Daily : May 2, 2017

Naval Commanders’ Conference 02-05 May 2017

Naval Commanders’ Conference 02-05 May 2017

Question: Naval Commanders Conference 2017 is being organized in …
(a) New Delhi
(b) Kolkata
(c) Chennai
(d) Mumbai
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • Naval Commanders’ Conference 2017 was inaugurated at New Delhi on 2nd, May 2017. It is a four day event which will last till 5th, May 2017.
  • The Chief of the Naval Staff will review major operational, training and administrative activities with the Commanders-in-Chief undertaken in the last six months and deliberate the away ahead on important activities and initiatives in the near future.
  • The Defence Minister would address and interact with the Naval Commanders on the opening day of the Conference.
  • The Conference is a platform for institutionalized interaction between the naval top-brass and senior Government officials as also with the Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff.
  • Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff would chair the Conference and deliberate on Indian Navy’s plans for sustained operational effectiveness, combat readiness and improved maintenance.
  • The Commanders would also brainstorm synergising the Navy’s role in a joint/ unified structure in the future.
  • In the back drop of terrorist threats and the prevailing security scenario, the Conference would review the security measures for naval assets, bases and air stations, and the overall operational readiness of units.
  • It will lay particular emphasis on indigenisation towards achieving greater self-reliance and support the “Make in India” initiative.
  • Deliberations will also be made on some critical key enablers viz. infrastructure/ force development and improved logistics management

Reference:
https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/content/naval-commanders%E2%80%99-conference-02-05-may-2017
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161403

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd & 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

Global Technology Conference

Question: Global Technology Conference is being organized in New Delhi on 3rd & 4th May, 2017 by …
(a) DRDO
(b) ISRO
(c) Research and Development Standards Organization (RDSO)
(d) None of the above.
Ans (c)
Related Fact :

  • The Research and Development Standards Organization (RDSO) of the Indian Railways has scheduled to hold a two-day Global Technology Conference on 3rd & 4th May 2017 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi.
  • More than 50 speakers are slated to hold presentations on a variety of topics under four themes – Enhanced Safety, Capacity Enhancement & Congestion Reduction, Reduced In-service Failures and Automated Health Monitoring & Inspection, and Enhanced Customer Service.
  • The Technical Engineering Institutes of the Indian Railways viz. Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and the Institution of Signal and Telecommunications Engineers (IRSTE) are the nodal bodies collaborating in and organizing this Conference.
  • The Conference will be inaugurated by Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 3rd May 2017.
  • The Global Technological Conference envisages bringing in new perspectives and insights in planning for future rail transportation growth in the country. The Conference shall feature technical sessions, technical presentations, and table-top exhibits. Experts from 17 countries like- USA, China, Japan, Russia, South Africa etc shall be participating in the Conference.
  • The Conference is envisaged to enable the emergence of a multi-disciplinary logistics interface and eco-systems to help the Indian Railways to deliver new levels of value along with modernization.

Reference:
http://www.gtcir.in/theme_of_conference.php
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161441

India successfully test-fires Agni III missile

Successful test of Agni-III missile

Question:-Consider the following statements about Agni-III:-
1. It is a surface-to-surface missile and its range is more than 3,000 km.
2. It is a two-stage missile and is capable of carrying 1.5 tons of warheads with itself.
3. It has been deployed in the Armed Forces.
4. Its successful test was done by Indian Navy.
Choose the correct option from the codes given below.
Code:

(A) Only 1 and 2
(B) Only 1, 2 and 4
(C) Only 1, 2 and 3
(D) All of the above
Ans :-(c)
Related facts:-

  • On April 27, 2017, a successful experimental test was conducted for the nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-III’ from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of Odisha.
  • The indigenously built missile was launched from Launch Pad number-4 of the Integrated Test Range.
  • The successful test of the Agni-III missile was carried out under the Technical Supervision of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists by ‘Strategic Force Command’ (SFC) of the Indian Army.
  • It is surface-to-surface missile; its range is more than 3,000 km.
  • The Agni-III missile is equipped with two-tier solid propellant system.
  • Its length is 17 meters, diameter is 2 meters, and weighing around 2200 kilograms.
  • It is capable of carrying 1.5 ton weighing warhead.
  • It is worth mentioning that it has been deployed in the Armed Forces in 2011.
  • Last successful test of Agni-III prior to this was conducted on April 16, 2015.

Related links:-
https://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/agni-iii-ballistic-missile-successfully-test-fired-from-balasore-209981/
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-test-fires-nuclear-capable-agni-iii-ballistic-missile/articleshow/58396268.cms
http://www.defencenews.in/article/India-successfully-test-fires-Agni-III-Ballistic-Missile-from-Odisha-Coast-251793
http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/india-successfully-test-fires-agni-iii-missile-61091

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