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Defence Current Affairs 25 April 2024

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 25 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 25 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 25 April 2024

DRDO Develops Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket

  • DRDO’s Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur has successfully developed the lightest Bullet Proof Jacket in the country for protection against 7.62 x 54 R API (Level 6 of BIS 17051) ammunition.
  • Recently, this bullet proof jacket was successfully tested at TBRL, Chandigarh as per BIS 17051-2018. This jacket is based upon new design approach, where novel material along with new processes have been used.
  • The front Hard Armour Panel (HAP) of this jacket defeats multiple hits (06 shots) of 7.62 x 54 R API (Sniper rounds) in both ICW (In-conjunction with) and Standalone design. The ergonomically designed front HAP is made up of monolithic ceramic plate with polymer backing which enhances the wearability and comfort during the operation.
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Indian Army Conducts A Seminar Cum Exhibition

  • A seminar cum exhibition was conducted today by the Indian Army on the theme “Year of Technology Absorption – Empowering the Soldier”. The event was conducted by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), on behalf of the Indian Army in Manekshaw Centre.
  • The seminar brought together technology experts and industry professionals to deliberate on the adoption of modern technologies like Artificial Intelligence and advanced hardware in the military domain.
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Successful Test Of New Version Of Medium-range Ballistic Missile

  • A successful launch of the new variant of a Medium-Range Ballistic Missile was carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command on April 23, 2024. The user launch has proven the operational capability of the Command and validated new technologies.
  • The Strategic Forces Command, sometimes called Strategic Nuclear Command, forms part of India’s Nuclear Command Authority. It is responsible for the management and administration of the country’s tactical and strategic nuclear weapons stockpile. It was created on 4 January 2003 by the Vajpayee Government.
  • It is the responsibility of the Strategic Forces Command to operationalize the directives of the NCA under the leadership of a Commander-in-Chief who is a three-star rank officer. It will have the sole responsibility of initiating the process of delivering nuclear weapons and warheads, after acquiring explicit approval from the NCA. The exact selection of the target area shall be decided by the SFC through a calibrated, cumulative process involving various levels of decision-making, and with formal approval by the NCA.
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India Successfully Tests New 250 Km Strike Range Air-launched Ballistic Missile

  • The IAF has successfully carried out a test firing of a new version of an air-launched medium-range ballistic missile that is capable of hitting targets at a distance exceeding 250 km.
  • The missile, also referred to as ROCKS or Crystal Maze 2, originated from Israel and underwent a test launch from a Su-30 MKI fighter jet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands last week.
  • CM-2 represents a new generation extended stand-off range air-to-surface missile, designed to strike high-value stationary and relocatable targets in GPS-denied environments, like the one India faced during the Kargil War.
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SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Kazakhstan

  • Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane is leading the Indian delegation to Astana, Kazakhstan from April 25-26 2024 for the Annual Meeting of the Defence Ministers’ of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Member States.
  • The meeting will review the regional security issues within the SCO, including the defence cooperation initiatives.
  • The SCO was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.India and Pakistan became its permanent members in 2017.
  • In July 2023, Iran became the new permanent member of the SCO at an India-hosted virtual summit of the grouping.
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US Quietly Shipped Long-range ATACMS Missiles To Ukraine

  • The United States in recent weeks secretly shipped long-range missiles to Ukraine for use in its battle to fight off Russian invaders, and Ukraine has now used them twice, a US official said on Wednesday.
  • The missiles were contained in a $300 million military aid package for Ukraine that US President Joe Biden approved on March 12, said the US official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official would not say how many of the missiles were sent.
  • The US has announced a new USD 1 billion package for Ukraine shortly after President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a national security supplemental into law, aiming to deliver critical artillery rounds and air defence munitions to Kyiv as “they defend their country and their freedom against Russia’s aggression”.
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NSA Ajit Doval Meets Russian Counterpart

  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a bilateral meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and both sides reviewed progress in bilateral cooperation and discussed important issues of mutual interest.
  • NSA Ajit Doval held the meeting on the sidelines of the XII International Meeting of High-Ranking Officials Responsible for Security Matters in St Petersburg in Russia.
  • Moreover, NSA Doval also held a bilateral meeting with the Chief Advisor to the Brazilian president, Celso Amorim and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
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Multiple Choice Questions of DCA

  1. Which organization conducted a seminar the theme “Year of Technology
    Absorption – Empowering the Soldier”?
    A. Indian Navy
    B. Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)
    C. Indian Air Force
    D. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  2. Which DRDO establishment successfully developed the lightest Bullet Proof
    Jacket in the country?
    A. Defence Research and Development Establishment
    B. Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory
    C. Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment
    D. Defence Avionics Research Establishment
  3. What achievement did the IAF announce regarding a new version of an airlaunched MRBM?
    A. Successful deployment in combat zones
    B. Increased payload capacity
    C. Capability to hit targets beyond 250 km
    D. Development of stealth technology
  4. When was the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) founded?
    A. 2001
    B. 2017
    C. 2023
    D. 2007
  5. When did Iran become a new permanent member of the SCO?
    A. 2017
    B. 2001
    C. 2023
    D. 2007
  6. MALABAR Exercise Was Initiated In Which Year
    A. 1991
    B. 1992
    C. 1993
    D. 1994
  7. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Comes Under
    A. MOD
    B. MHA
    C. MEA
    D. None of the above
  8. Hambantota Port Is In
    A. Indonesia
    B. Sri Lanka
    C. India
    D. China
  9. The Indian Government Plans To Construct A 2,500-metre-long Airstrip On
    Minicoy Island In
    A. Goa
    B. Mumbai
    C. Lakshadweep
    D. Kochi
  10. Pakyong Airport is located in –
    A. Sikkim
    B. Assam
    C. Arunachal Pradesh
    D. Nagaland
  11. Which port is also known as the New Mangalore Port?
    A. Mormugao Port
    B. Panambur Port
    C. Kandla Port
    D. Tuticorin Port
  12. Port Blair Is Located On Which Island?
    A. The Little Andaman
    B. The Great Nicobar
    C. The South Andaman
    D. The North Andaman
  13. Author Of The Book ‘Kerala: God’s Own Country’
    A. Shashi Tharoor
    B. Jeet Thayil
    C. Sudha Murthy
    D. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
  14. AUSINDEX Ex Conducts B/W
    A. India & Indonesia
    B. India & Australia
    C. India & Sri Lanka
    D. India & Thailand
  15. “Poverty and Un-British Rule in India” Is Written By
    A. Mahadevi Verma
    B. Premchand
    C. Dadabhai Naoroji
    D. Ratan Tata
  16. Havana Is The Capital Of
    A. Cuba
    B. Qatar
    C. UAE
    D. Cyprus
  17. Who Was The Prime Minister Of India During Indo-PAK War In 1965?
    A. Jawaharlal Nehru
    B. Indira Gandhi
    C. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    D. Rajiv Gandhi
  18. Who Was The PM Of India During The Indo-Pak War In 1999?
    A. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    B. Indira Gandhi
    C. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    D. Rajiv Gandhi
  19. Ex ‘Jal Prahar’ Conducted In
    A. Pune
    B. Vishakhapatnam
    C. Mumbai
    D. Kakinada
  20. Current DG of The ICG Is
    A. VS Pathania
    B. Rakesh Pal
    C. R Hari Kumar
    D. None


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