Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates 2 & 3 October 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Today’s 2nd & 3rd October 2022 Defence Current Affairs and Updates will show us the latest defense-related news about national and international current events. These current events and questions will be very helpful for your upcoming NDA, CDS, CDS OTA, AFCAT, TA, Agniveer Army, Agniveer Navy, Agniveer Air force, Women Military Police, INET, MNS, ACC exams, SCO, PCSL, CAPF, and SSB interviews, and direct entries for Army, Navy, and Air force like SSC Tech, TGC, JAG, NCC, TES, 10+2 Cadet. Download a PDF file about current events at the end of this article.

Defence Current Affairs 02-03 October 2022 

Military Nursing Service Celebrates Its 97th Raising Day

  • With commemorating the illustrious stories of courage, compassion and care, MNS celebrated its 97th Raising Day on 01 Oct 2022.
  • To commemorate the occasion, Major General Smita Devrani, Additional DG of MNS laid wreaths at the National War Memorial and paid tributes to medical personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
  • MNS is the only all women corps of the Armed Forces  dating back to the year 1888, the first batch of 10 qualified British nurses arrived in Bombay to organize  nursing in the military hospitals in India. It was designated as Indian Army Nursing Services in 1893 and Queen Alexandria MNS of India (QAMNS {I}) in 1902.
  • The evening was marked by a colourful social gathering hosted by Brig Amita Devrani, Brig MNS, HQ Southern Command and all Nursing Officers of Pune Garrison. During his interaction, the Chief Guest of the occasion Lt Gen Arvind Walia, COS of HQ Southern Command lauded the contribution and untiring efforts during the pandemic, and added that they have always lived up to the faith that a trusting nation reposes in the corps.
  • The Indian Military Nursing Services is a part of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) of the Indian Army, first formed under British rule in 1888. An officer in the Military Nursing Services is granted Permanent Commission or Short Service Commission by a Govt Gazette Notification. The list of names are published in the weekly gazette of Government of India from time to time.

275th Annual Day of Defence Accounts Department

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched several digital initiatives of Defence Accounts Department (DAD) during its 275th Annual Day celebrations in New Delhi on October 01, 2022. The initiatives include System for Pension Administration (Raksha) (SPARSH) mobile app; Pay System for Agniveers; International Air Ticket booking module in Defence Travel System (DTS); Defence Accounts Receipts and Payment System (DARPAN); Defence Civilian Pay system and Defence Accounts Human Resource Management System.
  •  The Raksha Mantri, in his address, commended the DAD for taking forward the ‘Digital India’ vision of the Government, stating that the new initiatives will increase transparency and efficiency in the functioning of the Department.
  • On the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh also gave away the Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence 2022 to three teams for exhibiting exemplary initiative in implementing key department projects – development, testing and implementation of SPARSH; implementation of E-Concurrence in DRDO and Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) Bharati: Your PAO, A call away 24*7.

SPARSH Mobile App

  • The app will ensure pensioner access and reach to important functionalities of the SPARSH portal through their mobiles. Ministry of Defence implemented the portal (https://sparsh.defencepension.gov.in/) for pensioners of the Armed Forces as well as defence civilians as an integrated system for automation of sanction and disbursement of defence pension. It is an end-to-end solution to all pension-related processes, from claim initiation to disbursement. Pensioners can log on to the portal and get their pension-related issues resolved.
  • Describing SPARSH as a landmark step, Shri Rajnath Singh said, it is the Government’s endeavour to provide best services to the serving personnel, ex-servicemen and their families during the soldiers’ lifetime as well as after death. He added that special emphasis is being laid to disbursing right pension at the right time. The Raksha Mantri called upon DAD to make speedy and quality disposal of grievances of pensioners as their first priority. He praised the department for regularly organising Outreach Programmes and ‘Raksha Pension Samadhan’ for on-the-spot redressal of problems, urging them to continue working in that direction.

Agniveer Pay System

  • The system will facilitate efficient pay management for Agniveers, who will soon join the Armed Forces through the Government’s transformational Agnipath scheme. The fully automated IT system will be a specialised and secure portal to ensure claim processing and pay-roll management of Agniveers. Shri Rajnath Singh also inaugurated a centralised PAO (Army) for Agniveers at Delhi Cantonment.

Defence Travel System

  • The system provides end-to-end solution, from booking of rail and air tickets to claim submission on its portal for Defence Services and Civilians in cashless and paperless environment. It will provide facility of booking of air tickets for foreign travel to defence services replacing Air Exchange Warrants. It will fill the time gap between GSL receipt and ticket booking and eliminate last hassle for travelling officer.

