He is much higher than that: SC on petition seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi

mahatma-gandhiNew Delhi, Jan 18: Junking a petition seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi, the Supreme Court said that the father of the nation is beyond that.

The court observed that Gandhi was much above the highest civilian award of the country. The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde asked, what is Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi.

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Disclosure scheme to tag rogue drones rolled out

dronesNew Delhi, Jan 14: The Civil Aviation Ministry has announced a scheme for voluntary disclosure of non-compliant drones or unmanned aerial vehicles being operated in India. This move is aimed to make up for the lack of a comprehensive database.

A public notice issued read, ” the presence of…drones as well as drone operators has come to the notice of the government, which do not comply with the CAR (civil aviation requirement)… If drones are operated without due permission, the aforesaid process of CAR is violated… In order to facilitate the identification of civil drones and drone operators, a one-time opportunity for voluntary disclosure of such drones and drone operators is now being provided.”

Who is Lt. Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, the new Army Chief

manoj-mukund-naravaneNew Delhi, Dec 17: Lt. Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane will take over the Army Chief, when the term of General Bipin Rawat ends on December 31.

Lt Gen Naravane was in contention for the top post when he took over as the vice chief of the 1.3 million-strong Army in September.

India-Philippines deal on BrahMos to be finalised next year

brahmos11New Delhi, Dec 09: Philippines is all set to buy the BrahMos cruise missile which is jointly developed by both India and Russia.

The deal between India and Manila would be finalised by 2020 as the price negotiations are underway.

Caring for your parents: The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Sr Citizens Bill 2019 explained

senior-citizen11aNew Delhi, Dec 05: A very important Bill that would be debated in Parliament is the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill 2019.

The Cabinet gave its clearance to the Bill and now it will be placed before the Parliament.

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Outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi has a word of praise for the media

ranjangogoiNew Delhi, Nov 16: Outgoing Chief Justice India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday expressed his inability to have a one-to-one interview with scribes and lauded the press for its “maturity” and “character” in preventing “canards and falsehood” in “trying times” of the judiciary.

Justice Gogoi, the 46th CJI and the first from a north-eastern state, said it was not the requirement of the Supreme Court that judges “reach out to our citizenry through the press”.

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India has learnt how to play on the front foot by not joining RCEP

RCEPNew Delhi, Nov 05: India took a strong decision on not joining the RCEP. The decision taken in national interest will help India’s farmers, MSMEs and dairy sector. India’s stand is a mixture of pragmatism, the urge to safeguard interests of the poor and the effort to give an advantage to India’s service sector.

While not shying away from opening up to global competition across sectors, India made a strong case for an outcome which is favourable to all countries and all sectors.

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Special Aircraft flying Narendra Modi to be under IAF from 2020

img_0151New Delhi, Oct 09: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special aircraft will be under the Indian Air Force (IAF). Currently, the aircraft known as Air India One is under Air India.

Come 2020 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Air India One fleet will be on part with Air Force One that is used by the President of the United States.

How NATGRID will help wipe out cock and bull intelligence

natgridNew Delhi, Sep 23: Intelligence gathering plays a very crucial role in the fight against terror. There are various kinds of inputs that are gathered and several times, the agencies end up hitting a dead end due to false intelligence or what they sometimes call as cock and bull intel.

During a recent meeting of the the Home Ministry held last week, the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) was discussed and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that he would want this up and running by 2020.

Military Doctrine to spell out India’s stand on use of anti-satellite weapons

These are weapons which allow for attacks on enemy satellites. There are currently three countries which have the capacity to attack enemy satellites. They are US, China and Russia. The doctrine would outline India’s stand on the use of such weapons.

Sources tell OneIndia that the doctrine is almost ready and the Defence Planning Committee is all set to submit the same.

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