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Q1) Consider the following statements -
1. NASA has planned plan to build ATLAST
2. Once, built, it will be the World's most powerful and largest telescope.
3. The telescope will be able to analyze the environment of other planets and able to track the existence of aliens life.
4. The telescope will track the species which are about 30 light years away.
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Q2) Google has launched the Google Map for Android and PC in which Indian language? Show Answer

Q3) Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided to intensify major war against the fourth week of July 2014. Show Answer

Q4) Polavaram Multi-purpose Project will link which two rivers of the Deccan region? Show Answer

Q5) Pelagornis sandersi is identified as the..............yet discovered. Show Answer

Q6) Which of the following PSLV C23 carried and placed in orbit Show Answer

Q7) Which of the following is NASA satellite to make the first precise, global measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere? Show Answer

Q8) India has successfully launched ....................from four countries on board PSLV-C23 rocket. Show Answer

Q9) Which of the following statements is true about the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran's Nuclear Programme? Show Answer

Q10) Which of the following in July was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata ? Show Answer

Q11) Which of the following in July was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata ? Show Answer

Q12) The government has set up an Inter- Ministeral Group under Secretary,Ministry of Civil Aviation to to evaluate the potential of GAGAN (GPS Aided Augmented Navigation) system for non-aviation sectors . The group will examine the potential of______ Show Answer

Q13) PM Narendra Modi Inaugurated Uri Hydropower Project in which of the following states ? Show Answer

Q14) In the month of July 2014the world's largest flying aquatic insect has been discovered in which of the following countries ? Show Answer

Q15) Recently a term , Bladabindi was making news. What is Baladbindi? Show Answer

Q16) European Space Agency (ESA) satellite _____________ the billion star surveyor, launched in 2013, has reached its intended location 1.5 million kilometers from Earth and is ready to start operation ? Show Answer

Q17) The world's first malaria vaccine _______ created by pharma company GSK, is expected to hit the markets by 2015. Show Answer

Q18) Geneticists have determined that just ________ of all human DNA is "functional. Show Answer

Q19) Opportunity Mars rover of NASA has set a new distance record in off-Earth roving of Show Answer

Q20) The theme for The 102nd session of Indian Science Congress (ISC) was- Show Answer

Q21) Which among the following virus recently spread in pats of African continent claiming hundreds of lives life ? Show Answer

Q22) Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on 5 January 2015 launched a National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting in New Delhi to reduce energy consumption.Consider the following statements in this regard-
1. LED bulbs will be distributed in a phased manner from March 2015 onwards.

2. The entire project of installing LED bulbs for domestic and street-lighting in 100 cities is targeted for completion by March 2016.

3. It will result in annual saving of energy by about 24 crore units every year.

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Q23) India will work along with 4 other nations to build world's biggest telescope on Hawaii island. Which country among the following is not a part of the project?

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Q24) World's first womb transplant baby was born in __? Show Answer

Q25) According to a recent discovery a gene is responsible for the miraculous flight of the Monarch butterflies in North America known for 3,000 mile or 4,800 km mass migration . What is the gene related to? Show Answer

Q26) Which among the following has become the first state to launch a unified mobile platform for citizen services which delivers services from both government and private sector through an open platform? Show Answer

Q27) Which among the following has been voted as most important scientific breakthrough mission of 2014? Show Answer

Q28) Who among the following birth anniversary has been observed as "National Mathematics Day" in India? Show Answer

Q29) In context to India's defense structure Rustom-2 is a ___? Show Answer

Q30) Which among the following countries is/are not signed the UN Global arms treaty which came into force in December 2014?
1. Russia
2. India
3. China
4. Pakistan

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Q31) Which among the following dates will be annually observed as "International Day of Yoga"? Show Answer

Q32) Consider the following statements -
1. Scientists at University of Southampton, UK are planning to grow lettuce on Mars in 2018 under the Project #LettuceOnMars.
2. Under the project the team will grow small plants with gases obtained from the Martian atmosphere, with a minimum of material imported from Earth.

