सामयिक विषय: Defense/Science Short Notes

Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGSSujay

Commissioning of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Sujay

Question: Recently “Sujay”, the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was commissioned. This OPV has been designed and built by which of the following shipyard?
(a) Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
(b) Mazagon Shipyard Ltd.
(c) Goa Shipyard Ltd.
(d) L & T Shipyard Ltd.
Answer- (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On December 21, 2017, “Sujay”, the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was commissioned by Director General Indian Coast Guard Shri Rajendra Singh at Goa.
  • ‘Sujay’ means ‘Great Victory’ which is also projection of Indian Coast Guard’s will and commitment “To serve and Protect” the maritime interest of the nation.
  • OPV has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
  • The ship is based at Paradip, Odisha under the operational and administrative control of Commander Coast Guard Region (North-East).
  • The features include 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS) and High Power External Fire Fighting System.
  • The ship is designed to carry one twin engine Light Helicopter and five high speed boats including two Quick Reaction Inflatable Boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.
  • The ship draws 2350 tons(GRT) propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 23 Knots and has an endurance of 6000 NM at economical speed.

Reference:        
http://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1513680

Ajeya Warrior-2017

Ajeya Warrior – joint military exercise

Question: Between which of the following two countries joint military exercise-‘Ajeya Warrior’ concluded during December 1st– 14th 2017?
(a) India and UK
(b) India and Oman
(c) India and China
(d) India and Australia
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts: 

  • Between December 1st– 14th, 2017 joint military exercise-‘Ajeya Warrior’ concluded between armed forces of India and UK.
  • Fourteen-day joint Military exercise was organized at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan.
  • This is the third joint military exercise between these two countries.
  • Earlier, the first exercise of this series was held in Belgaum, Karnataka in 2013 and the second in year 2015 in the UK.
  • In this exercise, the 20th battalion of the Indian Army’s Rajputana Rifle and the first battalion of Britain, the Royal Anglican Regiment, shared the experience of counter-terrorism.
  • Approximately 120 personnel from each side participated in it.

Reference:     
http://www.firstpost.com/india/ajeya-warrior-india-uk-third-joint-military-training-exercise-in-rajasthan-concludes-4258733.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-ajeya-warrior-2017-indo-uk-joint-military-exercise-ends-in-rajasthan-2567709/walk-the-talk!-2567714

World’s first AI politician developed

World’s First Political Robot

Question: The world’s first political robot was developed by scientists recently. What is the name of this virtual politician?
(a) Uncle
(b) Sam
(c) Tony
(d) Billy-Billy
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • In the year 2017, the World’s first Political Robot was developed by scientists of New Zealand.
  • This virtual politician has been named Sam.
  • This robot is capable of answering the questions asked on local issues related to housing, education and immigration policies.
  • This robot is being prepared to make candidates in the general elections to be held in New Zealand in the year 2020.
  • It is created by 49 year old entrepreneur Nick Gerritsen of New Zealand.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/worlds-first-ai-politician-developed/article20945483.ece

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