16 – 17 January 2022 Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Daily Defence Current Affairs 16 – 17 January 2022

INDIAN NAVY PASSEX WITH RUSSIAN NAVY

  • Indian Navy’s indigenously designed and built guided-missile destroyer, INS Kochi, exercised with Russian Federation Navy’s RFS Admiral Tributes on 14 January 2022 in the Arabian Sea. The exercise showcased cohesiveness and interoperability between the two navies and included tactical maneuvers, cross-deck helicopter operations & seamanship activities.

Indian Army Unveils Monumental National Flag At Jaisalmer

  • On the occasion of Army Day, on 15 January 22, the Indian Army unveiled a Monumental National Flag of size 225 feet by 150 feet at Jaisalmer Military Station. This flag is a befitting tribute to the Indian heritage, as it is made of 100% Khadi material.
  • The hoisting of the flag also commemorates the 75th year of India’s Independence is celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Indian Army Celebrates 74th Army Day

  • The Indian Army celebrated its 74th Army Day today. Every year, 15 January is commemorated as “Army Day” to remember the occasion when General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa took over the command of the Indian Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of Independent India.
  • The Indian Army’s theme for the year 2022, “In Stride with the Future”, is an acknowledgment of the increasingly critical role played by niche and disruptive technologies in modern warfare.

Army Chief Unveils Indian Army’s UN Journal Titled ‘Blue Helmet Odyssey’

  • Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday unveiled Indian Army’s United Nation Journal, titled ‘Blue Helmet Odyssey’.
  • The journal defines the UN Footprints of #IndianArmy and its commitment towards UN Peacekeeping. #InStrideWithTheFuture #AmritMahotsav”.

The Indian Army’s New Combat Uniform

  • During the celebrations of Army Day, which also included a parade and an address by Army Chief Gen M M Naravane, the new combat uniform for the Indian Army was unveiled.
  • The new uniform will be made available in a phased manner to the nearly 12 lakh personnel of the Indian Army.
  • The main changes in the new uniform, compared to the old one that has been in use since 2008, are with regard to the camouflage pattern, design, and the use of new material.
  • While the new unique camouflage pattern retains the combination of the same colours — olive green and earthen shades — the pattern is digital now. It has been designed keeping in mind the many kinds of operational conditions that the soldiers function in, from deserts to high-altitude areas, jungles and plains.
  • Designed by a team of 12 people at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), which included seven professors, three students, and two alumni, the uniform was created through a consultative process with the Army, keeping in mind the “4Cs” — comfort, climate, camouflage, and confidentiality.
  • It must be noted that only the combat uniform has been changed. The Army has several uniforms, including the olive greens, as it is called, for peace area postings, and ceremonial uniforms.

Rear Admiral KP Arvindan Takes Over as Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard

  • Rear Admiral KP Arvindan, VSM took over charge as Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai from Rear Admiral B Sivakumar, VSM on 14 January 2022.
  • KP Arvindan, an alumnus of Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla, is from the first batch of the Naval Engineering Course and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in November 1987.

RSP Steel to Be Used by Indian Navy for Making Submarines

  • The Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of Maharatna public sector undertaking SAIL NSE 0.14 %, has received a certificate from the Indian Navy for producing high-strength steel for making submarines.
  • The RSP is fulfilling the needs of a tough and meticulous customer like the Indian Navy for the last 10 years.

US Bill To Block Defence Contractors from Using Chinese Rare Earth Minerals

  • A new rare-earth bill was introduced in the US Senate on Friday, aiming to force defence contractors to end the use of rare earth minerals sourced from China by 2026.
  • China holds 44 million tons of rare earth reserves, accounting for 36.7 % of the global stockpile. In 2020, China produced 140,000 tons of rare earth, accounting for nearly 60 % of global output.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • The Indian Army’s theme for the year 2022 is __
  • Victory
  • Courage and Power
  • Strike on the enemy
  • In Stride with the Future

ANSWER: D

  • On the occasion of Army Day, the Indian Army unveiled a Monumental National Flag at__
  • Pune Military Station
  • Dehradun Military Station
  • Jaisalmer Military Station
  • Udhampur Military Station

ANSWER: C

  • Indian Navy Passex with Russian Navy held at__
  • Arabian Sea
  • South China Sea
  • Andaman Sea
  • Black Sea

ANSWER: C

  • __exercised with Russian Federation Navy’s RFS Admiral Tributs in the Arabian Sea.
  • INS Vinash
  • INS Khukri
  • INS Shakti
  • INS Kochi

     ANSWER: D

  • There are __ Infantry Regiments in the Indian Army.
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28

ANSWER: C

  • The International Maritime Organization Hq. located at ___
  • Rome
  • Geneva
  •  London
  • None of these

ANSWER: C

  • __visited Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman on 05 Dec 21 for a three-day Operational Turn Round.
  • INS Rudra
  • INS Shakti
  • INS Kochi
  • INS Sudarshini

ANSWER: D

  • INS Sudarshini is an indigenously built Sail Training Ship (STS) built by__
  • Naval Group India
  • Goa Shipyard Limited
  • MDL
  • None of the above

ANSWER: B

  • In the General Budget 2018-19, GOI announced setting up of 2 Defence Industrial Corridors in_&_.
  • Goa and Kerala
  • Mumbai and Rajsthan
  • Haryana and Bihar
  • Uttar Pradesh & TamilNadu

ANSWER: D

  • __took over charge as Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
  • Rear Admiral Vrindavan
  • Rear Admiral KP Arvindan
  • Rear Admiral Shankar
  • Rear Admiral B Sivakumar

ANSWER: B

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