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1.      Defence Ministry signs deal for dual role Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missile with which company?

[A] Dassault Aviation
[B] Dhruv Aerospace

Correct Answer: D [BAPL]

Defence Ministry signed deal for dual role Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missile with BAPL (BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd) The additional dual –role (land and anti-ship) capable BrahMos missiles will be acquired at Rs 1,700 crore under ‘Buy-Indian’ category. BrahMos Aerospace (BAPL) is a joint venture between India and Russia.

2.      What are ‘Nistar and Nipun’, which were released by the Indian Navy recently?

[A] Submarines
[B] Diving Support Vessels
[C] Patrol craft
[D] Pollution control vessels

Correct Answer: B [Diving Support Vessels]

The Indian Navy launched two indigenously designed and built Diving Support Vessels (DSVs) – Nistar and Nipun in Visakhapatnam.
The vessels were built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. The vessels have complex diving support systems and a Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV), which will be deployed for deep sea diving and submarine rescue operations.

3.      Which country is the host of the multinational Naval Exercise Kakadu-2022?

[B] Australia
[C] France
[D] Italy



Correct Answer: B [Australia]

The multinational Naval Exercise Kakadu-2022 is hosted by the Royal Australian Navy since 1993. This year’s theme of the exercise is ‘Partnership, Leadership, Friendship.’
It was participated by Shiwalik class stealth multi-role frigate, INS Satpura and Australia’s P-81 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

4.      Who has been appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in 2022?

[A] Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retired)
[B] Lt Gen Hari Kumar
[C] Lt Gen Manoj Pandey
[D] Lt Gen Vinod G. Khandare (Retired)


Correct Answer: A [Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retired)]

The Government has decided to appoint Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
He shall also function as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs. In a career spanning over nearly 40 years, he has served in various positions. Lt General, he became the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command in 2019 until he retired in 2021.

5.      Which Indian Armed Force conducts the ‘Prasthan’ security exercise?

[A] Indian Army
[B] Indian Navy
[C] Indian Air Force
[D] Indian Coast Guard

Correct Answer: B [Indian Navy]

The Indian Navy conducts the ‘Prasthan’ security exercise every six months aims to integrate the efforts of all maritime stakeholders involved in offshore defence.
Text Box: PARIKSHACORNER.COMThis time, it was conducted in the Krishna Godavari Basin Offshore Development Area (ODA), under the aegis of Eastern Naval Command. The exercise saw participation from ONGC, RIL, Vedanta, and AP Marine Police, AP fisheries department and the Coast Guard.

6.      A transport aircraft manufacturing facility for the Indian Air Force is set to come up in which city?

[A] Hyderabad
[B] Vadodara
[C] Gandhi Nagar
[D] Bengaluru

Correct Answer: B [Vadodara]


The government announced that a transport aircraft manufacturing facility for the Indian Air Force will come up in Vadodara. 40 of the 56 C-295MW transport aircraft being procured from Airbus Defence and Space SA will be manufactured at the new facility in Vadodara. This is for the first time, the C-295 aircraft will be manufactured outside of Europe. They will be manufactured in India by Tata consortium of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) led by TASL.

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