Ministry of Defense Current Affairs, GK & News

Cabinet approves affiliation of 100 schools with Sainik School Society

Union Cabinet given its approval for affiliation of one hundred government sector as well as private sector schools with the Sainik School Society. Key Facts Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal on October 12, 2021. In line with the approval, affiliated Sainik Schools will be launched under Sainik Schools Society ..

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New Policy for Declassification of War Histories

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a policy on declassification of War histories. Key Points about new policy Under this policy, Ministry of Defence (MoD) will archive, declassify, compile and publish war and operations histories. However, declassification of older wars like of 1962 war is not automatic. Declassification will be taken up on case-by-case basis ..

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GoI new scheme: Rs 400 crores for testing MSME Defense products

The Government of India is planning to launch a new scheme to test defense products manufactured by MSMEs. In order to achieve this, the Ministry of Defence has allocated Rs 400 crores. Features of the scheme The test units that are to function under the scheme will be installed in north and south defence corridors. ..

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Government clears defence projects worth 80,000 cr

The Defence Acquisition Council has given the clearance to defence projects amounting to 80,000 cr.  Multiple deals that involve either upgradation of equipments or capability enhancement of the Navy were given approval. Other projects that have been approved are:- Indigenous production of six submarines Procurement of 8,000 Israeli anti-tank guided missiles Procurement of 12 upgraded ..

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DRDO develops heavy drop system improving Army's para-dropping capacity

DRDO has developed a 16 ton capacity Heavy Drop System (HDS) to improve Army’s para-dropping capacity. The system (HDS) consists of a platform and a highly advanced system of parachutes to drop loads consisting of military stores such as vehicles including BMP class, supplies and ammunition from IL-76 heavy lift aircraft. Aerial Delivery Research and Development ..

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