DEFENCE
A)
China
B)
South Korea
C)
North Korea
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (C) - North Korea

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North Korea's leader "Kim Jong" Un personally oversaw the successful test of a hypersonic missile, state media reported Wednesday (12th Jan 2022), the second such launch by the nuclear-armed nation in less than a week.
 
The missile carrying a "hypersonic gliding vehicle" hit "the set target in waters 1,000 km off," the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
 
Photographs posted on the website of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party, showed Kim Jong Un wearing a long black leather coat and using binoculars to watch the missile blast off from his mobile viewing platform.
 
"The superior maneuverability of the hypersonic glide vehicle was more strikingly verified through the final test-fire," the KCNA report said.
 
Other images in Rodong Sinmun showed the missile blasting off from land at dawn in a blaze of fire and smoke, and Kim discussing charts with uniformed officials.
 

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A)
Prithvi-III (SS-350)
B)
Agni : VI : Hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missile
C)
DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile
D)
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Correct Answer : Option (D) - BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

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The naval variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with an extended range of 350 to 400-km, and the indigenous Man-Portable anti-tank guided missile (MP-ATGM), with a 2.5-km strike range, were successfully tested on Tuesday(11th Jan 2022).
 
The BrahMos missile was fired from the Navy’s latest guided-missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam, commissioned last November, to hit the designated target in a sea-to-sea mode with “precision”, a DRDO official said.
 
The low-weight, fire-and-forget MP-ATGM, in turn, was successfully flight-tested in its “final deliverable configuration”. The DRDO official said, “Launched from a man portable launcher integrated with thermal sight, the missile impacted the designated target and destroyed it.”

Source : Times Of India

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A)
HAL
B)
DRDO
C)
JAXA
D)
Roscosmos

Correct Answer : Option (B) - DRDO

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday(11th Jan 2022) successfully flight tested the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The defence ministry said the anti-tank missile was flight-tested in its final "deliverable configuration".
 
The indigenously developed MPATGM is a low weight, "fire and forget" missile.
 
"The missile impacted the designated target and destroyed it. The final impact event was captured on camera and the has validated the minimum range successfully," it said.

Source : India Times

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A)
Goa
B)
Kerala
C)
Gujarat
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Goa

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Eyeing the Indian Navy's carrier-borne fighter jet deal, France sent a Rafale maritime fighter aircraft to a naval facility in Goa on Thursday(6th Jan 2022) to demonstrate its combat capabilities.
 
The Indian Navy is planning to procure a batch of fighter jets for Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant that is likely to be commissioned in August.
 
The demonstration by the naval variant of the Rafale jet has kicked off at the shore-based test facility (SBTF) in Goa, people familiar with the development said.

Source : New Indian Express

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A)
China
B)
France
C)
Israel
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Russia

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Russia test-fired around 10 new Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missiles from a frigate and two more from a submarine, Interfax news agency said on Friday citing northern fleet.

Russian President "Vladimir Putin" has lauded the weapon as part of a new generation of unrivalled arms systems.
 
Putin has called a missile test, conducted last week, "a big event in the country's life", adding that this was "a substantial step" in increasing Russia's defence capabilities. 
 
Some Western experts have questioned how advanced Russia's new generation of weapons is, while recognising that the combination of speed, manoeuvrability and altitude of hypersonic missiles makes them difficult to track and intercept.
 
Putin announced an array of new hypersonic weapons in 2018 in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost any point in the world and evade a U.S.-built missile shield.

Source : Times Of India

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A)
US Army
B)
Russia Army
C)
Indian Army
D)
South Korea Army

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Indian Army

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The Indian Army has set up a quantum computing laboratory and a centre for artificial intelligence (AI) at a military engineering institute in Madhya Pradesh's Mhow. The two centres will carry out extensive research in developing transformative technologies for use by the armed forces.
 
"The Army, with support from the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), has recently established the Quantum Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering(MCTE), Mhow to spearhead research and and training in this key developing field," the defence ministry said.
 
It said the Indian Army is making steady and significant strides in the field of emerging technologies.
 
Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane visited the facility during his recent visit to Mhow.

Source : The Economic Times 

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A)
Clean Science and Tech
B)
MTAR Technologies
C)
Paras Defence and Space
D)
Latent View Analytics

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Paras Defence and Space

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The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) selected Paras Defence and Space Technologies for handing over the technology of border surveillance systems as developed by Instruments Research & Development Establishment and DRDO.
 
This technology has been transferred by a licensing agreement for transfer of technology (ToT) for border surveillance systems entered between the company, Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

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A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Piyush Goyal
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnath Singh

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister "Yogi Adityanath" and Defense Minister "Rajnath Singh" laid the foundation stone of BrahMos Missiles production unit and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab in Lucknow on Saturday(25-12-2021).
 
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister said, Uttar Pradesh will become a Defence production hub and BrahMos missile will be manufactured in Lucknow which will lead to the creation of new employment opportunities for youth.

Source : NDTV

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A)
HAL
B)
DRDO
C)
ISRO
D)
SpaceX

Correct Answer : Option (B) - DRDO

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DRDO has successfully conducted(24th Dec 2021) the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) 'Abhyas' from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha yesterday. During the flight trial, high subsonic speed trajectory at a very low altitude with high endurance was demonstrated.
 
Two boosters provided initial acceleration during launch and a small turbojet engine was used to sustain high subsonic speed with long endurance.
 
The indigenous data link designed by Bengaluru based Industry partner has been successfully flown and tested during the flight. The performance of the system during the entire flight duration has been confirmed from the data captured by various Range instruments deployed.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the successful test is noteworthy testimony of synergy between scientists and industry.

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A)
INS Vikrant
B)
INS Arihant
C)
INS Vishal
D)
INS Khukri

Correct Answer : Option (D) - INS Khukri

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INS Khukri, the first of the indigenously built Missile Corvettes, was decommissioned after 32 years of glorious service on Thursday, 23 December 2021. The ship solemn ceremony was held at Visakhapatnam wherein the national flag, naval ensign, and the decommissioning pennant were lowered at sunset in the presence of Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command the Chief Guest for the ceremony and some serving and retired former commanding officers of the ship.
 
The corvette was built by the Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders on 23 August 1989 and had the distinction of being part of both the Western and Eastern Fleets. The ship was commissioned in Mumbai by Shri Krishna Chandra Pant, the then Hon’ble Raksha Mantri and Mrs Sudha Mulla, wife of late Capt Mahendra Nath Mulla, MVC with Commander (now Vice Admiral Retired) Sanjeev Bhasin as her first Commanding Officer.

Source : Indian Navy

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