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Daily Defence Current Affairs 16 June 2022
Education Ministry To Recognize In-service Training Received By Agniveers As Credits For Graduation
- Education Ministry said that a special, three-year skill-based bachelor’s degree programme will be launched for serving defence personnel that will recognize the skill training received by Agniveers under the ‘Agnipath’ scheme during their tenure in the defence establishments.
- “Under this programme that has been designed by IGNOU and will also be executed by them, 50 per cent of the credits required for a graduate degree will come from the skill training.
- Both technical and non-technical – received by the Agniveers, and the remaining 50 % will come from a basket of courses.
- That cover a wide variety of subjects like languages, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Mathematics, Education, Commerce, Tourism, Vocational Studies, Agriculture and Jyotish, as also Ability Enhancement Courses on Environmental Studies and Communication Skills in English“.
- Education Ministry further said, “This programme is aligned with UGC norms and with the National Credit Framework/National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) as mandated under the National Education Policy 2020.”
Students from ITIs and Polytechnics Will Strengthen Technical Wing Of Army As ‘Agniveers’: VCOAS
- The Indian Army will look forward to recruiting people already qualified in technical skills from industrial training institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics under the Agnipath recruitment scheme, said Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lieutenant General BS Raju.
- He further said that the average age of Indian Army soldiers is approximately 32-33 years for the Agnipath scheme which will come into force in the next 8-10 years.
- Highlighting the impact on the profile of the regiments who have for centuries recruited on caste or region basis, he said that one of the important components of the Agnipath scheme is the opportunity to get recruited will be given to people from across the country and what necessary measures require to ensure that these particulars recruitment takes place has been done.
- “Over the period of time, we will be able to get a good balance of working hands and experience. The ratio of leader and the led will be at an optimum level that 50 per cent will be Agniveers and remaining 50 per cent will be experienced, this will ensure we will able to act better in forwarding areas,” VCOAS Let Gen said.
No Compromise With Quality Of Cadets Recruited Under Agnipath Scheme: IAF
- The Indian armed forces will not compromise with the quality of cadets while recruiting young ‘Agniveers’ under the newly launched Agnipath scheme for four years, Air Marshal Manavendra Singh.
- After completing the training, the cadets may leave the service and make their own move or if they wish they can apply for regular enrolment in the military services, the Centre said while launching the scheme.
- Agniveer cadets will be given a degree by the Indira Gandhi National Open University after completing four years of service, the Air Marshal said.
- According to him, the notification for the recruitment of Agniveer will be out shortly and it will take about 90 days for the selection process. There will be an all-India level exam, whose details will be available online
- To a query on reservation or preference in government jobs once the ‘Agniveers’ are out of service, Air Marshal Singh said they will be given preference in Central Armed Police Forces like CISF and Assam Rifles once their term is over.
- Further, the Agniveer cadets will be given a degree by the Indira Gandhi National Open University after completing four years of service, the Air Marshal said.
- “There will be a total of 250 centres all over India. We are doing it in collaboration with (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) C-DAC. They’ve been our technology partners for the last couple of years,”.
Defence Security Corps Accommodation at Bajpe Inaugurated by IG S Paramesh
- The Indian Coast Guard in its commitment to provide accommodation for all its personnel, inaugurated Defence Security Corps Accommodation for its personnel at Bajpe, Mangaluru on 15 June 2022 in virtual mode. The accommodation complex was virtually inaugurated by the Commander Coast Guard Region (West).
- Living accommodation along with allied facilities for a total of 83 DSC personnel has been completed and handed over as part of two separate projects. The DSC Accommodation shows the commitment of the Indian Coast Guard and its leadership to the DSC Community quality of life.
- Indian Coast Guard is undertaking infrastructure development at Bajpe, Mangaluru to strengthen its operational reach and enhance the coastal security along the coast of Karnataka. Mangalore is being developed as a major station where the Coast Guard Academy of global standards is also being planned.
- ICG was established in August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 as an independent Armed force of India.
- As the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world, it has played a significant role in securing the Indian coasts and enforcing regulations in the maritime zones of India.
- On 1st February 2022, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its 46th Raising Day.
- It is an Armed Force, Search and Rescue and Maritime Law Enforcement agency under the Ministry of Defence.
- It is headquartered in New Delhi.
- The concept of forming ICG came into being after the 1971 war.
- The blueprint for a multidimensional Coast Guard was conceived by the visionary Rustamji Committee.
- For effective command and control, the Maritime Zones of India are divided into five Coast Guard Regions, namely, North-West, West, East, North-East and Andaman & Nicobar, with the respective Regional Headquarters located at Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Port Blair.
India And Vietnam Signed A “Joint Vision” Document
- India and Vietnam signed a “Joint Vision” document to “significantly enhance the scope and scale” of bilateral ties by 2030 during the recent Vietnam visit of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Vietnam.
- The two countries have many things in common. Both of them are listed among the fastest-growing economies of Asia and both aim at enhancing peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region through multi-faceted cooperation.
- India and Vietnam have a broad convergence of interest as the emerging economies and important countries with respect to creating alternative supply chains in Asia after global disillusionment with the China-centric supply chain during the Covid pandemic.
- The two countries also share a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership since 2016 and defence cooperation is a key pillar of this partnership.
- India had established the Consul General’s office in Hanoi as early as 1956.
- Vietnam established its diplomatic mission in 1972.
- During the Financial Year (FY) April 2020 – March 2021, bilateral trade between India and Vietnam reached USD 11.12 billion.
- India also participated in the PASSEX Exercise with the Vietnam People’s Navy.
- India and Vietnam closely cooperate in various regional forums such as East Asia Summit, Mekong Ganga Cooperation, Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM).
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