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4.2% would be the lowest growth since govt adopted a new base year for gross domestic product data in 2012.

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IAF's mobile video game gets selected for Google 'Best Game-2019' contest

In a bid to make the youth aware about the IAF and encourage them to join the forces, the Indian Air Force had launched the multiplayer version of its interactive mobile game which lets users experience the thrill of flying a combat aircraft.

Women in armed forces: SC for retrospective effect in permanent commission

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  • In the case of DHFL, bankers want mutual funds on board to ensure that no entity takes a unilateral decision.

    Gaganyaan is India's manned space mission which the ISRO aims to launch by December 2021. The project aims at sending the astronauts to a lower orbit of the earth and the spacecraft will have a capsule with adequate supply of oxygen and other essential material and facilities for the astronauts. ISRO is working in tandem with the IAF for the mission.

    Chief Bhadauria said as the Chief of the Air Staff he assured the aviation medicine specialists that he would "solve the problem at the earliest." The IAF chief also spoke about the fatigue and lack of sleep among pilots due to mobile phones and social media.

    Delivering its much-awaited ruling on the matter, SC today refused to review its earlier decision of giving a clean chit to the govt while rejecting pleas for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged irregularities in the deal. In its 2018 order, the SC had said that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the Rafale jets deal.

    The IAF is likely to float a Request for Proposal (RFP) with the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) this December for purchasing homemade HTT-40 basic aircraft for training its pilots. Ahead of the proposed RFP, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is scheduled to undertake a test flight of the HTT-40.

    The apex court's rejection on all objections on the three aspects of the deal - decision-making, pricing and the India offset partner - ratifies the right and the mandate of a government to take decisions effecting national security with different degrees of scrutiny.

    After a 12-year long procurement process, India received first Rafale figher jet in a ceremony in France attended ​by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Indian government has released first tender in 2007.

    The nine-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise code-named 'Tiger Triumph' is aimed at developing inter-operability between the militaries of the two countries in HADR operations, officials said.

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met French President Emmanuel Macron at the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday and held a "good discussion" with him on important strategic issues. The areas of defence and security cooperation, space cooperation and civil nuclear cooperation constitute the principal pillars of the Strategic Partnership.

    The exercise will aim to show the integration between tanks including T-72, mechanised infantry including combat vehicles, artillery guns, army air defence, attack helicopters such as the armed Advanced Light Helicopter ‘Rudra’ and special forces. For the first time in an exercise, the K-9 Vajra self-propelled artillery gun, which was inducted into the army last November, is being used.

    Uttar Pradesh’s director general of police OP Singh said that the police is taking all precautions – from posting adequate forces, foot patrolling by senior police officers and district magistrates meeting religious leaders. He said they have done over 6,000 peace committee meetings and met nearly 5,800 religious leaders.

    Former Indian Air Force Chief, BS Dhanoa on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision of dismissing the review petitions challenging it...

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