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46. 

Who has been appointed head of the US Defense Headquarters Pentagon?

A. General Lloyd J. Austin
B. General Lloyd J Bacard
C. General Lloyd J Omus
D. General Lloyd J Joy

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general has been confirmed by the Senate, making him the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history.

47. 

The Indian military Exercise 'Kavach' is being conducted in which place?

A. Arabian Gulf
B. Andaman Sea
C. Arabian Sea
D. Red Sea

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Indian military has carried out a large-scale conjoint training exercise, codenamed Kavach or shield in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal to fine-tune joint war-fighting capabilities.

48. 

Exercise Kavach Joint Military exercise is being organized by which command of the Indian military force?

A. Southern Naval Command
B. Andaman and Nicobar Command
C. Northern Command
D. Strategic Forces Command

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) will conduct a large scale Joint Military exercise 'Exercise Kavach', in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

49. 

Which organisation has tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon from Hawk-I aircraft?

A. Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata
B. HAL
C. BHEL
D. DRDO

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The DRDO has successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from Hawk-I aircraft of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

50. 

The Defence Minister has signed the Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation with which country?

A. Nepal
B. Bangladesh
C. Singapore
D. Japan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has signed the 'Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation' with Singapore during the Defence Ministers' Dialogue (DMD) between the two nations.