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Cabinet Committee approves Indian Army Communication Network for Rs 7,796 crores

On October 1, 2020, the Cabinet Committee in Security approved ASCON (Army Static Switched Communication Network) Phase IV. ASCON is a high end communication system. It is to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 7,796 crores. The project is to be implemented within 36 months. Highlights The project will upgrade existing Asynchronous Transfer ..

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Devika and Puneja bridges inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir

On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated two bridges Devika and Puneja in Jammu and Kashmir in a virtual event. Devika Bridge The bridge was constructed in the Udhampur district. The bridge was a 70-year old demand of the people of Udhampur. The bridge will help to reduce traffic ..

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Corona Virus: India closes 18 of 37 international borders

On March 14, 2020, Government of India ordered to suspend 18 of the 37 international borders from March 15, 2020. It includes borders across Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Highlights As Corona Virus outbreak has reached 93 in numbers, Government of India has ordered to close international borders in the country. India-Pakistan There are only ..

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RalDer-X: New Explosive Detection Device developed by DRDO and IISc Bangalore

On March 1, 2020, at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection, a new Explosive Detection device called RalDer-X was launched. Highlights RalDer-X has the capacity to detect explosives that are in the pure form and also those that are added with contaminants. It is also capable of detecting explosives at a distance. The device is ..

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India erects “steel fence” across Pakistan, Bangladesh border

India will erect non-cut steel fence in the sensitive areas of Pakistan and Bangladesh borders. The plan is being executed after security agencies have detected Afghan fighters along India-Pakistan border. Highlights The first steel fence is to be erected across 7-km stretch in Assam’s Silchar, the border across Bangladesh.  After erection, the border is to ..

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