Latest Defence NEWS- May 2015 | GK Updates

    Latest Defence NEWS- May 2015
    Latest Defence NEWS- May 2015 | GK Updates:
    The Latest Defense NEWS that took part in the month of May 2015 was given here. Candidates those who are preparing for banking and all competitive exams can use this.

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    Defence News
    1.
    Dr. Selvin Christopher (scientist) appointed as Director General (DG) ofDefence Research and Development Organisation
    2.
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) one of the Nobel peace prize winning organization has achieved its milestone by destroying the 90% of global chemical weapons stockpile.
    3.
    Tripuragovernment decides to withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)from state.
    4.
    India andVietnam signed Joint Vision Statement on Defence Cooperation (2015-2020), this agreement was signed by the India Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and General Phung Quang Thanh, Vietnamese Minister of National Defence.
    5.
    IndiaandSingapore bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15 was held at Singapore for three days.
    6.
    Union Cabinet has approved the continuation ofPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) programme up to PSLV-C50.
    7.
    Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter jet has successfully landed inYamuna Expressway (Uttar Pradesh).
    8.
    Astra missile which was fully made in India was successfully test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI (Odisha). It is a air-to-air missile and having capacity of 15 kg.
    9.
    INS Kavaratti, Indian Navy’s latest anti-submarine warfare ship launched in (Kolkata).
    10.
    BrahMos,land –to- landcruise missile was successfully tested fromCar Nicobar Islands.
    11.
    Indian Navy commissionedINS Saradar Patel naval base in Porbandar (Gujarat)
    12.
    North Korea has successfully tested its underwater fire of submarine launched ballistic missile.
    13.
    Indian Army and Bank of India signed Memorandum of Understanding onDefence Salary Package
    14.
    Indian Army inducted developed surface-to-airAkash missile
    15.
    14th edition ofIndo-French naval exerciseVarunawas held on 2 May 2015 at Goa.

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