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22 Aug 2021: PIB Summary & Analysis

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. World Sanskrit Day
2. Malabar Naval Exercise

1. World Sanskrit Day

Context:

Sanskrit day is observed on every Poornima of Shravana month according to the Hindu calendar.

About World Sanskrit Day:

  • The government of India decided to observe Sanskrit Day on every Poornima of the Shravana month in 1969 to illuminate the next generation about the ancient Indian language.
  • The day is also the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
  • The day was chosen because the academic year in ancient India started on this day, some believe.
  • One of the oldest languages in the world, Sanskrit is also known as ‘Dev Vani’ or the language of the gods.
  • Sanskrit is the second official language of the state of Uttarakhand.

2. Malabar Naval Exercise

Context:

Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Guam to participate in Multilateral Maritime Ex Malabar.

Details:

  • Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Guam, an Island Territory of the USA as part of their ongoing deployment to nations in South East Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
  • The two ships are scheduled to participate in the annual Exercise MALABAR-21, between the navies of Australia, India, Japan and the USA.

Read more on Ex Malabar in the linked article.

About the participating ships:

  • INS Shivalik is a multi-role Guided Missile Stealth Frigate.
  • INS Kadmatt is an Anti-Submarine Corvette.
  • Both are indigenously built and form part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam, Eastern Naval Command.
  • The two ships are equipped with a versatile array of weapons and sensors, can carry multi-role helicopters and represent the growth of India’s warship building capabilities.

Read previous PIB here.

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