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National Investigation Agency: Vision and Functions

Jul 19, 2019
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. NIA was constituted under the NIA Act, 2008. It was established after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks as a central agency to combat terrorism. There are 649 employees in the agency and this agency comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Row over Telengana

Dec 13, 2010
On 9 December, 2009, Home Minister P Chidambaram announced that the process of forming Telangana state would begin soon. TRS chief Chandrasekhar Rao was on fast unto death for last 11-days.

Renewed National Literacy Mission

Dec 13, 2010
The National Mission for Female Literacy, was launched on September 8, 2009 to mark the international Literacy day. This is renewed effort on the part of government of India to make 7 crore people- 6 crore of them women- functionally literate by 2012.

Naxalism poses threat to the country

Dec 13, 2010
For last few years Naxalite violence has been considered as grave threat to the internal security of the country. The might of “Lal Salaam” has gripped the backward and economically impoverished parts of the country with all its brutality.

National Investigation Agency constituted

Dec 13, 2010
National Investigation Agency(NIA) has been constituted to combat terror in India. The agency will be empowered to deal with terror related crimes across Indian states without special permission from the states. NIA was created after the Nov. 2008

India launches nuclear submarine

Dec 13, 2010
India launched its first nuclear-powered submarine on 26 July, in a ceremony in southern port city of Vishakhapatnam, becoming one of just six nations in the world to have successfully built one. Apart from India, US, Russia, China, France and Britain also have nuclear submarines.

India acquires AWACS

Dec 13, 2010
India took a major step towards establishing strategic dominance in the South Asian region on May 25 when the first of the three Israeli Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems aircraft was transported to India.

General Election 2009

Dec 13, 2010
India held general elections to the 15th Lok Sabha in five phases between 16 April to 13 May 2009. With an electorate of 71.4 crore, it was the largest democratic election in the world to date.

Congress Raj in states

Dec 13, 2010
Congress Raj in states

50% quota for women in Panchayats

Dec 13, 2010
Though UPA government is unable to table Women reservation bill in parliament, but in a bid to empower them at the grassroot level the government on August 27 approved a proposal to increase reservation for them in panchayats to 50 percent.

Extra-Solar carbon dioxide found

Dec 11, 2010
For the first time carbon dioxide has been detected on a planet outside our solar system.

Data transmission may be made more energy efficient

Dec 11, 2010
Sending information through WiFi and the cellular networks always means losing energy for every bit of information that is transmitted.

Chemical robots for medicine

Dec 11, 2010
In a pair of small laboratories in Prague, a swarm of tens of millions of robots is being prepared to be set loose en masse. But these won’t be typical robots with gears and motors.

Charge Mobile Without Charger

Dec 11, 2010
Now you need not to worry about your mobile being discharged right in the middle when you needed an urgent phone call. Now rejuvenate your battery simply by pressing the mobile keypad or dialling the number.


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