सामयिक विषय: Defense/Science Short Notes

Flag4 Military Exercises Kick Off in UAE


Question: At which of the following places the joint military exercise of United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and France, ‘Flag-4’ is being organized?
(a) Paris
(b) Washington
(c) Abu Dhabi
(d) London
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts

  • On December 4th, 2017, joint army training exercise of United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and France is being organized in Abu Dhabi.
  • The name of two week long exercise is “Flag-4”.
  • Its aim is to increase combat efficiency, gain more field expertise, and work to unify military concepts among participating parties.


Nirmala Sitharaman elected IDSA President

New President of IDSA

Question: Recently Who was, elected as the new president of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA)?
(a) Nirmala Sitharaman
(b) Sushma Swaraj
(c) Manohar Parrikar
(d) S. Jayashankar
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On November 23, 2017, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was elected as the President of the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA).
  • In this post, she will replace the Manohar Parrikar.
  • IDSA was established in November, 1965 by the Ministry of Defense as an autonomous Think Tank.
  • Traditionally, the Defense Minister of the country is the President of this institute.

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Question: 20th-24th November 2017 under the aegis of which Command, Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted?
(a) Trident Command
(b) Andaman & Nicobar Command
(c) Eastern Command
(d) Southern Command
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • From 20th-24th November, 2017 Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX) was conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command.
  • Main objective of the exercise was to practice & validate procedures and drills of all the Command forces aimed at defending Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Accretional forces from the main land including fighters, Special Forces, Naval ships and heavy lift transport aircraft participated in the exercise.


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