Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: ITBP

Four bodies recovered from hydropower plant site in Chamoli, over 50 still missing  

Two of the bodies have been identified. The bodies were retrieved by teams of NDRF, SDRF, ITBP and the Army in a multi-agency operation. 

ITBP saves 12 trapped in tunnel after Uttarakhand flood, Army, IAF, NDRF rushed for rescue op

Naval divers on standby. National Crisis Management Committee has said there is no danger of downstream flooding, and no threat to the neighbouring villages.

Meet Galwan, Rezang, Daulat, ITBP’s K9 warrior pups named after strategic locations along LAC

A video from the naming ceremony shows the pups being carried by servicemen and adorned with a red and green collar. They were knighted with a sword.

Little boy’s ‘kadak’ salute to ITBP troops in Ladakh wins internet, BJP MP pledges scholarship

Shared on Twitter by official ITBP handle, the video shows little Namgyal saluting soldiers passing by, a couple of whom stop to teach him the correct posture.

32,238 paramilitary personnel have contracted Covid-19 so far, says Centre

Among the infected personnel, the highest recovery rate was reported in CRPF at 84.4%, followed by BSF at 80.41% and CISF at 75.25%.

NSG & ITBP allow foreign bidders for sniper rifles, months before embargo kicks in 

The 7.62x51mm sniper rifle is one of 101 items on the negative import list issued in August. Its import embargo kicks in December.

‘Multiple’ India-China clashes occurred along LAC in May and June, some lasted all night

These clashes and brawls led to injuries on both sides. ITBP, which guards LAC, has recommended 21 for gallantry awards. 

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.

Morale of armed forces very high, troops ready to sacrifice lives for nation: ITBP chief

At an event to inaugurate a Covid care facility in Delhi, Deswal said soldiers have sacrificed their lives for the nation in the past and would continue to do so in the future.

263 Indians brought back from Italy sent to ITBP quarantine facility

A special Air India flight landed around 10 am at Delhi airport and all the passengers were taken to quarantine after thermal screenings.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.