maritime security Current Affairs, GK & News

Narendra Modi: 1st Indian PM to chair UNSC debate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually preside over an open debate at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on August 9, 2021. Highlights Debate will be held on the issue of maritime security at UNSC. India is holding presidency of UNSC for August and Narendra Modi has become the first Indian Prime Minister to chair an ..

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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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Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Karnaklata Barua commissioned

On September 30, 2020, the Indian Coast guard Vessel Karnaklata Barua was commissioned at Kolkata. The commissioning was done through video conferencing. Highlights The ICGS Kanaklata Barua is one of the five FPVs (Fast Patrol Vessels) built by GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers). The GRSE is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking. It was delivered ..

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Neighbourhood First Policy: PM Modi to hold e-Summit with Sri Lanka

On September 26, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his first virtual Summit with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The meeting is expected to be held on the side lines of United Nations general assembly. Apart from Sri Lanka India is expected to hold several other meets with its neighbourhood in the ..

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Shipping Ministry issues “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020”

On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping issued “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020” draft for public consultation. The bill aims to replace 90 years old Light House Act, 1927. Highlights The bill has been introduced to augment people participation and transparency in governance. The bill will bring in best global practices, international obligations in ..

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