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Defence Current Affairs Quiz - May 2018

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1. Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) invited private players in Coimbatore (______________________) for building Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), the next generation defence aircraft. Project will be implemented in Sulur in Coimbatore district, which may house permanent base of Tejas squadron.

Tamilnadu
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
None of These


2. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commissioned special unit called Bastariya Battalion (numbered 241) to combat Naxals activities in Bastar region of _________________. This is first such time that CRPF has raised a special battalion that includes local representation to enhance combat capabilities.

  1. 241 Bastariya Battalion comprises 739 local tribal youths including 198 women combatants selected through special recruitment drive from four highly Naxal infested district in Chhattisgarh - Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma.
Jharkhand
West Bengal
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
None of These


3. Chetak corps of South Western Command of Indian Army conducted military exercise Gandiv Vijay in __________________. South Western Command conducted month long Vijay Prahar exercise in Suratgarh (Rajasthan).

Nasik
Pune
Jaipur
Rajasthan
None of These


4. Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940’s vintage named as ‘____________________’ has been again Inducted into Indian Air Force, after over 40 years of phasing out.

Prahar
Tejas
Veer
Dhanush
Parshuram


5. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of equipment for Defence Forces valued at INR 6900 crores. It Includes -

  1. Thermal Imaging (TI) Night Sights for Rocket Launcher (RL) used by Army and the Force under ‘BUY(Indian) IDDM’ category, to be used by troops to facilitate accurate engagement of enemy targets complete darkness.
  2. Development of Long Range Dual Band _____________________________ (IRST) for SU-30 MKI aircraft under ‘Make II’ sub category, for procurement of at least 100 IRSTs under ‘Buy (Indian–IDDM) category.
Internal Imaging Search and Track System
Intra Imaging Search and Track System
Infrared Imaging Search and Track System
International Imaging Search and Track System
None of These


6. Fourth Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IVclass, LCU L54 has been inducted into Indian Navy. Remaining 4 ships of same class are in advanced stages of construction at GRSE, _____________________.

Kolkata
Mumbai
Guwahati
Delhi
None of These


7. Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced family of a paramilitary jawan who dies in action will be given a minimum compensation of _____________ crore rupees.

2
1
3
5
None of These


8. India concluded price negotiations with Russia for deal to procure S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems for Indian Air Force (IAF), with finalised financial component nearly Rs ____________________ crores.

  1. Now, both countries are trying to find way out to evade provisions of CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), a US law that seeks to punish countries and entities engaged in transactions with defence establishment of Russia. USA announced sanctions against Russia under CAATSA for its alleged meddling in presidential election in 2016.
  2. S-400 Triumf Air Defence SystemIt is long-range air defence missile system is one of most advanced long-range defence systems in world, manufactured by Almaz-Antey. It It has capability to destroy incoming all airborne targets at ranges of up to 400 km.
40000
10000
20000
50000
None of These


9. India successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, to validate it as first Indian missile whose life has been increased from 10 to _______________ years.

  1. BrahMos cruise missile developed by joint-venture between Russia’s Mashinostroyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), named after Brahmaputra river in India and Moskva river in Russia.
  2. It is capable of carrying warhead of 300 kilogram (conventional / nuclear) with top speed of Mach 2.8 to 3 (thrice the speed of sound).
  3. Its range was initially capped at 290 km, now incresead to 450 km after India’s entry into MCTR (Missile Technology Control Regime). It is planned to rise to 600km soon.
15
25
20
35
None of These


10. Indian Coast Guard commissioned ICGS ________________________, first of seven new-generation offshore patrol vessels.

Vijay
Prahar
Vikrant
Vikram
None of These


11. Indian Naval Sailing Vessel ______________ entered Goa harbour, after completing a historic global circumnavigation voyage by an all-women crew. Crew Members of this expedition were presented Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 by Govt.

  1. Titled Navika Sagar Parikrama, The 254 days long expedition was flagged off in Goa on September 10, 2017. 6 members are - Vartika Joshi (Skipper), Payal Gupta, Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, Aishwarya Boddapati and Shourgrakpam Vijaya Devi.
  2. It covered over 22000 Nautical miles (Approx 40000 KMs), visiting five countries – Australia, New Zealand, Falkland Islands (UK), South Africa and Mauritius.
  3. During the voyage, It met all criteria of circumnavigation -
    1. Crossing the Equator twice, crossing all Longitudes, Three great capes (Cape Leeuwin, Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope). The expedition was covered in six legs.
Chakra
Arihant
Shivalik
Tarini
None of These


12. Indian Navy conducted _____________________, a security exercise, off the coast of Mumbai.

Vijay
Prasthan
Rudra
Yudhabhyaas
None of These


13. Indian Navy’s Marine Commando (MARCO) cadre conducted 2nd Asymmetric Warfare Training Exercise ‘Ekatha 2018’ at _____________________. Additionally, Indian Navy ship Sumedha is conducting a joint exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surveillance of ________.

Malaysia
Indonesia
Thailand
Mauritius
Maldives


14. Indian and ______________ navies conducted third (final) phase of Varuna naval exercise 2018 in Indian Ocean region (IOR).

French
Russian
German
Polish
None of These


15. Joint Indo-Bangladesh Army Trekking Expedition to Nanda Devi started from New Delhi. Nanda Devi (_______________) east base camp is located 4300m from sea level and has a very challenging trekking route. Summit is at 7816 Metres.

Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Uttarakhand
None of These




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