Defense: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 DRDO Tests Rustom-2 Drone [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Rustome-2, also known as TAPAS-BH-201, is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tested at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

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    Image of Aeronautical Test Range Challakere

    Image of Aeronautical Test Range challakere

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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 1 Location of New Sainik Schools [ Education, Defense, Geography ]

    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.

    Map of India Sainik School

    Map of India Sainik School

    Map of India Sainik School

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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What are Defence Capital Acquisitions Schemes? What is Dhirendra Singh Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) - 2016 was implemented from 01.04. 2016. It lays the roadmap on how India, the world’s largest arms importer, will acquire defence equipment.

    • DPP 2016 replaces the Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 (DPP 2013)

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Achievements in Defence Sector Based on Report by Defence Ministry (Important) [ Defense ]

    India has the third largest military in the world and is the sixth biggest defence spender. India is largest importers of conventional defence equipment and spends around 30 % of its total defense budget on capital acquisitions.

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    Image of India’s Third Largest Military in the World

    Image of India’s third largest military in the world

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Vinay Sheel Oberoi Committee Constituted to Expedite Defence Capital Acquisition (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) constituted 13-member Raksha Mantri Advisory Committee on Ministry of Defence Capital Projects (RMCOMP) headed by former secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi. The committee will monitor and expedite capital acquisition projects for modernization of arm

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1 What are Scorpene Submarines? Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai [ Defense ]

    The third Scorpene-class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched at Mazagon Dock (Mumbai). Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines built by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) under the P-75I project.

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

    Navy Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine Karanj in Mumbai

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  • Mar 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Seema Bhawani? BSF’S Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018 (Important) [ Defense ]

    An all-woman bikers’ contingent- Women’s Motor Cycle team ‘Seema Bhawani’ of Border Security Force (BSF) made its debut on Rajpath. Women’s Motor Cycle team ‘Seema Bhawani’ of BSF was raised at Central School of Motor Transport, BSF Academy in Tekanpur on 20th October, 2016.

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

    Image of BSF’s Women Bikers Make History on Republic Day-2018

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  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 1 Simplified ‘Make-II’: Major Steps Towards ‘Make in India’ in Defence Production [ Defense ]

    As a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in Defence, the Defence Acquisition Council has cleared a simplified ‘Make-II’ procedure to enable greater participation of defense industry in acquisition of defence equipment.

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    Simplified ‘Make-II’ Image

    Simplified ‘Make-II’ Image

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 Navika Sagar Parikrama INSV Tarini to Reach India in April [ Defense ]

    INSV Tarini entered Port Stanley (Falkland islands) today during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.

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    Image of Navika Sagar Parikrama

    Image of Navika Sagar Parikrama

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 Details on HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) [ Defense ]

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company based in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) came into existence on 1st October 1964. The Compan

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  • 2 🌟 India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile (Important) [ Defense ]

    India successfully test-fires, nuclear capable, surface-to-surface, Agni-5 Ballistic Missile. Agni-5 missile has higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility. Agni-5 was tested from of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, earlier

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  • 3 What is Australia Group? India Now a Member of Australia Group [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India gained entry into the Australia Group (AG) - an important informal forum of countries which ensures that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.

    Map of Australia group

    Map of Australia Group

    Map of Australia group

    How is Membership Going to Help India?

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A Committee of Experts (CoE) constituted by Ministry of Defence under the chairmanship of Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces.

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    Image of Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee

    Image of Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee

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  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1 Construction, Operation and Maintenance of 2-Lane Bi-Directional Zojila Tunnel [ Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cabinet Committee gave approval for the construction, operation, and maintenance of 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel with Parallel Escape (Egress) Tunnel on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.

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    Image of All-Weather Road

    Image of All-Weather Road

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 Underground Tunnels at Borders [ Defense ]

    Construction of tunnels has been prioritized to provide all weather connectivity in the Border States. The two main passes being developed are: Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh, Theng in Sikkim.

    Map of Rohtang pass And Theng Border

    Map of Rohtang Pass And Theng Border

    Map of Rohtang pass And Theng Border

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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Interceptor Missile? Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile (Important) [ Defense ]

    The interceptor missile is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude. Supports advanced technology- mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and radars.

    Image of Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile

    Image of Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile

    Image of Indigenous Supersonic AAD Ashwin Interceptor Missile

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  • Jan 18, 2018
  • 1 States Rank 50000 Gram Panchayats Under Mission Antyodaya [ Defense ]

    Department of Rural Development, in partnership with State Governments ranked 50, 000 Gram Panchayats based on physical infrastructure, human development, and economic activities. The data facilitates identification of gaps in a quest for poverty free gram panchayats.

