CAA’s Articulate – Know the Gurkha regiment, pillar of India’s security for decades

Recent remarks by the Indian Army chief implying that Nepal was raising imaginary border claims with India at China’s behest could hit the relations between the Indian Army and the Nepalaese origin Gurkha soldiers.

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EU’s New Data Protection Law [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] EU’s New Data Protection Law What is the issue? The European Union has proposed a new data protection law, which can have potential policy ramification…

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Post of Chief of Defence Staff [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Post of Chief of Defence Staff Why in news? The Cabinet has recently approved the creation of the post of chief of defence staff (CDS).…

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PEACE ON LAC CAN HELP SOLVE BORDER ISSUE: ARMY CHIEF [2 JAN 2020] [CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION]

[CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION] PEACE ON LAC CAN HELP SOLVE BORDER ISSUE: ARMY CHIEF [2 JAN 2020] Context: Gen. M.M. Naravane has taken over as the Army Chief and…

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What are MK 54 torpedoes, AGM-84L Harpoon missiles that US has cleared for sale to India? [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] What are MK 54 torpedoes, AGM-84L Harpoon missiles that US has cleared for sale to India? [The Indian Express] Context The US has approved a…

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Drone Regulation [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Drone Regulation [CAA Featured Article] Context Ministry of Civil Aviation announced a scheme providing a window up to January 31, 2020 for voluntary registration of…

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Kuki-Naga Militants Sign Pact [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Kuki-Naga Militants Sign Pact [CAA Featured Article] Context Recently, for the first time, the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and Kuki National Organisation (KNO) have…

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How IS regroups and its threat to India [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] How IS regroups and its threat to India [The Indian Express] Context IS has shown its ability to strike by regrouping and co-opting local affiliates…

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Cybersecurity: What India needs to do [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] CYBERSECURITY: WHAT INDIA NEEDS TO DO [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Background Cyber-attacks have grown in terms of sophistication and reach in the recent times. The countries…

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Bru-Reang Refugee Agreement [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] BRU-REANG REFUGEE AGREEMENT [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context A quadripartite agreement in New Delhi, allowed some 35,000 Bru tribal people, who were displaced from Mizoram and are living…

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Bodo Peace Accord [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] BODO PEACE ACCORD [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context The 3rd Bodo Peace Accord as tripartite agreement between the Centre, Assam Government and the banned Assam-based insurgent…

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Still no bullseye, in volume and value [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] STILL NO BULLSEYE, IN VOLUME AND VALUE [THE HINDU] Context Based on the latest estimates released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in…

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Defence Procurement Procedure, 2020 [PIB] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DEFENCE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE, 2020 [PIB] Context Raksha Mantri unveiled the draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 that aims at further increasing indigenous manufacturing and reducing…

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Explained: Sir Creek Dispute [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] EXPLAINED: SIR CREEK DISPUTE [THE HINDU] Context Former Pakistan Minister recalls plan for Sir Creek pact. Sir Creek Sir Creek is a 96-km strip of…

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Exercise Indradhanush [PIB] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] EXERCISE INDRADHANUSH [PIB] Context The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) jointly commenced the fifth edition of Exercise Indradhanush at Air Force…

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‘MH-60R and AH-64E Apache’ Choppers [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ‘MH-60R AND AH-64E APACHE’ CHOPPERS [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context During his speech in Ahmedabad, Mr. Trump announced: deals to sell over $3 billion state-of-the-art military…

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How to unify defence resources [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] HOW TO UNIFY DEFENCE RESOURCES [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Rawat said his office is working on a tentative…

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Permanent Commission to Women in Indian Army [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] PERMANENT COMMISSION TO WOMEN IN INDIAN ARMY [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context The Supreme Court brought women officers in 10 streams of the Army on a…

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May the Force be strengthened [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] MAY THE FORCE BE STRENGTHENED [THE HINDU] Context The functioning of the CRPF needs to be revisited. Historical background and present status of CRPF Crown…

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The Extremist Threat [RSTV] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] THE EXTREMIST THREAT [RSTV] https://youtu.be/AypmcKxn_4w Context The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has written to the Union Home Ministry seeking a ban on Popular Front of India…

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Army gets upgraded 155mm artillery gun at Defexpo [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ARMY GETS UPGRADED 155MM ARTILLERY GUN AT DEFEXPO [THE HINDU] Context The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery…

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Opinion: We should offer to safeguard the world’s telecom networks [Live Mint] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] OPINION: WE SHOULD OFFER TO SAFEGUARD THE WORLD’S TELECOM NETWORKS [LIVE MINT] Context India should grab cybersecurity opportunities instead of focusing on smaller issues like…

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Security: Status Symbol or Protection [RSTV] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] SECURITY: STATUS SYMBOL OR PROTECTION [RSTV] https://youtu.be/IH4vW8uwejc Context The Special Protection Group (SPG) cover given to Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi…

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BRICS – Focus on Terrorism [RSTV [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] BRICS - FOCUS ON TERRORISM [RSTV] https://youtu.be/Vc2OL5KQg7g Background BRICS member nations have urged for concerted efforts to fight terrorism in accordance with international law. The declaration at…

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