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Army plans special pensions for 1965, 1971 war veterans: Gen Naravane

Defence

  • The Indian Army has proposed special pensions to be given to Emergency Commissioned and Short Service Commissioned officers who had fought in the 1965 and 1971 wars fought against Pakistan.

Source: ANI

Related general Knowledge

  1. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between Pakistan and India. The conflict began following Pakistan's Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against Indian rule.
  2. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan.

Avalanche hits BSF deployment in J-K's Naugam

India

  • An avalanche hit a Border Security Force (BSF) deployment at Naugam sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

Source: ANI

Related General knowledge

  1. An avalanche is an event that occurs when a cohesive slab of snow lying upon a weaker layer of snow fractures and slides down a steep slope.
  2. The term Line of Control (LoC) refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir—a line which does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary, but serves as the de facto border.

Acid attack victims will receive monthly pension up to Rs 10,000: Uttarakhand minister

India

  • Uttarakhand Women's Welfare and Child Development Rekha Arya spoke on proposal of pension scheme for acid attack victims.
  • We have a proposal to provide a pension between Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000 per month to acid attack victims to help them be independent and financially strong.

Source: ANI


Armed Forces Veterans Day: 14 January

Important Day

  • Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Day is observed on 14 January every year. This day was started in 2017. This day was initially celebrated as Armistice Day. The day is celebrated on the day of his retirement to mark the outstanding contribution of Field Marshal KM Karippa - who was the first Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Fourth Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Day will be celebrated at Chandimandir Cantonment located at Panchkula in Haryana district.
  • Commemoration of Armed Forces Veterans Day acknowledges and honours the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our veterans in the service of the nation.

Source: PIB


Khelo India Youth Games: Haryana Wins 12 Golds To Go Past Maharashtra In Medals Tally

Sports

  • Haryana scooped as many as 12 gold medals on Day 4 of the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati to surge past Maharashtra to the top of the medal table.

Source: NDTV

Related General Knowledge

  1. Khelo India Youth Games, formerly Khelo India School Games, meaning Play India Youth Games, held annually in January or February, are the national level multidisciplinary grassroot games in India held for two categories, namely under-17 years school students and under-21 college students.