Indian Navy Current Affairs - 2020

Chaitra Jatra Festival cancelled in Odisha due to Corona Virus

On March 16, 2020, the Odisha Government cancelled the famous Chaitra Jatra festival due to the threat of Corona Virus. About Chaitra Jatra Festival The Chaitra Jatra festival is celebrated in the month of Chaitra during Tuesdays. The second and third Tuesdays are more crowded. March 17 being second Tuesday, the festival has been cancelled. Read More…

ICGS Varad: First Major Defence ship to clear all acceptance Trials in a Single Sea Sortie

On February 28, 2020, the Indian Coast Guard’S ICGS Varad, an Offshore Patrol Vessel was commissioned at Chennai port. The vessel is to operate under North Eastern Coast Guard Region. Highlights The ICGS was built by L&T at Kattupalli near Chennai. It is 98 metres long and holds modern navigation and communication equipment. It is Read More…

February 25: First anniversary of National War Memorial commemorated

On February 25, 2020, the first anniversary of National War Memorial was commemorated. The CDS Bipin Rawat paid tribute to the memorial and so did several other leaders of the country. The Memorial was inaugurated by PM Modi on February 25, 2019. Highlights The memorial was dedicated by the Prime Minster to honour the fallen Read More…

Foundation Stone for Lighthouse at Dhanushkodi laid

On February 18, 2020, foundation stone for a 50-metre high foundation stone laid at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram. This is the fifth lighthouse in the region Highlights The light house is to be built at a cost of Rs 8 crore rupees. The lighthouse is to be located opposite to the old church that was destroyed Read More…

Chief of Navy Admiral Karambir Singh visits Myanmar

The Chief of Indian Navy Admiral Karamvir Singh is to visit Myanmar between February 17, 2020 and February 20, 2020. During his visit, he will hold discussions with his Myanmar counterpart to enhance bilateral maritime relations between the countries Highlights The Admiral is to interact with the trainees of the National Defence College in Nay Read More…