24 May 2022 Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s 24 May 2022 Defence Current affairs and updates, we are going to see the latest defense-related updates national and international current affairs topics. These current affairs questions and major events will be really helpful for your upcoming NDA, CDS, AFCAT, TA, INET, MNS, ACC exams, and other SSB interviews and AFCAT interviews like SSC Tech, TGC, TES, NDA, CDS, AFCAT, and more. Download the current affairs PDF file at the end of this article.

Daily Defence Current Affairs 24 May 2022

29th GCM And AGM Of Navy Foundation

  • Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) in his capacity as President Navy Foundation presided over the 29th Governing Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting of Navy Foundation, a Retired Naval Officers organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, at Goa on 22 May 22.
  • Adm Arun Prakash (Retd) and Adm KB Singh (Retd); Patrons of Navy Foundation along with Presidents/ Vice Presidents/ Secretaries of the 16 Navy Foundation Chapters spread across the country represented the retired officers of their respective Chapters. In addition, members of NF Goa Chapter participated in the meeting that was also live streamed for the outstation retired officers.
  • The meeting included presentations by Mr ZVS Prasad PCDA (Navy) and Mr. Sham Dev, CDA (P) on the e-PPOs and SPARSH, respectively. PCDA (Navy) clarified the doubts of the Navy Foundation on the e-PPOs and emphasised that his team would resolve all issues. CDA (Pension) Allahabad addressed the issues pertaining to SPARSH and informed us that improvements in the system were being incorporated progressively. Both the presentations were well received by the attendees. Concerns about ECHS were also addressed during the meeting and a presentation was made by ECHS (N) on the subject.
  • The CNS launched HANDSHAKE — a web-enabled software application that will facilitate interaction/ search for friends/ course mates/ batchmates for the Serving and the retired personnel as also between retired personnel. The application would also serve as an ESM Directory.
  • Incorporation of the 17th Chapter of Navy Foundation at Bhopal was approved by the Governing Council.
  • VAdm AB Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command graced the occasion in his capacity as President Regional Governing Council West while Vice Admiral Suraj Berry, Controller Personnel Services, Vice President Navy Foundation also attended the meeting.
  • In his concluding remarks Adm R Hari Kumar, reiterated his and the Navy’s resolve to address all concerns expeditiously. He also lauded the efforts of various NFs towards Nation Building as well as keeping the retired officer community as a closely knit family. The GCM and AGM was, in any case, an interaction between the ‘Force’ and ‘the Force behind the Force’.

Admission Process in Newly Approved Sainik Schools begins

  • With the declaration of the result of e-counselling on 21 May 2022 on the portal https://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in/ecounselling, Sainik Schools Society has moved one more step ahead in the direction of the Government’s aim of setting up 100 new Sainik Schools in partnership mode throughout the country.
  • Sainik Schools Society (SSS) through the automated system for the conduct of e-Counselling where at least 40% of seats in these newly approved Sainik Schools, will be filled by candidates already qualified in AISSEE-22, has declared the first provisional list of 485 shortlisted candidates in 10 newly approved Sainik Schools. The portal for admission into new Sainik Schools with whom the Sainik Schools Society has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was activated from 08 May to 14 May 2022, wherein 12000 All India Sainik Schools Entrance Exam (AISSEE-2022) qualified candidates got themselves registered for the e-counselling. Candidates can see results and further instructions related to admission on the portal   https://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in/ecounselling
  • The candidates had the option to select up to 10 schools for allocation. Subsequently, based on the rank and priority of the students for the schools, automated allocation of students for the schools was carried out whereafter the provisionally shortlisted candidate is required to accept the allotment and proceed for the admission formalities or indicate the option to be considered for Round II of Counselling or unwillingness for further consideration. Dates for physical verification at the respective School level will be intimated to the candidates who have accepted/locked their choices by the approved new Sainik Schools to the candidates.
  • Seats not filled after the specified date of completion of Round-I, will be filled through Round II of counselling for which the dates will be announced in the Portal.
  • Beside the above, up to 60% of students will be admitted from eligible students already studying in the Newly approved Sainik School and desirous of taking admission in the 6th standard of Sainik School pattern in their concerned school. For such students, a separate qualifying admission test (New Sainik Schools Entrance Examination-NSSEE-22) will be held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) shortly. This admission test will be a similar pattern to that of the India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination.
  •  Registration process for the admission of such eligible students already studying in these newly approved Sainik Schools and desirous of admission in Sainik school vertical in their concerned school will be opened shortly and the date of admission test will be announced through the NTA portal  

‘Tetra’ Forces Gather Together on Eastern Front To Tackle Any Chinese Misadventure

