28 June 2022 Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s 28 June 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 28 June 2022

Indian Armed Forces Pay Homage To The Legendary Soldier, Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw    

  • Indian Armed Forces pay homage to the legendary soldier, Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw on his death anniversary on 27 June. He led the Indian Army in the 1971 War and made history by crafting independent India’s greatest mil victory resulting in 93000 PsOW & creation of Bangladesh.
  • Manekshaw served the Army for 40 years and participated in five wars -World War II, India-Pakistan war of 1947, Sino-Indian war of 1962, India- Pakistan war of 1965 and the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
  • He was awarded the Military Cross in 1942, the Padma Bhushan in 1968 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1972.

About Early Life:

  • At the age of 15 years, FM Manekshaw asked his father to send him to London to study medicine as he wanted to become a gynecologist. But his father declined and in an act of rebellion, on 1st October 1932, FM Manekshaw appeared for the military Academy entrance examination in Dehradun. He got selected and became part of the first batch of 40 candidates selected for the Military Academy. He got commissioned as second lieutenant in the Frontier Force Regiment in the year 1934. He initially became part of the Royal Scouts and then the 54th Sikh Regiment which on partition became part of the Pakistani Army. After serving for a couple of years he got married to Ms Siloo Bode on 22nd April 1939 and the couple had two daughters Sherry (born on 11th January 1940) and Maya (born on 24th Sept 1945).
  • Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw with a string of accomplishments, lived a contended life and left for his heavenly abode on 27 June 2008 at the age of 94 years. FM Manekshaw was undoubtedly India’s one of the greatest soldiers and will continue to inspire future generations for a long time to come.  

India And Malaysia Decide To Enhance Defence Cooperation

  • Rajnath Singh held a Video Conference with Senior Defence Minister of Malaysia, YB Dato ‘Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein on June 27, 2022. A wide range of issues concerning bilateral, regional and defence industrial cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
  • The two Ministers discussed the existing defence cooperation activities and framework, and ways to further enhance them under the existing Malaysia India Defence Cooperation Meeting (MIDCOM) framework. The next MIDCOM is scheduled to held in July 2022, and it was decided to use this platform for a deeper engagement in defence.
  • Shri Rajnath Singh highlighted the areas in which Indian Defence industries could assist Malaysia. He suggested a visit of senior officers from Malaysia to India to get a first-hand experience of the facilities and products of Indian Defence industry.
  • The Malaysian Senior Defence Minister expressed the need for inducting women personnel in peace keeping missions. Both sides agreed to engage each other on this issue. It was also agreed to upgrade capability for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.
  • Raksha Mantri also invited Senior Defence Minister of Malaysia to visit India at an early convenient date to discuss closer and strategic defence ties.
  • India-Malaysia Relation
  • India established diplomatic relations with Malaysia in 1957.
  • Economic Relation: India and Malaysia have signed the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). CECA is a kind of Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
  • India has also signed the FTA in services and investments with the 10-member ASEAN.
  • Malaysia is the third largest trading partner in ASEAN.
  • Defence & Security Cooperation: Joint military exercises “Harimau Shakti” are held annually between the two countries.

India Offers To Set Up Production Facilities For Light Combat Aircraft, Helicopters In Egypt

  • India has offered to set up production facilities for the manufacturing of light combat aircraft (LCA) as well as helicopters in Egypt as it pursues export opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa region.
    • A series of high-level engagements have taken place with the nation and the Egyptian Air Force chief is expected to visit India in a few days, during which expertise in manufacturing, as well as maintenance of aircraft fleet, will be showcased.
    • Egyptian Air Force has a requirement of close to 70 light combat jets, with a focus on local production and technology transfer. At present, the nation operates a mixed fleet of US, French and Russian origin jets and has been keen on setting up aeronautical manufacturing facilities.
    • India has emerged as the frontrunner for a Malaysian requirement of light combat aircraft, with a package deal on the table that would include maintenance and spares for the nation’s Russian origin Su 30 fighter jets.

US Announces New G7 Sanctions Targeting Russia’s Defence Sector

  • The United States on Monday announced new G7 sanctions targeting Russia’s defence industry in a bid to hobble the Kremlin’s ability to maintain the military machine during its invasion of Ukraine.
  • “G7 leaders will align and expand targeted sanctions to further restrict Russia’s access” to Western technology that can support the Russian arms industry, the White House said.
  • The 48th G7 summit is being held from 26 to 28 June 2022 in Schloss Elmau, Krün, Bavarian Alps, Germany.
  • Group of Seven (G7)
  • It is an intergovernmental organisation that was formed in 1975.
  • The bloc meets annually to discuss issues of common interest like global economic governance, international security and energy policy.
  • The G7 countries are the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US.
  • All the G7 countries and India are a part of G20.
  • The G7 does not have a formal constitution or a fixed headquarters. The decisions taken by leaders during annual summits are non-binding.

