Current Affairs - February, 2011

Rajasthan sets up Urbanization Commission

The state Government of Rajasthan has constituted the State Urbanization Commission for assessing status of urbanization and impact of urban development schemes and programmes. Senior IAS officer G S Sandhu is to be first Chairman of the Commission. The commission , besides reviewing ongoing programmes and schemes would also decide on priority areas for proper ..

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Hunar se Rozgar

"Hunar se Rozgar" is a scheme of the Ministry of Tourism that was launched for creation of employable skills amongst youth belonging to economically weaker sections of the society. This initiative was taken to bridge the gap of skilled manpower in the hospitality sector. Under this scheme, a person seeking admission to the programme should ..

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Recommendations of the Technology Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP)

Last year on February 26, 2010, the government had proposed the setting up of a technology advisory group to be headed by UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani for creating reliable and tamper-proof IT projects. The move came when Government of India was preparing to invest in a large number of e-governance projects UID Project. The TAGUP ..

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Successful Test Launch of Nishant

Nishant is India’s indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It has recently completed the series of confirmatory trials carried out by the army at the Chandan ranges in Pokhran, Rajasthan and is ready to be inducted to the Armed Forces of India. It is designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO that ..

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Induction of C-130J in Indian Armed Forces

Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super" Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. This is also India’s first acquisition from the US through the foreign military sales route in decades. Recently, it arrived to India at the Hindon airbase ahead of its formal induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the first week of February. ..

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