Chief of the Naval Staff Visits Mauritius



Chief of the Naval Staff Visits Mauritius 

The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan is on a scheduled visit to Mauritius from 19 to 22 Jan 15 to further consolidate the bridges of friendship as well as explore new avenues of defence cooperation. The Chief of Naval Staff will meet various Government and Defence officials during his stay at Mauritius. The Admiral jointly with his counterpart, Commissioner of Police will inaugurate the data flow of the Information Exchange on white shipping (merchant marine) for greater Maritime Domain Awareness to the mutual benefit of both maritime nations. 


India and Mauritius share centuries old cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic bonds. These bonds have strengthened over time through goodwill gestures and bilateral visits. The people of Indian origin, who comprise around 68 % of the population, have preserved their heritage and have a strong emotional attachment with India. This, in addition to the country’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean, has resulted in a close relationship between India and Mauritius. 

Similarly, the Indian Navy and Mauritius National Coast Guard enjoy a robust relationship. The Indian Navy has been actively supporting and cooperating with Mauritius Maritime agencies towards meeting their maritime security needs in terms of hydrography surveys, supplementing Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance efforts, provisioning of naval hardware such as ships and aircraft as well as cooperation in training. The Mauritius Coast Guard Ship Barracuda has recently been built by GRSE Kolkata while orders have been placed by MCGS on GSL for construction of 2 Fast Attack Craft and 10 Fast Interceptor Craft. 

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The Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh addressing at the DG NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 19, 2015.


Minister of State for Defence Visits NCC Republic Day Camp – 2015 

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh visited DGNCC, Republic Day Camp-2015 at the Garrison Parade Ground, here today. He was received by the Director General National Cadet Corps, Lieutenant General A Chakravarty. 

The Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a group photo with the cadets, at the DG NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 19, 2015. The DG NCC, Lt. Gen. Aniruddha Chakravarty is also seen.



In his address, Rao Inderjit Singh complimented the cadets for their smart drill and enthusing displays. He also appreciated the commitment of National Cadet Corps to ‘Groom Future Leaders’. Highlighting the immense contributions of NCC, he mentioned it to be the foremost organisation engaged in Youth Empowerment, promoting unique mix of scholastic education and multifaceted activities enabling all round development of young generation in the country. 

The Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh interacting with the foreign cadets, at the DG NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 19, 2015.



On arrival, the Rao Inderjit Singh was presented an impressive ‘Guard of Honour’ by selected cadets followed by soulful melodious rendition by Cadets Band from North Eastern Region (NER). The Band enthralled the visiting dignitary and other eminent spectators with their spectacular display. During his visit to Flag Area later, he was confidently briefed by young cadets about their respective State tableaux on contemporary socio-economic themes. Thereafter, he visited ‘Hall of Fame’, a proud possession of NCC with display of rich archival collection of alumni photographs, models, motivational and other visual delights of the three wings of NCC. Then he was driven around the unit lines. He was impressed by the high standard of layout and cleanliness. 

The Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the DG NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 19, 2015. The DG NCC, Lt. Gen. Aniruddha Chakravarty is also seen.
The Minister of State for Defence along with other distinguished guests later witnessed a spectacular ‘Cultural Programme’ by the talented cadets in the NCC auditorium which included Ballet by North Eastern Region and Andhra Pradesh Directorates and Group Dance by Uttar Pradesh & Odisha Directorates. 

The Republic Day Camp 2015 is being attended by 2070 cadets specially selected from 17 Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories and 100 foreign cadets from eight friendly foreign countries under the Youth Exchange Programme. 


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Army Public School Dhuala Kuan Student Wins Delhi Regional Brain Bee Contest-2015 

            Army Hospital (R & R) in association with Indian National Brain Bee, has conducted the 3rd   Delhi Regional Brain Bee, a neuroscience contest for 11th grade biology students, on Sunday,18th of Januray 2015. The Quiz had four rounds - a written round followed by three rounds of oral questions pertained to the human brain and how it related to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensation, moment, stress, aging, sleep, and brain disorders such as drug addiction, Alzheimer’s and stroke.

The contest was witnessed by a large gathering that included teachers and parents who took keen interest in the program. Each round was keenly contested among 20 participants of various city schools and colleges and Master Nitin Gupta,  XI class student of Army Public School, , New Delhi, has emerged the Regional Brain Bee Champion of Delhi for 2015.

The 1st runner up was Ms Mithali Goyal from Manav Sthali School Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi and Ms Oorja Sharma was 2nd runner up from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj New Delhi.

The winner of this regional contest will be invited to compete with winners from other states, in the 8th Indian National Brain Bee Championship Finals, to be held in Ahmedabad in April, 2015. The Indian National Brain Bee champion-2015 will be invited to participate in the International Brain Bee Championship, scheduled to take place,in Cairns, Australia from 21 to 27 August, 2015

The event which involved a series of lectures to motivate students in this field of Neurosciences and the competition was conducted by Brig Shankar Prasad Gorthi, Consultant  Medicine & Neurology.



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Auction for Sale (Re-Issue) of Government Stocks 

The Government of India have announced the Sale (re-issue) of (i) “8.27 per cent Government Stock 2020” for a notified amount of Rs. 2,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) “8.60 per cent Government Stock 2028” for a notified amount of Rs. 6,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (iii) “8.24 per cent Government Stock 2033” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, and (iv) “8.30 per cent Government Stock 2040” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction. The auctions will be conducted using multiple price method. The auctions will be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai on January 23, 2015 (Friday). 

Up to 5% of the notified amount of the sale of the stocks will be allotted to eligible individuals and Institutions as per the Scheme for Non-Competitive Bidding Facility in the Auction of Government Securities. 

Both competitive and non-competitive bids for the auction should be submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on January 23, 2015. The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. and the competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon. 

The result of the auctions will be announced on January 23, 2015 and payment by successful bidders will be on January 27, 2015 (Tuesday). 

The Stocks will be eligible for “When Issued” trading in accordance with the guidelines on ‘When Issued transactions in Central Government Securities’ issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), vide circular No. RBI/2006-07/178 dated November 16, 2006 as amended from time to time. 


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