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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains


Why in News?

Indian Navy (IN) Ships including indigenously built ASW corvette Kamorta and missile corvette Karmuk are participating in the 2nd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20, from 21 to 22 November 20 in Andaman Sea.

The first edition of SITMEX, hosted by the Indian Navy, was conducted off Port Blair in September 2019.


  • It aims to develop coordination, cooperation and partnership among the three friendly countries.
  • Its purpose is to increase mutual interoperability and implement the best of each other.
  • In addition to improving interoperability between these friendly navies, the sitmax series of exercises are aimed not only to strengthen mutual trust but also to develop mutual understanding and procedures to enhance security in the peacetime in the region.

Geo-Political relevance:

  • It will help India strengthen its ties with Southeast Asia via the so-called Act East Policy.
  • It will enhance India’s multilateral relation in South- East Asia.
  • It will help making the Indo-Pacific as a strategic space.

Facts For Prelims :

Operation “Meri Saheli”:

  • Indian Railways has launched “Meri Saheli” initiative for focused action on security of womenacross all zones with an objective to provide safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains for their entire journey from starting station to destination station.
  • An initiative of RPF, the Strategy of the entails interaction with lady passengers especially those travelling alone by a team of young lady RPF personnel at the originating station.


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