Current Affairs – 27/11/2019
Lieutenant Shivangi, First Woman Pilot of Indian Navy, to be Join Naval Operations
The Indian Navy is going to get the first female pilot. Lieutenant Shivangi will join as the first female pilot on December 2, 2019. Shivangi will fly fixed-wing Dornier surveillance aircraft. She will be involved in Operation Duty in Kochi. Lieutenant Shivangi is from Muzaffarpur in Bihar. She has done her studies from DAV Public School. After completing school education, Lieutenant Shivangi did B.Tech from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.
Joined Navy as SAC Pilot
Shivangi was included as a SAC (Pilot) under the 27 NOC course at the Indian Naval Academy. She was formally made part of the Navy by Vice Admiral AK Chawla in June last year. Now Shivangi will fly surveillance aircraft. These surveillance aircraft are sent on short-range maritime missions. There are many devices like advanced surveillance radars, electronic sensors and networking are equipped on these aircraft. The Navy’s aviation wing has several women officers posted as air traffic controllers and observers. Shivangi is undergoing training in Southern Command and will be allowed to fly Dornier aircraft on December 2.
Bhawna Kanth: First IAF Pilot
Bhawna Kanth became the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force this year after qualifying all the required tests. Apart from Bhawna, Mohana Singh and Avni Chaturvedi also became fighter pilots. Also, the first batch of 100 women soldiers in the Indian Army will join in 2021. These women soldiers will be commissioned in the Indian Army Corps of Military Police.
About Dornier surveillance aircraft
Dornier (DO-228) aircraft are manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). HAL DO-228 aircraft is India’s lightweight maritime surveillance aircraft. It is also known as multipurpose aircraft because of its specifications and qualities. It plays a significant role with various abilities like Commuter Transport, Cargo & Logistics Support, Remote Sensing Applications, Pollution Prevention, Calibration of airport NAV-COM Aids, Search and Rescue and Aerial Survey.
70th Indian Constitution Day
The yearlong nationwide activities on Constitution Day are being launched to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly, beginning November 26, 2019.
The Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is observed annually on November 26 to mark the anniversary of the adoption of Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949 by the Constituent Assembly of India, which came into effect on 26 January 1950.
The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day in 2015 by a gazette notification. The year of 2015 was the 125th birth anniversary of Bharatratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, who played a key role in the drafting of the constitution. Previously this day was celebrated as National Law Day. It is aimed at reiterating and reorienting the citizens towards the values and principles expressed in the Constitution and to create awareness of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in the Constitution.