Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates 27-28 November 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Today’s and Yesterday’s 27-28th November 2022 Defence Current Affairs and Updates will show us the latest defence-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, Agiveer 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 27-28 November 2022 

NCC Celebrated 74th Anniversary 

  • NCC, the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world raised in 1948, celebrated its 74th anniversary on November 27, 2022. To mark the occasion, Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen heroes on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity at National War Memorial, New Delhi on November 26, 2022.
  • Speaking on the occasion, the Defence Secretary said, NCC in the past few years has evolved exponentially, wherein youth in uniform have joined hands in every initiative to contribute to nation building. The NCC Raising Day is also being celebrated in all state capitals, where cadets are participating in march past, cultural activities and social development programmes.
  • From national-level campaigns like Puneet Sagar Abhiyan, which is the biggest cleanliness drive to be undertaken by any single organisation to initiatives like Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat camps, Swachh Bharat campaign, Har Ghar Tiranga and Ex Yogdan (COVID Relief Campaign), NCC cadets have left a large and lasting footprint in every way. The expansion of NCC has also been undertaken in coastal and border areas of the country by adding over one lakh young cadets to its fold in recent times. This has motivated the youth from these areas to join the Armed forces and contribute to Nation Building.
  • The NCC has also been a platform for harnessing international relations for over four decades, by sending its cadets as ambassadors of peace and unity as part of Youth Exchange Programmes (YEP) to over 25 nations. The NCC has over the years hosted friendly foreign countries cadets from over 30 Nations under YEP.
  • The multifaceted activities and varied curriculum of the NCC, provide unique opportunities to the youth for self-development. Many cadets have made the Nation and the organisation proud through their remarkable achievements in the field of sports and adventure.

Launch Of ‘IKSHAK’ 3rd Ship Of Survey Vessel   

  • ‘Ikshak’, the third of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project, being built by GRSE/L&T for the Indian Navy was launched on 26 Nov 22 at Kattupalli, Chennai. She made her first contact with the water of the Bay of Bengal at 1040 hrs at the Launch Ceremony graced by the VAdm MA Hampiholi, FOC in Chief, SNC.
  • The contract for building four SVL ships was signed between MoD and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata on 30 Oct 18 for a total cost of Rs 2435 Cr.
  • As per the build strategy adopted by GRSE, the first ship is being built at GRSE, Kolkata and construction of the balance three ships (up to the outfitting stage) have been subcontracted to M/s L&T Shipbuilding, Kattupalli. The first of class ship ‘Sandhayak’ was launched on 05 Dec 21 at M/s GRSE, Kolkata, by Smt Pushpa Bhatt, wife of Shri Ajay Bhatt, Raksha Rajya Mantri, who was the Chief Guest for the Launching Ceremony.
  • SVL ships will replace the existing Sandhayak Class survey ships with new-generation hydrographic equipment to collect oceanographic data. The Survey Vessel (Large) ships are 110 m long, and 16 m wide with a deep displacement of 3400 tons and a complement of 231 personnel.
  • Despite challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, L&T and GRSE have made substantial progress and aim to deliver ‘Ikshak’ by Oct 2023. The launch of the third Survey Vessel reinforces our resolve for indigenous shipbuilding as part of our Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Make in India’, and thrusts to the vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. The Survey Vessels Large will have over 80% indigenous content by cost. This will also ensure that large-scale defence production is executed by Indian manufacturing units thereby generating employment and capability build-up within the country.

