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Current Affairs Date: 24 January 2022

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Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) System ‘Shakti’

⇒ Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) System ‘Shakti’ has been designed and developed by Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

» It is designed for Capital Warships of the Indian Navy for the interception, detection, classification, identification and jamming of conventional and modern Radars.

» This system will replace the earlier generation EW Systems of the Indian Navy.

» First Shakti system has been installed on-board INS Visakhapatnam and is being installed on-board Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant.

Feature:
    • The Shakti EW system will provide an electronic layer of defence against modern radars and anti-ship missiles to ensure electronic dominance and survivability in the maritime battlefield.
    • The system has been integrated with the wideband Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) for the defence of Indian Navy Ships against missile attacks.
    • The ESM of the system helps in finding accurate direction and interception of modern radars.
    • The system has a built-in radar fingerprinting and data recording replay feature for post-mission analysis.

Wings India, 2022

⇒ Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minster of Civil Aviation inaugurated a curtain raiser event about Wings India, 2022 which is Asia’s largest event on Civil Aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation).

    • Speaking on the occasion, Shri Scindia said, India has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world after the USA and China.
Organized by:

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) is jointly organizing WINGS INDIA 2022 with the support of MEA and states government.

‘WINGS INDIA 2022’ will be organized from 24-27 March 2022 at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad.

Theme:

‘WINGS INDIA 2022’ will be organized with the apt theme India@75: “New Horizon for Aviation Industry”.

Aim:

It aims to bring together the key stakeholders of the Global Aviation market, International regulators, States Governments and business associations as a group representing airlines, to facilitate direct interaction with various airlines, airport operators, cargo operators and other players at a common platform.

Conference on ‘Creating Synergies for Seamless Credit Flow and Economic Growth’

⇒ Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the concluding session of the conference on ‘Creating Synergies for Seamless Credit Flow and Economic Growth’ on 18th November 2021 in New Delhi.

Organized by:

The conference was organized by the Financial Services Department of the Finance Ministry on 17-18 November 2021.

Participation:

It witnessed the participation from Ministries, Banks, Financial institutions and Industry representatives.

Autobiography of Pullela Gopichand

⇒ India’s chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand formally launched his autobiography ‘Shuttler’s Flick: Making every match count’ at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. The book is co-authored by Priya Kumar.

International

The Sydney Dialogue

⇒ The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Sydney Dialogue on 18th November, 2021.

  • Shri Modi spoke on the theme of India’s technology evolution and revolution.
Organized by:

The Sydney Dialogue was held from 17-19 November, 2021. It was an initiative of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

» It brought together political, business and government leaders to debate, generate new ideas, and work towards common understandings of the opportunities and challenges posed by emerging and critical technologies.

Addressing the Dialogue, the Prime Minister listed five important transitions taking place in India.
    1. The world’s most extensive public information infrastructure being built in India. Over 1.3 billion Indians have a unique digital identity, six hundred thousand villages will soon be connected with broadband and the world’s most efficient payment infrastructure, the UPI.
    2. Use of digital technology for governance, inclusion, empowerment, connectivity, delivery of benefits and welfare.
    3. India has the world’s third largest and fastest growing Startup Eco-system.
    4. India’s industry and services sectors, even agriculture, are undergoing massive digital transformation.
    5. There is a large effort to prepare India for the future.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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