3. The aim of the project is to prove that plant life can thrive in the controlled greenhouse environment and that the resources on Mars can be appropriately managed to establish a permanent human settlement.
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Q33) National Energy Conservation day is observed on ____? Show Answer

Q34) The Kourou space port is located in __? Show Answer

Q35) NASA has proposed a new mission HAVOC to explore the atmosphere of which one of the following planets? Show Answer

Q36) Which among the following has won the "Indian Car of the Year-2015" award?

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Q37) Consider the following statements about ebola virus -
1. Ebola virus and its genus were both originally named for Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), the country where it was first described,and was at first suspected to be a new "strain" of the closely related Marburg virus.

2. The virus was renamed "Ebola virus" in 2010 to avoid confusion. Ebola virus is the single member of the species Zaire ebolavirus, which is the type species for the genus Ebolavirus, family Filoviridae, order Mononegavirales.

3. The natural reservoir of Ebola virus is believed to be bats, particularly fruit bats,and it is primarily transmitted between humans and from animals to humans through body fluids.

4. The EBOV genome is a single-stranded RNA approximately 19,000 nucleotides long. It encodes seven structural proteins: nucleoprotein (NP), polymerase cofactor (VP35), (VP40), GP, transcription activator (VP30), VP24, and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (L).

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Q38) World's largest cruise ship terminal is located in ___? Show Answer

Q39) India is participating in the development of software for world's largest telescope i.e. Thirty-Metre Telescope (TMT). What is the location of this telescope?

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Q40) e-Taal is the National e-services Dashboard portal created by the Government of India. What is the correct full form of e-Taal? Show Answer

Q41) Which country on December 8,2014launched communication satellite GSAT-16? Show Answer

Q42) India's heaviest rocket _______.was launched on December 18,2014. Show Answer

Q43) 22nd of December is observed as _________ Day to celebrate birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician autodidact Srinivasa Ramanujan? Show Answer

Q44) Who has won the Nobel Prize for Physics 2014?

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Q45) Consider the following statements
1. NASA scientists, including one of Indian-origin, developed Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite that can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximize the crop yield.
2. The mission was launched in November 2014 to collect the local data of agricultural and water managers that are needed worldwide.
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Q46) Consider the following statements
1. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have now discovered how blood stem cells in the embryo arise: interferon gamma, a molecule that is normally involved in inflammatory processes,
2. It plays a key role in the development of this cell type during the early phase of embryonic development.
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Q47) Consider the following statements-
1. A new NASA-led study estimates that tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of a total global absorption of 2.5 billion more than is absorbed by forests in Canada, Siberia and other northern regions, called boreal forests.
2. Forests and other land vegetation currently remove up to 30 percent of human carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere during photosynthesis.
3. If the rate of absorption were to slow down, the rate of global warming would speed up in return.
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Q48) Which among the following is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust? Show Answer

Q49) Telanagana government created a corridor that houses some of the biggest IT companies and will have a police station staffed entire by women. What is the name of this corridor? Show Answer

Q50) Which among the following spacecrafts on 28th of October 2014, concluded its mission to the International Space Station and returned to Earth? Show Answer

Q51) India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 19 December 2014 successfully tested an indigenously built _____________glide bomb. Show Answer

Q52) India on 30th of September 2014, signed Minamata Convention on_______ Show Answer

Q53) India has recently agreed to supply naval vessels as part of military transfer to which South-Asian nation?

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Q54) Armour of Indian Navy_________ has finally faded away into history as on 21st of November 2014. Show Answer

Q55) Guru Ghasidas National park in Chhatisgarh was declared as ______on 24th of November 2014? Show Answer

Q56) Which among the following celebrated as year of Water Conservation in India which was announced on 23rd November 2014. Show Answer

Q57) Consider the following statemnets-
1. The most abundant mineral on earth was named as Bridgmanite by a team of American geologists.
2. The team of American geologists extracted a sample large enough to analyse the most abundant mineral that allowed them to name it as bridgmanite.
3. The mineral is named in honour of Percy Bridgman, a physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his fundamental contributions to high-pressure physics.
4. Percy Bridgman pioneered the use of high pressure experiments to understand how many geological formations can come about.

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Q58) Consider the following statements-
1. Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on 8 October 2014 launched the ingeniously manufactured Broad Spectrum Confocal Microscope that generates 3D images of objects.

