MHA tells central forces to prepare for TN deployment
By Rajesh Ahuja
Dec 05, 2016 21:36 IST
what happened: Home Ministry has told CRPF & CISF to be on standby for deployment in Tamil Nadu
what it means: The Centre is keeping a close watch on developments in TN and expects to receive a formal request for reinforcements from the state. TN chief minister was put on life support after a cardiac arrest.
what next: CRPF to move personnel from Mumbai, Bengaluru & Allahabad. CISF to move troops from within state.
Full-body scans begin at Delhi Airport
Dec 05, 2016 20:49 IST
what happened: On Monday, Delhi airport started full-body scan for outbound passengers. It is a voluntary trial.
what it means: This is to upgrade security at Delhi Airport that records 60,000 out-bound travellers a day. Authorities have assured that the machine will scan only mannequin-like image that won't be objectionable.
what next: This is a trial. Scans will become mandatory by next year when the airport buys these machines
French Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar after 10 years
Dec 05, 2016 20:35 IST
what happened: French Grand Prix, which has been absent from F1 calendar since 2008, will return in 2018 season.
what it means: France used to host the F1 race in Magny-Cour until 2008. The Paul Ricard circuit in Marseille has hosted races before, from 1971 to 1990, with former champion Alain Prost winning.
what next: With a new circuit in Marseille, the interest for Formula One racing in France will be rekindled.
Prof AK Chaturvedi to be IIT Roorkee director
Dec 05, 2016 20:10 IST
what happened: President appoints AK Chaturvedi as director of IIT Roorkee. Now, he is IIT-K's deputy director.
what it means: The position was lying vacant for two months, with an officiating director at the helm. Pending decisions are likely to be fast-tracked after Prof Chaturvedi takes charge.
what next: Improving IIT Roorkee global ranking and ushering in cashless system will be on high on agenda.