West Zone Regional Training Centre of IB

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh addressing the gathering after inaugurating the West Zone Regional Training Centre of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), in Jodhpur on October 16, 2017. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and the Director, IB, Shri Rajiv Jain are also seen.

Question: At which place was the inauguration of the Western Zone Regional Training Center of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently?
(a) Jaisalmer
(b) Jodhpur
(c) Bikaner
(d) Ajmer
Answe: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On October 16th, 2017, the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the West Zone Regional Training Centre of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • The purpose of the training centre is to strengthen and professionally empower the State Police Special Branches.
  • The West Zone will include states of Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
  • Intelligence Bureau is India’s internal intelligence agency, which was rebuilt in the year 1947 under the Ministry of Home Affairs as the Central Intelligence Bureau.
  • It is notable that IB places lot of emphasis on continuous upgradation of professional skills of IB employees through regular In-service training courses.
  • In the 21 month period between January, 2016 and September, 2017, a total of 12, 142 personnel were given training in intelligence and national security related subjects.
  • Presently, Rajiv Jain is the Director of Intelligence Bureau.


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