2. The Confocal Microscope can be used to obtain three dimensional features at microscopic level and can play a vital role in scientific understanding of nano material and biological object.
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Q59) Consider the following statements-
1. Noble Prize was announced for the research in Brain Global Positioning System. The Nobel laureate John ´Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser investigates with brain imaging techniques, as well as studies of patients undergoing neurosurgery.
2. The Scientists have provided evidence that place and grid cells exist also in humans.
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Q60) MW Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project in Rwanda on turnkey basis was on December 8, 2014 commissioned by________ Show Answer

Q61) Consider the following statements-
1. The first 3D-printed object was developed on 25 November 2014 in space by world's first zero-gravity 3D printer created by NASA and Made In Space Inc on the International Space Station (ISS).
2. The printer was delivered to the space station in September 2014 via a Space X Dragon capsule.
3. NASA astronaut Barry Butch Wilmore, Expedition 42 commander installed the printer on 17 November 2014 at the International Space Station and conducted the first calibration test print.
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Q62) Which state has become first one in India to surpass the 1 billion mark in e-Transactions and to achieve landmark of 100 crore e-Transactions on December 2, 2014? Show Answer

Q63) In which of the following cities India's first monorail service has been launched, recently? Show Answer

Q64) London-based firm IMImobile Ltd on October 14 , 2014 acquired mobile communications company TxtLocal Ltd (TextLocal) for 11 million euro in a cash and equity deal. Among the highlights of the acquisition are-
1. Post acquisition, mobile messaging platform of TextLocal will be integrated with IMImobile's core infrastructure.
2. TextLocal's platform will provide significant cross-sell and lead generation opportunities.
3. TxtLocal Ltd will also leverage its global footprint to introduce TextLocal's offering into new international markets.
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Q65) India's Drug Technical Advisory Committee has recently waived-off the clinical tests of two drugs Aflibercept and Trastuzumab emtansine. These drugs are used for the treatment of __? Show Answer

Q66) Which among the following is / are the two most powerful anti-TB drugs, which if not work, TB turns into MDR-TB? Show Answer

Q67) Who among the following won the 2014 Earth Hero Award? Show Answer

Q68) Which among the following government schemes have been launched in collaboration with IITs and NITs? Show Answer

Q69) India has become the third country in the world to have Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in the world. The other two countries which have SBFT facility are? Show Answer

Q70) In a recent defence deal, India will buy anti-tank Spike missiles from which country? Show Answer

Q71) Union Health Minister has launched a new mission in line with government's vision to eliminate Tuberculosis from India. What is the name of mission?

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Q72) Which among the following is the first Indian company to acquire the domain name .dotooo (Dot-Triple-O)?

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Q73) Which among the following is / are correct statements with respect to the IRNSS-1C?
1. It was launched by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
2. It carried a payload namely a C-band transponders to help in laser ranging. (to help Military / artillery range estimation)
3. It was the launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota
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Q74) Which among the following countries does not have a fully functional global navigation system?

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Q75) Which missile was developed by India as an answer to America's Tomahawk and Pakistan's Babur missile? Show Answer

Q76) As per a recent observation by NASA's Earth Observatory, what is the name of world's fourth largest lake which has dried and is on threshold to vanish completely? Show Answer

Q77) Recently, which among the following comets made a close fly-by the planet Mars passing within 140,000 kilometres? Show Answer

Q78) Recently, the launch of GSAT-16 has been advanced by 6 months. Which among the following satellites will be replaced by GSAT-16? Show Answer

Q79) India has recently become the first South-Asian country to put a ban under Rule 135-B on __? Show Answer

Q80) With reference to SAARC, which among the following framework / agreement has been finalized recently? Show Answer

Q81) Union Ministry of Science and Technology has launched a joint Indo-Canada Science Programme. What is the main focus of the same?

