India’s new beast in the sky: Here is everything about the AH-64 Apache attack chopper

ah-64After the May 5 2020 standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, India fast tracked the delivery of the last batch of the US built Apache attack choppers. The last batch of 5 choppers arrived in India last month.

The government had exempted the Boeing contractors from the mandatory quarantine norms, notified in view of COVID-19. After the team assembled the five choppers, they were flown to the Pathankot air base. The attack choppers were also test flighted for deployment in Ladakh.

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With VPN blocked, Indian websites not accessible in China

computersNew Delhi, June 30: Indian newspapers and websites cannot be accessed in Beijing now without the Virtual Private Network (VPN) server. While the ExpressVPN has not been working in China for the past two days, Indian TV channels can be accessed through IP TV.

The latest move comes in the wake of increased tensions between India and China.

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After taking over a village, how China is encroaching land in Nepal

oli-neapNew Delhi, June 24: In a bid to seize complete control, China has been making inroads into several territories in Nepal. China has also occupied a village in Nepal and allegedly removed the boundary pillars to legitimise its annexation, according to top sources in the government.

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What is a H-1B visa and how does the ban impact Indians

h1b-visaUS President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a proclamation to suspend issuing of H-1B visas, which is popular among Indian IT professionals, along with other foreign work visas for the rest of the year.

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Petrol hiked by 55 paise per litre, diesel by 60 paise

petrolNew Delhi, June 17: Petrol price on Wednesday was hiked by 55 paise per litre and diesel by 60 paise a litre, marking the 11th consecutive day of increase in rates that now totals to Rs 6.02 for petrol and Rs 6.4 for diesel.

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Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer Gopalakrishnan appointed addl secy in PMO

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New Delhi, May 30: Senior Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, S Gopalakrishnan has been appointed as additional secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.

His appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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IAF to operationalise No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore

tejasChennai, May 25: The Indian Air Force (IAF) will operationalise its No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on May 27, equipping it with the fourth generation LCA Tejas aircraft. A PIB (Defence Wing) release here said IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria will operationalise the squadron “Flying Bullets” at the Sulur Air Force Station near Coimbatore on Wednesday.

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The lockdown challenge and how the poor need to cope with education

educationNew Delhi, May 08: One of the sectors that has been worst hit by the nation-wide lockdown is the education sector. Exams have been postponed and in many cases results have been delayed.

While in the cities, many managements have ensured that learning continues online, the big challenge is for the poorest of poor and in the rural areas.

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Chief of Defence Staff, 3 service chiefs to address media at 6 pm today

bipinrawatNew Delhi, May 01: The Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat along with the three service chiefs will address the press at 6 pm today.

It is still unclear what the address is about, but it is likely to focus on the coronavirus situation. The chiefs are likely to speak about the way forward following the end of the lockdown on May 3.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to attend BRICS meet

jaishankarNew Delhi, Apr 28: India will take part in the crucial meeting of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) foreign ministers today.

The discussions would be around the outbreak of the coronavirus. The meeting will be held via video-conferencing and will be convened by Russia. Foreign minister, S Jaishankar will attend the meeting. China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi too will be part of the meeting.

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