Current Affairs – July, 2019

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Israel inks $50m deal with India to supply MRSAM to Navy

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a $50 million deal with India to supply complementary Naval MRSAM systems to Indian Navy and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders. IAI is a state-owned company of Israel.

Key Highlights of Deal

The deal is a follow-up agreement between IAI and India, as per which former will provide complementary Naval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-To-Air Missile) systems to Indian Navy.

As per the contract, IAI will provide a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAI’s advanced MSRAM air defence system(ADS).

Importance:

The deal is a major breakthrough as it reflects strong relationship between IAI and Indian Navy. The contract advances IAI from system development and delivery to looking after operational needs of India.

IAI-India: IAI’s partnership and strong relationship with Indian Navy is reflected in all activities undertaken by them. Recently IAI successfully completed a multi-system trial in India that demonstrated advanced technological centralised management capabilities of air defence system to utmost satisfaction of India.

About Medium Range Surface-To-Air Missile (MRSAM)

It provides broad as well as topical defence against a range of assault marine, air and ground threats.

It comprises of several key state-of-the-art systems, such as command and control, digital radar, launchers and interceptors along with advanced homing seekers.

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10th Jagran Film Festival inaugurated in New Delhi

The 10th Jagran Film Festival was inaugurated in an event held at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting.

Key Highlights

The 2019 Jagran Film Festival is the 10th edition of festival.

Film is a democratic medium which can express different emotions and join people together. In todays’ world Cinema has become a great tool for soft power and Indian films are loved and accepted globally.

Steps taken by I&B Ministry to promote India as a filming destination includes-

Single window clearance mechanism created via Film Facilitation Office.

Ministry is planning to bring further additions to National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai. NMIC was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in 2019.

About Jagran Film Festival

JFF is an initiative by Jagran Prakashan Group.

It aims to create a culture of cinema appreciation and provide a platform that connects great content with audiences across country.

The media coverage of Jagran puts JFF reach well beyond 50 million people across India.

2018 edition of JFF was held over 18 towns with 400 screenings and 18 cinema appreciation workshops. It directly touched over an audience of over 55000 people.

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