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Security Level B: Asia Pacific MIL Open Source Intelligence

MILNZ-brand-300MIL OSI: 36th Parallel Assessments permits Security Level B clients access to Open Source Intelligence raw information and data reports specific to the Asia Pacific region.

Specialist OSI provider, MIL OSI publishes up-to-the-minute aggregation of geopolitical information relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. It provides raw news reports focussing on governments, external powers and global bodies, including news on security, defence, intelligence, trade, and resource exploration and extraction.

Source: Northern Territory Police Wednesday 12-Dec-2018 16:46 Northern Territory Police have arrested two people in relation to property offences in Katherine. In the early hours of Monday 10 December a group of males are alleged to have forced entry into a residential premises and stolen alcoholic beverages and food items. A resident observed the intruders in the kitchen and police were notified a short time after. A 22-year-old male was arrested later that morning and bailed. A 13-year-old male was arrested around 8:40am the following day and bailed. He has been denied youth diversion. Both were charged with; Unlawful entry Stealing Armed with an offensive weapon at night Police have [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India As per the results of ‘Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households' conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in 2013, about 63.5 percent of the agricultural households in the rural areas of the country reported cultivation as their principal source of income. Details of the number of farmers still following age old practices are not available in the Survey. Government has been taking various initiatives to create awareness among farmers about new techniques through such programmes as extension reforms, Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension, Kisan Call Centers, Agri-Clinics and Agri-business Centers, Exhibitions/Fairs, etc. A Centrally Sponsored [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India Government fixes-the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of various agricultural crops on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP), after ascertaining the views of State Governments and Central Ministries/ Departments concerned. While recommending MSPs, CACP considers the cost of production and host of factors such as demand-supply situation, trends in domestic and international prices, inter-crop price parity, terms of trade between agricultural and non-agricultural sectors and the likely impact of MSP on consumers and overall economy along with rational utilization of scarce natural resources like land and water. National Commission on Farmers headed by [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India As per the Ministry of Earth Science, there is no evidence of change in weather pattern over the country. However, there have been extreme weather events in the recent past including extended dry periods, floods, hailstorms, cyclonic rains and winds etc., which caused damage to standing crops and ultimately poor yield of crops. The State Government is primarily responsible for taking necessary relief measures in the wake of natural calamities. For undertaking relief measures, funds are available with the State Government in the form of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), Additional financial assistance, over and above [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India State-wise details of sown area under sugarcane crops during each of the last three years i.e. from 2015-16 to 2017-18 are given at Annexure. The normal area (average of latest five years) under sugarcane cultivation in the country is 48.84 lakh hectares. During 2015-16 area under sugarcane was estimated above the normal area coverage at 49.27 lakh hectares. The area under sugarcane declined to 44.36 lakh hectares during 2016-17 due to lesser area coverage in Maharashtra and then increased to 47.32 lakh hectares during 2017-18. The area under sugarcane cultivation depends on farmer's preference, shift of area to other [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India Government fixes Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of 22 mandated agricultural crops and Fair & Remunerative Price (FRP) for Sugarcane on the basis of recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP), after considering the views of State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments concerned and other relevant factors. In addition, MSP for Toria and De-Husked coconut is also fixed on the basis of MSPs of Rapeseed/Mustard and Copra respectively. The Union Budget for 2018-19 had announced the pre-determined principle to keep MSPs at levels of one and half times the cost of production for all mandated crops. Accordingly, [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) fixes target for the production of foodgrains in the country annually. The target for the production of foodgrains has been fixed at 290.25 million tonnes for the 2018-19.The production of foodgrains in the country has been estimated at 284.83 million tonnes (4th Advance Estimates) for 2017-18, which is a record. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall in the country was normal (-9%) during South-West monsoon season (June to September 2018). The production of foodgrains in the country during Kharif 2018 has been estimated at 141.59 [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Government of India Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS), the premium payable by farmers has been substantially reduced and simplified and there is one premium rate on pan-India basis for farmers which is maximum 1.5%, 2% and 5% of sum insured for Rabi, Kharif and annual horticultural / commercial crops, respectively. Crop insurance is a major risk mitigation tool for the benefit of farmers. Insurance is all about spreading the risk over the period and over the area. Insurers save premium in good seasons/years and pay high claims, if any, in bad [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Australian Ministers for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 12 December 2018 Melbourne Mining Club Address Perhaps the most famous history of the Australian resources sector, written by Geoffrey Blainey, is subtitled “The rush that never ended”. The first edition of that book was written 55 years ago, and I don't think the rush has ended yet. Since the mid 2000s, employment, production and tax revenues in and from the resources sector have all more than doubled, and wages in the resources sector have increased by more than 70 per cent. Australia's resources industry has never been more important to our economic [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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Source: Hong Kong Monetary Authority HKMC Annuity Plan Introduces Enhancement Measures and Continuous Sales Model HKMC Annuity Limited (HKMCA), wholly-owned by The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC), announces today that it will introduce enhancement measures and year-round continuous sales model for the HKMC Annuity Plan (“Plan”). The enhancement measures, which come into effect today, are applicable to both existing and new customers. Details are set out as follows: 100% lump-sum death benefit payment:In the unfortunate death of the insured, the designated beneficiary can choose to immediately get back all the premium paid in a lump-sum less the cumulative guaranteed monthly annuity payments [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
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