Defence Ministry Current Affairs, GK & News

Defence Ministry places 10 lakh hand grenades order with private sector for the first time

On October 1, 2020, the Defence Ministry placed orders with a private firm for the first time. The order has been placed for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. These grenades will replace the vintage design grenades that are in use. So far, these products were either imported or made by the Ordnance factories. ..

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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board

The government has recently decided to corporatize the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). It means converting a subordinate office of Ministry of Defence (MoD) into 100 per cent Government owned corporate entities. Highlights For this purpose, Government has created an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), that will be chaired by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh. EGoM ..

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Defence Minister launches Indigenisation portal ‘SRIJAN’

On the final day of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Week’ celebrations of the Ministry of Defence from Aug 10 – 14, 2020, the Defence Minister virtually launched the Department of Defence Production Portal ‘SRIJAN’ as a part of opportunities for Make in India initiatives in the defence sector. About the SRIJAN Portal This portal provides information ..

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Russia names its new Covid-19 vaccine as ‘Sputnik V’

Russia has decided to name its first COVID 19 vaccine as ‘Sputnik V’ for the foreign markets since this name is a reference to the first satellite of the world. This is a big success for the Russian government since Russia is the first country to register a vaccine for the COVID 19 disease. Background ..

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Defence Minister laid foundation for a Missile-seeker facility and Warhead production unit

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has laid the foundation for a missile-seeker facility and a warhead production unit at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) at Hyderabad, as part of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Saptah’ being celebrated by the company. The foundation laying ceremony has been organized virtually from New Delhi. About the Facility BDL is establishing a ..

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