04 Dec 2023: PIB Summary for UPSC

04 December 2023 PIB
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1. Navy Day 2023
2. Indian Heritage Mobile App
3. INS Sandhayak
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1. Navy Day 2023

Syllabus: GS-3, Security & Defence

Prelims: Navy Day Context: Navy Day 2023 celebrations in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. Details:

  • PM attended a programme marking Navy Day 2023 celebrations in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.
  • ‘Navy Day 2023’ celebrations at Sindhudurg pay homage to the rich maritime heritage of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • The theme for 2023 Navy Day is “Operational Efficiency, Readiness, and Mission Accomplishment in the Maritime Domain”.

Read more on Navy Day in the link.

2. Indian Heritage Mobile App

  • The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), in technical collaboration with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG), launched a mobile application ‘Indian Heritage’ in Sep 2023.
  • The app provides information on protected monuments/areas with textual content and is aided by interactive digital maps. 

3. INS Sandhayak

  • INS Sandhayak was delivered to the Indian Navy.
  • It is the first of four Survey Vessel (Large) ships built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata.
  • The primary role of the ship would be the full-scale coastal and deep-water hydrographic survey of port/ harbour approaches and the determination of navigational channels/routes. 
  • The zone of operation includes maritime limits up to the Exclusive Economic Zone/extended continental shelf.
  • The ships will also collect oceanographic and geophysical data for defence and civil applications. 
  • The secondary role is to provide limited defence and functions as a hospital ship during war/emergencies.
  • The vessel has an indigenous content of over 80% by cost.

Read the previous PIB articles here.

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