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Varunastra: a heavyweight torpedo for Indian Navy

3 days ago
Varunastra torpedoes will be manufactured at BDL Visakhapatnam unit, in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

India successfully test fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

Jun 14, 2019
DRDO test fired HSTDV from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal.

DSRO: New agency approved to develop space warfare weapon systems

Jun 13, 2019
The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the setting up of this new agency called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO).

India to hold first ever simulated space warfare exercise

Jun 10, 2019
Objective of the exercise is to understand the possible challenges in space warfare and to counter China's growing influence in this domain.

US approves sale of armed drones, NASAMS-II air defence systems to India

Jun 10, 2019
NASAMS-II is an upgraded version of the NASAMS developed by Raytheon in partnership with KONGSBERG Defence and Aerospace of Norway.

DRDO successfully test fires AKASH MK-1S missile

May 28, 2019
Akash MK1S is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets. It has a strike range of 25 km.

Plastic Waste included in Basel Convention; ABHYAS drone successfully flight-tested in India – Current Affairs

May 14, 2019
With this move, the global trade of plastic waste will become more transparent and will be better regulated. It will ensure that the management of plastic waste becomes safer for environment and human health altogether.

IAF gets first Apache attack helicopter; India, Vietnam discuss strategic partnership – Current Affairs

May 13, 2019
The Apache attack helicopter has the capability to carry out precision attacks at standoff ranges and operate in hostile airspace with threats from the ground.

INS Ranjit decommissioned; World Asthma Day 2019 observed - Current Affairs

May 7, 2019
INS Ranjit was commissioned in the fleet of Indian Navy on September 15, 1983. The ship has since then sailed for 2190 days, covering a distance of over 7,43,000 nautical miles. In 36 years of its service, the ship has served both western and eastern seaboard and has been the flagship of both the western and eastern fleets.

RBI imposes fines on PPI issuers; INS VELA submarine to be launched - Current Affairs

May 5, 2019
A penalty of Rs 3.05 crore has been imposed on Vodafone m-pesa and Rs 1 crore each on Mobile Payments, PhonePe, Private and GI Technology.

INS Ranjit to be decommissioned on May 6; India drops to 5th spot in ICC T20I Rankings - Current Affairs

May 4, 2019
Missile destroyer, INS Ranjit will be decommissioned on May 6 at the naval dockyard at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, after having served the Indian Navy for 36 years. INS Ranjit was commissioned on September 15, 1983 with Captain Vishnu Bhagwat at the helm.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 2019; ICGS C-441 commissioned – Current Affairs

Apr 24, 2019
The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was officially proclaimed to be observed ever year on 24 April by the UN General Assembly on December 12, 2018 through a resolution.

Indian Navy launches 'Imphal'; Malaysia to revive major China-linked project- Current Affairs

Apr 21, 2019
The first ship of Project 15B, a guided missile destroyer christened 'Visakhapatnam', was launched on April 20, 2015.

Cabinet approves continuation of GSLV Programme-Phase 4; 'NIRBHAY' Missile successfully test-fired - Current Affairs

Apr 16, 2019
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) is capable of placing 2 tonne class of satellites like the INSAT and GSAT series of communication satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The GSLV Continuation Programme - Phase 4 will meet the demand for the launch of two satellites per year with maximum participation by the Indian industry.

Current Affairs 11 April 2019 Digest 3: First ever image of Black Hole released; Indo-Singapore Joint Training Exercise culminates

Apr 11, 2019
Astronomers took the first ever image of a black hole located in a distant galaxy on April 10, 2019. The image shows a supermassive black hole at the centre of M87, a neighbouring galaxy to Milky Way.

Current Affairs 10 April 2019 Digest 3: Press Council cautions media against paid news; President launches Veer Parivar app

Apr 10, 2019
Under the new guidelines, while reporting on the actual campaign, a newspaper may not leave out any important point raised by a candidate and make an attack on his or her opponent.

Current Affairs 10 April 2019 Digest 2: Jurisdiction no bar in dowry harassment case: SC; Indo-Singapore military exercise begins

Apr 10, 2019
The Supreme Court ruled that a woman can now file a case of dowry harassment against her husband and in-laws from the place she has taken shelter under Section 498 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The opening ceremony of the 12th Indo-Singapore bilateral military exercise, 'Bold Kurukshetra 2019' was held at Babina Military Station, Jhansi.

Current Affairs 8 April 2019 Digest 4: Indian Army gets first batch of Dhanush artillery guns; Army to test AK-203 in carbine role

Apr 8, 2019
The Indian Army is planning to use a modified version of the AK-203 assault rifle in carbine role for its troops deployed during counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Current Affairs 8 April 2019 Digest 2: Merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with Indiabulls Housing; Army Commanders' Conference 2019

Apr 8, 2019
Private sector lender Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd on April 5, 2019 announced its merger with mortgage financier, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd in an all stock deal. The merged entity will be named as ‘Indiabulls Lakshmi Vilas Bank’ and will be among the top eight private banks in India by size.

Current Affairs 6 April 2019 Digest 2: Praful Patel becomes first Indian in FIFA Council; Indian Navy signs MoU with CSIR

Apr 6, 2019
All India Football Federation President Praful Patel has become the first Indian to be elected as a member of the FIFA Executive Council.

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