15 January 2022 Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Daily Defence Current Affairs 15 January 2022

Allotment Of Rs 320 Crore to Armed Forces Flag Day

  • Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched three new initiatives for the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans’ Day which is celebrated on 14th January every year.
  • Rajnath Singh announced that the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) has allotted Rs 320 crore to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) to clear all backlog of pending applications for welfare schemes especially Education & Marriage grants for widows/dependent children of the veterans.
  •  This will benefit over 1,66,000 wards/widows of Ex-Servicemen (ESMs). These welfare schemes aim to provide financial assistance to ESM fraternity/widows/dependants and maintain various facilities (Cheshire Homes/Paraplegic Homes/War Memorial Hostels) meant for ESMs and their dependants.
  • Directorate General of Resettlement issued around 7,900 job letters to freshly retired ESMs in Government Sector/PSUs/Banks and Private sector during the year from April-December 2021, out of re-employment given to over 22,000 during the same period.
  •  The DESW also launched a dedicated Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal designed to speedily redress pension, including family pension-related grievances of ESM and their dependents (https://rakshapension.desw.gov.in). The portal will enable processing of grievances quickly by the DESW.

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF COI: HELICOPTER ACCIDENT

  • The Tri-Services Court of Inquiry into the Mi-17 V5 accident on 08 Dec 21 has submitted its preliminary findings. The inquiry team analysed the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder besides questioning all available witnesses to determine the most probable cause of the accident.
  • The Court of Inquiry has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage, or negligence as a cause of the accident. The accident was a result of entry into clouds due to an unexpected change in weather conditions in the valley.

Maritime Partnership Exercise b/w Ships of Indian Navy and JMSDF

  • Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt undertook Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) Ships Uraga and Hirado in the Bay of Bengal on 13 Jan 22.
  • The exercise was aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, promoting defense cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and inter-operability between the two navies, and sharing best practices.

India’s Desire for Peace Is Born Out of Strength, Should Not Mistaken Otherwise: Army Chief

  • The Indian Army stands firm to counter any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country’s borders and India’s desire for peace is born out of strength and should not be mistaken otherwise Army Chief.
  • “Our actions have demonstrated our capability and willingness to strike at the source of terrorism,” the Army chief mentioned.

Ukraine Hit by Cyberattack; Warns ‘To Be Afraid’, Russia Moves More Troops

  • Ukraine was hit by a massive cyberattack warning its citizens to “be afraid and expect the worst”, and Russia, which has massed more than 100,000 troops on its neighbour’s frontier.
  • The developments unfolded hours after talks wrapped up with no breakthrough between Russia and Western states, which fear Moscow could launch a new attack on a country it invaded in 2014.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Which is the second-largest country in Europe after Russia?
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus

ANSWER: C

  • __Indian ships participated in Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan.  
  • Shivalik and Kadmatt
  • Kolkata and Kadmatt
  • Shakti and Hamla
  • Vikrant and Talwar

ANSWER: A

  • Armed Forces Veterans’ Day which is celebrated on  
  • 11 January
  • 12 January
  • 14 January
  • 15 January

ANSWER: C

  • Indian Army is celebrating __ Army Day.
  • 72nd
  • 73rd
  • 74th
  • 75th

     ANSWER: C

  • Which was the first missile boat of India?
  • INS Vinash
  • INS Khukri
  • INS Shakti
  • INS Ajay

ANSWER: A

  • ___ was the first Defence Minister of India.
  • Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
  • Krishna Menon
  •  Sardar Baldev Singh
  •  Pandit Nehru

ANSWER: C

  • Nirbhay is a long-range, all-weather ____ missile.
  • Subsonic cruise missile
  • Supersonic cruise missile
  • Hypersonic cruise missile
  • None of these

ANSWER: A

  • The K-15 Sagarika missile developed by  
  • ISRO
  • BEL
  • DRDO
  • HAL

ANSWER: C

  • Which of the following Gallantry Awards belong to the category of Gallantry in the face of the enemy?
  • Ashok Chakra
  • Shaurya Chakra
  • Vir Chakra
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is a border guarding force of India deployed along its border with __ & __.
  • Nepal and Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka and Bhutan
  • Nepal and Bhutan
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

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