Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates 7 & 8 August 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s 7 and 8 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 07-08 August 2022

First Ever Repair of A US Navy Ship in India

  • Providing a huge boost to ‘Make in India’ & ‘Aatmanirbharta in Defence’ and adding a new dimension to the burgeoning Indo-US strategic partnership, US Navy Ship Charles Drew arrived at L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai on August 07, 2022, for undertaking repairs and allied services. This is the first ever repair of a US Navy ship in India.
  • The US Navy had awarded a contract to L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli for undertaking maintenance of the ship. The event signifies the capabilities of Indian shipyards in the global ship repairing market. Indian shipyards offer wide-ranging and cost-effective ship repair and maintenance services, using advanced maritime technology platforms.
  • “Indian defence exports have seen a massive increase in the last four five years. Exports, which were worth about Rs 1,500 crore in 2015-16, have now grown by 800% to around Rs 13,000 crore. A major destination for Indian exports is the US,” Dr. Ajay Kumar said.
  • US Consul General in Chennai Ms Judith Ravinsaid: “In April, at the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of DefenseLloyd Austin affirmed their intention to explore utilising Indian shipyards for repairs on US Navy vessels. This inaugural repair of USNS Charles Drewis a landmark development to be celebrated as a symbol of our strengthened US-India partnership.”
  • The USNS Charles Drew will be at Kattupalli shipyard for a period of 11 days and undergo repairs in various areas.

Chief Of The Air Staff Flies Indigenous Aircraft At Bangalore

  • Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff was on a two-day visit to Bangalore. He flew three indigenous platforms, LCA Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter and Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40), which are being inducted into IAF as part of its drive towards Atmanirbharta.
  • CAS demonstrated the capabilities of the LCH and HTT-40 as well as updates on the Tejas. He also interacted with the designers and test crew to understand the current status and future plans.
  • On 06 August 2022, CAS delivered the Air Chief Marshal LM Katre Memorial Lecture which was attended by serving & retired officers of IAF, HAL and other stakeholders from the aerospace industry. The CAS spoke on ‘Capability and Force Development Plans of IAF’ towards making it a future-ready combat force.

HAL Developing Long-endurance Drone For Vigil Over LAC

  • HAL is working on an AI-driven multi-role, advanced and long-endurance drone for strategic missions in high-altitude areas including along the frontiers with China, people familiar with the development said.
    • The rotary-wing drone will have the capability to carry a load of 40 kgs, including missiles and sensors, and it is being developed considering the requirement of the armed forces to keep a strong vigil over the mountainous areas along the LAC.
    • The HAL has set a target of conducting the maiden test-flying of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by the middle of next year and plans to produce 60 such platforms in the first phase of the project.
    • Separately, HAL is also looking at the possibility of producing the Israeli Heron TP drones in collaboration with its manufacturer under an ambitious project.
    • The medium-altitude Heron drones are capable of operating for nearly 45 hours at an altitude of up to 35,000 feet.

After Pressure From India, Sri Lanka Urges China To Defer Entry Of Chinese ‘Spy’ Ship

  • Amid pressure from its immediate neighbour India, Sri Lanka has urged China to delay the entry of controversial Chinese ship ‘Yuan Wang 5’ into the Chinese controlled port in Southern Hambantota.
  • In a letter to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka stated, “The Ministry wishes to request that the arrival date of the vessel Yuan Wang 5 in Hambantota be deferred until further consultation is made on this matter.”
  • According to a bilateral agreement signed in 1987, no Sri Lankan port can be allowed to be used for military purposes by any country in a manner prejudicial to India’s interests.
  • In response to India’s concern, Sri Lanka had earlier stated that the visit of the Chinese ship was only for “refuelling and replenishing of other facilities and provisions”.
  • “The ship or members of its crew will not involve in any internal affairs or business in Sri Lanka. China and India have always helped Sri Lanka domestically and in the international fora as true friends,” Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Bandula Gunawardena had stated.
  • “Sri Lanka would not do anything to harm the good understanding and trust existing between the two countries for millennia. Under no circumstances would Sri Lanka act detrimental to the interests of India or China as both nations have been Sri Lanka’s friends-in-need and have stood alongside Sri Lanka at all times,” he had said.

