Manohar Parrikar Current Affairs, GK & News

Defence Canteens ban import of finished goods

The Government controlled Canteen Stores Department that operates canteens of defence forces are to ban the imported items. This is applicable to all the Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Liquor, consumer durables and footwear. Highlights Out of 5,500 items sold by the Canteen Store Department, more than 420 are imported. This data was provided by ..

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Shekatkar Committee: Abolition of 9,304 Military Engineering Services

Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh recently approved the abolition of 9,304 posts in the military engineering services. The posts were abolished based on the recommendation of Shekatar Committee. Highlights The late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in 2016 appointed a 11-member committee. It was named the Shekatar Committee. Of all the recommendations made by the ..

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National Institutes renamed after late Union Ministers Sushma, Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar

The Government of India has been renaming the national institutes after late ministers. The leaders passed away in 2019 due to health issues. They were Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj. Objective of renaming The renaming is being done in order to align the institutes on the lines of the vision of the late ..

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Names of 141 Padma Awardees for 2020 announced

Sixteen eminent personalities were announced as the recipient of the third-highest civilian award of India ‘Padma Bhushan’ award this year, for their distinguished service of a high order. Out of the 141 total Padma awardees selected this year, there were seven Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awardees. Famous personalities who were ..

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Pramod Sawant designated to be Goa’s new Chief Minister

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Pramod Sawant has been designated as new chief minister of Goa. He has succeeded Manohar Parrikar who died on 17th March, after battling pancreatic cancer. Pramod Sawant is currently the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly. Vijai Sardesai and  Sudin Dhavalikar would be deputy CMs in Goa.

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