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India set to become water scarce by 2025

News: The average annual water availability for the country has been assessed by the Central Water Commission to be at 1,869-billion cubic metres. Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said that that India’s demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the ...

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Airmen Selection for Indian Air Force goes online

News: The website “airmenselection.gov.in” was launched by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP), Air Marshal S Neelakantan in tune with the national policy Digital India. Aspiring candidates for airmen selection would be able to apply online for all recruitment tests. Source: DefenceNews

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Government starts proposal for building 4 rail lines along China border

News: The Defence Ministry has identified four strategic lines along India-China border – Missamari-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), Bilaspur-Manali-Leh (498 km), Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai (227 km) and North Lakhimpur-Bame-Silapathar (249 km), Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said. Government said it has initiated the proposal for construction of 1,352 km long four strategic ...

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DRDO to invest in IITs to kick-start aerospace defence technology

News: DRDO is pumping in over Rs 400 crore into IIT Bombay and IIT Madras to kick-start advanced defence-related aerospace research and development. Products and technology now under development include aircraft that can morph into a missile, gas turbine engines used to run aircraft and missile propulsion, hypersonics that enable flights to go at several times the speed of sound, and ...

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Over 38 lakh urban poor given skill training

News: Over 38 lakh urban poor have been provided with skill development training with assistance from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. Skill development of urban poor to enable either self- employment or salaried employment was undertaken under the ‘Skill Training for Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP)’ ...

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