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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 […]

Deputation Of All India Services Officer

Deputation Of All India Services Officer: The Centre has proposed amendments to the IAS (Cadre) Rules in order to exercise greater control in central deputation of IAS officials, which has often been at the centre of tussles between the Centre and the states. Central deputation in the Indian Administrative Service is covered under Rule-6 (1) […]

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 […]

Rural Area Development Plan Formulation And Implementation (RADPFI) Guidelines

Rural Area Development Plan Formulation And Implementation (RADPFI) Guidelines: Union Minister Shri Giriraj Singh releases revised Rural Area Development Plan Formulation and Implementation (RADPFI) Guidelines prepared by Ministry of Panchayati Raj. This new Guideline (2021) is Focused on: Typology of villages to prepare the spatial development plan (population, agro-climatic zones, Hill areas, disaster occurrence, urban-peri-urban […]