Durga II laser weapon


1 Durga II laser weapon

Recently,  Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)  has sought US$ 100 million from the Defense Ministry  to develop  high-powered laser weapon  , named.  Directionally Unrestricted Ray-Gun Array. Array- DURGA) II  , which is a lightweight directed energy weapon (DEW). It is a lightweight DEW of 100 kW and can be used by the armed forces as well. It aims to provide the Indian Armed Forces with state-of-the-art technology capable of neutralizing various threats including drones, missiles and artillery shells. It is a type of weapon system that emits highly concentrated energy, usually in the form of a laser, microwave or particle beam, to disable or destroy targets. Unlike conventional firearms or explosives which rely on kinetic energy (physical impact), DEWs use directed energy to achieve their effects.

2 Defense Research and Development Organization successfully flight tests Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo system off Odisha coast

The Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)  system  was successfully flight tested on May 01, 2024  at about 8:30 am. This entire process  was conducted from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island  off the coast of  Odisha  . “SMART” is a new generation missile-based low-weight weapon system, which is fitted with a lightweight torpedo and uses this torpedo as payload. It was developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to enhance  the anti-submarine warfare capability of the Indian Navy  beyond the traditional range of conventional torpedoes.   has been designed and developed by

3 Sri Lanka’s Kankesanthurai port will be renovated with India’s financial help.

 The Cabinet of  Sri Lanka  has approved the plan for the renovation of Kankesanthurai Port . This project  will be implemented under  Indian financial grant . The project was delayed as the estimated cost exceeded the available funds. Underlining its importance, India has assured to bear the entire estimated cost of the project. Located in the northern region of Sri Lanka, the 16-acre Kankesanthurai Port is  104 kilometers  from  Karaikal Port  in  Puducherry , India.  is located at

4 Senior Indian Information Service officer Moushumi Chakraborty took charge as Director General of All India Radio News.

Moushumi Chakraborty,  a   senior officer of  the Indian Information Service,  charge as Director General of All India Radio . IIS of 1991 batch Officer, Smt. Chakraborty has wide experience of working in several media organizations of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including the Press Information Bureau and the Central Communications Bureau. In her career spanning over three decades, she has served as Private Secretary to the Cabinet Minister in the National Human Rights Commission. Has also worked as.

5 Uttarakhand suspended licenses of 14 products of Patanjali Ayurveda

Uttarakhand government  suspends  manufacturing licenses of 14 products  of  Patanjali Ayurved founded by  Baba Ramdev   citing  misleading advertisements.  suspended . The move comes amid the ongoing investigation and legal proceedings against Ramdev for not following instructions to stop misleading advertisements.

6 India to host 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

India   will host  the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM 46)  and the 26th meeting  of   the Committee on Environmental Protection (CEP 26)  in  Kochi, Kerala from May 20  to  30, 2024. National Center for Polar and Ocean Research of  the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences   will host the meeting. Over 350 delegates from over 60 countries are expected to participate in the 46th ATCM and 26th CEP meetings.

7 Delhi University has improved its position by 100 places from 200 to 250 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings-2024.

Delhi University  has   improved  the Times Higher Education  Asia University Rankings-2024  by  100  places from 200 to 250.  its position by Last year this ranking of Delhi University was between three hundred and three hundred fifty. The university administration has said in a release that the university has improved in three out of five broad performance indicators. This includes improving research quality, highlighting the university’s role in disseminating new knowledge and ideas, and improving industry indicators with innovations.

8 Air Marshal Nagesh Kapoor assumes charge as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command

Air Marshal Nagesh Kapoor  appointed  Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command  charge as He joined the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 6 December 1986. As a qualified flying instructor and fighter combat leader, he has more than 3400 hours of flying experience in Air Force aircraft. Air Marshal Nagesh Kapoor has been awarded the Vayu Sena Medal in 2008 and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2022 for his meritorious service.

9 Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, AVSM, VSM takes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan , AVSM, VSM   took charge as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff  on  01 May 2024 . On assuming charge, the Flag Officer paid floral tributes at the National War Memorial and paid tribute to the heroes who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation. The Flag Officer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 87 and is an expert in communications and electronic warfare. He is a member of the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla; Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, UK; College of Naval Warfare, Karanja; and is an alumnus of the United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

10 Hangar class submarine

Recently,  China  has launched the first of the eight Hangar class submarines  being prepared for   Pakistan  . It   is a diesel-electric attack submarine . It is larger than the Kalvari-class  submarines of the Indian Navy  , with a displacement of 2,800 tonnes compared to 1,775 tonnes of the Kalvari-class. The Hangor class has Air Independent Propulsion (AIP). AIP allows submarines to remain submerged for long periods of time. The AIP is planned to be installed on the first Scorpene class submarine INS Kalvari in the year 2024. In terms of armament both carry torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, the Kalvari class probably has the more modern and battle-tested armament. The larger size of the Hangar class compared to the smaller Kalvari class may hinder its maneuverability in coastal waters.

11 All-in-One Insurance Products: For Individuals in Just Rs 1500

Recently,  the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India  (IRDAI) has announced the price of its ambitious all-in-one  affordable insurance Jan Product  Bima Vistaar  (Bima Vistaar)  for rural areas of the country at  Rs 1,500 per policy.  It has been proposed to keep. Bima Vistra, part of the insurance trinity, will offer a first-of-its-kind all-in-one affordable insurance product, Bima Vistra, life, health and property cover. The product is envisioned to provide a basic social security cover with combined features of life, health, personal accident and property insurance. The product includes life insurance premium of Rs 820, health cover of Rs 500, personal accident cover of Rs 100 and property cover of Rs 80. If insurance cover is taken for the entire family on floater basis, the cost of the policy will be Rs 2,420, while an additional amount of Rs 900 will be payable for the remaining members of the family. The sum insured for life, personal accident and property cover is Rs 2 lakh, while the health cover (hospital cash) offers a sum assured of Rs 500 for 10 days, with a maximum of Rs 5,000 available without the need to produce bills or documents. . Agents selling insurance extension policies earn a commission of 10%, which encourages wider distribution of the product and its adoption by more people.

12 TCS World 10K Bengaluru: Kenyan runners win brilliantly

Kenyan runners Peter Mwaniki (28:15) and Lilian Kasait (30:56)  emerged victorious in the international elite men’s and women’s categories respectively  at  the 16th edition of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K  in  Bengaluru.

13 International Workers’ Day: 1 May

Every year  May 1  is being celebrated as International Workers’ Day to pay tribute to the sacrifices of workers to achieve  economic and social rights   all over the world  . This day is also known as International Laborers Day and May Day. On this day, trade union seminars, rallies and parades are organized around the world.

14 Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day: 1 May

 Maharashtra-Gujarat State Foundation Day  is celebrated  every year   on 01 May . The States Reorganization Act, 1956  redefined the boundaries of Indian states on the basis of languages. Various languages ​​were spoken in Bombay State namely Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi and Kutchi. Bombay State was divided into Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1960. Gujarat was formed in the area where people spoke Gujarati and Kachhi. The second region was named Maharashtra where people spoke Konkani and Marathi. Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti was at the forefront of the movement to divide Bombay state into two states, Maharashtra and Gujarat. On May 1, 1960, due to the conflict between Marathi and Gujarati speakers, Mumbai state was divided, and two states named Maharashtra and Gujarat were established.