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Naval Exercise Malabar Commences in Bay of Bengal

         Naval co-operation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies. The MALABAR series of exercises, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, have steadily grown in scope, complexity and participation into a multifaceted exercise with the participation of Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).

The Indian Navy will be represented by

  • INS Vikramaditya- the aircraft carrier
  • Ranvir-guided missile destroyer 
  • Shivalik and Sahyadri- indigenous stealth frigates 
  • Kamorta-indigenous ASW corvette
  • Kora and Kirpan- Kora-class corvettes are 1,350-ton guided missile corvettes, in active service with the Indian Navy
  • Sindhughosh class submarine- Sindhughosh-class submarines are Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines in active service with the Indian Navy. The Kilo class is the NATO reporting name for a naval diesel-electric attack submarine that is made in Russia.
  • INS Jyoti-fleet tanker 
  • P8I-Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft
 
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Prelims Question of the Day

With reference to 'Natural Rate of Unemployment', consider the following statements.

1. It is the level of unemployment in an economy that is just consistent with a stable rate of Inflation.

2. It is the unemployment that prevails when all markets in the economy are in equilibrium.

 

(a)1 and 2

(b)2 only

(c)1 only

(d)None of the above

Mains Question of the Day

1.GS-No party in power can afford to ignore Directive Principles of State Policy. Comment.(200 Words)

2.Political Science - Explain the role of non state actors, like IMF, World Bank, European Union and MNCs, in modulating and transforming the broad dynamics of international relations. (250 Words).

3.SOCIOLOGY - What is the impact of Globalization on the structure and mobilization of the working class in India? (250 Words).

Sociology - Thinkers