Monday, 17 August 2020

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17 August 2020 Current Affairs:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved a proposal of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for a major expansion scheme in all the border and coastal districts. A total of 83 NCC units will be upgraded. It includes Army 53, Navy 20, Indian Air Force (IAF) 10. The scheme aims to impart NCC training to the cadets in the border and coastal areas.

Highlights:
♦ Under the scheme, a total of one lakh cadets from 173 border and coastal districts will be inducted in the NCC. 
♦ As part of the expansion plan, One-third of the cadets will be girl cadets. 
Also, more than 1,000 schools and colleges have been identified in the border and coastal districts where NCC will be introduced.
♦ The proposal on the expansion of NCC expansion was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August, at the Independence Day address.
♦ Under this, the Indian Army will provide training and administrative support to the NCC units located in the border areas. Indian Navy will provide training and administrative support to the units in the coastal areas and IAF to the units close to Air Force stations. 
♦ The NCC expansion plan has been planned to be implemented in partnership with the respective states.



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/defence-ministry-to-expand-ncc-in-173-borders-coastal-districts/
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