Defence Current Affairs MCQs
1. Which two naval ships were recently decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai?
[A] INS Nishank and INS Akshay
[B] INS Nitya and INS Vikrant
[C] INS Nirbhay and INS Akshay
[D] INS Kattabomman and INS Akshay
Correct Answer: A [INS Nishank and INS Akshay]
Indian Navy Ships Nishank and Akshay were decommissioned after their 32 years of glorious service to the nation.
The decommissioning event was conducted at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in a traditional ceremony. While INS Nishank was commissioned in 1989, INS Akshay was commissioned a year later in 1990 at Poti, Georgia.
2. ‘Ex SAMPRITI-X’ is a joint military training exercise between India and which country?
[A] Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: C [Bangladesh]
‘Ex SAMPRITI-X’, a joint military training exercise between India and Bangladesh commenced in Bangladesh, as part of bilateral defence cooperation.
The military training exercise is aimed at strengthening the features of interoperability and cooperation between both armies. The Indian contingent is represented by a battalion of the Dogra regiment.
3. Which organisation developed the nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile?
[D] Dassault Aviation
Correct Answer: B [DRDO]
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range off the Odisha coast.
The missile was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation of India. It has a range of around 250 km and can carry a one tonne payload. The test comes around 10 days after India tested its Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Agni-IV, which can travel as far as 4,000 km.
4. Which Indian organisation carried out the maiden flight test of ‘Autonomous flying wing technology demonstrator’?
[C] Dhruva Airspace
[D] Pixxel Space
Correct Answer: A [DRDO]
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out the maiden flight test of the ‘autonomous flying wing technology demonstrator’ in Karnataka.
The test, carried out from the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, Karnataka is being seen as an important milestone towards developing unmanned aircraft technology in India.
5. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched 75 Defence products powered by artificial intelligence from which city?
[B] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched 75 defence products powered by artificial intelligence at the first-ever ‘AI in Defence’ symposium and exhibition in New Delhi.
These products are in the fields of robotics systems, cyber security, human behaviour analysis, intelligent monitoring system, supply chain management, voice analysis and C4ISR (command, control, communication, computer and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) among others.
6. What is Dunagiri, which was recently launched by the Union Defence Minister?
[A] Stealth frigate
[B] Anti-ship Missile
[C] Inter-continental Ballistic Missile
Correct Answer: A [Stealth frigate]
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the P17A stealth frigate Dunagiri, named after a mountain range in Uttarakhand.
It was built by PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers. P17A ships are guided-missile frigates and Dunagiri is the fourth P17A ship. The first two ships of the P17A Project were launched in 2019 and 2020. The third ship ‘Udaygiri’, was recently launched in Mumbai.
7. Which country tested the ‘Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW)’ hypersonic missiles system?
[C] North Korea
Correct Answer: B [USA]
The US Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it has tested two different hypersonic missiles systems.
The AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) had its second consecutive successful test. ARRW is a boost-glide system that uses a rocket to accelerate a missile to hypersonic speeds before releasing a hypersonic glider.
8. ‘SPRINT Project’ which was launched by the Prime Minister, is associated with which field?
Correct Answer: D [Defence]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) seminar ‘Swavlamban’.
NIIO, in association with the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) aims at inducting over 75 new indigenous technologies/products into the Indian Navy. This project is named SPRINT (Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R & D through iDEX, NIIO and TDAC).
9. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has created its first mountain-warfare training centre in northeast India in which state?
[A] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Sikkim]
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has created its first mountain-warfare training centre in northeast India in Dombang, Sikkim.
It is ITBP’s second training centre in the country, to skill its troops in high-altitude combat and survival tactics as part of their mandate to guard the Line of Actual Control with China. The first such school-Mountaineering and skiing institute (M&SI) is at Joshimath, in the Himalayan ranges of Uttarakhand.
10. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has fast-tracked the indigenisation of SDRs with DRDO and IIT Kanpur. What is SDR?
[A] Sustainable Defence Radios
[B] Software Defined Radios
[C] Spectrum for Defence Radios
[D] Segregated Defence Radios
Correct Answer: B [Software Defined Radios]
Ministry of Defence (MoD) has fast-tracked the indigenisation of Software Defined Radios (SDRs) with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
It aims to fulfill the rising demand by the Armed Forces across a broad spectrum of operations. Two key elements of indigenous SDR technology are the standardised operating software environment (OE) and applications (waveforms).
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