Defence Current Affairs - 2020

India-European Union Summit held via video conferencing

On July 15, 2020, the 15th India-European Union Summit was held through video conferencing. The summit aims to strengthen ties between India and European Union. PM Modi addressed the summit. Highlights Under the Summit, India and European Union agreed to boost their ties in the areas of defence, trade and investment. They agreed to launch Read More…

SIPRI Yearbook: Nuclear Weapons of India and China increases

On June 15, 2020, the Swedish think-tank launched the SIPRI Yearbook, 2020.According to the yearbook, India and China have increased their nuclear arsenal as compared to 2019. Key findings The think tank also reports that China is modernizing its nuclear arsenal. China and Pakistan as compared to India have more nuclear warheads. The Think tank Read More…

ANANYA: Disinfectant Spray developed by Defence Institute

The Pune based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has developed Nano-Technology based disinfectant spray to fight against COVID-19. The spray has been named ANANYA. Highlights The spray can be used by common man, health care workers. Also, the spray can be used on a large-scale use as well. It can be used on masks, Read More…

DPIIT revises Public Procurement Order to encourage Make in India

The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recently revised Public Procurement Order in order to provide preference to Make in India initiative. Highlights According to the order, DPIIT has prescribed minimum of 60% procurement of local content for the year 2020-21, 70% for the years 2021-23 and 80% for the years 2023-25. Read More…

Fourth Tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan announced

On May 16, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the fourth tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme allocated Rs 20 lakh crores to help people during Lock Down 4.0. Highlights The Government of India is to bring upon policy reforms in eight sectors. This includes coal, minerals, defence production, civil aviation (air space Read More…