PASSING OUT PARADE – AUTUMN TERM 2022    

  • POP held at INA, Ezhimala, on 26 Nov 22, 252 trainees comprising Midshipmen of 103 INA Course, cadets of 36 Naval Orientation Course (Regular), 36 Naval Orientation Course (Coast Guard), 36 Naval Orientation Course (Foreign), 32, 33 & 34 Naval Orientation Course (Extended) passed out with flying colours, marking the culmination of their ab-initio training.
  • The passing out trainees comprises of 16 foreign cadets from 07 countries and 35 women trainees. The ‘President’s Gold Medal’ for the Indian Naval Academy BTech Course was awarded to Midshipman Anivesh Singh Parihar.
  •   The successful trainees marched with their gleaming swords and rifles held in salute, past the Academy’s Quarterdeck, in Slow March, to the traditional notes of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – the poignant farewell tune played by armed forces around the world when bidding adieu to colleagues and comrades, for their ‘Antim Pag’ or final step at the Indian Naval Academy.
  • Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna congratulated the trainees on parade for their impeccable turnout, smart drill and movements on parade. The Reviewing Officer emphasised on the core values of duty, honour and courage. The Reviewing Officer and other dignitaries shipped the stripes of passing out trainees and congratulated them for their successful completion of the rigorous training. These officers will proceed to various Naval ships and establishments to further consolidate their training in specialised fields.

France-India United To Defend Maritime Sovereignty, Freedom Of Movement In Indo-Pacific

  • French Minister for the Armed forces, Sebastien Lecornu, on Sunday reiterated that France and India are united in their desire to defend their maritime sovereignty and guarantee freedom of movement at sea in the Indo-Pacific zone.
  • Lecornu is on a visit to India to hold the Indo-French Annual Defence Dialogue and to strengthen the strategic ties, according to the statement released by French Embassy.
  • During his two-day visit to India, November 27-28, French Minister Lecornu will hold wide-ranging talks with his counterpart, Rajnath Singh, spanning all aspects of our defence cooperation, including operational defence ties, counter-terrorism, maritime security in the Indo-Pacific, and industrial and technological partnerships in line with India’s “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” policy.

Bilateral Training Exercise ‘Austra Hind 22’ To Start Monday 

  • A bilateral training exercise between armies of India and Australia will kick-start in Rajasthan from Monday, the defence ministry said. The ‘Austra Hind 22’ exercise will be conducted till December 11. The ministry said it will be a yearly event that will be conducted alternatively in India and Australia.
  • The Australian Army contingent comprising soldiers from the 13th Brigade of the 2nd Division has arrived at the exercise location. The Indian Army is represented by troops from the Dogra Regiment, it said. 
  • The aim of the exercise is to build positive military relations, imbibe each other’s best practices and promote the ability to operate together while undertaking multi-domain operations in semi-desert terrain under a UN peace enforcement mandate, the ministry said.
  • This joint exercise will enable the two armies to share best practices in tactics, techniques and procedures for conducting tactical operations at company and platoon level for neutralising hostile threats.
  • “Training on new generation equipment and specialist weapons, including snipers, surveillance and communication equipment to achieve a high degree of situational awareness apart from casualty management, casualty evacuation and planning logistics at battalion/ company level are also planned,” it added.
  • During the exercise, participants will engage in a variety of tasks ranging from joint planning, joint tactical drills, sharing basics of special arms skills and raiding a hostile target.

Indian Navy Plans To Deploy One Aircraft Carrier On The Eastern Front                    

  • Indian Navy is considering leasing a jetty at a private port north of Chennai to berth an aircraft carrier for possible deployment of a Chinese aircraft carrier group in the region in case of hostilities between India and China lead to conflict in the region.
  • Chinese Navy has plans to operate 5 aircraft carrier groups and is considering having one aircraft carrier group specifically to be deployed in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to secure oil supplies coming from this region.
  • INS Vikrant which was recently inducted into the Indian Navy will soon commence its Aviation trials post which it will assume the operational role in the Navy by mid of 2023.
  • INS Vikrant is an aircraft carrier constructed by the Cochin Shipyard Limited at Kerala for the Indian Navy. It is the first aircraft carrier to be built in India. It is named Vikrant as a tribute to India’s first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. The name Vikrant means “courageous” in Sanskrit.
  • Length: 262 m
  • Launched: 12 August 2013
  • Construction started: 28 February 2009
  • Draft: 8.4 m
  • Place built: Kerala
  • Builder: Cochin Shipyard
  • Cost: ₹23,000 crore (US$2.9 billion)