DARPAN

  • The Defence Accounts Receipts and Payment System is a unified solution for third party bill payment and accounting. Its real-time processing will provide comprehensive insights into various accounting and financial performances.

Defence Pay Civilian System

  • The System envisages disbursement of pay of all defence civilians through a single, centralised and fully automated system. Both Units and PCDA/CDA offices have been given access to the system and units will be able to check the payment status on the portal itself.

Defence Accounts HR Management System

  • With the launch of the application, the department steps into a new paradigm of digitally enabled human resource management. The platform has various self-service modules like e-service book, leave management, pay roll generation and promotion details which will be accessible to the employees through a mobile app, anywhere anytime.

PAO-Bharti

  • Through the initiative, which was part of the Raksha Mantri Excellence Awards this year, the Armed Forces personnel will be able to get real-time data related to pay & allowances and claims. In addition, through its Interactive Voice Response System, the personnel will be able to register their complaints through phone and get the replies within 48 hours. The system has been implemented in seven PAOs. The Raksha Mantri hoped that it will soon be implemented in the remaining offices also.
  • Shri Rajnath Singh lauded the DAD for imbibing Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘reform, perform and transform’ by adopting these digital initiatives. “The department is evolving itself according to the ever-changing times, while staying connected with the traditional values,” he said.

Visit Of ADM R Hari Kumar, CNS To New Zealand

  • Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Indian Navy, visited New Zealand from 29 September to 01 October 22.
  • The CNS was warmly welcomed in the traditional Powhiri ceremony hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) leadership at the Te Taua Moana Marae and was presented the Ceremonial Guard of Honour at the Navy Ground.
  • The CNS held detailed deliberations with Rear Admiral David Proctor, Chief of Navy, RNZN. The discussions covered a wide spectrum of maritime cooperation opportunities. Both leaders exhibited enthusiasm towards expanding the scale and scope of bilateral engagements in the coming years.
  •  The CNS conveyed compliments to RNZN leadership for their active participation in MILAN-22 and that the Indian Navy was looking forward to maiden participation of young RNZN officers in the upcoming Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta, scheduled to be hosted by the Indian Navy in December 2022.
  •  In a milestone development, an Agreement on White Shipping Information Exchange, was signed during this visit. Closer collaboration towards enhancing shared Maritime Domain Awareness is in keeping with convergent views of both countries with regard to promoting greater transparency in the maritime domain.
  • The visit coincided with the Anniversary Celebrations of RNZN. The CNS was delighted to be the Special Guest at the ‘Beat Retreat and Ceremonial Sunset Ceremony’ held in Auckland to mark this special occasion. The CNS was also provided with a comprehensive tour of the Maritime Museum of New Zealand, showcasing the country’s rich maritime heritage. The CNS, accompanied by Shri Bhav Dhillon, Honorary Consul of India at Aukland, also availed the opportunity to meet Indian veterans and community leaders in Auckland.
  • The visit to New Zealand further consolidated the shared commitments of both navies and has set in motion a promising growth trajectory for deeper bilateral maritime engagements.
  •  India-New Zealand
  • Bilateral relations between India and New Zealand were established in 1952.
  • NZ has identified India as a priority country in its “Opening Doors to India” policy notified in 2011 which was reiterated by New Zealand in 2015.
  • India shares Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with New Zealand which ensures a smooth economic relationship between the two countries.

Made-In-India LCH To Be Inducted On 3rd October          

  • In a major boost to the IAF’s combat prowess, the first batch of indigenously-developed LCH will be inducted into the IAF inventory at a ceremony in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Monday which also mark the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Of the 15 limited series production helicopters approved, 10 are for the IAF and five for the army. It can land and take off from an altitude of 5,000 meters with weapons and fuel, the officials said.
  • The new chopper getting inducted into the force is capable of aerial combat and will help the force combat slow-moving aircraft, drones and armoured columns during conflicts. The induction ceremony will be led by Rajnath Singh who has played a crucial role in progressing cases for buying indigenous platforms for forces.
  • CCS met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 30, 2022, in New Delhi. The CCS has approved the procurement of 15 Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Limited Series Production at the cost of Rs. 3,887 Cr along with Infrastructure sanctions worth Rs 377 crore.
  • Light Combat Helicopter Limited Series Production (LSP) is an indigenously designed, developed and manufactured state-of-the-art modern combat helicopter containing approx. 45 pc indigenous content by value which will progressively increase to more than 55 pc for SP Version.
  • Also Read: IAF To Raise First Light Combat Helicopter Squadron At AFS Jodhpur

