CRPF to appoint PV Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador

Posted on:31 Aug 2016 09:39:52

CRPF to appoint PV Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador
31 August 2016 Current Affairs GK: Country’s largest paramilitary force CRPF has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu as it’s brand ambassador and bestow the honorary rank of Commandant on the ace badminton player.

Central Reserve Police Force : The Central Reserve Police Force is the largest of India's Central Armed Police Forces. It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India.

It came into existence as the Crown Representative's Police on 27 July 1939. After Indian Independence, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.

The CRPF is considered India's largest paramilitary force and has a sanctioned strength of 308,862 personnel.

The Central Reserve Police Force also has the credit of raising the first all-women battalion in a central paramilitary or a police force way back in 1987 and at present has four such contingents, with three in active duties.

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