Ministry of Defence Current Affairs, GK & News

‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ integrated with Digi Locker

Department of Ex-servicemen welfare working under ‘Ministry of Defence’ has integrated ‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ (EPPO) with the Digi Locker. Key facts Electronic Pension Payment Order is generated by Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) Pension, Allahabad. EPPO has been integrated with Digi Locker for enhancing Ease of Living of Defence Pensioners. Significance of the ..

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$2.5-bn contract signed for 56 Airbus C-295 military aircraft

Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a $2.5 billion contract for the acquisition of 56 Airbus C-295 aircraft on September 24, 2021. Key Facts 56 Airbus C-295 aircraft will replace the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) legacy fleet of Avro HS-748 aircraft. As per contract, Airbus will deliver the first 16 aircraft in ‘fly-away’ condition. It ..

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HAL tests Hindustan-228 aircraft

The public sector undertaking of the Defence Ministry, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has successfully carried ground tests for making a civilian aircraft named ‘Hindustan-228’. Key Points Ground run and low speed taxi trials (LSTT) of the Hindustan-228 aircraft was carried out at HAL facility at Kanpur. About Hindustan-228 It is a 19-seat multirole utility aircraft. ..

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Sainik Schools Open for Girls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address on 75th Independence Day celebration, announced that Sainik Schools across India will now be open for female students as well. Highlights This decision was taken following the messages from lakhs of female students that they also want to study in Sainik School. Girls were first allowed in Sainik ..

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Restructuring of OFB into 7 Defence PSUs

Government has approved its decision to dissolve Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and replaced it by seven new Defence Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). which will oversee 41 ordnance factories in India. These seven entities will be 100 per cent owned by government. Purpose of restructuring This decision was taken from the perspective of becoming Atmanirbhar in ..

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