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Defence Current Affairs Quiz - May 2019

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1. _______________ Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna 19.1 (First part) conducted off Goa coast.

  1. 2nd part, Varuna 19.2, is scheduled to be held at end of May in Djibouti. 
None of These

2. 8th Indo-_________________ coordinated patrol (IMCOR) Joint Naval Exercise Held at Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar)..

None of These

3. _____________ and Indian Coast Guard signed a ‘Affiliation Charter’ between 3rd (Naga Hills) Battalion of __________ and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship ‘Shaurya’, to enhance co-operation among two armed forces.

Assam Rifles
None of These

4. Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) certified AN-32 Transport aircraft fleet of Indian Air Force, to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to _________________ per cent bio-jet fuel. Indigenous bio-jet fuel was first produced by Indian Institute of Petroleum Dehradun in 2013, but it could not be certified for commercial use on aircraft due to lack of test facilities in civil aviation sector.


5. DRDO successfully flight tested ABHYAS, a _________________ (HEAT) Drone, demonstrating capability of ABHYAS to meet mission requirement of defence forces for a cost effective high-speed expendable aerial target. ABHYAS project picked up pace after all three defence services floated tender for procurement of 225 HEAT drones. 

High-speed Exploring Aerial Target
High-safety Expendable Aerial Target
High-speed Expendable Aerial Target
High-safety Exploring Aerial Target
None of These

6. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR , Chandipur (______________), as upgrade of existing AKASH missile with indigenous Seeker. AKASH Mk1S is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets.

West Bengal
Andhra Pradesh
None of These

7. First Rafale combat aircraft to be received by Indian Indian Airforce will be Inducted into ‘Golden Arrows’ 17 Squadron. Aircraft is developed by Dassault Aviation (____________________) -

  1. The Squadron will be shifted to Ambala in Haryana, from Bathinda (Punjab).
  2. First Rafale will be handed to Indian Air Force in September 2019. After intensive testing, first batch will be inducted at Ambala around May 2020.
  3. Also, 3 women officers of Indian Air Force became part of India’s first all-women crew to fly a medium-lift helicopter Mi-17 V5. Womenn Officers Parul Bhardwaj,Aman Nidhi and Hina Jaiswal flew it for Battle Inoculation Training mission.
None of These

8. INS Vela, India's 4th Scorpene class submarine Under _______________, has been rolled out for Trials, made at Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL).

  1. Under this Project, 2 remaining Scorpene submarines under developmen are Vagir and Vagsheer.
  2. A contract was signed in 2005, between French DCNS, and Mazgaon Dock Limited under Indian Navy's _________________ for supply of six submarines.
  3. Previosuly deployed submarines under the project are - INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi and INS Karanj.
Project 75
Project 25
Project 85
Project 95
None of These

9. Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief B.S. Dhanoa visited Air Force Station in Bhisiana and Sarsawa to pay homage to the air warriors who made supreme sacrifice during Operation Safed Sagar at Kargil.

  1. On 28 May ______________________, IAF lost a Mi-17 helicopter after attacking enemy in Drass sector (J&K). Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja laid down his life.
  2. IAF Chief paid tribute to Ajay Ahuja and other fallen heroes who lost their life 20 years back during Kargil war, by flying ‘missing man’ formation flypast in a Mig-21 aircraft.
None of These

10. Indian Air Force (IAF) formally received its first AH-64E (I)-Apache Guardian helicopter at Boeing facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA.

  1. In September 2015, India and US signed a deal worth $3 billion for inducting _______________________ Apaches Helicopters in Indian Air Force (IAF) by March 2020.
  2. AH-64E Apache is flown by US Army and is one of leading multi-role attack helicopters globally, often dubbed as “flying tank”.
None of These

11. Indian Air Force successfully fired BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft, with range of ______________ KM. 

  1. IAF became first Air Force to successfully fire an air launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target, in Nov 17. This one was second such live launch of the weapon.
  2. DRDO also tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. Inertial Guided Weapons is a type of Precision guided munition (smart bomb) which is intended to precisely hit a specific desired target so as to minimize collateral damage and increase fatality against intended targets.
None of These

12. Indian Armed Forces carried out Exercise Bull Strike at Teressa Island in ___________________, showcasing joint operations capability of armed forces.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
None of These

13. Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) _______________ has beendecommissioned, after 29 years of service to the nation. It was seventh OPV built by Mazagaon Dock Ltd Mumbai.


14. Indian Navy Ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in 3-day Asia Pacific naval and maritime event titled International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia (IMDEX Asia-2019) held in ______________. They also participated in Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX).

Saudi Arabia
None of These

15. Indian Navy conducted test firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), as its First cooperative engagement firing of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM). MRSAM is developed in association with _________________ Aerospace Industries.

  1. Firing was undertaken on INS Kochi and INS Chennai,in which missiles of both ships were controlled by one ship to obstruct different aerial targets at extended ranges. Indian Navy is now part of a select group, that have this niche capability of cooperative mode of engagement.
None of These

16. Indian Navy ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti joined six day long ‘Group Sail’ with naval ships of USA, Japan and _____________ in South China Sea (SCS).

None of These

17. Indian Navy’s missile destroyer INS ______________________ has been decommissioned after 36 years of service. It is first of five Rajput class destroyer to go out of service.

  1. The ship is third of the five Kashin-class destroyers built by erstwhile Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
None of These

18. Ministry of Defence approved Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 Kamov-31 helicopters from _______________, in deal worth 3,600 crores. Its a follow-on order (i.e. not a new order as Indian Navy already has a fleet of 12 of these Kamov-31 choppers).

None of These

19. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba inaugurated Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) at Diamond Harbour (________). This is fifth Service Selection Board of Indian Navy and caters for selection of both Permanent and Short Service Commission officers. Other Boards are located in Bhopal, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore.

  1. Indian Navy will also introduce computer-based examination for selection of Direct Entry Officers after graduation, called as Indian Navy Entrance Test (Officers). It is scheduled to be held in September 2019.
  2. Currently, officer candidates are shortlisted for interviews by Services Selection Board (SSB) on basis of marks in graduation (or post-graduation for certain entries). Henceforth, shortlisting for SSB will be taken on basis of marks scored in INET (Officers).
  3. Advertisements will be published every six months and applicants will need to exercise their option for entries that they wish to be considered for.
West Bengal
None of These

20. ___________ signed its biggest defence order worth over Rs 300 crore with Indian Navy,As part of ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project. It will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based Access Control System across all naval bases and ships.

Tech Mahindra
None of These

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