Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates 2 August 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s 2 August 2022 Defence Current affairs and updates, we are going to see the latest defense-related updates on 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 02 August 2022

Indian and French Navies Exercise in The Atlantic

  • INS Tarkash, on her long-range overseas deployment, conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French Naval Ships in the North Atlantic Ocean on 29 and 30 July 2022.
  • Replenishment at sea was exercised between Tarkash and the French Fleet Tanker FNS Somme. This was followed by joint air operations with the maritime surveillance aircraft Falcon 50 participating in multiple simulated missile engagements and air defence drills.
  • Successful conduct of these surface and aerial exercises symbolises the high degree of professionalism and interoperability that exists between the two navies.
  • India and France have a range of regular institutional dialogue. India-France Strategic Dialogue takes place between National Security Advisors from both sides
  • The three services also have regular defence exercises; viz. Exercise Shakti(Army), Exercise Varuna (Navy), Exercise Garuda (Air Force).
  • Both nations have agreed to strengthen bilateral defence and security partnership through enhanced intelligence and information sharing, operational cooperation, bolstering mutual capabilities, expanding bilateral exercises and pursuing new initiatives in maritime, space and cyber domains.

India Exported Rs 1,387 Cr Worth Defence Items  

  • India exported around Rs 1,387 crore worth of defence-related exports during the first quarter of the financial year 2022-23 (April-June), data showed.
  • The value of defence exports during the financial year 2021-22 was at Rs 12,815 crore.
  • The initiatives include priority to the procurement of capital items from domestic sources under Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)-2020, the announcement of 18 major defense platforms for industry-led design and development, liberalization of FDI policy allowing 74 percent investment under the automatic route, among several others.
  • The 1st list contains 2,851 items out of which 2,500 items have already been indigenized. The second list consists of 107 strategic important Line Replacement Units/major sub-assemblies.

IAF Cycle Expedition from Khardungla Flagged Off 

  • The Indian Air Force (IAD) is conducting a cycling expedition from Khardung La to National War Memorial in New Delhi. Air Commodore Pankaj Kumar flagged off the expedition on July 31. The team comprises 20 air warriors from various IAF formations and will be led by Group Captain AP Menezes.
    • The cyclists will pedal a distance of 1100 kilometres in 15 days, culminating their journey at the National War Memorial on 15 Aug 22. After reaching the Memorial, the air warriors will pay tributes to the brave soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country.
    • The expedition team of air warriors will traverse four major passes, namely, Tang Lang La, Nakee La, Baralacha La and Lachung La before entering Himachal Pradesh and then the plains of Punjab.
    • Earlier on July 2, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force joined hands to conduct a landmark cycling expedition from Delhi to Drass as a tribute to the brave hearts of the Kargil War.
    • That expedition cycled its way through Punjab before entering Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh and culminated at Kargil War Memorial on July 26. The team comprised of 20 soldiers and air warriors is led by two lady officers of the Army and Air Force.
    • The expedition was flagged off jointly by Lieutenant General M U Nair and Air Marshal R Radhish from National War Memorial, New Delhi. The cyclists are covering 1600 km in 24 days.  

Parliament Passes Bill To Ban Funding Of WMDs  

  • Parliament on Monday passed a bill which seeks to ban funding of weapons of mass destruction and also empower the Centre to freeze, seize or attach financial assets and economic resources of people engaged in such activities.
  • The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022, piloted by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, was passed with a voice vote. The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, passed in 2005, only banned the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.
  • The Bill seeks to insert a new Section 12A in the existing law which states that “no person shall finance any activity which is prohibited under this Act, or under the United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1947 or any other relevant Act for the time being in force, or by an order issued under any such Act, in relation to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.”

HAL To Supply 12 Light Utility Helicopters To Armed Forces 

  • HAL has received the Letter of Intent from the Services for the manufacture of 12 LUH, which have been designed and developed indigenously. At the same time, nine LCH have been manufactured against the sanction of 15 limited series production variants and are in the process of being handed over to the Services.
  • In another development, the Army is in negotiations for acquiring 11 more Apache AH-64E attack helicopters from the U.S.
  • In June, the Army raised its first LCH squadron in Bengaluru which will move to the LAC in Eastern Command once complete next year. “Of the 15 LSP on order, nine LCH have been produced. They are in the acceptance stage. As of now, the Army is looking at acquiring around 111 LUH and 95 LCH.

More Apache attack helicopters

  • The Cabinet Committee on Security had earlier given sanction for the procurement of 39 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the U.S. Following this, IAF inducted 22 Apaches procured under a deal signed in September 2015.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • “Ex VINBAX 2022” is conducted at
  • Rajasthan
  • U.P.
  • Kerala
  • Uttarakhand

ANSWER: B

  • Havildar Achinta Sheuli is related with
  • Archery
  • Weightlifting
  • Judo
  • Football

ANSWER: B

  • MTB Cycling expedition is carried out by          
  • IAF
  • ICG
  • BSF
  • Indian Army

ANSWER: A

  • Ex SHAKTI, Ex VARUNA, GARUDA India conducted with 
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • France
  • None of the above

     ANSWER: C

  • Siachen conflict b/w India and Pakistan held in 
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986

ANSWER: B

  • India Purchased Sig Sauer assault rifles from 
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • France
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • SITMEX Ex Is Done Among 
  • India, Singapore, and Thailand
  • India, Sri Lanka and Thailand
  • Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • Commander rank of Indian Navy is equivalent to the rank of IAF is  
  • Wing Commander
  • Squadron Leader
  • Group Captain
  • Flying Officer

ANSWER: A

  • INS Visakhapatnam (D66) Manufactured By      
  • GRSE
  • MDL
  • CSL
  • Boeing

ANSWER: B

  • War cry of the BIHAR REGIMENT
  • Parakramo Vijayate
  • Rhino Charge
  • Jai Bajrangbali
  • Duty, Honour, courage

ANSWER: C

  • __is India’s 3rd highest military decoration award.
  • PVC
  • MVC
  • Veer Chakra
  • Kirti Chakra

ANSWER: C

  • ZA’IR-AL-BAHR exercise held b/w India and___? 
  • China
  • USA
  • Qatar
  • Singapore

ANSWER: C

  • Wartime distinguished service medal is
  • PVC
  • MVC
  • VSM
  • YSM

ANSWER: D

  • “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.’ is said by 
  • Arjan Singh
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Sardar Patel

ANSWER: C

  • “Hamlet” book is written by    
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Sitaram Yechuri
  • Hew Strachan
  • William Shakespeare

ANSWER: D

  • INS Baaz airport located in              
  • Bihar
  • Daman and Diu
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh

ANSWER: C

  • Tbilisi is the capital of
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • UAE
  • Georgia

ANSWER: D

  • Major rank of Indian army is equivalent to rank of IAF is  
  • Commander
  • Squadron Leader
  • Group Captain
  • Lieutenant

ANSWER: B

  • The Jawahar tunnel was constructed under pass?  
  • Shipki La
  • Banihal Pass
  • Bara Lacha La
  • Rohatang Pass

ANSWER: B

  • Which of the following is a land-locked harbour?
  • Haldia
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Ennore
  • Mumbai

ANSWER: B

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