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Todays Current Affairs May 15 2019

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Todays Current Affairs May 15 2019


Which Public Sector company helped restoration of Power in Cyclone Fani affected areas ?

Ans- Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID)

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID) is Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power, Government of India

Central government extends ban on LTTE for five years

The Central Government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another five years under sub-sections (1) and (3) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) with immediate effect.

The notification states that the LTTE’s continued violent and disruptive activities are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India; and it continues to adopt a strong anti-India posture as also continues to pose a grave threat to the security of Indian nationals.

About the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA):

  • This law is aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities associations in India.
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act UAPA, framed in 1967, has been amended twice since: first in 2008 and then in 2012.
  • Its main objective is to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India.
  • The Act makes it a crime to support any secessionist movement or to support claims by a foreign power to what India claims as its territory.

DRDO Successfully Conducts Flight Test of ABHYAS

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful  flight test of ABHYASHigh-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha
  • ‘Abhyas’ is designed for autonomous flying with the help of an autopilot.
  • The performance of the system was as per simulations carried out and demonstrated the capability of ABHYAS to meet the mission requirement for a cost effective HEAT.
  • It also has an acoustic miss distance indicator (AMDI) to indicate the missed distance.

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