ISRO and Chandrayaan-3 mission

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology: Space Science   Source: IE, IE, TOI  Context: The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s successful soft landing on the Moon marks India’s significant achievement, becoming the fourth nation in history to reach the lunar surface.   Historical overview of ISRO’s major programs – satellites, launch vehicles, and planetary exploration. Challenges of …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 10 July 2023

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Semi-cryogenic Engine

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TOI  Context: An intermediate configuration of a 2000 kN semi-cryogenic engine was recently tested at a newly commissioned Semi-cryogenic Integrated Engine & Stage Test facility at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu by ISRO. It was the first in a series of tests planned to validate the design …

Space Science and Technology AwaReness Training (START)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: TH  Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched an online training programme named Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START) for postgraduate and final-year undergraduate students of Physical Sciences and Technology.

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 09 March 2023

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Landslide Atlas of India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography- Geophysical phenomenon.   Source: The Tribune, NRSC (Data given in the article is taken from this report)   Context: All 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh have figured on a list prepared by the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of locations prone to landslides. The Landslide Atlas of India was released …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 7 February 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 January 2023

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Startups are powering India’s Space Odyssey 2.0

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Achievements of Indians in science & technology.   Source: Live Mint Context: With the space sector opening up, startups have begun to rapidly transform the industry.     Measures for encouraging the private sector in the space programme:   Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) in Ahmedabad. IN-SPACe is …

GSLV-F10 launch and EOS-03 satellite:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: The GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission, which lifted off from Sriharikota on August 12 last year failed due to ‘deviation in the performance’ of the cryogenic upper stage (CUS) of the launch vehicle, a national-level Failure Analysis Committee (FAC) constituted in the aftermath has found. GSLV-F10 was ISRO’s …

EOS-04 launch, ISRO’s first of 2022:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: Isro has successfully launched earth observation satellite EOS-04, two other satellites (INSPIREsat-1 and INS-2TD) onboard PSLV recently. It was launched from the first launch pad at the country’s only spaceport in Sriharikota – Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Andhra Pradesh.   Significance: This is ISRO’s first …

GSLV-F10 launch and EOS-03 satellite:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: The launch of earth observation satellite EOS-03 onboard GSLV-F10 was unsuccessful recently because of an anomaly in the rocket’s cryogenic upper stage. GSLV-F10 was ISRO’s eighth flight with indigenous cryo, 14th GSLV flight and 79th launch from Sriharikota.   What is EOS-03? EOS-3 was the first …

Insights into Editorial: EOS-01, India’s latest earth observation satellite that was launched

  Context: India sent its first space mission in almost a year with a launch of EOS-01, an earth observation satellite. EOS-01, along with nine satellites from foreign countries, was launched by a PSLV rocket twelve minutes past three. This is ISRO’s first mission since the launch of RISAT-2BR1, another earth observation satellite similar to …

Vikram Sarabhai

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Vikram Sarabhai What to study? For prelims: Key contributions of Vikram Sarabhai. For mains: Contributions of India and Indians to the development of space technology. Context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) are conducting …

Insights Daily Current Events January 07, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 07, 2014   NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES The Food Security Act- an initiative to avert malnutrition Food security refers to household’s physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that fulfills the dietary needs and food preferences of that household for living an active and healthy life. …