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

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 Indian Defence University Workshop on ‘Ideas for Sustainability’ [ Education, Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Indian Defence University (IDU) arranged a two-day workshop on the topic of ‘Ideas for Sustainability’ for senior and middle level officers from the three Services. Ideas for sustainability is an apt topic especially in the backdrop of various studies ordered for transformation o

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 Book Release - ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ Chronicling the Indian Navy’S History from 2001-10 [ Defense, Appointments ]

    Admiral Sunil Lamba, PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal. ), AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal), ADC (aide-de-camp- literally helper) Chief of the Naval Staff, released a book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy! ’ – chronicling the Indian Navy’s History from 2001 - 10.

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Bogibeel, India’S Longest Rail-Road Bridge [ Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bridge opened to traffic on 25th Dec. , 2018,16 years after it was announced by then PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Inauguration ceremony of bridge coincides w/94th birth anniversary of Vajpayee, who died in August, 2018. Foundation stone for Assam’s Bogibeel Bridge may have been laid

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  • Jan 24, 2019
  • 1 Defence Minister Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ [ Education, Policy/Governance, Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Defence Minister launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ in New Delhi to boost Intellectual Property Right (IPR) culture in indigenous defence industry. It aimed to provide boost to IPR culture in indigenous defence industry.

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    Image of Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti

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  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 1 Upgraded MIG-29 Adds to Air Power [ Defense ]

    Indian Air Force’s beast MiG-29 has gained in strength & ferocity after upgrade, giving force, battling shortage of fighter aircraft, much-needed boost. It is twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in Soviet Union.

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    Image of MIG - 29 Aircraft’s

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  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 1 Defence Acquisition Council Approval: New Frigates to Get BrahMos [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurements worth ₹ 3000 cr. It includes BrahMos cruise missiles for 2 stealth frigates to be procured directly from Russia & armored recovery vehicles for Army’s Arjun tanks.

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    BrahMos Super

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1 S-400 Missile Deal to Be Signed During Vladimir Putin’S India Visit [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & Russia signed USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia. Deal was signed following 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit b/w PM & Russian President & other delegates

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    Image of S-400 Missile Deal with Russia

    Image of S-400 Missile Deal with Russia

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  • Jan 3, 2019
  • 1 Submarine-Hunting Copters for Navy and New Guns for Army [ Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council, DAC approved approx. 46,000 cr. rupees for procurement of services. DAC clears procurement proposal worth over Rs. 46,000 cr. for services for Indian Army & Navy.

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    Image of Shaping The Procurement Policy

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  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 1 DAC Approved Projects Worth Rs 9,100 Crores [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of equipment for Defence Forces worth Rs. 9,100 cr. Upgraded Akash Weapon System is operationally critical equipment that will provide protection to vital assets.

    This would include:

    Procurement of 2 Regiments of Akash Miss

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  • Dec 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Women & Child Development Ministry Approves 3 Fresh Proposals for Expenditure Under Nirbhaya Fund [ Policy/Governance, Defense, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Union Govt. has approved 3 proposals under Nirbhaya Fund including setting up of 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs). Decision in this regard was taken by Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund, under Chairmanship of Secretary, Women & Child Development Ministry.

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  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1 India, Singapore Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘ SIMBEX 2018’ Begins [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & Singapore will hold 25th joint naval exercise SIMBEX, acronym for Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise from 10th to 21st Nov. in India off Andaman Sea & Bay of Bengal. SIMBEX 2018 will mark silver jubilee of exercise & will be largest edition since 1994 in terms o

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  • 2 Crew of INS Arihant Complete Nuclear Triad [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    India’s 1st indigenous nuclear capable submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its 1st deterrence patrol. Development signifies that underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission w/live nuclear-tipped missiles.

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    Image of Cracker of a Destroyer

    Image of Cracker of a Destroyer

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  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 1 Indian Navy’S Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) Capability [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Defense, Disaster Management ]

    Indian Navy has inducted its 1st Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) to rescue downed or disaster-struck submarines at high sea. It will be based in Mumbai, Maharashtra & enhance Navy’s operational capabilities. 2nd DSRV is expected to be inducted at Visakhapatnam in 2019.

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  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 1 IAF Launches MedWatch Mobile Health App [ Science/Technology, Health, Defense, Computers & ICT ]

    Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched ‘MedWatch’ mobile health app to provide health information to users, including first-aid & other health & nutritional topics. It was launched on 8th Oct on occasion of IAF’s 85th anniversary. It is 1st of its kind mobile health app built by any

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins at Visakhapatnam [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    3rd edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) commenced at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding & imbibe best practices b/w navies of 2 countries.

