Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) and The Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) and The Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Indian Navy inducts its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle.

Recent news:

  • The Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) System at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.


  • DSRV is used to rescue crew members stranded in submarines that get disabled.
  • The Indian Navy joins a select group of naval forces in the world that boasts of this niche capability.
  • The DSRV can be operated at a depth of 650 meters and can hold around 15 people.
  • The Indian Navy in March 2016 had commissioned two DSRVs, the second will deployed at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
  • The induction of the DSRV marks the culmination of years of effort of the Indian Navy in acquiring this niche submarine rescue capability.

CAG of India gets Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors

Recent news:

  • CAG of India, Rajiv Mehrishi has become the Vice-Chair of the UN Panel of Auditors which consists of External Auditors of the United Nations and its agencies.

About UN Panel of Auditors:

  • The United Nations General Assembly in 1959 established the Panel of External Auditors, comprising the individual external auditors of the United Nations system.
  • It seeks to ensure a transparent and accurate basis for the financial decisions made by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies.
  • The panel members play a significant role in assisting the Organizations to improve their operations and their internal control activities.
  • The panel consists of 11 countries – India, Germany, Chile, Canada, France, Italy, Philippines, Ghana, Indonesia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
  • Currently (in 2018), the panel is chaired by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the UK.

Recent news:

  • Union Minister of State for Water Resources introduces The Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Important Facts:

  • The Dam Safety Bill, 2018 aims to provide robust legal and institutional framework under Central & State Governments for safety of dams.
  • The Bill envisages prevention and mitigation of dam failure related disasters through proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all dams in the country.


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