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What are Salvage Exercises (SALVEX) of Indian Navy?

The maiden IN-USN SALVEX was conducted in 2005 and the SALVEX series of exercises have been conducted annually thereafter alternately in India and US Pacific locations. Interestingly in the first SALVEX a vintage Sea Hawk fighter aircraft was recovered from a depth of about 50 metres off Kochi. IN Salvage teams have also recovered a ..

What was India’s external debt to GDP ratio at end-December 2010?

India’s external debt to GDP ratio and debt service ratios stood at 16.9 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectively, at end-December 2010.  The ratio of short-term external debt to foreign exchange reserves was 21.1 per cent at end-December 2010 as compared to 18.8 per cent at end-March  2010.

What are Rustam, Lakshya & Nishant?

Rustom-1 is the name of India’s a medium-altitude and long-endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which is being developed by the Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). It was successfully tested recently. Rustam-1 follows two other UAVs Lakshya and Nishant developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment. Laksya is a drone can be remotely piloted by a ground ..

When was started the Command Area Development & Water Management Programme?

The programme was initiated in 1974-75 for stepping up pace of utilization of irrigation potential created and improve agriculture productivity and production on a sustainable basis. The programme was restructured and renamed as Command Area Development and Water Management (CADWM) Programme w.e.f. 1-4-2004. Now, the scheme is being implemented as a State Sector Scheme during ..

What is Consumer Purchasing Dynamics?

Consumer Purchasing Dynamics involves study of consumer purchasing decision made in the market and studied under consumer behavior of Management. In simple words it is used to set a brand strategy. It includes what are the categories and brands purchased by customers, what is purchase mix, what are brand alternatives and what is the stickiness ..

Where is located Satpayev block?

A pact was signed on April 16, 2011 between India’s state-run ONGC Videsh Ltd and Kazakhstan’s national oil firm KazMunaiGaz JSC under which the Indian company will acquire 25 per cent stake in the Satpayev block in the Caspian Sea. This was signed on the sidelines of signing an inter-governmental framework agreement on civil nuclear ..

What is Sentinels of the North East?

Assam Rifles is known as “Sentinels of the Northeast”. Its headquarters are located at Laitkor (Shillong). The motto of Assam Rifles is “Friends of the Hill People”. Assam rifles is the oldest paramilitary forces in India. It was founded in by British in 1835 and was known as Cachar Levy at that time. There are ..

What is difference between Civil liability and no-fault Liability?

A Liability in legal sense is a situation when person(s) or organization (s) is held legally responsible for something. The legal liability may be Civil or Criminal. While the Civil Liability results in the compensation to the victims, the Criminal Liability results in compensation + fine & imprisonment. A legal liability is either “fault liability” ..