    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

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  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 1 Successful Flight Test of Prahar [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahar’. It can be launched from road mobile system, which can carry 6 missiles at time.

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    Image of Defence Research & Development Organisation

    Image of Defence Research & Development Organisation

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 Controlling Corruption in Defence Deals [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Details of agreement signed for purchase of arms & ammunitions cannot be disclosed in interest of national security as well as in interest of India’s relations w/foreign countries.

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    Image of Controlling Corruption in Defence Deals

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 ITI Partners with Startups to Boost Manufacturing of ICT, IoT and Defence Tech. Based Solutions [ Education, Economy, Defense ]

    ITI signed agreements equipment manufacturers & startups on sidelines of 1st edition of ITI’s 2-day ‘ICT & IoT Startup Tech Expo’ in Bengaluru. Objective: To manufacture wide range of ICT-IOT based solutions.

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    Image of Industrial Training Institute

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 Maiden Flight Test of MPATGM Successful [ Defense ]

    India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted 1st successful flight test of indigenously designed & developed 3rd generation Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

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    Image of Maiden Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

    Image of Maiden Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

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  • 2 CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame Components for LCA Tejas [ Science/Technology, Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) received order of more than Rs. 100 cr. for delivering critical composite airframe components to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for LCA-Tejas Full Operational Capability (FOC) standard aircraft.

    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

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  • Oct 5, 2018
  • 1 Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ [ Defense ]

    Indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) ‘HELINA’ was successfully flight tested from Indian Army Helicopter at Pokhran range. Weapon system was tested for its full range.

    Map of Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ in Pokhran Range

    Map of Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ in Pokhran Range

    Map of Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ in Pokhran Range

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  • 2 Dr G. Satheesh Reddy Appointed Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO [ Defense ]

    Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) appointed distinguished missile scientist Dr. G Satheesh Reddy as Secretary of Department of Defence R&D (DDR&D) & Chairman of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Defence Ministry approved most of proposals of committee of experts, headed by Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar (Retd. ) to bring host of reforms in military & improve financial management.

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    Image of Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee

    Image of Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee

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  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 1 Indian Naval Officer Commander Abhilash Tomy Selected for Golden Globe Race 2018 [ Sports, Defense ]

    Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy is selected to participate in prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR), which commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on 1st July, 2018.

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    Image of Indian Naval Officer Commander Abhilash Tomy

    Image of Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 Committee Set Up to Synergize NCC and NSS [ Education, Defense, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Govt. has set up committee under Chairmanship of Shri Anil Swarup to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS). Each NSS unit adopts village or slum for taking up its activities.

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    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India’S 4 Ports Abroad: India’S Strategic Coastline Extends from Seychelles to Indonesia(Important) [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India & Indonesia have agreed to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic partnership as 2 countries signed 15 agreements including one on defence cooperation. India got military access to Indonesia’s Sabang port. That adds to our growing naval heft in neighbourhood.

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    Image of India’s Coastline Extends from Seychelles

    Image of India’s Coastline Extends from Seychelles

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  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 1 Pakistan Successfully Tests Enhanced Babur Cruise Missile [ Defense ]

    Pakistan test fired enhanced version of indigenously built Babur cruise missile that can deliver conventional & non-conventional weapons w/range of 700 kilometres on 14th April, 2018.

    Pakistan Successfully Tests Enhanced Babur Cruise Missile

    Pakistan Successfully Tests Enhanced Babur Cruise Missile

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    Attending India’s 1st summit as full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), PM said connectivity w/neighbourhood is India’s priority. This is 1st time after becoming full member of this organization of India & Pakistan when Indian PM has arrived to attend summit.

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18<sup>th</sup> SCO Summit

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 Indian Planning to Buy Russian S-400 Triumf India Air Defense Missile System [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India will buy S 400 Triumf Air Defense Missile System from Russia for Air Force. This decision of India was not taken well by the US. After being deployed in border of China & Pakistan, Indian Army will get boost in hitting any air targets coming from these 2 countries.

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    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

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  • 2 ’Satan 2′ Nuclear Missile Test-Launched by Russia- ‘Invulnerable’ Arsenal [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    New Russian intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to fly over North or South Poles & strike any target in world. It was test-launched for 2nd time. Russia’s defense ministry released video showing Sarmat ICBM blasting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in its northern Arkhang

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