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Exercise :: Defence - Latest Current Affairs

  • Defence - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The 2019 Indo-Myanmar coordinated patrol (IMCOR) begins in __________.

A. Kandla Port
B. Mumbai Port
C. Port Blair
D. Ennore port

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 2019 Indo-Myanmar coordinated patrol (IMCOR) is taking place from 20 May to 28 May 2019 in Port Blair at Andaman and Nicobar Command. This is the 8th edition of the coordinated patrol (CORPAT) between India and Myanmar. The Indo-Myanmar coordinated patrol IMCOR began on 20th May 2019. For the Opening Ceremony of 2019 edition, Myanmar Navy Ships arrived on 20 May 2019 in Port Blair at Andaman and Nicobar Command. It will be undertaken by Myanmar ships viz. UMS King TabinShweHtee (77C) and UMS Inlay (OPV5D) with Indian Naval Ship, INS Saryu.

2. 

Name the missile which was teste by the Indian Navy.

A. Kh-35
B. Sizzler
C. MRSAM
D. Brahmos Hypersonic Missile

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired a Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), achieving a significant milestone to enhance its anti-air warfare capability. The test-firing of the missile was undertaken on the western seaboard by Indian naval ships Kochi and Chennai.

3. 

Which Football Confederation to have first-ever female referee team?

A. Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
B. Confederation of African Football (CAF)
C. Confederation of North,Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
D. Oceania Football Confederation (OFC)

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Asian Football Confederation(AFC) announced its first-ever female referee team to officiate Men's Continental Club Cup match. The team consists of 3 Japanese referees namely, Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi. The match between Myanmar's Yangon United and Cambodia's Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Prior officiating this match, they served as assistant referees in AFC Cup matches along with Australians Sarah Ho and Alysson Flynn becoming the first in 2014.

4. 

Name the Maritime Exercise between Singapore and India that held in Singapore recently.

A. SIMBEX
B. Varuna
C. INDRA NAV
D. SLINEX

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

INS Kolkata (being designed and built in India, it is an advanced stealth destroyer capable of engaging multiple threats from the air, sea and underwater) and INS Shakti (is a fleet support ship that provides fuel, provisions and munitions to warships at sea), the 2 warships of the Indian Navy participated in a 3-day Asia Pacific naval and maritime event titled the International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia (IMDEX Asia-2019) (it commenced on May 14, 2019) held in Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore. After IMDEX, Indian Naval ships together with an Indian Navy surveillance aircraft P8I have participated in the 26th edition of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX).

5. 

Recently, ICGS __________ was decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

A. Veera
B. Vigraha
C. Samrat
D. Rajdhwaj

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha was decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is a frontline offshore patrol vessel (OPV). It was commissioned into service on April 12, 1990. It has played an instrumental role in protecting the east coast of India for 29 years of service from 1990 to 2019.