Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Current Affairs, GK & News

PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu & Kerala to Inaugurate Several Key Projects

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala on February 14, 2021. He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for several key projects in both the states. What key projects will be inaugurated? The Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate understated projects in both the states: Inauguration of ..

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Defence Geo Informatics Research Establishment: Key Facts

The Defence Research Development Organization recently launched a new laboratory Defence Geo Informatics Research Establishment. The new lab was established by merging existing labs – the Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) and the Delhi-based Defence Terrain Research Establishment. This new lab will focus on researching terrain and avalanches along the borders with China ..

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DRDO to double ASTRA’s range

The DRDO Chief, Mr G Sateesh Reddy recently announced that DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) is to increase the range of ASTRA air-to-air missiles. India is one of the few countries to own a successful BMD-Ballistic Missile Defence programme. ASTRA Astra (Sanskrit word for weapon) is an all-weather air-to-air missile developed completely by DRDO. Currently, ..

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DRDO: Technology Transfer Agreements signed

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed 30 licensing agreement for ToT-Transfer of Technology with 16 Indian companies. The list of companies includes start-ups as well. The main purpose of the agreement is to fulfill the requirements of the armed forces. Earlier, the Indian Armed Forces have procured ready-to-eat meals from companies that acquired ..

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Government sacks DRDO Chief Avinash Chander, 16 months before end of his tenure

Union Government has sacked chief of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Avinash Chander, 16 months before his contract end. Termination of his contract was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from 31 January 2015. He was appointed as DRDO chief in June 2013.  He was ..

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