Page-24 of Current Affairs - March, 2015

Pakistan tests 1st indigenous armed drone Burraq and laser guided missile Barq

Pakistan successfully tested its first indigenously built all-weather armed drone named Burraq and a laser guided missile named Barq. By successfully testing of Burraq, Pakistan became the 9th country in the World to develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) domestically. About Burraq Dveloped by a venture of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the National ..

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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13-year imprisonment

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by country’s criminal court under the anti-terrorism laws. He was charged under the island nation’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 1990 for his order to arrest a Criminal Court judge Abdulla Mohamed in 2012.  The case against Nasheed was based on the investigation report of the Human Rights ..

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Japan, France sign defence pact to boost cooperation, joint development

Japan and France have signed an arms transfer agreement for military equipment, services and technology. The defence pact seeks to boost cooperation and joint development between both countries in order to strengthen security ties. The agreement will also pave the way for Japan to develop drones and other unmanned equipment together as it seeks to ..

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Law Commission Report pitches for stronger Election Commission

Law Commission of India in its 255th report on electoral reform has pitched for stronger Election Commission of India (ECI). The report was submitted to Ministry of Law and Justice by Law Commission Chairman Justice A P Shah. Recommendations of 255th Report of Law Commission with respect to ECI Appointments of Chief Election Commissioners (CEC) ..

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Dr. Alka Beotra nominated as member of WAADS executive board

India’s Dr. Alka Beotra has been nominated as a member of the World Association of Anti-Doping Scientists’ (WAADS) executive board. She is only Asian in the six-member executive board of WAADS and will have tenure of 3 years starting from March 2015. At present, Dr. Alka Beotra is Scientific Director of National Dope Testing Laboratory ..

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