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Global Updates: Iran starts enriching Uranium up to 20%, seizes tanker in strait

Iran starts enriching Uranium up to 20%Approx Read Time: 6 min In News: Iran starts enriching Uranium Iran has again begun enriching uranium to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. News Summary: Iran has again begun enriching uranium to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.It has also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, in a challenge to…


Global Concerns: Where Rohingya are being sent

Rohingyas being shifted to Bhasan CharApprox Read Time: 5 min In News: Rohingyas being shifted to Bhasan Char Bangladesh has begun sending Rohingya refugees from the overcrowded camps on its port town, to Bhasan Char, a remote island formed by sedimentation (char is Bengali for sediment) close to the coast. News Summary: Most of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are currently in camps in Cox's Bazar, a port town close to…


Char Dham road project vital to national security, govt tells SC

Char Dham road projectApprox Read Time: 6 min In News: The Supreme Court has directed the High Powered Committee on Char Dham project to consider afresh the applications by the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways seeking widening of roads in the border areas. News Summary: The Defence Minsitry has argued in the court that the highways being built sees movement of Army vehicles. Therefore, the width…


Hizb chief Sallahuddin, IM’s Bhatkal brothers designated ‘terrorists’ under UAPA

Designated TerroristsApprox Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Union Home Ministry has declared 18 Pakistan-based persons as ‘designated terrorists’ under Schedule 4 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. News Summary: India has declared 18 Pakistan-based persons as terrorists under UAPA Act 1967 (as amended in 2019).Those named in the list presently include:Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed SalahuddinDawood Ibrahim's aides Chhotta Shakeel, Tiger Memon and Javed Chin wanted for the 1993 Mumbai…


National Security: Why DRDO has conducted a flurry of missile tests

Missile testsApprox Read Time: 5 min Missile tests In News: Missile tests Over the last one and half months, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted at least 12 tests of missiles or systems for missiles that fulfil a vast range of purposes.These tests have taken place at the time when there is an ongoing conflict between the Indian and Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in…


Z+ cover based on threat, not paying capacity, says SC

Security CoverApprox Read Time: 3 min Security Cover In News: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking withdrawal of Z+ (Z-plus) security cover to the Ambani brothers and their family members.The apex court disagreed with the Bombay high court’s view that police should provide high level security to those who perceived a threat to their life and were willing to pay for it. News Summary: A petition was filed…


Global Updates: Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo

Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargoApprox Read Time: 5 min Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo In News: Iran hails lifting of UN arms embargo A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran has expired on 18th of October, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States.The arms embargo had barred Iran from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets. News…


Signal to China: Quad navies to sail together

Quad navies to sail togetherApprox Read Time: 3 min Quad navies to sail together (US, India, Japan & Australia) In News: Quad navies to sail together In the backdrop of recent border military confrontation with China, India has finally invited Australia to take part in its top-notch trilateral Malabar naval exercises with the US and Japan to be held in November this year. News Summary: The 24th edition of Malabar…