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Anti-Satellite Weapon

Anti-Satellite Weapon: Russia is actively working towards a formidable new development in space technology, focusing on creating a nuclear anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon. Anti-Satellite Weapon is designed to debilitate or destroy satellites that are already in orbit and operational. Types of Anti-Satellite Weapons: ASATs are broadly classified into two types namely Kinetic energy methods: This involves […]

Pradhan Mantri Formalisation Of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Formalisation Of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme:   A one-day awareness programme on the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme was recently held in Srinagar. Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme launched on June 29, 2020, PMFMPE is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme by the Ministry […]

Magnetoelectric Multiferroics

Magnetoelectric Multiferroics: Researchers have identified a unique mechanism of electric polarisation via magnetic ordering in a novel mineral named “MnBi2S4”, which can be useful for energy-efficient data storage. Magnetoelectric multiferroics are a special class of materials popular among the research fraternity for their rarity and unique properties. These materials can exhibit both magnetism and ferroelectricity […]

Munich Security Conference

Munich Security Conference: World leaders gather for the sixtieth Munich Security Conference with growing concerns about a continued war in Ukraine and threats to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cohesion. Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the world’s leading forum for debating international security policy. Objective is to build trust and contribute to the peaceful resolution […]

Species Threat Abatement And Restoration (STAR) Metric

Species Threat Abatement And Restoration (STAR) Metric: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has introduced the Species Threat Abatement and Restoration (STAR) metric to quantify actions aimed at halting biodiversity loss in oceans. The STAR metric uses data from the IUCN Red List to quantify extinction risks and threats faced by species. It […]

GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS Mission

GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS Mission: The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS mission on 17th February 2024, with the aim of enhancing weather forecasting and disaster warning capabilities. INSAT-3DS will be launched aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle F14 (GSLV F14). GSLV-F14 is a three-stage launch vehicle. The first stage (GS1) […]