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2019 edition of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR)

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction  (IDDR) is observed every year on 13th of October to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The 2019 theme “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services” is based on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: ‘Substantially ..

“Ex Dharma Guardian” joint military exercise between India & Japan

India and Japan will hold the 2nd edition of joint military exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2019’ in Mizoram from 19th of October to 2nd of November 2019. The focus of the 2-week-long exercise will be to increase the interoperability between the two forces and enhance coordination in dealing with various security challenges including counter-terrorism. The scope of ..

Maitree – 2019: India-Thailand Military Excercise

India-Thailand Joint Military Excercise, Maitree-2019 will be held from 16-29 Sep 2019 at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya). Features of Maitree 2019 Army battalions comprising 50 soldiers each from Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will participate in the exercise to share experience gained during various counter-terrorism operations in their respective countries. Both India ..

UN collaborated with EU to Strengthen Partnership in Counter-Terrorism Efforts

The United Nations and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement to strengthen partnership in counter-terrorism efforts. The framework was enacted on the occasion of the second EU-UN high-level political dialogue on Counter-Terrorism in New York. The UN-EU initiative will focus on terrorism and violent extremism prevention in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, ..

5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness started in Kathmandu

The 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness has started in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 26, 2019. The theme of the two-day summit is “Media Solutions for Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities”. The basic aim of the summit is to address the issue of fully utilizing ..

16th Meeting of the US-India Counter-terrorism Joint Working Group

Officials of Indian and United States held the 16th meeting of the U.S.-India Counter terrorism Joint Working Group and the Second session of the U.S.-India Designations Dialogue in Washington, DC, US. In this meet both the countries have decided to lay their efforts to address world’s most pressing counter-terrorism challenges, countering the financing and operations ..

Ottawa hosted 16th meeting of the Canada-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism

The 16th meeting of the Canada-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism and its Expert Sub-group was held in Ottawa on 26th and 27th March to provide detailed briefings on their respective nation’s counter-terrorism priorities, strategies and legislative frameworks. The meeting has reviewed the threats posed by terrorist groups worldwide and in their respective countries and ..

Single police and fire service creates problems in Scotland

In Scotland, the police and the fire services were merged following the Police and Fire Reform in 2013. Bad money management and personnel issues are now creating problems. The Justice Committee report last years said that the issues were predominanlty on poor financial management and unclear lines of responsibilty.