Ministry of Defence Current Affairs, GK & News

BRO Cafes to be set up at 75 locations

Ministry of Defence has allowed to open BRO Cafes soon at different sections of border roads with Border Road Organisation (BRO). About BRO Cafes BRO Cafes will shortly open at 75 locations in 12 states and Union Territories. These cafes are aimed at providing basic amenities and comfort to tourists. They will lead to boosting ..

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State Tableaux for Republic Day Parade

On January 17, 2022, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as West Bengal’s tableau for the Republic Day parade was rejected without providing reasons or justifications. Highlights West Bengal Tableau was set to commemorate contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his INA marking his 125th birth anniversary year. Union government ..

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‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ to be held in Jhansi

As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv will be organised from November 17 to November 19, 2021. Key Points Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv will be organised in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. To mark the occasion, Ministry of Defence (MoD) will dedicate several schemes to the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ..

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‘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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