- Fattah 2: Fattah, which means conqueror in Farsi, is a hypersonic ballistic missile.
It was developed by Iran. It is a new version of its first domestically made hypersonic ballistic missile named ‘Fattah’. It is equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) warhead that can manoeuvre and glide at hypersonic speed. It uses a liquid-fuel rocket propellant. The precision-guided two-stage missile can hit targets within a range of 1500 kilometres with a velocity of Mach 15.It can make quick turns to avoid defence systems. It is equipped with a warhead that has a spherical engine running on solid fuel and movable nozzles that allow it to change course when outside the atmosphere to accurately help it evade air-defence systems.
- International Sugar Organisation (ISO): ISO is an inter-governmental body completely devoted to improving conditions in the world sugar market. Its 87 member states represent 87% of global production, 64% of consumption, 92% of sugar exports, and 34% of sugar imports. ISO is based in London. The ISO exists to administer the internationally negotiated 1992 International Sugar Agreement (ISA), the objectives of which are:
- to ensure enhanced international cooperation in connection with world sugar matters and related issues.
- to provide a forum for intergovernmental consultations on sugar and on ways to improve the world sugar economy.
- to facilitate trade by collecting and providing information on the world sugar market and other sweeteners.
- to encourage increased demand for sugar, particularly for non-traditional uses.
To fulfil these objectives, the ISO undertakes many distinct activities, including workshops, seminars, and its long-established and widely-recognized statistical and analytical work.
- National Cadet Corps: It is a Tri-Services organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens. It came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence (MoD).It is a voluntary organisation that recruits cadets from high schools, colleges, and universities all over India. The cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. They are given preference in military service over normal candidates during selections.
Aims: To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
- To create a human resource of organised, trained, and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life, including the Armed Forces, and be always available for the service of the nation.
- To create a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the armed forces.
It is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army officer of the rank of Lieutenant General.
Headquarters: New Delhi.
- INS Imphal: It is the third in the Visakhapatnam-class stealth-guided missile destroyers. It is among the largest destroyers constructed in India, with an overall length of 164 metres and a displacement of over 7500 tonnes. The ship boasts a high indigenous content of approximately 75%, which includes Medium Range Surface-to-Air missiles, BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles, Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launchers, Anti-Submarine Indigenous Rocket Launchers (Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai) 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (BHEL, Haridwar).The crest design depicts the Kangla Palace on the left and ‘Kangla-Sa’ on the right. The Kangla Palace is an important historical and archaeological site in Manipur and was the traditional seat of the past kingdom. With a dragon’s head and lion’s body, the ‘Kangla-Sa’ is a mythical being from Manipur history and is symbolic as the guardian/protector of its people. ‘Kangla-Sa’ is also the state emblem of Manipur.It is the first capital warship to be named after a city in the northeast, Imphal, the capital of Manipur.