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Exercise :: Defence - Latest Current Affairs

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DAC approves the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued over __________.

A. Rs 9,100 crores
B. Rs 8,000 crores
C. Rs 9,300 crores
D. Rs 8,300 crores

Answer: Option A


The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs 9,100 crores. The DAC approved procurement of two Regiments of Akash Missile Systems under 'Buy (Indian)' category from M/s BDL. The Missile to be procured is an upgraded version of the previously inducted Akash missiles and will include seeker technology, possess 360-degree coverage and will be of compact configuration with reduced signature.


MPATGM a man-portable anti-tank guided missile successfully tested by this department in Maharashtra.

A. Indian Armed Forces

Answer: Option D


The Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully tested a low-weight indigenously developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) at its Ahmednagar range. It was the second MPATGM test as the DRDO tested the first one on September 15 in Maharashtra. It is expected to replace Second generation French origin anti-tank guided missile Milan and Soviet semi-automatic wire-guided missile Konkur.


Indian Air Force plans to set up a 'strategic base' in __________.

A. Karnataka
B. Andra Pradesh
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Kerala

Answer: Option B


The Indian Air Force (IAF) has proposed to the Andhra government its plans to establish a drone manufacturing facility in Anantapur district, a cyber security centre in Amaravati, and turn Rajahmundry and Vijayawada airports into asset positioning bases. IAF also plans to set up a major helicopter training facility at Donakonda in Prakasam district. IAF currently has a base at Arakkonam near Chennai, while the Navy has INS Dega in Visakhapatnam.


Which crew has bagged the Tenzing Norgay Award recently?

A. INS Tarangini
B. INSV Tarini
C. INS Vikramaditya
D. INS Kalvari

Answer: Option B


All-women crew of INSV Tarini has bagged the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award for beating the odds in water with their enduring skills and sailing across the world for eight long months. The award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea and air. The crew was also bestowed with Nav Sena Medal on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.


Sagarmatha Friendship-2018 military is started between which two countries?

A. Cina and India
B. Myanmar and India
C. Nepal and China
D. India and Sri Lanka

Answer: Option C


The second edition of the 10-day Nepal-China joint military exercise "Sagarmatha Friendship-2018" will be held at Chengdu, the capital of China's southwestern Sichuan Province, from September 17. The aim of the exercise is to share expertise in disaster management and to fight terrorism, among others. This will reduce Nepal's dependence on India and allow China to get a firmer foothold in the sub-continental drama. This comes at a time when Nepal refuses to participate in the first-ever BIMSTEC military exercise "MILEX-18", which has started in India from September 10.