However, former integrated defence staff chief Vice Admiral Raman Puri (retd), who the department of defence production has appointed as consultant, has advised against inducting a foreign helicopter as NUH, when defence public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics is in a position to supply a naval version of its indigenous Dhruv advanced light helicopter. … [Read more...] about HAL’s Dhruv vs Foreign chopper: Who will Rajnath pick?
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NEW DELHI: The defence ministry’s new department of military affair (DMA), headed by chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, is now taking concrete shape with two joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries and 25 undersecretaries being assigned to it. The DMA or “Sainya Karya Vibhag” is the fifth department in the MoD after defence, defence production, defence R&D and ex-servicemen welfare, all of which are headed by secretary-level civilian officials. “It will take some time for the final structure of the DMA, which will have an appropriate mix of civilian and military officers, to take shape,” said an official. As per the December 30 gazette notification, the DMA will handle the Army, Navy and IAF, the Territorial Army and revenue procurements and “works” of the three Services. Apart from promoting the use of indigenous equipment, DMA will usher in “jointness” in procurement, training and staffing of the Services as … [Read more...] about New department of military affairs takes shape under the CDS
“It is just like giving oxygen to an athlete while he is running. With oxygen, he would be able to run faster and for a longer period. Similarly, it has been seen that providing small doses of electricity helps the corals to recuperate faster and survive longer,” Satyanarayana said. … [Read more...] about Scientists set up India’s first solar-powered Biorock to conserve endangered corals
A 42-year-old woman has been reportedly murdered by the security guard of a reputed security agency after she refused to have sex with him without protection. The deceased has been identified as Manjula, a resident of Gayathri Nagar 4th cross. The police have identified the accused as Mukund, 48, a native of Santhebachanahalli, in KR Pet. He met Manjula and agreed to pay her Rs1500 for sex. He demanded unprotected sex from Manjula, when she refused, he stabbed her with a knife and escaped with her gold chain. With the help of CCTV footage, police managed to catch Mukund. … [Read more...] about Security guard kills woman for refusing unprotected sex
Key points: Cape Le Grand National Park, 631 kilometres south-east of Perth, covers 31,801 hectares A total of 846,776 people visited the national park in the five years to June 30 last year, including a record 188,175 last financial yearTourism officials say Lucky Bay is quickly becoming one of the most popular camp sites in Western Australia … [Read more...] about Tourism numbers continue to grow at remote national park on Western Australia’s south coast