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Defence Current Affairs 22 May 2024

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 22 May 2024, we will see the latest national and international current affairs news. These important current affairs will be beneficial for your upcoming...

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 22 May 2024, we will see the latest national and international current affairs news. These important current affairs will be beneficial 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. Let us now see the Daily Defence Current Affairs.

Defence Current Affairs 22 May 2024

Vice President Dhankhar Embarks To Tehran For Iranian President Raisi’s Funeral

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday morning departed for Tehran to attend the funeral of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and other officials who were killed in a helicopter crash, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
  • Meanwhile. thousands of people took to the streets in Iran as the funeral ceremony of Raisi began Friday in the city of Tabriz in the north-western region where the chopper in which he was travelling crashed on Sunday.
  • President of India, Droupadi Murmu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have conveyed their condolences to the government and people of Iran.
  • “External Affairs Minister visited the Embassy of Iran in New Delhi on May 21 to convey India’s condolences on the tragic loss,” the release stated.
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Iran’s Nuclear Policy Of Pressure And Talks Likely To Go

  • While Iran’s nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog into the country for negotiations.
  • While seemingly contradictory, the move follows Iran’s strategy since the collapse of its nuclear deal with world powers after then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord in 2018.
  • Tehran is attempting to exert its own version of Trump’s “maximum pressure” on the international community to see the economic sanctions that have crippled the country’s economy and currency lifted in exchange for slowing down its program.
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Theatre Commands Will Catapult Indian Armed Forces Into Next Orbit: CDS

  • missiles intercepted the aerial targets and destroyed them completely, registering direct hits at both ranges. The first launch was to intercept a medium-altitude long-range target and the second launch was for proving the capability of a low altitude short-range target.
  • Speaking on ‘Jointmanship: The Way Ahead’ as part of the 22nd Major General Samir Sinha Memorial Lecture organised at USI of India in the national capital, the CDS termed developing Joint Culture in Armed Forces as ‘Jointness 2.0’, which is the “way forward.”
  • He said that Integrated Theatre Commands will lead to many reforms like single to multi-domain operations, fusing space and cyberspace into traditional domains, digitisation of battlefield information and visualisation, net centric to data centric among others.
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India’s Statecraft Heritage Has Enriched Outlook In Defence Domain: Gen Pande

  • Army chief General Manoj Pande on Tuesday said the Army has explored the epic battles of the Mahabharata, heroic exploits of eminent military figures, and India’s rich heritage in statecraft under project Udbhav to enrich the outlook in the defence domain.
  • “The project Udbhav launched last year, delved deep into ancient texts such as Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, and Arthashastra, and it has revealed substantial intellectual convergences between eminent Indian and Western scholars,” he said at a conference titled “Historical Patterns in Indian Strategic Culture”.
  • General Pande said the ancient Indian wisdom is rooted in a 5,000-year civilizational legacy, where immense value is attached to knowledge. He added the legacy is exemplified by a vast repository of intellectual literature, the world’s largest collection of manuscripts, and the nurturing of a multitude of thinkers and schools across domains.
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Russia Starts Exercise With Tactical Nuclear Weapons

  • Russian forces have started the first stage of exercises that involve “practical training in the preparation and use of non-strategic nuclear weapons”, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
  • President Vladimir Putin ordered the drills earlier this month. Moscow has linked them to what it calls “militant statements” by Western officials which it said created security threats for Russia.
  • Russia’s Foreign Ministry has cited comments by French President Emmanuel Macron, who floated the possibility of sending European troops to fight Russia in Ukraine, and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron, who said Ukraine had the right to use weapons provided by London to strike targets inside Russia.
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Multiple Choice Questions of DCA

  1. Where was the high-altitude tank repair facility installed by the Indian Army?
    A. Ladakh
    B. Arunachal Pradesh
    C. Sikkim
    D. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Which country is supplying the Igla-S Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) systems to the Indian Army?
    A. India
    B. China
    C. Russia
    D. USA
  3. With which country has Japan signed an agreement to develop hypersonic
    missile interceptors?
    A. United States
    B. China
    C. Russia
    D. South Korea
  4. INS Taragiri Is Manufactured By
    A. CSL
    B. MDL
    C. GRSE
    D. None
  5. Ex SURYA KIRAN Conducted b/w India &
    A. Bhutan
    B. Sri Lanka
    C. UAE
    D. Nepal
  6. European ASRAAM Stands For
    A. Advanced Short Range Air Missile
    B. Advanced Short Ring Air-to-Air Missile
    C. Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile
    D. None
  7. Marine Engineering Training Establishment of the Indian Navy located at
    A. Noida
    B. Kochi
    C. Pune
    D. Wayanad
  8. Where Is The Hq Of The Southern Western Command of The Indian Army?
    A. Jaipur
    B. Jabalpur
    C. Pune
    D. Mumbai
  9. Sea Dragon Exercise Hosted By
    A. USA
    B. Sweden
    C. France
    D. None of the above
  10. India Purchased C 130 J from
    A. USA
    B. Sweden
    C. France
    D. None of the above
  11. College of Military Engineering (CME) Is Located At
    A. Pune
    B. Kamptee
    C. Mumbai
    D. Noida
  12. Which Country Ranked Third Highest In The World Defence Expenditure?
    A. Australia
    B. USA
    C. France
    D. Bharat
  13. Regimental Center Of PUNJAB REGIMENT Is In
    A. Balasore, Odisha
    B. Chennai, T.N.
    C. Trombay, M.H.
    D. Ramgarh Cantonment, Jharkhand
  14. India Purchased IAI Searcher UAV from
    A. USA
    B. Sweden
    C. France
    D. Israel
  15. KHARTOUM Is The Capital Of
    A. Spain
    B. Sri Lanka
    C. Suriname
    D. Sudan
  16. “A Promised Land” Book Is Written By
    A. Barack Obama
    B. Meena Iyer
    C. Amish Tripathi
    D. PS Sreedharan Pillai
  17. HELINA Missile Has A Maximum Range Of
    A. 7 kilometres
    B. 8 kilometres
    C. 9 kilometres
    D. 10 kilometres
  18. “We Protect“ Is The Motto Of
    A. ICG
    B. IAF
    C. Indian Army
    D. BSF
  19. Joint Exercises B/w The India And France Is Called:
    A. Yama
    C. Indra
  20. India Purchased MiG-21 from
    A. USA
    B. Sweden
    C. France
    D. Russia


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