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Handover of modern type remote control gun manufactured at Trichy Gun Factory to the Navy

  • A variety of firearms are manufactured and supplied to the Army, Central Reserve Police Force and the State Police at a gun factory owned by the Indian Ministry of Defense in Nawalpattu, Trichy.
  • In that regard, the new remote-controlled SRCG type rifle has been manufactured at the Trichy Rifle Factory as part of the Atma Nirbar Bharat project. The gun was designed through a technology sharing agreement with the Israeli company Elbit System.
  • The new technology is a 12.7 mm N2 NATO rifle. This type of gun can be used on patrol vessels of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. The gun has state-of-the-art equipment that can accurately detect and hit the target during the day and night.
  • This gun is automatically targeted. It also has manual operation in the absence of electricity and repairs in automatic technology. This type of gun is manufactured and used in India, which reduces the cost of importing it.
  • The handing over of the guns to the Indian Navy took place at the gun factory. CS Vishwakarma, Chairman, Arms Factory Board, handed over the firearms to the Director General (Armed Forces) of the Indian Navy, KSC Iyer.
The right to build dams across the Krishna and Godavari rivers now belongs to the Central Government
  • The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments have been embroiled in heated debates over the past 10 days over the sharing of the Krishna River. Excess water from Nagarjuna Sagar flows through Srisailam to districts including Rayalaseema.
  • Meanwhile, the Telangana government generated electricity through lift irrigation near Nagarjuna Sagar. Due to this the water supply to Srisailam Dam was reduced. This has affected the supply of irrigation water to farmers in 4 districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool.
  • On learning this, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister immediately announced that Telangana should abandon its plan to generate electricity from the Krishna River.
  • Thus the issue between the two states arose. Nagarjuna Sagar and Somasila dams were cordoned off on both sides by the two state police. The two states' water ministers also had a heated discussion.
  • After considering this, the Central Water Department announced two days ago that it would take over the ownership of the Krishna and Godavari rivers.
The Indian Navy has received 2 MH-60R type helicopters from the US Navy
  • The United States and India have been working together in the field of defense. In this context, the Indian Navy has entered into an agreement with the US Government to purchase MH-60R helicopters under the Foreign Military Purchase Agreement.
  • Manufactured by Lockheed Martin of the United States, these helicopters are equipped with a variety of modern facilities for all-weather flying. It has been contracted to buy 24 helicopters from the United States. In the first phase, the US Navy has formally handed over 2 helicopters to the Indian Navy.
  • Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Chandu received the helicopters at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in San Diego, USA on the 16th.
Agreement to buy 66 crore vaccines from Serum and Bharat Biotech
  • Under the new pricing, the federal government has agreed to buy an additional 66 crore corona vaccines from Serum and Bharat Biotech. These will be distributed to the states between August and December.
  • In this context, the central government has decided to purchase an additional 66 crore corona vaccines to further accelerate the vaccination drive in the country. Accordingly, the government has agreed to purchase 37.5 crore Covshield vaccines from Serum and 28.5 crore Covax vaccines from Bharat Biotech.
  • Based on the new pricing, this agreement has been signed. The Covshield vaccine is priced at Rs 205 per dose and the Covex vaccine is priced at Rs 215 per dose.
Quartet Confederation - US, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan approved
  • The United States, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan have agreed in principle to form a new quadrilateral alliance to promote regional transport links. All four countries believe that regional liaison is essential for long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan.
  • Therefore, those countries agree that regional peace and regional integration are interrelated. All four countries understand that this initiative is a historic opportunity to create trade avenues to enhance resources between regional countries.
  • The quadruple consortium will be set up with the aim of expanding trade, establishing transport links and establishing trade relations between companies from regional countries.
  • Representatives of the four countries have agreed to meet and consult in the coming months to reach a consensus and develop mechanisms for cooperation.
India's largest electric vehicle charging station
  • India's largest public EV (Electronic Vehicle) Charging Station, Navi Mumbai, Launched by Magenta. The charging station was inaugurated by the esteemed Minister of Industry, Shri. Subhash Desai They started.
  • This is the first time such a station has been launched with continuous operation of 24x7, 21 AC / DC chargers with 2 wheeler, 3 wheeler and 4 wheeler charging facility.
  • Depending on the chargers found at the stations, a vehicle can be fully charged in 45 minutes. For vehicles requiring AC slow charging, a parking lot has been developed. Also, it allows you to charge for vehicles (overnight) that need to be charged at night.
  • These chargers can be operated by the ChargeGrid processor via online remote monitoring. It has an automatic payment gateway. This eliminates the need for a station marshal to monitor, maintain, and operate the chargers. These chargers are powered by an integrated 40 kW rooftop solar power.

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