News For 13th-Feb (Monday)
*International news*
1. India and European Union recently established a new Trade and Technology Council. Under the council, the countries will focus on *green technologies, connectivity & resilient supply chains.*
2.The QUAD Countries India, Australia, the US, and Japan recently launched the Quad Cyber Challenge, with the main objective to improve the cyber security in the four nations.
3. Turkey & Syria have been hit by a massive earthquake where more than 30000 people have lost their lives.India has gone all out to help the quake-hit nations under 'Operation Dost'.
National news
1.India has just discovered massive reserve of 5.9 trillion tons of lithium in J&K. This could be a turning point for Indian Economy in manufacturing electric vehicles.
2.In a significant achievement, Indian reserchers have been able to develop a material that can make stealth vehicles and covert establishments less visible to the radar. The material can absorb a wide range of radar frequencies, irrespective of the direction from which the radar signal hits the target.
3.A long awaited hub facility "Greenfield helicopter factory" where India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will build a range of helicopters for the military and civilian customers was inaugurated on 6th Feb '23.
Defense news
1.Ministry of Defence on Feb 8 signed a contract with L&T for the procurement of 41 indigenous modular bridges, worth over Rs 2,585 crore, for thel Indian Army.
2.The Indian armed forces are seeking 18 armed Predator MQ 9A drones from the US. The three services will get six drones each.
3. HAL has recently delivered an ALH Mk3 chopper to Mauritius.
1. India defeated Pakistan by 7 wkts to win their opening match of the ongoing ICC women's T20 world cup.
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