Ministry of Defence Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Ministry signs agreement with BEML to procure 1,512 mine ploughs

On July 20, 2020, the Defence Ministry signed a contract with the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to procure 1,512 mine plough devices at a cost of Rs 557 crores. Highlights The Mine Plough is a device that helps tanks to clear minefields. The mine ploughs are to be fitted with T-90 tanks. The induction 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…

Ex-Service Men rise to “Service Before Self” to fight COVID-19

The Indian Army serves under the motto “Service Before Self”. Continuing to live with the motto even after retirement, the department of Ex-service men operating under Ministry of Defence took the initiative to mobilize ex-servicemen to assist state and district administration. Highlights The Zila Sainik Boards and Rajya Sainik Boards are currently identifying Ex-Service men Read More…

DRDO develops N99 masks, ventilators and hand sanitizers to help fight against COVID-19

The DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) has been tracking the spread of the COVID-19 virus since it began to spread in China. Now, the organization has developed four items to help India in its “War against Corona”. Highlights The DRDO has developed hand sanitizer, ventilators, five-layer masks and body suits. Hand Sanitizer Around 4,000 litres Read More…

India and Israel sign Rs 880 crore Defence Deal

On March 19, 2020, the Indian Armed Forces operating under Ministry of Defence signed an agreement with the Israel Weapons Industry. According to the agreement, India is to procure 16, 479 LMG (Light Machine Guns) for Rs 880 crores. Light Machine Gun The Light Machine Guns are used as squad automatic weapons. The LMG were Read More…