Indian Air Force: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

October 31: Ekta Diwas

Published: October 29, 2020

Every year on October 31, India celebrates the National Unity Day or Ekta Diwas. This year the celebrations of the day are to be held in Kevadia, Guajrat. PM Modi is to participate in the celebrations. Key Highlights This year Ekta Diwas is to be celebrated to commemorate 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. ..

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Indian Navy operationalises first Batch of Women Pilots

Published: October 23, 2020

On October 22, 2020, the Indian Navy operationalised the first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi. This was done by the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy. Highlights The three women pilots are Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop. They underwent training partly with the Indian Air Force and ..

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

Published: October 2, 2020

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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CAG report: Irregularities in Defence Purchases

Published: September 24, 2020

On September 23, 2020, the Comptroller and Auditor General submitted its report on Defence Ministry to both the houses of the Parliament. Key findings of the Report The modernisation of Mi-17 medium lift helicopters that was proposed in 2002 has still not been achieved. According to the report, the contracted delivery of the upgraded ninety ..

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Women Officers for the first time join Helicopter Stream of Indian Navy

Published: September 21, 2020

For the first time in the history of Indian Defence System two women officers were selected to join as Observers in the Helicopter Stream of Indian Navy. They will be the first women combatants operating warships. Highlights The two women officers joining the Helicopter team are Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh and Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi. ..

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