Annual Bilateral Maritime Exercise Konkan 2023
From 20th to 22nd March 2023, the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy held their annual Konkan 2023 maritime exercise off the Konkan coast in the Arabian Sea. The Royal Navy, the United Kingdom’s naval warfare force, participated in the exercise with their Type 23 guided missile frigate HMS Lancaster, while the Indian Navy deployed the guided missile frigate INS Trishul. Read the complete article here
Union Minister Sonowal Launches The Technology Arm Of Shipping Ministry In TN
As part of the Make in India strategy, this hub will support the creation of technological solutions for the industry, resulting in growth overall. The Discovery Campus of IIT Madras was founded in February 2018 and is situated on a 163-acre location in Thaiyur, some 36 kilometres from the main campus in Guindy. Read the complete article here
Mongolia Refinery To Be Built In India By 2025
Mongolia’s first oil refinery is expected to be operating by 2025. It is predicted that the first phase of the Mongol Oil Refinery, which is supported by an India-backed $1.2 billion soft loan, will be finished by the end of this year. Given that Russia is the only source of energy import for Mongolia, this event has important strategic ramifications. Read the complete article here
UDAN 5.0 Launched by Civil Aviation Ministry to Further Enhance Connectivity to Remote Areas
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has initiated the fifth round of bidding for its regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), which aims to enhance connectivity to rural and regional communities in India. Airline proposals for several routes are being accepted at this stage, with the process beginning on April 21. Read the complete article here
India Launches Operation Kaveri to Rescue Indians from Sudan
The security situation in Sudan is currently unstable, with reports of intense fighting in various parts of Khartoum. In response, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the preparation of contingency plans for the evacuation of Indian nationals. Read the complete article here
World English Day 2023 – Theme, History and Significance
Every year on April 23, World English Day is observed to praise the English language, which is extensively used across the world. World English Day 2023 will be observed this year on April 23 in honour of the language’s enormous contribution to promoting global understanding and communication. Read the complete article here
Ministry of Defence inks Rs 3,700 crore contracts with BEL to increase operational capabilities of IAF
23 March, New Delhi, India (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Defence Ministry on Thursday inked two separate contracts with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for a combined sum of more than Rs 3,700 crore in an effort to improve operational capabilities.
The first contract, worth over Rs 2,800 crore, pertains to the supply of Medium Power Radars (MPR) ‘Arudhra’ for the Indian Air Force. The second contract, at an overall cost of approx. Rs 950 crore, relates to 129 DR-118 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR). Both projects are under Buy Indian- IDMM (Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured) category. These essentially embody the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and will help facilitate the realisation of the country’s journey to achieve self-reliance in defence manufacturing.