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Current Affairs News Analysis for UPSC | 11th Dec 2020

Today's Must Read Articles : Today's Must Read Articles :

Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC)

      HEADLINES:

Successful Trials of 5.56 x 30 mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC)

      WHY IN NEWS:

It has successfully undergone the final phase of User trials on 7th December 2020 meeting all the GSQR parameters.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence

      CONTEXT: 

JOINT VENTURE PROTECTIVE CARBINE (JVPC)

OVERVIEW

  • JVPC is a Gas Operated Semi Bull-pup automatic weapon having more than 700 rpm rate of fire.
  • JVPC has successfully met the stringent performance criteria of reliability and accuracy in addition to quality trials conducted by DGQA.

DEVELOPED BY

Defence Research and Development Organsiation (DRDO) designed 5.56×30 mm Protective Carbine.

MANUFACTURED BY

  • The Weapon is manufactured at Small Arms Factory, Kanpur while the Ammunition is manufactured at ammunition Factory, Kirkee Pune.

FEATURES

  • The effective range of the carbine is more than 100 m.
  • It weighs about 3.0 kg with key features like high reliability, low recoil, retractable Butt, ergonomic design, single hand firing capability, and multiple Picatinny rails etc.
  • These features make it a very potent weapon for Counter Insurgency /Counter Terrorism operations by security agencies.

Current Affairs News Analysis for UPSC | 11th Dec 2020

SOURCES : PIB | User trials which have been carried out in extreme temperature conditions

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The weapon has already passed the MHA trials and procurement action is initiated by the CAPFs and various State Police organisations.
  • This has paved the way for induction into the services.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | Current Affairs News Analysis for UPSC | 11th Dec 2020

5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS)

      HEADLINES:

Union Jal Shakti Minister inaugurates 5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) with focus on Arth Ganga-River conservation synchronized development

      WHY IN NEWS:

IWIS will forge greater interaction between investors and stakeholders in water sector and promote international cooperation for water and river Management.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Jal Shakti
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Water Management

      ISSUE: 

5TH INDIA WATER IMPACT SUMMIT (IWIS)

AIM

  • This summit is aimed at discussing and disseminating the needs for the modalities of embracing Arth Ganga and the vision of the Prime Minister in sectors that closely interweave with river conservation.

The focus of IWIS is on Arth Gangariver conservation synchronised development.

THEME

The theme was comprehensive analysis and holistic management of local rivers and water bodies.

ORGANISERS

The 5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) was organised by :

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) and
  • Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga).

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The 5th IWIS will forge greater interaction between investors and stakeholders in the water sector and promote international cooperation between India and many foreign countries for water and river management.
     SOURCES:   PIB | Current Affairs News Analysis for UPSC | 11th Dec 2020

ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus

      HEADLINES:

ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus

      WHY IN NEWS:

  • Recently, India’s defence minister attended the 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Plus organized online at Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • It was the 10th anniversary of ADMM Plus.
MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence

      ISSUE: 

The current meet comes at the time when India and China remain engaged in a military standoff along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, and tensions continue to mount in the South China Sea.

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional organization which was established to promote political and social stability amid rising tensions among the Asia-Pacific’s post-colonial states.

ASEAN DEFENCE MINISTERS’ MEETING PLUS

  • The 2nd ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) in 2007 at Singapore adopted a resolution to establish the ADMM-Plus.
  • The first ADMM-Plus was convened at Hanoi, Vietnam in 2010.

AIM

  • The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and it’s eight Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.

It aims to promote mutual trust and confidence between defence establishments through greater dialogue and transparency.

MEMBER NATIONS

  • The ADMM-Plus countries include ten ASEAN Member States.

Eight Plus countries, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and the United States.

  • The chairmanship of the ADMM-Plus follows the chairmanship of the ADMM.This year it was chaired by Vietnam.

FOCUS

  • Maritime security
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Disaster relief
  • Peacekeeping operation
  • Military medicine.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • The future of the South East Asian Countries will be defined by their ability to collectively respond to challenges in the region, based on the fundamentals of freedom, inclusivity and openness.
  • Challenges are becoming increasingly trans-boundary in character which requires closer military-to-military interactions and cooperation amongst the ADMM-Plus countries.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The conduct of field training exercises and table-top exercises amongst the ADMM-Plus countries are important tools to understand each other, cooperate to enhance security and maintain peace in the region.
     SOURCES:  THE HINDU  | Current Affairs News Analysis for UPSC | 11th Dec 2020

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