Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicNational Defence Academy

Topic: National Defence Academy

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

Consider lateral entry for military cadets discharged on medical grounds, AICTE tells institutes

AICTE makes suggestion in letter sent to affiliate institutions last week. This came after several boarded-out cadets sent letters to the Union govt seeking such a provision.   

Army chief says admission of women to NDA ‘not a big deal’, joint training has raised standards

Common training for men and women officers at the Officer Training Academy, Chennai, which Gen. Naravane himself instituted in 2017-18, has led to improved standards, he said.

As a woman, I never felt out of place in NDA. But there is still much to be achieved

The desire for instant change may seem natural, but the NDA must be given time to make the environment more receptive for incoming young women.

UPSC allows unmarried women to apply for NDA, naval academy exam after SC verdict

The application window will remain open for women candidates from 24 September to 8 October 6 pm, said an official statement by the UPSC.

‘Can’t deny women their right’ — SC rejects Modi govt’s plea to defer NDA exam to 2022

The top court said the armed forces can deal with 'emergency' situations & directed the defence department to collaborate with UPSC for the induction of women in NDA without delay.

Notification allowing women to take NDA exam to be out by May 2022, defence ministry tells SC

The Modi govt proposes to have the necessary mechanism in place for the entrance exam by the time UPSC publishes its first notification, according to the ministry's statement.

Centre says women can join National Defence Academy, tells SC it needs time to implement change

Centre tells Supreme Court that it wants status quo maintained for November exam since infrastructural changes need to happen, top court sets next hearing for 22 September.

Women in armed forces in focus, Army, Navy & IAF chiefs to review NDA infra for female cadets

Visit of service chief will come at a time SC orders allowing women to sit for NDA's entrance exam. As of February this year, 9,118 women officers were serving in Army, Navy & Air Force.

‘Mindset not changing’: SC passes interim order allowing women to sit for NDA exam

The court says NDA’s admission policy is based on 'gender discrimination', adds the Navy and Air Force have been more forthcoming and liberal.

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Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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