Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that is scheduled from 30 June to 4 August 2016.
R C Dhere wrote over 100 scholarly books on Marathi folk literature and culture, Marathi literature, religious sects in Maharashtra and lives of saint poets. He won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987 for his work Shri Vitthal: Ek MahaSamanvay.
The system was launched to ensure prompt and effective police response in over 12000 villages in Punjab. Under the system, the police will respond to any crime or law and order situation within 20 minutes of it being reported.
A bench comprising Justices A.K. Sikri and N.V. Ramana refused to modify the 2014 ruling on transgender rights. The apex court also clarified that its 2014 judgment clearly mentioned that lesbians, gays and bisexuals were not transgender.