31 May 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

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1. Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC)
2. Ministry of Minority Affairs

1. Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC)

Context:

ANC gets a new Commander-in-Chief.

About the Andaman & Nicobar Command:

  • There are about 19 military commands in the country and only two of them are tri-service commands – Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) and the Strategic Forces Command.
  • Based in Port Blair, the ANC was created in 2001 to safeguard India’s strategic interests in Southeast Asia and the Strait of Malacca by increasing rapid deployment of military assets in the region.
  • It provides logistical and administrative support to naval ships which are sent on deployment to East Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Its components include the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Coast Guard.
  • It is headed by an officer called the Commander-in-Chief of the ANC.
  • It patrols India’s Exclusive Economic Zone to suppress gun running, narcotics smuggling, piracy, and poaching, and conducts maritime surveillance, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).

The other tri-service command, the Strategic Forces Command, was set up in 2003 to handle the country’s nuclear arsenal.


2. Ministry of Minority Affairs

Context:

The Ministry of Minority Affairs releases Infographics highlighting the initiatives and achievements of the last six years.

Details:

The five Infographics are based on:

  1. Skill Development, Employment & Employment opportunities
  2. Hunar Haat: Read more about Hunar Haat covered in 9th February 2020 PIB Summary and Analysis.
  3. Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)
  4. Educational Empowerment
  5. Utilisation of Waqf properties: Geo tagging and Digitisation of Waqf properties across the country ensuring utilization of Waqf properties for welfare of the society. Know more about the Central Waqf Council on PIB dated 19 March, 2020.

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