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Sunday, August 20, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. PRESIDENT APPROVES GALLANTRY AWARDS TO ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL, MEMBERS OF PARAMILITARY FORCES
i. President Ram Nath Kovind approved 112 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which include 5 Kirti Chakras, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 85 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 3 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 2 Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
ii. CRPF commandants Pramod Kumar and Chetan Kumar Cheetah, along with Major David Manlun, Major Preetam Singh Kunwar and Havildar Giris Gurung have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest gallantry award in peace time.
iii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a website, http://gallantryawards.gov.in to honour all the gallantry award winners since Independence.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. FIRST TRI-SERVICE “INDRA” EXERCISE TO BE CONDUCTED BY INDIA AND RUSSIA IN OCT 2017
i. India and Russia will hold a major bilateral military exercise in October 2017 involving their armies, navies and the air forces for the 1st time to further ramp up defense ties. The exercise ‘Indra’, which will be held in Russia in October 2017, will primarily focus on achieving coordination between forces of the two countries in a tri- services integrated theater command scenario.
ii. Russia has been a long-standing defense partner of India and both the countries are now eyeing to further deepen the ties.
iii. During PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia in June 2017, both countries had decided to upgrade and intensify defence cooperation through joint manufacture, co-production and co-development of key military hardware and equipment.
iv. A vision document issued at the time of PM Modi’s visit to Russia stated that both the countries have decided to work towards a qualitatively higher level of military-to-military cooperation.

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