Coupon Accepted Successfully!


News Related To Defence & Technology

  1. Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Ex-Surya Kiran Drills VI held
  2. Indian mission to Mars blasts off successfully. The Mars Orbiter Mission, known as "Mangalyaan" .
  • Only the United States, Russia and the European Space Agency have been successful in this mission.
  • The United States is the only nation that has successfully sent robotic explorers to land on Mars, the most recent being Curiosity which touched down in August 2012.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan.
  • The satellite has reached the Mars orbit in September 2014 and is designed to circle the Red Planet in an elliptical orbit of 366 km X 80000 km.
  • Primary objectives of the Mars mission are to demonstrate India’s technological capability to send a satellite to orbit around Mars and conduct meaningful experiments such as looking for signs of life, take pictures of the red planet and study Martian environment.
  1. INS Vikramaditya set to join Indian Navy . INS Vikramaditya is a Kiev class aircraft carrier which was commissioned by Russian Navy in 1987 under the name Baku.
  2. India developed a new tactical surface-to-surface missile Pragati which has a range between 60-170 km. The Pragati missile is based on the Prahaar missile and it has been developed by the DRDO for the Army.
  3. Scientists discovered a new planet called Kepler 78b which has a similar mass and density to that of Earth.
  4. The Indian Navy on 15 October 2013 inducted into service its largest offshore patrol vessel (OPV), INS Sunayna, at the Southern Naval Command.
  5. Indian Navy on 6 November 2013 inducted the fourth generation advanced jet trainer aircraft Hawk 132 at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station INS Dega at Visakhapatnam.
  6. Navy commissioned Advanced Light Helicopter squadron.
  7. Russia successfully launches Proton-M rocket with a European communication satellite. The Proton-M rocket is Russia’s most popular for commercial satellite launches.
  8. Peace Mission -2013 is a anti-terror jointly Military drill conducted by Russia and China.
  9. NASA space craft has detected chemical “Propylene” on Saturn’s moon Titan. According to NASA this is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredients on any moon or planet, other than Earth.
  10. India has agreed to resume military supplies to Nepal and will soon deliver a multi – role Advanced light helicopter to it.
  11. India & Nepal joint military exercise: Surya Kiran held in Uttrakhand.
  12. Russia is helping Bangladesh to construct its first nuclear power plant in Dhaka. The $2bn project is funded by $ 500ml of Russian credit and is expected to be fully completed by 2022.
  13. Helina is an upgraded version Nag missile.
  14. Nassem Al Bahr is the Naval exercise b/w India & Oman. The ninth Naval exercise begins in the North Arabian Sea.
  15. For the first time, an innovative Explosive Detection Kit developed by Indian scientists of DRDO will be manufatured in the United States and sold globally
  16. INS Sindhurakshak a Russian-made diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. The submarine suffered a minor fire incident in 2010 and a major one on 14 August 2013, which resulted in its sinking at Mumbai's naval dockyard
  17. Indo-Russian INDRA 2013 military exercise is scheduled to take place in October 2013 at Mahajan field firing range of Rajasthan in India.
  18. China launches Fifth manned space mission: ‘Shenzhou-10’ 
  19. Tsunami Warning System installed at Rangachang in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  20. "IRNSS-1A, India's first ever dedicated Navigation satellite launched blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
  21. China launched a communications satellite called Zhongxing-11.
  22. Pakistan successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-IV (Shaheen-1) ballistic missile (900 Km range)
  23. Russia launched the bio-satellite (BION-M) called orbital Noah's
  24. Missiles:
    • Nuclear-capable 'Agni-V' tested for second time. 'Agni-V' long-range ballistic missile. strike range of more than 5000 km
    • Note: In the Agni (Surface to Surface missile) series, India at present has Agni-1 with 700 km range, Agni-2 with 2000 km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2500 km to more than 3500 range. Agni – V more than 5000 km
  25. Prithvi:
    1. Prithvi I - 150km
    2. Prithvi II - 350km       
    3. Prithvi III - 350km - 600km
  26. Luzon channel is the channel b/w Taiwan & Philippines.
  27. LADEE is the name of new spacecraft on Moon launch by NASA.
  28. NASA Spacecraft "Voyager 1" Drifted Into Unknown Region of the Space
  29. China became the World's Fifth-Largest Arms Exporter.
  30. India’s first defence satellite GSAT-7 launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Friday. GSAT-7 is India’s first dedicated spacecraft for Defence applications.
  31. Indian Navy successfully test-fired the 290-km range Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast.
  32. Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Saryu inducted into Indian Navy.
  33. Cochin Shipyard launched Aadesh the First Fast Patrol Vessel for Coast Guard..
  34. K-5 ballistic missile(strike range around 1500 kms) successfully test fired from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.
  35. Indian Army gets its first indigenously-made Rudra attack chopper.
  36. ISRO has launched Indo-French satellite 'SARAL'(410-kg) with the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C20 from Sriharikota.
  37. "EKUVERIN 2012" an India-Maldives joint military training exercise organized in Belgaum.
  38. US and South Korea did Joint Annual Military Drills called Key Resolve on 11 March 2013. apart from Key Resolve, another joint drill called Foal Eagle was on its way since the starting of March 2013.
  39. Nepal & United States Conducted joint Military Exercises called Shanti Prayas-2 or Peace Initiatives in Panchkhal,
  40. French Nuclear of Areva Reactors will be 1st Tested in China before supplying the production to Jaitapur in Maharashtra.
  41. Russia launched European telecom satellite SES-6 from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space centre.
  42. China launches a communications satellite, Zhongxing-11
  43. Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, Russia launched the world’s only returnable satellite called Bion-M1 on 20 April 2013. 
  44. Indian National Defence University for training and research in military studies will be set up in Gurgaon.
  45. India's first International regional navigational satellite IRNSS -1A launched from Satish Dhawan Space centre.
  46. 44 navies embark on the largest naval exercise spanning the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.


Test Your Skills Now!
Take a Quiz now
Reviewer Name