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Q82) The 'Pride of India Expo', a mega science & technology exhibition, was held in January 2014 in Show Answer

Q83) Which among the following is India's first long range subsonic cruise missile? Show Answer

Q84) What is the name of the Earth observing instrument recently installed by NASA on the International Space Station? Show Answer

Q85) Which country has launched its first domestically built communication satellite named ARSAT-1? Show Answer

Q86) Which of the following is not a part of the 13 agreements signed between India and Norway recently? Show Answer

Q87) Which among the following Indian carriers has banned shipment of Shark fins as a measure to protect declining shark populations? Show Answer

Q88) Which city has recorded largest number of internet users in India in 2014? Show Answer

Q89) Consider the following statements-
1. Researchers in the UK on April 14, 2014 for the first time announced to conduct a test on patient of artificial blood made from human stem cells.
2. The trial test would be conducted in 2016.
3. If successful, the trial could pave the way for manufacturing of blood on an industrial scale.
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Q90) Consider the following statements -
1. New titanium Oxide tiles were developed by the research team from University of California to fight against Air Pollution.
2. Researchers calculate that 21 tonnes of nitrogen oxides would be eliminated daily if tiles on one million roofs were coated with their titanium dioxide mixture.
3. Nitrogen oxides then react with volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight to create smog.
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Q91) Consider the following statements about Astra:
1. Astra is India's first Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air missile designed and developed indigenously by the DRDO.
3. The 60-km plus range missile possesses high Single Shot Kill Probability (SSKP) which makes it highly reliable.
4. Astra is an all-weather missile with active radar terminal guidance.
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Q92) Consider the following statements in this regard -
1. Scientists have created the first realistic virtual Universe using a computer simulation called Illustris
2. Illustris tracked the development of the universe from 12 million years after the Big Bang up to the present, and identified more than 41,000 galaxies in a simulated space 350 million light years on each side.
3. The computer simulation enabled researchers to understand how galaxies, black holes and other cosmic phenomena evolved.
4. It followed the complex development of normal and dark matter over 13 billion years, matching features observed in the real universe.
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Q93) Consider the following statements-
1. The World’s first Electric plane named E-Fan on May 9, 2014 successfully completed its first flight.
2. It is a small experimental aircraft and is powered by 120 lithium-ion polymer batteries and can fly with speed of 220kmph.
3. The length of the E-Fan is little more than 19 metres and makes a noise lightly more than hairdryer and is co-friendly profile.
4. An hour flight with the E-Fan will cost only 16 US dollar as compare to 55 US dollar for a flight in a petrol powered plane of the same size.
5. E-Fan will bring the cost of travel down by more than a third and reduces the carbon emission.
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Q94) India and Israel have worked out an agreement to develop and produce the long-range- Show Answer

Q95) The ABM project was unveiled in- Show Answer

Q96) Which of the following is incorrect about deadly anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons? Show Answer

Q97) CCI-Sat is Show Answer

Q98) Which Country on May 8, 2014 successfully test-fired Hataf-III Ghaznavi missile during war exercises of Army’s Strategic Force Command? Show Answer

Q99) Consider the following statements -
1. Researchers have discovered our planet's largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet - bound up in rock deep in the earth's mantle.
2. This water is not in a form familiar to us - it is not liquid, ice or vapour.
3. This fourth form is water trapped inside the molecular structure of the minerals in the mantle rock.
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Q100) Which country on April 19, 2014 announced to host the bi-annual Western Pacific Naval Symposium ? Show Answer

Q101) Which country launched a new reconnaissance satellite into space on April 9,2014 which can observe targets on earth "in all weather conditions? Show Answer

Q102) As per the recent report which of the following is not among the three highest spenders with substantial increases? Show Answer

Q103) Which agency of the republic of India is responsible for the development of technology for use by the military? Show Answer

Q104) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was established in Show Answer

Q105) DRDO started its first major project in surface-to-air missiles (SAM) known as Show Answer

Q106) Integrated Guided Missile Development Program of India include Show Answer

Q107) Which of the following is not among the key measures to make DRDO effective in its functioning include Show Answer

Q108) At International Physics Olympiad India has won- Show Answer

Q109) China on 19 May 2014 set up a 1.6 billion dollars (10 billion Yuan) fund that will support projects related to maritime Silk Road development in - Show Answer

Q110) Army Chief General of which country declared to impose martial law? Show Answer

Q111) Six workers got injured after Hot water Spill from a valve at - Show Answer

Q112) Meghalaya Government banned rat-hole coal mining & coal transportation in the State of- Show Answer

Q113) Leaders of which of the following on 12 May 2014 declared in the Eastern Ukraine a sovereign and independent State? Show Answer

