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Defence India’s First anti-submarine warfare ship The Indian Navy launched the INS Arnala. It is the first of eight indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW-SWC) at shipbuilding facility of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in Kattupalli, Chennai. It is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), Kolkata, West Bengal. The ship’s name, “Arnala” honours the strategic maritime significance that was bestowed on the island of Arnala by the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.  Note On April 2019, the Ministry of Defence and GRSE, Kolkata, signed a deal for the construction of eight ASW-SWC ships. Awards and Honour Digital India Awards (DIA) 2022 The Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has won the Platinum icon award in the Digital India Awards (DIA) 2022 under the Data Sharing and Use for Socio Economic Development category for the initiative “DataSmart Cities: Empowering Cities through Data”. DIA honours innovative digital solutions by government entities in realising Digital India vision. 2022 marks the 7th edition of the Digital India Awards (DIA). About Digital India Awards (DIA): It is instituted under the aegis of National Portal of India to honour and encourage innovative digital solutions by government entities at all levels. The National Portal has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The Awards are presented under 7 categories About DataSmart Cities (DSC) initiative It was launched under the National Urban Digital Mission (February 2021) which aims to harness the power of data for better governance in India’s 100 Smart Cities. It uses a three-pronged approach – People, Process, Platforms – to imbibe a culture of data awareness and data usage in city functioning. About Smart Cities Mission Launched on June 25, 2015. Responsible Ministry - Union Ministry…

Defence, National Security and Terrorism

Defence, National Security and Terrorism Exercise Garuda Shakti (8th Edition) 2022 The 8th edition of the India-Indonesia bilateral joint training exercise “Garuda Shakti” began at the Sangga Buana training centre in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia. Garuda Shakti 2022 is a part of military-to-military exchange programs. Note The first edition of Exercise Garuda Shakti was conducted in 2012 in India. About Indonesia Capital - Jakarta Currency - Indonesian rupiah President - Joko Widodo Awards and Honour  Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar Award 2022 The Tamil Writer Annamalai has been selected for the Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar Award 2022 by the Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Prathishtana (Trust), Kuppali, Karnataka.  The national award was instituted in memory of the late poet laureate Kuvempu of Kannada Literature Since 2013, the memorial foundation named after him has been honoring the best writers in each language with the Rashtriya Puraskar National Award. The award carries a cash award of ₹5 lakh, a silver medal and a citation. About Annamalai Annamalai writes under the pen name Imayam. He has authored seven novels, six short story collections and a novella. He has brought new sensibilities to his writings in Tamil. His debut novel 'Koveru Kazhudaigal’ has been translated into English, French and and many other Indian languages. About Kuvempu First Kannada writer to receive the Jnanpith Award in 1967. Rashtrakavi ("National Poet") in 1964. Karnataka Ratna in 1992. Padma Vibhushan in 1988. He penned the Karnataka State Anthem Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate.

Defence, National Security and Terrorism

Defence, National Security and Terrorism Operation – Sea Sword 2  INS Trikand participated in the ‘Sea Sword 2’, which is a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) led Focused Operation held in the Northwest Arabian Sea to counter terrorism, prevent narcotics trade and stop smuggling entities from using the seas. The Indian Navy’s long range maritime patrol aircraft also participated in the operation and provided air support. This effort is a part of the Indian Navy’s commitment towards ensuring safety of the seas and collective security in the region, supported by Prime Minister’s SAGAR vision. About INS Trikand: INS Trikand (F51) is the third and the final ship of the 2nd batch of Talwar-class frigates of the Indian Navy. INS Trikand was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. The other two Talwar-class frigates, INS Teg and INS Tarkash were commissioned in 2021 at the Western Fleet. Awards and Honour  India receives EXCELL Award at International Conference on Family Planning India’s family planning measures got appreciation on a global stage with the country receiving Excellence in Leadership in Family Planning (EXCELL) Awards -2022.  The award was received at the International Conference on Family Planning held in Pattaya, Thailand.  India came out as the only country which bagged this award in the ‘country category’ at the conference.  The International Conference of Family Planning focuses on universal access to family planning. It provides a platform to discuss various issues pertaining to family planning and awareness about the same. National Family Health Survey (NFHS)  First conducted in 1992-93 and the latest one in 2019-21 – NFHS 5 is a survey that is conducted nationwide in a representative sample of households.  The survey is being conducted with an aim to provide high-quality data on the health and family welfare situation of the country and simultaneously…

HISTORY – Defense, National Security and Terrorism

Defence, National Security and Terrorism Chiefs of Indian, French Air Forces join ongoing Garuda-VII air exercise The 7th edition of the Bilateral Exercise Garuda VII-2022 is being held between Indian Air Force (IAF), and French Air and Space Force (FASF) at Air Force Station, Jodhpur, Rajasthan from October 26 – November 12, 2022,  In this exercise, FASF will participate with four Rafale fighter aircraft, one A-330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft and a contingent of 220 personnel. The IAF is participating with Su-30 MKI, Rafale, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Jaguar fighter aircraft, as well as the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Mi-17 helicopters. It is the 4th edition of exercise hosted by India viz. 2003 (1st), 2006 (3rd) and 2014 (5th) at Air Force stations Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Kalaikunda (West Bengal) and Jodhpur, respectively. In France, the second, fourth, and sixth editions took place in 2005, 2010, and 2019. Note  Japan hosts the Malabar multilateral naval exercise involving India, Australia, Japan and the U.S. began on November 8, 2022 as the International Fleet Review and the 18th Western Naval Pacific Symposium, also hosted by Japan, concluded with 13 and 27 countries attending, respectively. Eminent Persons Literary writer Ilasai Aruna passes away (84) Ilasai Aruna worked as a teacher in Ottapidaram, Tuticorin district. He is also the author of several classical poetry works including Manithanai Paaduvom (மனிதனைப் பாடுவோம்), Printing Mistakes (அச்சுப்பிழைகள்), Songs of Karisal (கரிசல் கீதங்கள்), A Dream’s Title (ஒரு கனவின் தலைப்பு) He had written many modern poetry like An Indian Poet’s Usual Anger (ஓர் இந்திய கவிஞனின் சராசரி கோபம்), An Abnorma’s Rambling (ஒரு அப்நார்மலின் முனகல்). He has also written short story compilation like Stories of Karisal Forest (கரிசல் காட்டுக் கதைகள்) and A Poet’s Stories (ஒரு கவிஞனின் கதைகள்). He is the author of two collections of books on literary…

ICG organises 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board meeting

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG)organized 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) meeting in New Delhi.

Lt.Gen. Manoj Kukund Naravane next Army Chief

Lt.Gen. Manoj Kukund Naravane next Army Chief

Vice-Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, has been appointed the next Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Army officials confirmed. He is the senior most officer in the Army after Gen.Rawat and the government has gone with the seniority principle in the appointment. He will have a tenure till April 2022 till his superannuation. He will be the third Army chief from the Sikh Light regiment after Gen. V.P.Malik and Gen.Bikram Singh. An Implementation Committee headed by the National Security Adviser was constituted to finalise the roles and modalities of the post of CDS and the committee has submitted its report to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).