DEFENCE
A)
Iran
B)
Oman
C)
Pakistan
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Pakistan

Note : Pakistan has test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile named ‘Ghaznavi’ on August 12, 2021. This is a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ which can strike targets up to 290 kilometres. The Ghaznavi missile has been tested in both day and night modes.

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A)
Sikkim
B)
Uttarakhand
C)
Ladakh
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ladakh

Note :

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has built one of the world’s highest mobile air traffic control (ATC) towers at the Advanced Landing Ground in Ladakh. The ATC controls operations of the fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters operating in the eastern Ladakh region. Meanwhile, India has been considering multiple options of developing airfields in eastern Ladakh including Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO), Fukche and Nyoma which are at a distance of few minutes from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
 
The Air Force also has deployed the Igla man-portable air defence missiles to tackle any aerial incursion by any adversary aircraft. The Indian Air Force has been regularly deploying fighter aircraft including the Rafale and MiG-29s to carry out operations in eastern Ladakh where there has been disengagement of troops at two locations including Pangong Tso and Gogra heights but both sides have not de-escalated.

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A)
Rs 38,500 crore
B)
Rs 48,300 crore
C)
Rs 50,000 crore
D)
Rs 55,250 crore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs 38,500 crore

Note :

As per the details provided by the government in the Lok Sabha recently, India exported military hardware and systems worth Rs 38,500 crore in the last seven years. Further, the value of defence exports clocked Rs 9,115.55 crore in 2019-20 and Rs 8434.84 crore in 2020-21.
 
The details were shared by the Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt while replying to a question in the lower house of the Parliament. The minister informed, “ The major arsenal exported during 2014-15 and 2020-21 included armoured protection vehicles, light-weight torpedo, weapons locating radar,fire control systems and tear gas launchers.”
 
Presently, India is exporting defence equipment to more than 75 countries around the globe. According to the details provided by Ajay Bhatt, India’s defence exports in 2014-15 was Rs 1,940.64 crore and gradually climbed to Rs 2,059.18 crore in 2015-16. In 2016-17, exports of Rs 1,521.91 crore were recorded while it raised up to Rs 4,682.36 crore in 2017-18. In 2018-2019, the defence exports soared to Rs 10,7465.77 crore.
 
The value of defence exports in 2019-2020 was registered at Rs 9,115.55 crore and Rs 8,434.84 crore in 2020-21, as per the details.
 
In the last 7 years, the aggregate defence exports stood at Rs 38,500.25 crore.

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A)
Assam
B)
Gujarat
C)
Haryana
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arunachal Pradesh

Note : Border Roads Organisation BRO Director General Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary on 22-07-2021 virtually conducted the last blast of escape tube of the under-construction Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh to facilitate its faster completion, the defence ministry said.This breakthrough last blast will facilitate faster completion of Sela Tunnel by undertaking simultaneous activities in two tubes i.e. a two-way tube of 1,555 meters and an escape tube of 980 meters, besides 8.8 kms of approach roads, it mentioned.In January this year, the DG BRO had conducted the first blast of the escape tube during his visit on Army Day, the ministry said.

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A)
Russia
B)
Israel
C)
USA
D)
UK

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Israel

Note : The Kit 300 is made of thermal visual concealment material that reduces the detectability of soldiers. The technology has been procured by the Israel Defense Forces, and is now being tested in the US.

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A)
Vigraha
B)
Varaha
C)
Veer
D)
Viraat

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vigraha

Note : The seventh offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), ”Vigraha” was formally unveiled at the Kattupalli port, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The vessel, built by Larsen and Toubro, is the last in the series of seven OPVs contracted to the company by the Ministry of Defence in 2015. It was the first time a private sector shipyard has undertaken the design and construction of offshore patrol vessel class of ships.

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A)
United States
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note : The Pakistan Army has formally inducted the first batch of the China-made VT-4 battle tanks into its armoury. Produced by Chinese state-owned armoured vehicle manufacturer, Norinco, the delivery of VT-4 tanks from the manufacturer began in April 2020. Pakistan is the third country to have bought these tanks from China after Thailand and Nigeria.

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A)
Dinesh K Tripathi
B)
S R Sarma
C)
Ravneet Singh
D)
G Ashok Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ravneet Singh

Note : The Vice-Admiral Ravneet Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Nausena Medal holder assumed charge as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. 

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A)
Tata Communications Ltd
B)
Reliance Industries Ltd
C)
BEL
D)
ITI Limited

Correct Answer : Option (D) - ITI Limited

Note :

Indian Army has signed a Rs.7,796 crore project with ITI Limited, a telecom & Defence equipment manufacturing PSU.

The project has been signed for Phase IV of Army Static Switched Communication Network (ASCON) project. The ASCON is a telecom network for secured communication across the country. The project also includes maintenance of the network for a period of 10 years by ITI Limited.

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A)
Arjun-P (Prime)
B)
Agni-P (Prime)
C)
Bharat
D)
Bhim

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Agni-P (Prime)

Note :

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni-P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha.

Agni P is an advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles and is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1000km and 2000 km.

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