Indian Armed Forces: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

October 27: Infantry Day

Every year, Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27. In India, the day is celebrated to mark the landing of first Indian troops in the Jammu and Kashmir region in 1947. The troops landed to push back Pakistan. Highlights This year, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the US secretary of Defence Mark ..

Indo-Tibetan Border Forces to set up 47 new outposts: Key Facts

As the tension arises across China along the Line of Actual Control, the GoI has commanded setting up of 47 Border Outposts (BoPs). The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will launch and man these Border Outposts. What is the budget allocated? The budget allocated is Rs 7,223 crore When was it set up? It was set ..

Ministry of Defence sets new rules for land transfer to reduce expenditure

The Ministry of Defence recently approved the land transfer rules. Under the new rules the armed forces are allowed to receive infrastructure equivalent in value to the land under their control. The land is to be used for public utilities. This will help reduce the defence forces’ expenditure. Key Highlights The Defence Forces under the ..

Indian Navy operationalises first Batch of Women Pilots

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 ..

“MY IAF”: Indian Air Force launches new mobile application for aspirants

As part of the ‘Digital India’ initiative, the Chief of the Air Staff, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has launched a mobile application named ‘My IAF’ containing career-related information with job details that are going to be useful for candidates. How will it serve the candidates? The app will serve the candidates by providing information regarding ..