www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs – Sep.24, 2016 (24/09/2016)
INDIA TEST FIRED MICA MISSILE
Indian air force test fired the MICA missile during an exercise in Gwalior city, central india.
MICA is much smaller than the actual aircraft and flying in a low altitude which was newly acquired from france.
The MICA missiles are have the capability of high level of flexibility with multi mission, multi target Beyond Visual Range capability, Enhanced short range performance and range of 50 km operational range.
This MICA missile will be placed on 36 Rafale jets that india is purchased from france.
India bought 450 MICAs from European missile developer (MBDA) as part of Mirage 2000 upgrade deal from france.
The joint military exercise of India and Russia performed in Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia.
This exercise will helps to boosting the cooperation between Indian and Russian navies.
Live fire drilling, air defence and anti submarine operations and also counter action against piracy, terrorism and drug smuggling operation were carried out during this exercise.
Russian defence minister Sergei Ivanov proposed this one of the most important bilateral exercise in 2003.
SAARC NATIONS AGREED TO STRENGTHEN EFFORT AGAINST TERRORISM
In the Second meeting of SAARC Anti Terrorism Mechanism, all are agreed to strengthen efforts to Anti- Terrorism.
SAARC Terrorist Offences Monitoring Desk (STOMD) and the SAARC Drugs Offences Monitoring Desk (SDOMD) are formed in order to strengthen the efforts against terrorism which was agreed by all members of SAARC countries.
About this meeting:
SAARC countries discussed about important issues and sharing of their monitoring system, real time exchange of information, and importance of regional cooperation in tackling menace of terrorism.
Dsrugs trafficking, financing of terrorism and cyber crimes, suicide terrorism, counter radicalisation, corruption and money laundering were the other important topics discussed in this meeting.
WE WILL GET DENGUE VACCINE SOON IN INDIA
International Centre for genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)’s Delhi unit has signed a deal with the India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Sun Pharma to develop a dengue vaccine.