Q114) Which of the following has signed a peace deal with rebel army? Show Answer

Q115) Which among the following is not a Nuclear Power? Show Answer

Q116) Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty was signed on - Show Answer

Q117) Boko Haram militant group abducted more than 200 girls in April 2014 from- Show Answer

Q118) First indigenous air-to-air missile successfully test fired over Arabian Sea is - Show Answer

Q119) India is ------ the country to have BVR missile. Show Answer

Q120) Which of the following statements is not correct ? Show Answer

Q121) DRDO is now confident to meet the revised Astra project completion date of December Show Answer

Q122) Dornier is - Show Answer

Q123) Name the premier DRDO lab known for design, development and leading to production wide spectrum of indigenous radars. Show Answer

Q124) The Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) was established in Show Answer

Q125) India successfully test-fired Akash missile from ITR Complex in Chandipur Akash missile India on 2 May 2014 Show Answer

Q126) Name medium range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme Show Answer

Q127) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on April 14, 2014 released a report titled Trends in world military expenditure, 2013. SIPRI in its report has shown that the world military expenditure declined by Show Answer

Q128) Which of the following has placed successfully into orbit the second satellite of the seven in the series called on April 3, 2014 called INSAT-1B Spacecraft-? Show Answer

Q129) Which among the following will induct women as combat officers? Show Answer

Q130) International Court of Justice (ICJ) of United Nation (UN) ordered an end to Whaling Programme of - Show Answer

Q131) Pakistan on April 6,2014 announced to hold joint military exercises in the eastern part of the Strait of Hormuz with- Show Answer

Q132) US Space agency, NASA on April 2, 2014 announced that it had suspended majority of its ongoing engagement and ties with - Show Answer

Q133) Which of the following country’s exploration teams on April 7 ,2014 drilled a seven-kilometer-deep borehole in the resource-rich Himalayan region of Tibet. Show Answer

Q134) Scientist of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on April 17, 2014 designed Show Answer

Q135) Dassault Aviation is a company of - Show Answer

Q136) Which of the following is not true about BrahMos I Block-III ? Show Answer

Q137) The canister-launched hypersonic surface-to-surface tactical missile developed by the Indian Defenc Research and Development Organization is Show Answer

Q138) India’s nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile is Show Answer

Q139) India's first laser-guided bomb is Show Answer

Q140) Prahaar is a solid-fueled Show Answer

Q141) India has held Air exercise 'Garuda-5’ with Show Answer

Q142) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in its report has highlighted that the US defence spending declined in 2013 by 7.8 percent due to Show Answer

Q143) In landmark development the Parliament of on April 8, 2014 voted to reject the request by the Catalan authorities to hold a referendum on independence on 9 November 2014. Show Answer

Q144) Russia, Ukraine and West (US and European Union) signed a surprise deal to ease - Show Answer

Q145) Consider the following statements with reference to Palaeontologists discovering the fossil of the world largest dinosaur fossils on May 16, 2014.
1. Dinosaur fossils was found near a desert in La Flecha, situated 125-km west of Trelew in Patagonia, Argentina.
2. The fossils of the world’s largest dinosaur measured 40 metres in length, 30 metres in height and weighed 77 tonnes
3. The fossil remains included bones from the dinosaur neck and back, along with pieces of the tail and legs

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Q146) Consider the following statements-
1. The study revealed that approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide in 2013 which increased from 5.7 million in 2012.
2. The study highlights the important role that renewable energy continues to play in employment creation and growth in the global economy.
3. Renewable energy employment was shaped by regional shifts, industry realignments, growing competition and advances in technologies and manufacturing processes in 2013.
4. The largest employers by country are China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany, Spain and Bangladesh.

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Q147) By the end of 2014 the world will have- Show Answer

Q148) Hataf-III Ghaznavi missile belongs - Show Answer

Q149) Consider the following statements with regard to India’s naval warship INS Kamrota-
1. It is the first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built by GRSE under Project-28 for the Navy.
2. It is armed with stealth features and is the first warship equipped with new trainable chaff launcher - Kavach.
3. The ship’s keel was laid on November 20 ,2006
4. The ship was launched on April 19, 2010.
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