Space Technology

IASGateAdmin | 07, May 2020

Prelim Snippets – 07.05.2020

1.Long March 5B' Rocket Context: The China has recently launched the Long March 5B’ rocket and prototype spacecraft. It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 29.04.2020

1.Chakmas and Hajongs Why in News? Recently, the Rights and Risks Analysis Group has sought Indian Prime Minister’s intervention in…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Apr 2020

MERGER OF TWO BLACK…

Why in News? The gravitational wave observatories at Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have detected a merger of two unequal-mass…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 24.04.2020

1.Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Context: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is recently seen in news About CRPF: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 07.04.2020

1. Artemis Base camp Why in News? Recently, NASA unveils plan for Artemis ‘base camp’ on the moon beyond 2024.…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 18.03.2020

1.Superhydrophobic Coating Why in News? Recently, a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad, and Ohio State University has…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 17.03.2020

1. Hubballi-Ankola Railway Link Project Why in News? The controversial Hubballi-Ankola railway line project, which came up for discussion at…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 29.02.2020

1. Pigmentary Disorders Why in News? A Rs. 3.6 crore grant has been given to promote research on pigmentary disorders.…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Feb 2020

ADITHYA L-1 MISSION

Why in News? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is also preparing to send its first scientific expedition to study…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets – 18.02.2020

1.Hope Spacecraft Why in News? The UAE is on the verge of making history after turning its dream of becoming…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 15.02.2020

1.BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2020 Why in News? The Minister of State for Home Affairs inaugurated the Field Training…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 12.02.2020

1. The SuperCam on Mars 2020 Rover Why in News? NASA is planning to send a robot named SuperCamaboard the…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 31.01.2020

1.Nagoba Jatara Why in News? Nagoba Jatara, the tribal festival of Telangana has been concluded recently. About: Nagoba Jatara is…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets – 29.01.2020

1.Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) Why in News? Recently, ISF has asked the government to make labour codes a reality and…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jan 2020

NAVIC IN MOBILES

Why in News? Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled mobile chipsets that are capable of supporting Indian regional satellite navigation system -…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 23.01.2020

1. UNAIDS Context: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was held recently at the World Economic Forum at…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Jan 2020

Prelim-Snippets-07.01.2020

1. Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS) Context: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be putting up a…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-12-2019

1. SHARJAH-IAU Why in News? Recently, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named the newly discovered stars as "Sharjah" About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 18-12-2019

1. CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) Why in News? Recently, European Space Agency has postponed the launch of CHEOPS. Objectives of…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-12-2019

1. Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) Recently Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) 10th meeting commenced in Malaysia in December. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-12-2019

1. NEFT Why in News? The RBI has announced that the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) will be available round-the-clock…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 03-12-2019

1. Jeholbaatar kielanae Why in News? Researchers have unearthed well-preserved middle ear bones from a new species of an extinct…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-11-2019

1.NATO Why in News? The U.S. is about to cut its contribution to NATO’s operating budget and Germany is increasing…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-11-2019

1.Cartosat-3 Why in News? ISRO has announced that Cartosat-3 will be flown on the PSLV-C47 vehicle, subject to weather conditions.…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-11-2019

1.K4 Missile Why in News? India to test-fire 3,500 km range K-4 nuclear missile developed by DRDO for Arihant Class…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

ISRO’S NAVIC SET TO…

Why in News? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix Corporation Ltd. are poised to commercialise…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

IONOSPHERIC CONNECTION EXPLORER

Why in News? NASA has launched a satellite to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. Ionospheric Connection…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

GEOTAIL

Why in News? Recently on board with Chandrayaan-2 mission, an instrument called CLASS, designed to detect signatures of elements in…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

PLANET NINE

Why in News? Hidden in the outer Solar System lurks a presence, believed to be a gigantic planet orbiting the…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S ORBITER CLASS DETECTS…

Why in News? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that Chandrayaan2’s Orbiter payload CLASS has detected charged particles on…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

HOW GRAVITY DISTORTS OUR…

Context: A new visualisation of a black hole, released by NASA, illustrates how its gravity distorts our view by warping…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

PROJECT NETRA

Why in news? ISRO has initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2’S VIKRAM LANDER HAD…

Why in News? S. space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially said moon lander Vikram had a…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-09-2019

1.Boiga thackerayi Why in News? A team of biodiversity researchers have discovered a new species of cat snake in Maharashtra’s…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

METHANE-POWERED ROCKET ENGINE

Why in News? ISRO is planning to develop methane-powered rocket engines. LOX Methane Engines: The space agency is developing two…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-09-2019

1.Shondol Dance Why in News? Ladakhi Shondol dance has recently created history by entering into the Guinness Book Of World…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-09-2019

1.Tobacco Board of India Why in News? The Executive Director of the Tobacco Board of India cancelled her appearance at…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO)

Why in News? ISRO’S attempts to figure out what happened to Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram will get a boost when NASA’s Lunar…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

ISRO’S VIKRAM LANDER IS…

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram just moments before it was to land…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

ASTEROID IMPACT DEFLECTION ASSESSMENT…

Why in News? During September 11-13, asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers from around the world will gather in Rome to…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-08-2019

1.Missile Ghaznavi Context: Pakistan has successfully carried out night-training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi'. About Missile: The ballistic missile…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

MARS SOLAR CONJUNCTION

Why in News? For more than a week, the daily communication between Earth and Mars will go silent. Mars Solar…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

Why in News? Using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as a sort of time machine, researchers plan to investigate how…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 27-08-2019

1. Special Protection Group (SPG) Context: The Union Government has withdrawn SPG security cover to former PM Manmohan Singh. About…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-08-2019

Bavar-373 Context: Iran has officially unveiled Bavar-373 air defense system About: It is Iran’s new home-grown air defence system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 PLACED IN LUNAR…

Context: India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission crossed a major milestone on its journey towards the Moon, having entered a lunar orbit, almost…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Aug 2019

NASA’S PARKER SOLAR PROBE

Why in news? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed a year in service. Aim of the mission: The mission’s central aim…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Aug 2019

CHANDRAYAAN-2 SUCCESSFULLY ENTERS LUNAR…

Why in News? Chandrayaan-2 has successfully carried out the significant process of trans-lunar injection, moving from earth`s orbit towards the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

LUNAR LIBRARY

Why in News? On February 21, an Israeli lunar lander called Beresheet (Hebrew for ‘the beginning’) began its journey to…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

NEW ISRO SYSTEM TO…

Why in News? To get accurate data about the movement of space debris to avoid collision with its satellites, ISRO…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Jul 2019

NASA’S PUNCH MISSION

NASA has selected an US based Indian researcher to lead its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun. PUNCH Mission:…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jun 2019

DRAGONFLY MISSION

Why in News? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Dragonfly mission, (which will be launched in 2026 and land…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jun 2019

Space Activities Bill

Why in news? India has begun pre legislative consultations on a “Space Activities Bill” that is designed to encourage domestic…

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