) near Gingee in Villupuram district of Tamil ..

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Fact Box: India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary

The first woman Director General of Police (DGP) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away following illness in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was 1973 batch IPS officer, who had scripted history when she was appointed DGP of Uttarakhand in 2004. About Kanchan Chaudhary She was born in Himachal Pradesh, Chaudhary. She was the country’s second woman IPS officer ..

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