Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Topic: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

India successfully tests ballistic missile ‘Pralay’ off Odisha coast

It is a 350-500 km short-range, surface-to-surface missile with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg and is based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle, according to DRDO.

India successfully launches Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo System

It has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability beyond conventional range of torpedos. It was a textbook launch & full capability was demonstrated, DRDO said.

Mankind Pharma receives DRDO license to manufacture, market Covid drug 2-DG

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had permitted the emergency use of 2-DG on 1 May, as an adjunct treatment for moderate to severe Covid-19 patients.

DRDO says its anti-drone system can help Army prevent Jammu airbase-like attacks

The D-4 drone system is capable of early detection of drones and damaging their hardware, destroying micro-drones by jamming the command and control links, the DRDO said.

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-Prime missile in Odisha

DRDO officials said Agni-Prime is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni series and is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1000 and 2000 km.

DRDO will begin trials of Made-in-India towed artillery in June but Army still has ‘concerns’

While the DRDO insists ATAGS are better than the Israeli ATHOS, the army has voiced concern over its weight and inability to meet critical performance parameters.

India to see tremendous increase in defence exports in next 4-5 years, says DRDO chairman

There will be a lot of 'indigenous content' in the Indian armed forces, said Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation G Satheesh Reddy at a webinar Thursday.

India testfires anti-ship version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman & Nicobar

The test was conducted as part of the trials being conducted by the Indian Navy. A land-attack version supersonic cruise missile was also successfully test-fired earlier this week.

India tests RUDRAM — here’s why first indigenous anti-radiation missile is important

DRDO Friday successfully tested the new-generation anti-radiation missile RUDRAM on a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off Odisha. 

India successfully test-fires hypersonic missile carrier, 4th country to achieve the feat

With this successful test of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, India will be making its first hypersonic missile in the next five years.

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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