    Image of Mission Antyodaya

    Image of Mission Antyodaya

    Image of Mission Antyodaya

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  • Jan 15, 2018
  • 1 📹 Wassenaar Arrangement, NPT & CTBT (Part - 2) [ Defense ]

    👌 Four Important Arms Control Regimes. Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG): Nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment, and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

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  • 2 📹 Wassenaar Arrangement, NPT & CTBT (Part - 1) [ Defense ]

    Next Week! ! Monsoon Mission 📹. Weapons of Mass Destruction: By type, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, Radiological, Proliferation, Nuclear, Chemical, Missiles. Doomsday Clock: Represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe – threat of global nuclear war.

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1 INS Kalvari: First Scorpene-Class Submarine Inducted in Indian Navy [ Defense ]

    Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari was commissioned into the Indian Navy. It is first of the six Scorpene-class submarines built under the strategic Project 75 by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) with assistance and technology transfer from France’s DCNS.

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    Image of Scorpene Submarines

    Image of Scorpene Submarines

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 Universal Immunization Programme(UIP)- Mission Indradhanush & Intensified Mission Indradhanush [ Defense ]

    India’s UIP is one of the largest public health programmes in the world targeting 3 crore pregnant women and 2.7 crore new born annually and conducting more than 90 lakh immunization sessions.

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    Image of Mission Indradhanush

    Image of Mission Indradhanush

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 Akash Successfully Tested with Indigenous Radio Frequency [ Defense ]

    India’s indigenous surface-to-air missile Akash successfully test fired with “made in India” radio frequency seeker from Chandipur in Odisha. Akash system is primarily designed as an air defence SAM; it also provides missile defense capabilities, providing air defence for an area

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  • Dec 18, 2017
  • 1 Does India Have ICMB? Hwasong-15 is North Korea’S Most Powerful ICBM [ Defense ]

    North Korea successfully launched Hwasong-15, a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). India has a series of ballistic missiles called Agni. Following figure depicts the range of Agni.

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    Image of Agni Missile Range Comparison

    Image of Agni Missile Range comparison

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  • 2 Indian Airforce Achieves Air to Air Refueling AAR on Transport Aircraft [ Defense ]

    An Indian Air Force Embraer transport aircraft specialised in conducting Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) function carried out Air to Air Refuelling (AAR). The AAR refueling allows an aircraft to fly a long duration flight beyond its endurance.

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    Image of Indian Airforce Achieves Air to Air Refueling

    Image of Indian Airforce Achieves Air to Air Refueling

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 What is the Strategic?Importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Defence of Andaman & Nicobar [ Defense ]

    Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under Andaman & Nicobar Command as a five-day exercise from 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017. Main objective was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces for defending Andaman & Nicobar I

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway [ Defense ]

    Indian Air Force carried out landing operations on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, about 60 km west of Lucknow close to Bangarmau in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh, where a 3 km stretch was specially prepared for such operations.

    Image of IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

    Image of IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

    Image of IAF Landing Operations on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 Exercise Indra-2017 Concluded in Vladivostok [ Defense ]

    The Indo-Russian military Exercise ‘Indra-2017’ ended at Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations. Following are some important details. Joint tactical exercise began on 19 October 2017 focused on combating terrorism.

    Chart of India-Russia Trade In Numbers

    Chart of India-Russia Trade In Numbers

    Chart of India-Russia Trade In Numbers

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  • Dec 1, 2017
  • 1 Indigenously Developed Light Weight Glide Bomb, SAAW Successfully Tested [ Defense ]

    AAW is a guided bomb released from the aircraft, which can be guided through precision navigation system, reaching targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A glide bomb or standoff bomb is a standoff weapon with flight control surfaces to give it a flatter.

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    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

    Image of Regular Glide Bombing

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  • 2 🌟 What is a Cruise Missile? DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Trial of ‘NIRBHAY’ (Important) [ Defense ]

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successful tested ‘NIRBHAY’ at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. Cruise missiles can carry a conventional or a nuclear warhead.

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    Image of What is Cruise Missile

    Image of What is Cruise Missile

    What is Cruise

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  • Nov 23, 2017
  • 1 Make in India for Portable Diver Detection Sonar [ Defense ]

    In support for ‘Make in India’ Policy, Indian Navy signed contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian) ’ category.

    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

    Image of Portable Diver Detection Sonar

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