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Defence Current Affairs 23 April 2024

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 2024

AFMS & IIT Delhi ink MoU for Collaborative Research & Training

  • Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research and training with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on 22 April 2024.
  • The scope of this MoU includes undertaking research and innovation to develop novel medical devices and focus on solving health issues specific to serving soldiers in varied terrains.
  • On this occasion, DGAFMS Lt Gen Daljit Singh informed that AFMS is dedicated to provide the highest level of medical care to soldiers and collaboration with institutes of national importance like IIT is a significant step towards this commitment. Director IIT Delhi Prof Rangan Banerjee commented that this MoU is full of possibilities for research and training beneficial to the nation and the Armed Forces.
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INSV Tarini Returns Triumphant After Historic Transoceanic Expedition

  • The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini has returned triumphant to her base port at Goa on 21 Apr 24 after a historic transoceanic expedition of nearly two months duration.
  • The expedition was undertaken in double-handed mode by Lt Cdr Dilna K and Lt Cdr Roopa A, women officers of the Indian Navy. Their exceptional journey marks a historic milestone as they become the first from India to accomplish such a feat.
  • The expedition was Flagged off from Goa by renowned circumnavigator and their mentor Cdr Abhilash Tomy (Retd) on 28 Feb 24. After 22 days of navigating through the unpredictable elements of the Indian Ocean, INSV Tarini arrived at Port Louis, Mauritius, on 21 Mar 24.
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Rashtriya Raksha University Signs MoU With French Starburst Aerospace

  • Gandhinagar-based Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) and Starburst Aerospace of France on Monday entered into a MoU to advance aerospace, defence, and homeland security innovation.
  • The MoU includes the creation of a venture capital fund of 100 million euros for aerospace, defence and security technology and provides export promotion support for Indian start-ups to explore international markets, the RRU said in a release.
  • The partnership between Starburst and RRU is a reflection of the progress in the India-France Strategic Partnership in defence and space, it said.
  • RRU and Starburst will work together to advance a vibrant security and defence ecosystem in India, facilitating enterprise creation and nurturing the rapid growth of innovative start-ups in the region, it said.
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HAL, NAL Sign Tech Transfer Pact For Tejas Engine Day Door Production

  • Defence PSU HAL said it has signed a Transfer of Technology agreement with National Aerospace Laboratories for the manufacture of the Bismaleimide Engine Bay Door for the series production of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Mk1A.
  • LCA Tejas Mk1A is an indigenous 4.5 generation, all-weather and multi-role fighter aircraft for the IAF.
  • With the signing of the technology transfer for Bismaleimide Engine Bay Door, HAL can directly produce these high temperature resistant composite parts for the series production of LCA Mk1A aircraft meeting the initial requirement of IAF squadrons, a joint statement said.
  • LCA Tejas Mk1A — installed with the first set of Carbon-BMI Engine Bay Door assembly — successfully completed the first flight from HAL facility here on March 28 this year.
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Global Defence Budget Jumps To Record High Of $2440bn

  • Global military expenditure has reached a record high of $2440bn (£1970bn) after the largest annual rise in government spending on arms in over a decade, according to a report.
  • For the first time, analysts at the thinktank recorded a rise in military outlay in all five geographical regions: Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania and the Americas.
  • The two largest spenders – the United States (37%) and China (12%) – made up around half of global military spending, increasing their expenditure by 2.3% and 6% respectively.The US government spent 9.4% more on “research, development, test and evaluation” than in 2022 as Washington sought to stay at the forefront of technological developments.
  • Russia, India, Saudi Arabia and the UK – the largest spender in central and western Europe after a 7.9% year-on-year increase – follow in Sipri’s league table.
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Multiple Choice Questions of DCA

  1. Which country is planning to test the Astra Mark-2 air-to-air missile with a 130
    km range?
    A. India
    B. China
    C. Russia
    D. United States
  2. From which state did DRDO successfully test-fire the Indigenous Technology
    Cruise Missile?
    A. Andaman Nicobar
    B. Odisha
    C. Tamil Nadu
    D. Kerala
  3. Ex ‘Poorvi Prahar’ Is A
    A. Domestic Ex
    B. Bilateral Ex
    C. Multilateral Ex
    D. All of the above
  4. Which organization signed a contract with CSL for the supply of gas turbines and auxiliaries for the Indian Navy’s NGMV project?
    A. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
    B. Bharat Electronics Limited
    C. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
    D. Indian Space Research Organisation
  5. In which state is DRDO setting up a new test centre for weapon systems?
    A. Odisha
    B. West Bengal
    C. Tamil Nadu
    D. Maharashtra
  6. Which country hosted the ‘Dosti-16’ trilateral exercise involving India,
    Maldives, and Sri Lanka?
    A. Maldives
    B. India
    C. Sri Lanka
    D. Bangladesh
  7. Which city is being transformed into India’s inaugural tri-service common
    defence station?
    A. Delhi
    B. Bangalore
    C. Mumbai
    D. Chennai
  8. What is the purpose of the MoU between RRU and Starburst Aerospace?
    A. Enhance automotive technology
    B. Advance aerospace, defence, and homeland security innovation
    C. Develop renewable energy solutions
    D. Promote agricultural research
  9. What does the Transfer of Technology agreement b/w HAL and National
    Aerospace Laboratories focus on?
    A. Manufacture of agricultural equipment
    B. Production of renewable energy systems
    C. Development of automotive parts
    D. Manufacture of the Bismaleimide Engine Bay Door for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Mk1A
  10. Who Becomes First Woman Subedar Of Indian Army?
    A. Havildar Preeti Rajak
    B. Havildar Sucheta
    C. Havildar Neha Tyagi
    D. None
  11. Exercise ‘SADA TANSEEQ’ Conducted b/w India &
    A. Qatar
    B. Oman
    C. UAE
  12. INS Karmuk Is A
    A. Destroyer
    B. Missile Corvette
    C. Submarine
    D. Tank
  13. Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) Is An Indian Unmanned & Manned
    Combat Aircraft Air Teaming System Developed By
    A. HAL
    B. DRDO
    C. JAXA
    D. Boeing
  14. Ex ‘Ekuverin’ Conducted B/W India &
    A. Qatar
    B. Oman
    C. UAE
    D. Maldives
  15. Safran Manufactures Aircraft Engines, Rocket Engines MNC Comes From
    A. Germany
    B. France
    C. Nepal
    D. UK
  16. ‘Praia’ Is The Capital Of
    A. Costa Rica
    B. Comoros
    C. Cameroon
    D. Cape Verde
  17. “Roller Coaster: An Affair with Banking” Book Is Written By
    A. Tamal Bandyopadhyay
    B. Ranjan Gogoi
    C. Manish Tiwari
    D. Neha Sharma
  18. UNDP Was Established In
    A. 1965
    B. 1975
    C. 1985
    D. 1995
  19. Lamitye Exercise Held B/W India And___?
    A. Thailand
    B. USA
    C. Qatar
    D. Seychelles
    A. Bharat Mata ki Jai
    B. Bolo Hindustan Ki Jay
    C. Jai Hind
    D. Durga Mata Ki Jai


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