Exercise Bold Kurukshetra:It was the 13th edition of Exercise Bold Kurukshetra, a bilateral military exercise between India and the Singapore army.For the first time in the exercise series, both armies participated in a command post Exercise, which involved Battalion and Brigade level planning elements and computer wargaming.It was hosted by the Indian Army.First conducted in 2005, this exercise underscores the strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between both countries and enhances cooperation between the two armies.
SIMBEX is the naval exercise between the two nations.
ATL Sarthi:NITI Aayog recently launched ATL Sarthi, a comprehensive self-monitoring framework to strengthen the ever-growing ecosystem of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).
ATL Sarthi will enable the Atal Tinkering Labs to be efficient and effective.The initiative has four pillars ensuring the performance enhancement of ATLs through regular process improvements like
- MyATL Dashboard: It is a self-reporting dashboard.
- Compliance SOPs: For schools to ensure financial and non-financial compliance
- Cluster-based Approach: On-ground enablement of ATLs in collaboration with relevant local authorities.
- Performance-Enablement (PE) Matrix: It provides ownership to schools to analyze their performance.
National Youth Conclave: National Youth Conclave’ is being organized by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) Affairs.
The event is organized under the aegis of India’s G20 presidency in 2023, aligning with the Urban20 and Youth20 engagement groups.
The National Youth Conclave, which brings together the country’s youth and government leadership, is an opportunity for cross-learning.
Youth20 (Y20):The Y20 is the official youth engagement group for the G20.The list of policy recommendations by Y20 is known as a communiqué, which is announced publicly at the Y20 Summit and presented to world leaders as part of the official G20 summit.
India hosted the Y20 summit for the first time.
In a run-up to the final Youth-20 Summit, for the next eight months, there will be Pre summits on the five Y20 themes along with various discussions and seminars at different Universities across the country.
LCA Tejas:Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted a maiden flight test of the Power Take off (PTO) Shaft on Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Tejas) Limited Series Production (LSP) -3 aircraft in Bengaluru.
LCA Tejas is the lightest, smallest and tailless multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft in its class.
This aircraft is designed to carry a range of air-to-air, air-to-surface,precision-guided, weapons.
It has the air-to-air refuelling capability.The maximum payload capacity of Tejas is 4000 kg.
Speed: Mach 1.8.
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