Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates 5 August 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s 5 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 05 August 2022

DRDO Successfully Test Fires Indigenously Developed Laser-guided ATGMs

  • Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank Arjun by DRDO and Indian Army at KK Ranges with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on August 04, 2022.
  • The all-indigenous Laser Guided ATGM employs a tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour protected armoured vehicles. The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.
  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has complimented DRDO and Indian Army for successful performance of the Laser Guided ATGMs. Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams associated with the test firing of Laser Guided ATGMs.

Indian Navy’s All Woman Aircrew Creates History

  • On 03 August 2022, five officers of the Indian Navy’s INAS 314 based at Naval Air Enclave, Porbandar, created history by completing the first all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft.
  • The aircraft was captained by the Mission Commander, Lt Cdr Aanchal Sharma, who had pilots, Lt Shivangi and Lt Apurva Gite, and Tactical and Sensor Officers, Lt Pooja Panda and SLt Pooja Shekhawat in her team. INAS 314 is a frontline Naval Air Squadron based at Porbandar, Gujarat.
  • INAS 314 operates the state-of-the-art Dornier 228 maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The squadron is commanded by Cdr SK Goyal, a Qualified Navigation Instructor.
  • This first-of-its-kind military flying mission was, however, unique and is expected to pave the way for women officers in the aviation cadre to assume greater responsibility and aspire for more challenging roles. It perhaps marks a unique achievement for the Armed Forces that a crew of only women officers undertook an independent operational mission in a multi-crew maritime surveillance aircraft.
  •  Many congratulations to these officers for successfully doing so and inspiring millions of women all across India and the world to break free from all shackles and achieve their dreams.
  •  It was indeed a mission that showcased “Nari Shakti” in its real spirit.

India To Supply Landing Assault Craft, 24 Utility Vehicles To Bolster Maldives’ Maritime Security

  • Taking the time-tested India-Maldives defence & security partnership to a notch higher, India has announced the supply of a second Landing Assault Craft (LCA) and a replacement ship for earlier provided CGS Huravee to bolster the maritime apparatus of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF).
    • Landing Craft Assault (LCA) is an amphibious naval vessel designed for transport of ground forces during amphibious assault operations. It can transport cargo/personnel from landing helicopter docks (LHD) to coastal areas.
    • India has also announced the gifting of ‘24 Utility Vehicles to continue the support for modernisation of MNDF infrastructure and equipment. Further, a grant assistance of $50 million Line of Credit facility has also been approved for carrying plethora of defense projects.
    • The decisions were taken in the 2nd August 2022 meeting between President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Army Chief Gen Pande Speaks With South Korean Counterpart  

  • Indian Army Staff Chief General Manoj Pande on Thursday held a video telephonic interaction with South Korean counterpart Jeong Hwan and discussed steps to enhance bilateral defence ties between the two countries.

India- South Korea Relations

  • India and South Korea set a bilateral trade target of USD50 billion before 2030, which was agreed upon at the summit meeting in 2018.
  • The trade deficit has increased from USD5 billion in 2008-09 to USD8 billion in 2020-21.

Multilateral Platforms Shared by Both the Countries:

  • United Nations
  • World Trade Organisation
  • ASEAN Plus
  • East Asia Summit (EAS)
  • G-20
  • The most recent of these exercises was held off the coast of Chennai, named Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018.

India To Host UN Security Council Meeting On Counter-Terrorism In October

  • India will host diplomats of the 15-nation UN Security Council in October for a special meeting on counter-terrorism.
  • India is halfway through the second year of its two-year term as an elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. India’s tenure at the Council will end in December this year when the country will also preside as President of the powerful UN organ for the month.
  • The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was established in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. UNSC Resolution 1373 (2001) had established the Counter-Terrorism Committee as a subsidiary body of the Council.
  • “As the Chair of the CTC for 2022, India will make determined efforts to further enhance the role of the CTC in strengthening the multilateral response to counter-terrorism, and more importantly, ensuring that global response to the threat of terrorism remains unambiguous, undivided and effective”.

Army To Hold Seminar On Indo-China Border Dispute, Chinese Strategic Idea

  • The Indian Army is all s   to conduct a two-day seminar on Thursday and Friday at Gajraj Corps headquarters in Assam’s Tezpur on diverse issues relating to the o India-China border, including disputed matters and Chinese strategic thought.
  • Defence spokesman Lt. Col Mahendra Rawat said the seminar will be held to keep abreast of the evolving threat on the northern borders. The continued push for operational preparedness along the northern borders has received a shot in the arm with high-prior fast-paced infrastructure development in the border areas.
  • Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, the Army’s Eastern Command chief, arrived at Tezpur on Tuesday on a four-day visit to the Gajraj Corps, and to take part in the seminar-cum-panel discussion.
  • “The Army’s Eastern command is responsible for safeguarding the country’s long frontiers in the northeast region across some of the most difficult and inhospitable high-altitude and jungle terrains found anywhere on earth”.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • ATGM Stands For
  • Anti-Turret Guided Missiles
  • Anti-Tank Guided Mirage
  • Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
  • None

ANSWER: C

  • DRDO Successfully Test Fires Indigenously Developed Laser-guided ATGMs From
  • Ahmednagar
  • Nagpur
  • Odisha
  • Nashik

ANSWER: A

  • INAS 314 Based At            
  • Porbandar
  • Kochi
  • Nagpur
  • Chennai

ANSWER: A

  • Which of the following is the Parent Agency of 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

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

ANSWER: A

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

ANSWER: A

  • Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Hq Is In
  • Mauritius
  • Qatar
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives

ANSWER: A

  • Prahaar Missile Manufactured By        
  • MDL
  • BDL
  • CSL
  • DRDO

ANSWER: B

  • College of Defence Management Is In
  • Secunderabad
  • Chennai
  • Noida
  • New Delhi

ANSWER: A

  • ‘Swift and Sure’ Is The Motto Of 
  • Army Aviation Corps
  • Sikh Regiment
  • Rajput Regiment
  • Gorkha

ANSWER: A

  • GAGAN Stands For
  • GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigate
  • GPS Aided Geography Augmented Navigation
  • GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

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

ANSWER: A

  • “Future Shock” Book Is Written By    
  • Alvin Toffler
  • Emest Hemingway
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • Aldous Huxley

ANSWER: A

  • Range of Sagarika Missile Is         
  • 500 km
  • 600 km
  • 700 km
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  1. Regimental Centre of GARHWAL RIFLES Is In               
  2. Happy Valley, Shillong, Meghalaya
  3. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
  4. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
  5. None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • LGM-30 Minuteman III Is a
  • Air to Air missile
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Anti-tank Guided missile
  • ICBM

ANSWER: D

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island Is Located At
  • A&N
  • Ladakh
  • J&K
  • Puducherry

ANSWER: A

  • Heckler and Koch Is A Company of  
  • UK
  • USA
  • Germany
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Motto of Indian Army Is 
  • Rhino Charge
  • Touch the sky with glory
  • Bharat Mata k Jai
  • Savdhani Va Shoorta

ANSWER: C

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