Institutions

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

It is national meteorological service of the country and chief government agency dealing in everything related to meteorology, seismology and associated subjects. It was formed in 1875. It functions under Ministry of Earth Sciences. It is headquartered in New Delhi. Mandate Undertake meteorological observations and provide current information and forecasting information for most favorable operation …

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INTERPOL

  Interpol is global police co-operation agency and a non-governmental organization (NGO). It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923. Its headquartered is located at Lyon, France. It is the world’s largest international police organization, with 194 member countries (including India). It is second-largest international organization after United Nations in terms …

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India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL)

It was set up in 2006 to provide long term debt for infrastructure projects. It provides financial assistance to commercially viable projects, which includes projects implemented by public sector company, private sector company; or private sector company selected under Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. IIFCL raises funds from domestic as well as external markets on …

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National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog

NITI Aayog was formed on January 1, 2015. It is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body. NITI Aayog is created via an executive resolution of the Union Cabinet. It is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Union Government, providing both directional and policy inputs. It had replaced the 65-year old Planning Commission established …

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CBI crisis

Crisis: There has been a long-running feud between the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) top boss Alok Vermaand Rakesh Asthana, the special director who is the No. 2 at CBI. This long running feud has been marked by allegations and counter-allegations of corruption and interference in high-profile cases, filing of an FIR against Asthana and the arrest of senior …

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