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Why Assam needs a census of indigenous Muslim groups?

Identifying Indigenous Muslim Population in Assam Approx Read Time: 6 minutes  In News: Assam’s Welfare of Minorities and Development Department has given its nod to hold a census of four communities broadly known as “Assamese Muslims” comprising the Goriya, Moriya, Deshi and Julha communities of the Brahmaputra Valley. News Summary: Assam will conduct an exercise …

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U.S. State dept. nod for sale of air Defense system to India

Indian Defence News (Strengthening Forces) Approx Read Time: 3 minutes  In News: The U.S. Department of State has approved the potential sale of Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) to India. It is also referred to as the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II). News Summary: The U.S. Department of State has approved …

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Section 124A: Sedition law

Sedition law Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: A sessions court in Mumbai has rejected the anticipatory bail application of a student booked under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court, while rejecting the application, said the offences registered against the accused were “serious” and that the court is required …

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Abdullah & Mehbooba Mufti booked under Public Safety Act

Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah booked under Public Safety Act Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has slapped the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah. Background of the Public Safety Act: J&K Public Safety Act was passed by Sheikh …

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India will have joint theatre commands in 3 yrs: Rawat

Strengthening Defence Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat outlined the roadmap for joint/integrated theatre commands of the armed forces. News Summary: The CDS outlined the roadmap for joint/integrated theatre commands of the armed forces. It will start in 2020 with the creation of a joint Air Defence …

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