ISRO’s Optical Imaging System Technology Transferred To Paras Defence And Space

  • The New Space India Limited on June 27 signed a letter of intent with Paras Defence and Space Technologies Limited for handing over the ‘Optical Imaging System’ technology that was developed by the ISRO.
  • The technology will be transferred by way of Technology Transfer Agreement for the development, manufacturing, and sale of Optical Imaging System in India and abroad.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • ISRO is the space agency under the Department of Space of Government of India, headquartered in the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Its vision is to harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.

Cochin Shipyard Delivers Two Autonomous Electric Vessels To Norway Based Firm 

  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the CSL delivered two Autonomous Electric barges for Norway based ASKO Maritime AS. The 67-meter-long vessels are delivered as Full-Electric Transport Ferries powered by a 1,846 kWh capacity battery.
  • These vessels will be managed by M/S Massterly AS, which is a joint venture between M/S Kongsberg, the world leader in autonomous technology and M/s Wilhelmsen, which is one of the largest maritime shipping companies.
  • The 67-metre long vessels are delivered as Full-Electric Transport Ferries powered by a battery of 1,846 Kilowatt per hour (kWh) capacity.
  • After the commissioning of autonomous equipment and field trials in Norway, these vessels will operate as fully autonomous ferries of ASKO that can transport 16 fully loaded Standard EU trailers in one go across the fjords. The vessels being built at CSL are designed by the Naval Dynamics, Norway using Kongsberg Maritime systems, with detailed engineering carried out by CSL.
  • The vessels are built at a cost of Rs 65 crore each. The project is partially funded by the government of Norway.
  • Cochin Shipyard Ltd is the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India. It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Of the services provided by the shipyard are building platform supply vessels and double-hulled oil tankers.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gorkha”. Said By Whom?
  • V K Singh
  • SHF Manekshaw
  • Hew Strachan
  • Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob

ANSWER: B

  • CSL Hq Is In  
  • Kochi
  • Noida
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai

ANSWER: A

  • G7 48th Summit Conducting In
  • Canada
  • Oman
  • USA
  • Germany

ANSWER: D

  • India Has Offered To Set Up Production Facilities For The Manufacturing Of In__. 
  • Canada
  • Maldives
  • Malaysia
  • Egypt

     ANSWER: D

  • __confers Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa with King Abdulaziz Medal. 
  • Qatar
  • Maldives
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman

ANSWER: C

  • Who Is The Chairman Of The NHRC? 
  • Chief Justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court
  • Governor
  • PM
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • UDHR Stands For 
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Universal Declaration of Human Riot
  • Universal Declared of Human Rights
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • Which one of the following statements is/are correct regarding BRICS?
    1. It was set up with the sole purpose of countering the NATO influence and emerging as its substitute.
    2. The New Development Bank is one of the initiatives of BRICS.
    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:        
  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: B

  • World Economic Forum Hq Is In 
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Gland, Switzerland

ANSWER: A

  • ___Is The Landlocked Country.
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan
  • Bhutan
  • China

ANSWER: C

  •  Which Is Not An Asian Country?           
  • Singapore
  • Brunei
  • UAE
  • Peru

ANSWER: D

  • GPMG Stands For 
  • General Purple Machine Gun
  • General Purpose Machine Gun
  • General Purpose Machine Gum
  • None

ANSWER: B

  •  ‘Ex Zapad’ Conducted B/W India &   
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • Maldives

ANSWER: B

  • Padma Vibhushan Award Was Instituted on 
  • 2nd January 1954
  • 2nd January 1955
  • 2nd January 1956
  • 2nd January 1957

ANSWER: A

  • Hq Of Department of Space Is In             
  • New Delhi
  • Bengaluru
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata

ANSWER: B

  • M39 Enhanced DMR Is A              
  • UAV
  • Sniper Rifles
  • Tank
  • Transport Aircraft

ANSWER: B

  • CAIR Stands For 
  • Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • Centre for Artificial Intelligent & Robotics
  • Centre for Artillery Intelligence & Robotics
  • Centre form Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

ANSWER: A

  • “An Odyssey in War and Peace” Book Is Written By    
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • SHF Manekshaw
  • Hew Strachan
  • Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob

ANSWER: D

With reference to the Project 15B warships, consider the following statements:
1. They are equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and long-range Surface-to-Air Missiles.
2. ‘INS Surat’ was the first-ever ship of Project 15B Destroyers.
3. Project 15B warships are completely indigenous.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

  • 1 only
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 3 only
  • 2 and 3 only

ANSWER: A

  • How Many Countries Are In BRICS?
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

ANSWER: C

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