Indian Army Plans To Use 5G To Boost Frontline Troops Communication

  • In order to improve communication services for frontline soldiers, the Indian Army is planning to utilise 5G telecom services in tactical battlefield areas. A joint services study was recently conducted on the implementation of 5G in the armed forces.
  • The high bandwidth and low latency of 5G are better suited for critical communication services for front-line troops.
  • The study recommendations are being studied by the three services — Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • On August 1, India’s biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum — 5G — received a record Rs 1.5 trillion of bids, with Mukesh Ambani’s Jio cornering nearly half of all the airwaves sold with an Rs 88,078 crore bid.
  • After 40 rounds over seven straight days, market leader Jio acquired 24,740 MHz of 5G airwaves — which can offer mobile internet speeds 10 times faster than 4G — worth a whopping Rs 88,078 crore, contributing nearly 59% to the central kitty.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • LEMOA Agreement Is A Military Ties B/W India And  
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Russia

ANSWER: A

  • Motto of IMA Is 
  • Valour and Wisdom
  • Always Brave
  • Service Before Self
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • ASBM Stands For              
  • Anti-Ship Ballistic Magnet
  •  Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile
  • Anti-Ship Ballast Missile
  • None

ANSWER: B

  • Securities and Exchange Board of India Hq Is In 
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • New Delhi
  • None of the above

     ANSWER: A

  • INS Valsura Is Located In 
  • Balasore
  • Chennai
  • Trombay
  • Jamnagar

ANSWER: D

  • Where Is The Hq Of The Southern Command of The Indian Army?
  • Kochi
  • Lucknow
  • Pune
  • Mumbai

ANSWER: C

  • Commander Rank of Indian Navy Is Equivalent To Which Rank of IAF? 
  • Air Marshal
  • Flight Lt.
  • Captain
  • Wing Commander

ANSWER: D

  • Exercises B/w The India And Kazakhstan Is Called:
  • PRABAL DOSTYK
  • SLINEX
  • Indra
  • Yudha Abhyas

ANSWER: A

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

ANSWER: A

  • Regimental Centre of MADRAS REGIMENT Is In   
  • Wellington, Tamil Nadu
  • Kamptee, Maharashtra
  • Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

  • Operation Parakram Was Launched In
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2004
  • None of the above

ANSWER: B

  • Shaurya Missile Is A Type Of 
  • Surface to Surface
  • Air to Air
  • Sea to Air
  • Air to Surface

ANSWER: A

  • IAF’s 1st Woman Rafale Fighter Pilot Is
  • Flying Officer Anjali Mishra
  • Flight Lieutenant Avani Chatuvedi
  • Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Colonel Rank of Indian Army Is Equivalent to which rank of IAF?      
  • Captain
  • Group Captain
  • Flying Officer
  • Air Marshal

ANSWER: B

  • BRIDGETOWN Is The Capital Of           
  • Belarus
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Maldives

ANSWER: B

  • ‘A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence’ Book Is Written By                  
  • Ruskin Bond
  • Meenakshi Lekhi
  • Hew Strachan
  • Jayanta Ghosal

ANSWER: A

  • The T-90 Bhisma Is A 
  • Helicopter
  • Machine Gun
  • UAV
  • Tank

ANSWER: D

  • Captain Rank of Indian Army Is Equivalent To Which Rank Of IAF? 
  • Flying Officer
  • Flight Lieutenant
  • Squadron Leader
  • Commodore

ANSWER: B

  • Where Is The Hq of the International Labour Organisation?
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • New York, USA
  • Vienna, Austria
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • ‘Ex AUSTRA HIND’ Conducted b/w India &        
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Australia
  • Austria

ANSWER: C

ALSO READ:

Divyanshu Pandey

    Senior Lecturer General Studies, SSBCrackExams, Cleared CDS 4 times, NDA 2 times, Ex- N.C.C. cadet, SSB Expert. Passionate Teacher, Trained defence aspirants for their SSB Interview, BSc in PCM expertise in Geography, Indian Polity, Current Affairs and Defence affairs. Writing Article and Travelling solo.

    View all Posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.