Exercise FRINJEX-23: The maiden Joint Military Exercise FRINJEX-23 between Indian Army and French Army will be conducted at Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is for the first time armies of both the nations are engaging in this format with each contingent comprising of a Company Group each from the Thiruvananthapuram based Indian Army troops and French 6th Light Armoured Brigade. The scope of the exercise involve establishment and operationalisation of a joint command post to secure an envisaged area for undertaking joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, establishing an Internally Displaced Population (IDP) camp and move of disaster relief material.
Integrated Pensioners’ Portal: The Indian Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has announced the creation of an Integrated Pensioners’ Portal to integrate various pension-related portals like Pension Disbursing Bank portals, ANUBHAV, CPENGRAMS, CGHS into a single platform to offer ease of living for pensioners.
The ‘Bhavishya’ platform (for Pension Payment and processing) is an integrated online pension processing system that was made mandatory for all central government departments from 2017.In November 2014, an Aadhar-based scheme for online submission of digital life certificates, “Jeevan Pramaan” was also launched to ensure transparency and “Ease of Living” for pensioners while submitting their life certificates.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA): Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was established in 1927 as a Non-Profit Organisation under Societies Registration Act, 1860.
It is an autonomous body recognised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.It was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee as India’s national Olympic organisation.
Functions:Responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Olympic Games, Asian Games and other international athletic meets and for managing the Indian teams at these events. It also acts as the Indian Commonwealth Games Association, responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Commonwealth Games.The Asian Games are set to take place from September 23rd to October 8th in Hangzhou, China this year, while the Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from 26th July 2024 to August 11th, 2024 in Paris, France next year.
Controller General Of Accounts: Shri S.S. Dubey took charge as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). Shri Dubey is the 28th Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India.Controller General of Accounts (CGA) is ‘the Principal Advisor’ on Accounting matters to the Union Government. CGA is responsible for establishing and managing a technically sound Management Accounting System and preparation & submission of the accounts of the Union Government. CGA is also responsible for exchequer control and conduct of internal audits for the Central Government.