Tag: Exercise Orion


Defence Exercise Orion It is a multilateral exercise. Besides Indian Airforce and French Air and Space Force (FASF), Air Forces from Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain and United States of America would also be flying in this exercise. World Organizations Preparedness and Resilience for Emerging Threats initiative (PRET) It is a WHO initiative to improve the disease pandemic preparedness. PRET focuses on improving pandemic preparedness for groups of pathogens based on their modes of transmission. PRET operates under the aegis of the International Health Regulations (IHR), which is a critical international legal instrument for managing public health emergencies. PRET recognizes three tiers of systems and capacities relevant for pandemic preparedness: those that are cross-cutting for all or multi-hazard, those that are relevant for groups of pathogens, those that are specific to a pathogen. 'Separate budget for water'. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the General water budget. For the first time in the country, a separate budget for water has been announced in Kerala to tackle the water scarcity during the summer season.