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Exercise :: Defence - Latest Current Affairs

  • Defence - Latest Current Affairs

DRDO's testing of HSTDV is to develop a hypersonic vehicle that will be powered by;

A. Ram jet propulsion system
B. Scram jet propulsion system
C. LRAM jet propulsion system
D. MRAM propulsion system

Answer: Option B


The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) along with several technologies on 12 June. The project aims to develop a hypersonic vehicle that will be powered by a scram-jet engine. The HSTDV demonstrated the performance of a scram-jet engine at an altitude of 15 km to 20 km.


NDMA conducts training programme for CBRN emergencies in which of the following port?

A. Paradip Port
B. Kandla Port
C. Mundra Port
D. Mumbai Port

Answer: Option B


NDMA is conducting a basic training programme at the Deendayal Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat, aimed at increasing the awareness and enhancing the preparedness of Seaport Emergency Handlers (SEHs) to respond to CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats which emanate at seaports due to arrival, storage and transportation of a large amount of chemical, petrochemical and other CBRN agents.


Who have signed an MoU for facilitating Direct Port Entry (DPE) with Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)?

A. Port of Kolkata
B. Jawaharlal Nehru Port
C. Cochin Port
D. V.O. Chidambaranar Port

Answer: Option D


The V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) have signed an MoU for facilitating Direct Port Entry (DPE) of e-sealed factory stuffed export container to the port under 'Ease of Doing Business'.


Which armed force has launched a website "RODRA" to address veterans issues?

A. Indian Coast Guard
B. Indian Air Force
C. Indian Navy
D. Indian Army

Answer: Option D


Indian Army launched an online platform, Retired Officers Digital Records Archive (RODRA), with an aim to have a better connection with armed forces veteran officers and family pensioners. The website provides facilities such as updating records, registration, and tracking of documents and pension-related grievances and communicating regarding various issues. It will act as an interface between the custodian of officers' records, AG/MP 5&6 and veteran officers, next of kin (NOK). The website saves manpower, stationery, and postal charges by discontinuing Pension Payment Order (PPOs), which is now available in the website itself.


Among the following who has been appointed as head of Tekanpur-based academy?

A. Pilot officer
B. Navy Officer
C. Police Officer
D. BSF Officer

Answer: Option D


Border Security Force (BSF) appointed as the head of its Tekanpur-based academy, the alma mater of the officers of the country's largest frontier-guarding force. S S Chahar took over the charge of the academy's director. He is the 13th officer of the cadre to have been elevated to the second top post in the organisation in the history of over 50 years. He served on both the western and eastern frontiers of the country. BSF guards the important Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively.