The Union Cabinet sanctioned seven new battalions and an operational border base with a fresh strength of 9,400 personnel for the India-China LAC guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
About Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF)
Central Armed Police Forces:
The Ministry of Home Affairs maintains seven CAPFs:
The Cabinet approved the Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) for the financial years 2022-23 to 2025-26.
Border Area Development Programme (BADP)
The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of 2 lakh new Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) and dairy-fishery cooperatives in uncovered villages and panchayats over the next five years to strengthen cooperative movement in the country.
What is in the plan?
How existing PACS/dairy/fishery cooperatives would be strengthened?
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a report flagged the “inhuman and deplorable” condition of all 46 government-run mental healthcare institutions across the country; out of which three are run by the Union government and the remaining by State governments.
Important issues highlighted in the Report
What does the Mental Healthcare Act, of 2017 say?
How long-term institutionalisation violates rights?
Important Government Initiatives dealing with ‘Mental Health'
Madhya Pradesh is the first State in the country to draft a suicide prevention strategy and the government has formed a task force for it.
The country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which is currently undergoing aviation trials, will be fully operational by year-end.
About INS Vikrant
Other important defence developments
State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) will provide maintenance support services for engines of the American MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, considered one of the most sophisticated armed drones globally, for their operations in India.
About MQ-9B RPAS drone(SeaGuardian)
Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier’
Antarctica’s “Doomsday Glacier” is melting rapidly in unexpected ways, according to new research.
NSE inks pact to trade WTI crude oil and natural gas
The National Stock Exchange entered into a data licensing agreement with derivatives marketplace CME Group for WTI crude oil and natural gas contracts.
India as the current G-20 president and a vulnerable country has a key role in ensuring that AMR remains high on the global health agenda.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Global concerns:
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