DRDO: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

DRDO test fires Naval Version of BRAHMOS missile successfully

On October 18, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization test fired the naval version BRAHMOS missile from INS Chennai successfully. The missile was test fired from an indigenously built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. The missile hit a target in Arabian Sea Highlights BRAHMOS is a supersonic missile. It was jointly developed by India and Russia. ..

India’s night trial of Nuclear Capable PRITHVI II missile successful

India recently conducted the night trial of indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi II missile. The test was successful. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. Highlights Prithvi II is a surface-to-surface missile. The first trial of Prithvi II was conducted in September 2020. The launch was conducted by the Strategic Force ..

CRPF inks MoU with DRDO and IIT Delhi

On October 17, 2020, the Central Reserve Police Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Delhi and Defence Research and Development Organization to find technological solutions to the operational challenges faced by the organization. Highlights There are 500 officers associated with CRPF. The MoU will enable these officers to undertake short-term courses in DRDO ..

October 15: World Students Day

Every year Dr APJ Abdul Kalam birth anniversary is celebrated as World Students Day. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Learning for people, prosperity and peace. Highlights Mr Kalam is popularly known as the “Missile Man of India”. He was not only an aerospace scientist but also a teacher and thus ..

Indigenously developed RUSTOM II Drone Test Fire Successful

On October 9, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organisation tested Rustom 2 drone successfully. The Drone is capable of carrying payloads depending on the mission objectives. This includes aperture radar, situational awareness systems and electronic intelligent systems. Highlights The Rustom 2 is a medium attitude long endurance indigenous drone. The Drone was tested at Chitradurga ..