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Daily Current Affairs For All Defence Exams | 13 November 2021 | MKC

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Indo Thai Coordinated Patrol Exercise 2021

India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) started between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy from 12–14 November 2021. This is the  32nd edition. The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Tayanchon, a Khamrosin Class Anti-submarine Patrol Craft, along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both navies are participating in the CORPAT.

About the CORPAT Exercise:

These type of CORPAT exercise builds up understanding and interoperability between the nation navies and facilitates the stste of the art to prevent and suppress unlawful activities like Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.

P.C. Mody appointed as Rajya Sabha Secretary General

Pramod Chandra Mody was appointed new Secretary General Rajya Sabha. He replaced P.P.K. Ramacharyulu. P.P.K. Ramacharyulu has been reassigned as an advisor for one year term. Ramacharyulu has now been appointed as an advisor in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. Pramod Chandra Mody is a 1982-batch retired IRS officer and former chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

The President of India confers ‘General of Indian Army’ rank to Nepal Army Chief

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army to Nepal Army Chief General Prabhu Ram Sharma.

It is an old customary practice by the two countries to confer the honorary rank of General on each other’s Army Chiefs.

Gen. Prabhu Ram Sharma, an alumnus of the Nepali Military Academy. He was commissioned into the Nepale Army in March 1984. He took over as the Chief of the Army Staff on September 9, 2021.

He hold various important designations in three decade service tenure. He is also a graduate of the National Defence College in India and the Army Command and Staff College, Nepal.

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