Defence & Security Current Affairs - 2019
Defence Current Affairs of 2018-19 related to India’s Defence, Indian Armed Forces, Defence Production, Defence Acquisition and related matters for SSC, States Civils, UPSC and Other Competitive Examinations.
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With the government announcing the changes in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) which include non-inclusion of English marks in gradation of candidates, the exam schedule of the preliminary exam will be held as scheduled on August 24, 2014.
The government has taken the step despite demands by some protesting aspirants to defer the prelims until the new pattern was adopted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The NDA-led government has announced that one more attempt will be given in the year 2015 to aspirants who had appeared in 2011 civil services examination.
The Varma Committee, which looked into various issues related to this exam, has suggested not to postpone the date of the examination.
Enhancing the reach of its fire-power, China’s has unveiled the sophisticated Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which has a range of 12,000 kms, placing it among the world’s longest-range missiles.
The existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missile, was indirectly revealed by a Chinese Government environmental monitoring file. It is widely speculated that the DF-41 missiles will be capable of carrying three nuclear warheads. The next generation missile is also likely to have better mobility as the launchers can cross more complicated terrain, and have better survivability in the event of a first strike. It would also have stronger penetration abilities and faster response times.