BOrder: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Line of Actual Control: ITBP sanctions twin commands

Published: June 6, 2020

On June 5, 2020, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police launced twin commands in Guwahati and Chandigarh ti supervise its deployment of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Highlights The recent standoff between India and China in the regions of Ladakh and also in other parts of LAC is the main reason for the initiation ..

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GoI: More firearms for Indian Shooters and others should surrender excess guns

Published: February 25, 2020

On February 24, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued notification under the Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016. The main aim of the notice is to facilitate the shooting practices of Indian Shooters. Highlights According to the new rules, the renowned shooters and international medalists shall hold 12 additional weapons. Earlier the ..

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National Emergency Declared in Pakistan to fight against Locusts in the border

Published: February 3, 2020

Pakistan which is facing the worst locust attacks in decades has declared National Emergency. The emergency was declared to tackle the insects that are destroying crops in Punjab province, the main region of agricultural production. Highlights The locusts are currently in the India-Pakistan border along Cholistan. Usually, these Locusts move to Iran after some time. ..

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War Memorial built by Assam Rifles in Nagaland

Published: January 30, 2020

The Assam Rifles has constructed war memorial for 357 personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting against insurgency in the North Eastern State. The Memorial is first of its kind in the state. It has been constructed at Mokokchung in Assam. Highlights The War Memorial has been designed in concentric circular form. It has three converging ..

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Plea in SC to claim Gilgit & PoK dismissed

Published: July 1, 2019

A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, has dismissed a plea in the Supreme Court of India which sought to establish parliamentary/assembly constituencies in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir & the Gilgit-Baltistan territories and conduct elections there. This plea was filed by a former officer of the Research & Analysis Wing of India. ..

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