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Defence Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

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1. DRDO conducted test of Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at Abdul Kalam Island (____________________). It is capable of intercepting incoming targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms.

Odisha
West Bengal
Jharkhand
Gujarat
None of These


2. DRDO successfully tested indigenously developed light weight glide bomb _____________________ (SAAW).

  1. SAAW is India’s first fully indigenous anti-airfield weapon project sanctioned by Government in September 2013.
  2. SAAW is long-range lightweight high precision-guided anti-airfield weapon. It is 120 kg smart weapon capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to range of 100 km.
Safe Anti Airfield Weapon
Smart Active Airfield Weapon
Smart Anti Airfield Weapon
Safe Active Airfield Weapon
None of These


3. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement worth approx INR 46000 crores.

  1. Procurement of ____________________________ Utility Helicopters for Indian Navy was approved at cost of over INR 21000 crores, as first project under MoD’s Strategic Partnership (SP) Model that aims at providing significant fillip to Government’s ‘Make in India’ programme.
  2. Procurement of 150 Indigenously Designed and Developed 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems for Indian Army.
  3. Procurement of 14 Vertically Launched Short Range Missile Systems. Of these, 10 systems will be indigenously developed and remaining four will be imported. These missile systems will help boost self-defence capability of ships against anti-ship missiles.
  4. To enhance capability of Navy at sea, approval granted for procurement of Anti-Submarine capable, 24 Multi Role Helicopters.
  5. procurement of 6 indigenously manufactured Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) for Indian Navy, to be built in India at approx 4941 crores.
133
144
177
111
None of These


4. Exercise Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Peace Mission 2018, started at Chebarkul (___________________). It is notable due to India and Pakistan for the first time are participating in any Joint Army Exercise.

France
USA
UK
Spain
Russia


5. First-ever joint air force exercise Betwen India and ____________________ commenced at Subang Air Base in ___________.

Thailand
Indonesia
Malaysia
Vietnam
None of These


6. Govt. launched Defence India Startup Challenge in Bengaluru. Recognised Defence Incubators at IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Mumbai, Forge IIT Madras, and T hub will provide solutions for requirements in Armed Forces. Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman also launched SPARK (__________________________) in defence, framework for IDEX partners, and promotion of start ups under Make II procedure.

Support for prototype and research Kickstart
Safe prototype and research Kickstart
Sound prototype and research Kickstart
Support for prosperity and research Kickstart
None of These


7. INS Sahyadri will participate in Exercise KAKADU 2018, hosted by ___________________ Navy and will finish on Sep 15, 2018. It will be 14th edition of biennial KAKADU exercise, with particpation by over 25 different countries.

Russian
Australian
Spanish
British
None of These


8. India and ____________ Armies conducted Joint Military Exercise called Maitree, in ___________.

Thailand
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
None of These


9. India successfully tested Indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘_________________’.

HELINA
Dhruv
Naag
Prithvi
None of These


10. Indian Air Force (IAF) launched Trans-Himalayan Mountain Terrain Biking Expedition (THE MTB), from Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in Ladakh for Kibithu in _________________ (2 forward most outposts of India in North and in East). Aim is to promote spirit of adventure among Air Warriors to undertake daunting challenges and ‘Go Green’ initiative.

Manipur
Assam
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These


11. Indian Airforce formally launched The ____________________________________ (SPEEDEX) contract, concluded in June 2018 between with Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd and Ashok Travel and Tours for air and surface component respectively.

  1. It aims to overcome delay in piecemeal dispatch of consignment and to move operationally urgent stores by air and normal consignments by surface mode.
Safe, Proactive, Efficient and Expeditious Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment
Stores, Protecctive, Efficient and Expeditious Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment
Stores, Proactive, Efficient and Explored Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment
Stores, Proactive, Efficient and Expeditious Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment
None of These


12. India’s aircraft carrier INS ____________________ for first time will be fitted with marine hydraulic system to boost its air operations, named GS-1MF and GS-3. It will be used for refuelling, cleaning and pressurisation of hydraulic systems of aircraft and helicopters on board INS __________.

Vikrant
Vikramaditya
Vikraal
Sindhurakshak
None of These


13. _______________ Navy will procure multi-purpose Barak 8 missile defence system, jointly developed with India.

  1. Barak-8 (Lightning 8 in Hebrew), also known as also known as LR-SAM / MR-SAM. Its Features include maximum speed of Mach 2 with maximum operational range of 70 km (increased to 100 km now).
  2. It has dual pulse rocket motor and Thrust vector control and possesses high degrees of maneuverability at target interception range.
Russian
Spanish
French
German
Israeli


14. Project ______________ launched by Indian Army for illuminating homes in remote villages of Jammu and Kashmir, distributing over 17000 solar lamps in remote areas.

Roshni
Sahyog
Ujala
Sahaj
None of These


15. Southern Naval Command Operation Madad for assisting the state administration and undertaking disaster relief operations in ________________, after unprecedented flooding in many parts of state. Indian Army also launched Operation Sahyog for helping dstressed people in state.

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These




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