ICG Plans To Procure Made In India C-295MMMA

  • ICG will be acquiring six C-295 transport aircraft that are set to assemble in India by the Tata Group in collaboration with Airbus as part of a 56-aircraft contract for the Indian Air Force.
  • The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), Bengaluru, will be tasked to modify C-295 into a Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) variant for airborne surveillance with C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) capabilities for the ICG.
  • The primary role of C-295 MMMA will be used to keep an eye on India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and to help in Search and Rescue Missions. The MMMA would include Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar to carry out the detection and tracking of air and sea surface targets.
  • The Indian Coast Guard is a maritime law enforcement and search and rescue agency of India with jurisdiction over its territorial waters including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India.
  • It is an Armed Force, Search and Rescue and Maritime Law Enforcement agency under the Ministry of Defence.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • The concept of forming ICG came into being after the 1971 war.
  • The blueprint for a multidimensional Coast Guard was conceived by the visionary Rustamji Committee.
  • For effective command and control, the Maritime Zones of India are divided into five Coast Guard Regions, namely, North-West, West, East, North-East and Andaman & Nicobar, with the respective Regional Headquarters located at Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Port Blair.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • NCC 74th Anniversary Celebrated On 
  • 25 Nov
  • 26 Nov
  • 27 Nov
  • 30 Nov

ANSWER: C

  • ‘Ikshak’, The 3rd Of The Four Survey Vessels (Large) Project, Being Built By
  • MDL
  • GRSE/L&T
  • CSL
  • HSL

ANSWER: B

  • Ex ‘Austra Hind’ Conducted b/w India &    
  • Austria
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Maldives

ANSWER: C

  • Exercise ‘Austra Hind 22’ Will Be Held At                 
  • Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (Rajasthan)
  • U.P.
  • U.K.
  • H.P.

ANSWER: A

  • Which Force Plans To Procure Made in India C-295MMMA?       
  • NSG
  • SSB
  • ICG
  • BSF

ANSWER: C

  • AESA Radar Stands For                                 
  • Active Electronically Scanned Arrow
  • Active Electron Scanned Array
  • Active Electronically Scanned Array
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • The Indian Army Is Represented By Troops From The __Regiment In The ‘Austra Hind’ 22?   
  • Rajput Regiment
  • JKLI
  • Dogra
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Current Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee Is   
  • VR Chaudhary
  • R. Hari Kumar
  • Anil Chauhan
  • Manoj Pande

ANSWER: C

  • A Hypersonic Speed Cruise Missile Would Travel At Least ______The Speed Of Sound.
  • four times
  • five times
  • Three times
  • None of these

ANSWER: B

  • Nancy Patricia Pelosi Is Serving As Speaker Of__.                    
  • USA
  • Taiwan
  • UK
  • China

ANSWER: A

  • “Sarvatra Izzat-o-Iqbal” Is The Motto Of                                 
  • Dogra Scouts
  • Sikkim Scouts
  • Regiment Of Artillery
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Which One Of The Following Countries Is Smaller Than India?
  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • China
  • Brazil

ANSWER: A

  • The NIA Act Was Enacted On        
  • 31st December 2008
  • 31st December 2009
  • 31st December 2010
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Pristina Is The Capital Of                         
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Maldives

ANSWER: A

  • “In a Free State” Book Is Written By                            
  • VS Naipaul
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal
  • Hilary Mantel

ANSWER: A

  • CIA Stands For   
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Central Investigation Agency
  • Central Intelligence Accuracy
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Ex HARIMAU SHAKTI, Ex IN-RMN BILAT, HOP EX Conducted B/W India &
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • UAE
  • Maldives

ANSWER: A

  • The motto of THE MARATHA                     
  • Parakramo Vijayate
  • Assam Vikram
  • Yudhaya Krit Nishchaya
  • Duty, Honour, courage

ANSWER: D

  • The Maintenance Command of The IAF Is In                                                          
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Pune
  • Mumbai

ANSWER: A

  • Which One Of The Following Is Situated At The Highest Altitude?               
  • Thimphu
  • Lhasa
  • Gartola
  • Kathmandu

ANSWER: B

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