Daily : November 8, 2017

Sagar Kavach exercise

Sagar Kavach exercise

Question- Where will the two-day Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ be organized in November, 2017?
(a) Goa
(b) Visakhapatnam
(c) Chennai
(d) Baleshwar
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • From November 8-9, 2017, Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ will be held in Goa.
  • In this two-day coastal security exercise, all the security agencies to provide seamless seaward cover along the Goa Coast jointly from coastal belt area line to the limit of territorial water (12 nautical miles).
  • Agencies like Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Goa Police, Goa Coastal Security Intelligence Agencies, MPT, Ports Administration Department, CISF and Customs etc. participating in this exercise.

Reference:
https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/two-day-sagar-kavach-exercise-starts-on-november-8-in-goa201711021827320003/

Controllers Conference 2017

Controllers Conference -2017

Question: A Two-Day Controllers Conference – 2017 Begins. Conference will hold how many business sessions?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Seven
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • From November 7th-8th, 2017, Defence Accounts Department under Ministry of Defence (Finance) is organising a two-day ‘Controllers Conference – 2017’.
  • Chief of Army Staff inaugurated the conference in New Delhi.
  • The theme of the conference is ‘Strengthening Systems and Controls: the Way Forward’.
  • The conference will have five business sessions.
  • These session includes transforming audit through implementation of online audit – CICP, IMMOLS, ILMS by leveraging Big Data, transformation of payment functions, challenges in the implementation of the Integrated Financial Advisor System in defence, strategy for effective human resource management and image building by achieving zero grievance in pension through CPDS and implementation of DTS.
  • The conference is expected to facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience and initiate fresh ideas which could contribute towards aiding fiscal management of our Armed forces.
  • The conference would focus on issues of using analytics for better decision making, challenges in implementation of the Integrated Financial Advisor system, change management in core functions of Defence Accounts Department and better stakeholder management in handling defence pension issues.
  • The conference is being attended by senior officials from Ministry of Defence, Defence Account Department and Services Headquarters.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173285
http://cgda.nic.in/audit/circulars/atcoord_251017.pdf
http://cgda.nic.in/audit/circulars/cc-05112017.pdf

Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

Question: Recently at which of the following places new App Called “Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App” benefitting customers of Coal India Limited (CIL) lifting coal through road mode has been launched by Union Minister of Railways & Coal?
(a) Visakhapatnam
(b) Odisa
(c) Kolkata
(d) Kandla
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On November 7th, 2017, Union Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal has launched ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ benefitting customers of Coal India Limited (CIL) lifting coal through road mode.
  • This customer friendly app was launched on CIL’s Foundation Day in Kolkata.
  • The launching of the app is one of the initiatives of CIL towards achieving the much cherished goal of ‘Digital India’ and transparency.
  • The main features of the app are that it provides date-wise, truck-wise quantity of coal delivered against the Sale Orders and information related to Scheme-wise, Colliery-wise, Grade-wise, customer-wise details of Sale Orders issued during a period.
  • The main benefits of the App for the customers, against the Sale Orders issued, include easy accessibility of the information at the click of the button, apart from transparency in the system of loading programme and despatch.
  • The app also helps in logistics planning for lifting of coal in tune with the loading programmes.
  • It improved planning of procurement, production and stock management by the customers.
  • It is noteworthy that Coal India Limited was granted the ‘Maharatna’ status on 11 April, 2011 by the Government of India.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173288
https://www.coalindia.in/DesktopModules/DocumentList/documents/Hon%E2%80%99ble_Coal_Minister_Launches_Coal_India%E2%80%99s_New_App_11072017.pdf

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