INS Shakti Completes 11 Glorious Years In Service       

  • INS Shakti completes 11 glorious years in service to the nation.
  • INS Shakti (A57) is a Deepak-class fleet tanker in service with the Indian Navy. She was built by Fincantieri, an Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste. She is the second and final ship of her class. Shakti, along with her predecessor Deepak, is one of the largest ships of the Indian Navy.
  • Length: 175 m
  • Launched: 11 October 2010
  • Beam: 25 m
  • Builder: Fincantieri
  • Place built: Trieste, Italy
  • The ship is powered by two MAN diesel engines providing a total power of 19.2 MW (25,700 hp).[5] This allows the ship to reach a maximum speed of 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) and an endurance of 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph).

New CDS Asks 3 Defence Forces To Work On Creation Of Theatre Commands

  • In his maiden communication with the three defence forces, new CDS General Anil Chauhan has asked the Army, Navy and Air Force to make a move ahead towards the creation of integrated theatre commands.
  • The CDS would also be visiting Jodhpur on October 3 to witness the induction of the Light Combat Helicopter into the IAF with Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari in his first visit outside Delhi after taking over his new office.
  • As per the earlier plans, western and eastern land-based commands along with a maritime theatre command were to be created. Air Defence Command was also to be created and the Ladakh region was to be left out for the time being.
  • However, the Indian Air Force while supporting the creation of theatre commands expressed its views against creating too many of them which could lead to the division of its existing assets like fighter aircraft.
  • Also Read: General Anil Chauhan Takes Charge As Chief Of Defence Staff (CDS)

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Defence Accounts Department Day Is Observed On    
  • 01 Oct
  • 02 Oct
  • 03 Oct
  • 04 Oct

ANSWER: A

  • MNS Celebrated Its 97th Raising Day on             
  • 01 Oct
  • 02 Oct
  • 03 Oct
  • 04 Oct

ANSWER: A

  • Department of Military Affairs Is Headed By                            
  • COAS
  • CDS
  • NSA
  • Cabinet Secretary

ANSWER: B

  • DARPAN Stands For     
  • Defence Accounting Receipts and Payment System
  • Defence Accounts Receipts and Payment System
  • Defence Accounts Reserve and Payment System
  • None

     ANSWER: B

  • The Army Recently Conducted PANEX 21 (Pandemic Exercise) for__ In Dec 2021.         
  • DRDO
  • SAARC
  • BIMSTEC
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Operation SANKALP Was Launched By The    
  • IAF
  • Indian Army
  • Indian Navy
  • BSF

ANSWER: C

  • INS Mysore Is A                              
  • OPV
  • Frigate
  • Destroyer
  • Fighter Jet

ANSWER: C

  • Recently Adm R Hari Kumar, CNS, Indian Navy, Visited                              
  • USA
  • New Zeeland
  • Iran
  • Israel

ANSWER: B

  • NSG Stands For                      
  • Nuclear Suppliers Group
  • Nucleoid Suppliers Group
  • Non-Suppliers Group
  • Nuclear Supply Group

ANSWER: A

  • Motto Of CBI Is                            
  • Victory Everywhere
  • Always Alert
  • Industry, Impartiality, Integrity
  • None

ANSWER: C

  • First Made In India Passenger Aircraft Is___                    
  • Dornier 228
  • Chetak
  • Cheetah
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • The Cheetah Is A                              
  • Helicopter
  • Machine Gun
  • UAV
  • Fighter Jet

ANSWER: A

  • INS Khanderi Is A 
  • Destroyer
  • OPV
  • Submarine
  • Tank

     ANSWER: C

  • Wellington Is The Capital Of    
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • UAE
  • New Zealand

ANSWER: D

  • “Billions & Billions” Book Is Written By                
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Carl Sagan
  • Hew Strachan
  • APJ Abdul Kalam

ANSWER: B

  • WNC Is In   
  • Mumbai
  • Kochi
  • Chennai
  • Panaji

ANSWER: A

  • QRFV Stands For               
  • Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle Medium
  • Quick Reaction Fighting Vast Medium
  • Quick Reaction Fight Vehicle Medium
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Amnesty International Is In                  
  • Queenstown, Singapore
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Rome, Italy
  • London, United Kingdom

ANSWER: D

  • Aeronautical Development Agency Is In                
  • Bengaluru
  • Noida
  • New Delhi
  • Gurugram

ANSWER: A

  • Joint Exercises B/w The India And UAE Is Called:       
  • Yama
  • SLINEX
  • Indra
  • Zayed Talwar

ANSWER: D

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