  • Further strengthening operational preparedness along the China front from Arunachal Pradesh to the Indian Ocean Region, four operational commands of Indian defence forces came together to discuss steps to enhance jointness and integration amongst themselves to create a ‘stronger punch’ against any misadventure by the northern adversary.
    • The four commands which have come together and are being called ‘Tetra’ include the Kolkata-based Eastern Army Command, Vishakhapatnam-based Eastern Navy, Shillong-based Eastern Air Force and the country’s only operational tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command based in Port Blair.
    • The four commands are responsible for the security of the country from Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast to the southernmost landmass of the country in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the Bay of Bengal in the middle.
    • The step backed by the respective headquarters of the three forces was an initiative of the Eastern Air Command which has been working closely with the Navy and Army counterparts to enhance preparedness.
    • The Centre has also strengthened the northeastern region immensely in terms of force and infrastructure build-up in the last few years.
    • The region has seen the deployment of a squadron of Rafale fighter jets in Hashimara to support the Su-30MKI fighter fleet and planned induction of the S-400 air defence systems in the Assam sector in the next few weeks for the Air Force.
    • The Army deployment has also been strengthened as the 17 Mountain Strike Corps has now been completely dedicated to offensive operations in the Northeast and it has been provided with an additional division to give it more powerful muscles.
    • India and China have been engaged in a military standoff for the last two years now in the eastern Ladakh sector.
    • The talks between the two sides are on at the senior commanders’ level to resolve the issues but India is not taking any chances all along the Line of Actual Control to deter any misadventure by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

US F-18 Fighters In India To Demonstrate Operational Capability

  • Two Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter aircraft have arrived in India to showcase their operational capability at a naval facility in Goa as the Indian Navy plans to acquire a fleet of combat jets for its indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, people familiar with the development said.
  • The demonstration by the aircraft will start this week at the shore-based test facility (SBTF) at INS Hansa, the naval air station in Goa.
  • The flight trials are expected to last over a week, the two jets arrived in India on May 20.
  • Over four years back, the Indian Navy had initiated the process to acquire 57 multi-role combat aircraft for its aircraft carrier.
  • Four planes were in contention for the deal which included Rafale (Dassault, France), F-18 Super Hornet (Boeing, US), MIG-29K (Russia) and Gripen (Saab, Sweden).

Tour of Duty: Army’s inclusive plan for new recruits likely to be ready by month-end

  • The Army is finalising the finer details of the Tour of Duty plan, which is planned to replace the existing structure of joining the force. The final structure of the programme could be ready as early as May end.
  • Once the Army approves the plan, it will be up to the government to announce and implement it. Defence officials are hopeful that the government will give a go-ahead soon as no new recruitment has taken place for two years.
  • There is a vacancy of more than 1 lakh Junior Commissioned Officers of Other Ranks in the Army at the moment, according to data shared by the Defence Ministry with Parliament on March 28.
  •  It also noted that while more than 90 recruitment rallies each were held in 2017, 2018 and 2019, only 47 were held in 2020-2021, and just four in 2021-2022, due to the pandemic.
  • There is a vacancy of more than 1 lakh Junior Commissioned Officers of Other Ranks in the Army at the moment, according to data shared by the Defence Ministry with Parliament on March 28.
  •  It also noted that while more than 90 recruitment rallies each were held in 2017, 2018 and 2019, only 47 were held in 2020-2021, and just four in 2021-2022, due to the pandemic.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • F 18 Super Hornet Fighter Aircraft Manufactured By
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Airbus
  • HAL

ANSWER: A

  • Quad 2022 Meeting is held in
  • US
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia

ANSWER: C

  • Which of the following is related to the MOD?                   
  • DRDO
  • Delhi Police
  • NIA
  • NHRC

ANSWER: A

  • Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Centre Is Located In
  • Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Tezpur, Assam

     ANSWER: A

  • Indian National Committee for Space Research Was The Former Name of Which Organisation?
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • CSIR
  • None of the above
  • Army Ex

ANSWER: B

  • National Crime Records Bureau Was Formed In
  • 11 March 1986
  • 12 March 1987
  • 13 March 1988
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • IAI Harpy Is A
  • Drone
  • Tank
  • Submarine
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • HAL HPT-32 Deepak Is A
  • Trainer Aircraft
  • Fighter Aircraft
  • Helicopter
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Operation Safed Sagar Was Launched In
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000

ANSWER: C

  • INS Kadamba Is an Indian Navy Base Located At
  • Karwar in Karnataka
  • Mumbai, M.H.
  • Marmugao, Goa
  • Kochi, Kerala

ANSWER: A

  • L-HAV Stands For
  • Lance Havildar
  • Loco Havildar
  • Lake Havildar
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • CID Stands For
  • Crime Investigation Depo
  • Crime Investigate Department
  • Crime Investigation Department
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • KONKAN Ex Conducted B/W India And
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Sri Lanka
  • UK

ANSWER: D

  • Copenhagen Is the Capital Of
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • UAE
  • Denmark

ANSWER: D

  • “Arthashastra” Book Is Written By   
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Sitaram Yechuri
  • Hew Strachan
  • Kautilya

ANSWER: D

  • Range of Meteor BVRAAM Missile Is             
  • 150 km
  • 250 km
  • 350 km
  • 450 km

ANSWER: A

  • Prithvi III Is A
  • Air to Air Missile
  • Surface to Air Missile
  • Surface to Surface Missile
  • Air to Sea Missile

ANSWER: C

  •  Shishumar Is a
  • Air to Air missile
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Anti-tank Guided missile
  • Submarine

ANSWER: D

  • CORPAT 22 Ex B/W India & Bangladesh Is Held At  
  • IOR
  • Bay of Bengal
  • Arabian Sea
  • None of the above

ANSWER: B

  • India Purchased Dornier 228 from
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

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