NASA’s Artemis Program: Wet Dress Rehearsal

NASA’s Artemis Program: The first moonbound rocket and spacecraft of NASA’s Artemis program are expected to do a “wet dress rehearsal” on the launch pad in February. Artemis– Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of Moon’s Interaction with the Sun. It is NASA’s next mission to the Moon. Objective: To measure what happens when the Sun’s […]

VIKAS Engine: Important Points

High Thrust VIKAS Engine: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently conducted a successful qualification test of its High Thrust VIKAS Engine at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Tamil Nadu’s Mahendragiri. The Vikas engine will power the ambitious Gaganyaan mission into space. About the Vikas engine: It is a family of liquid fuelled rocket […]

Enhanced BrahMos Fired off Odisha Coast

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile: BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with enhanced capability, successfully test-fired off Odisha coast. BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with increased indigenous content and improved performance, was successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on January 20, 2022. The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with […]

Devas-Antrix Deal

Devas-Antrix Deal: The controversial deal between Indian Department of Space’s commercial entity Antrix and Bengaluru-based startup Devas Multimedia has been under the scanner for more than a decade now. The International Telecommunication Union granted India S-band spectrum in the 1970s. Handing Over of Spectrum to ISRO: By 2003, there was a fear that the spectrum […]

Indian Cellular And Electronics Association (ICEA)

Indian Cellular And Electronics Association (ICEA): A report by the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) has said that India’s policy of adopting high tariffs on the import of electronics components may prove to be counterproductive. ICEA is the apex industry body of the mobile and electronics industry comprising manufacturers. India has adopted high tariffs […]

Steering Committee for SAMARTH

SAMARTH: Union Power Secretary chaired the second meeting of Steering Committee for SAMARTH (SUSTAINABLE AGRARIAN MISSION ON USE OF AGRO RESIDUE IN THERMAL POWER PLANTS)i.e. National Mission on Use of Biomass in coal based thermal Power Plants He reviewed the status of bio-mass co-firing and progress of the actions being taken to promote the co-firing […]

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Hundreds of thousands of deaths occur today due to previously treatable infections — such as lower respiratory and bloodstream infections — because the bacteria that cause them have become resistant to treatment. A comprehensive estimate of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), covering 204 countries and territories and published in The […]

International Roaming SIM Cards: Revised T and C

International Roaming: As part of the policy reforms initiated in telecom sector, the Department of Telecom (DOT) has issued the “Revised terms & conditions for issue/renewal of NOC for sale/rent of International Roaming SIM Cards/ Global Calling Cards of Foreign Operators in India”. The revised terms & conditions strengthens the mechanism to protect the interests […]