National Knowledge Network

National Knowledge Network
~is a multi-gigabit pan-India network which facilitates the development of India’s communications infrastructure, stimulates research and creates next generation applications and services [Facilitating an ultra-high speed e-governance backbone]
•India has decided to extend its National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh
Home Ministry allows States to use 9,400 enemy properties
~When wars broke out between India and China in 1962, and India and Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, the central government took over properties of citizens of China and Pakistan in India under the Defence of India Acts. [The properties of enemies in India were classified as enemy property]
•The estimated value of all enemy properties is approximately Rs 1 lakh crore(about $14 billion )[Do you know Ambani worth is about $54 billion!]
‘Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018’
•India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014-18 and accounted for 9.5% of the global total [Last year (for the period 2013-17), India accounted for 13% of all imports and was the world’s largest importer.]
•The five biggest exporters in five-year block period 2011-2015 were the US, Russia, France, Germany and China [China, which is now the fifth largest exporter of weapons]
•Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) established in 1966 is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament


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