Operation Samudra Setu-II

Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II for shipment of Oxygen-filled containers to India. Operation Samudra Setu was launched in May 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic. Operation Samudra Setu-II Operation Samudra Setu-II: Seven Indian Naval ships viz. Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and Airavat have been deployed for shipment of liquid medical oxygen-filled

Fire Safety in India

Over the past year, there have been deadly fires in hospital buildings, including those treating Covid-19 patients. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) says 330 people died in commercial building fires in 2019, while fatalities for residential or dwelling buildings were much higher at 6,329. Fire Safety in India Leading Cause: Electrical faults are cited as the leading cause

Myanmar Refugees Can Approach UNHCR

The High Court of Manipur has ordered safe passage to seven Myanmar nationals, stranded at a border town in Manipur, to travel to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi. The seven nationals entered India secretly after the military coup in Myanmar. The coup returned Myanmar to full military rule after a short span of quasi-democracy that

P-8I Patrol Aircraft

The US State Department has approved the sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment to India. The six aircraft will come fitted with encrypted systems, as India has signed the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with the US. The Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of the aircraft in 2019. P-8I Patrol Aircraft About the P-8I

Financial Sector & Climate Change

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) joined the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). The RBI expects to benefit from the membership of NGFS by learning from and contributing to global efforts on climate finance, which has assumed significance in the context of climate change. Financial Sector & Climate Change Risks to Financial Stability due to

Small Savings Instruments

Recently, the central government withdrew its orders of reducing the rates on all small savings instruments/schemes. Small Savings Instruments About: Small savings instruments help individuals achieve their financial goals over a particular period. They are the major source of household savings in India. The small savings instrument basket comprises 12 instruments. Collections from all small savings instruments are credited to

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