23 Jul 2022: PIB Summary for UPSC


1. Maritime exercise between India and Japan
2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekar Azad
3. Bal Raksha Mobile application
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1. Maritime exercise between India and Japan

Syllabus: GS3 – Security

Mains: Safe and Secure Indian ocean region

Context: On 23rd July, a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) was conducted between Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Indian Navy  in Andaman Sea.


  • An offshore patrol vessel INS Sukanya and JS Samidare, a Murasame class destroyer, undertook numerous exercises including seamanship activities, aircraft operations and tactical maneuvers.
  • India and Japan have been carrying out regular exercises in the Indian Ocean Region to reinforce maritime association. 
  • Aim of the exercise is to enhance interoperability and streamline seamanship and communication procedures. 
  • This exercise is part of the continuous effort between both countries towards ensuring safe and secure international shipping and trade in the Indian Ocean Region.

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2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekar Azad

Syllabus: GS1-Modern Indian History-Important contributors and contributions from various parts of the country in ‘The Freedom Struggle’.

Mains: Contribution of freedom fighters to Indian Independence

Context: PM Shri Narendra Modi remembered the contributions of  freedom fighters, Bal GangadharTilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversary. 

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3. Bal Raksha Mobile application

Syllabus:Science and Technology- Health related issues

Mains: Synergy of modern technology with ancient traditions

Context:Union Minister of Ayush inaugurated the Vaccination Center for children at the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi and  launched the Bal Raksha mobile application.


  • The mobile application is an attempt to create better understanding of  pediatric preventive healthcare through Ayurveda intervention amongst parents. 
  • The app will also collect feedback from parents regarding the impact of the kit on their children’s health and immunity. 
  • The All India Institute of Ayurveda is  an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Ayush.
    • AIIA aims at bringing synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern tools and technology. 

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