DAC: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India attends International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Published: November 13, 2019

India attended the eighth session of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) at Rome, Italy. Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Tomar attended the session representing India. The Treaty is in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity. The treaty was negotiated through FAO. About the session The Governing sessions of ..

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DAC approves procurement of 1,000 engines for fitment in T-72 tanks

Published: September 26, 2018

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 1,000 engines of 1,000 BHP (brake horse power) for fitment in T-72 tanks of Indian Army. These engines will be procured under ‘Buy & Make’ category at an approximate cost of over Rs 2,300 crore. Most of these engines will be manufactured by Ordnance Factories Board (OFB). ..

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DAC approves procurement of upgraded Akash missile system

Published: September 19, 2018

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman given approval to Indian Army for inducting upgraded variant of indigenously developed Akash short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) system. Under this proposal two new two regiments of this missile systems will be procured under ‘Buy (Indian)’ category from Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). Indian Army already has ..

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DAC approves procurement of 111 utility helicopters for Indian Navy

Published: August 26, 2018

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters for Indian Navy at cost of over Rs 21,000 crore. DAC is Union Defence Ministry’s highest decision making body on capital procurement of Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force). Key Facts The procurement of 111 utility ..

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DAC approves procurement of 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems

Published: August 26, 2018

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 150 indigenously designed and developed 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems for Indian Army at approximate cost of Rs 3,364.78 crores. This procurement will further quest for modernisation of Armed forces. 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems These guns have been indigenously designed & developed ..

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