CURRENT AFFAIRS


PT 2020 Special

By Aspire IAS

17 June 2019

This is a new initiative by AspireIAS in which we will be updating current affairs relevant specifically for Prelims GS Paper-1.


Goverment to set up Defence Space Research Agency

By Aspire IAS

12 June 2019

To enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies. The government cleared the setting up of the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) which will be entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies.


India to have its own space station

By Aspire IAS

14 June 2019

Space stations are also called as orbital stations. Just like other satellites, they orbit around Earth. Space stations are designed to be placed in Earth’s orbit and provide a space for astronauts to live in it and conduct their research.


Agreement to Speed up Talks on Border Issues

By Aspire IAS

14 June 2019

India and China’s bilateral relations have been becoming complex in the recent times. Both India and China have tried to assert their influence regionally. China’s Belt and Road Initiative and India’s opposition to it have also formed the basis of their relations bilaterally as well as on multi-lateral platforms. Added to it are the border issues which led to an escalation of tension between India and China after the Doklam issue in 2017. With the breakdown


Successful Flight Test of Astra BVR Air-to-Air Missile

By Aspire IAS

27 September 2018

Astra, the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), was successfully test fired by the IAF from Su-30 aircraft.


India Conducts Successful interceptor missile test at night

By Aspire IAS

25 September 2018

India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test off the Odisha coast on Sunday night, achieving a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence.


MAVEN Spacecraft

By Aspire IAS

24 September 2018

MAVEN completed its primary mission in November 2015 and has been operating in an extended mission since that time, continuing its investigation of Mars’ upper atmosphere and exploring additional opportunities for science that the new relay orbit will bring.


Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS)

By Aspire IAS

23 September 2018

Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, has discovered “superEarth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar systems at least 49 light-years away, marking the satellite’s first discovery since its April launch.


India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile

By Aspire IAS

22 September 2018

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahaar’. It was launched from mobile launcher from Launch Complex-III, Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore off Odisha Coast.


Implication of data mirroring

By Aspire IAS

21 September 2018

Data is the new oil and a driver of growth and change. India is a supposed to become data rich before becoming economically rich. This digital growth is being pushed by large foreign digital companies. They are largely fuelled by the data of their users. The visits of the prime minister and Union information technology minister to Silicon Valley over the past few years as part of the Digital India campaign.


Celestial misfit

By Aspire IAS

19 September 2018

In the year, 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) voted to remove Pluto’s planetary status.


ISRO launches two U.K. satellites

By Aspire IAS

17 September 2018

PSLV-C42 lifted off carrying two satellites from the United Kingdom – NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.


India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials:

By Aspire IAS

12 September 2018

Once ready, it will be India’s first, a force multiplier and cruise the country into a global elite club.


Google announces new AI Technology to fight online child sexual abuse

By Aspire IAS

05 September 2018

Technology giant Google announced that it is employing a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to combat online spreading of contents involving child sexual abuse. The tool uses deep neural networks for image processing to help discover and detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.


Sea Food waste prevents steel corrosion:

By Aspire IAS

02 September 2018

Mild steel used in a wide range of industries easily develops rust and the corrosion causes huge economic loss every year.


Manned space mission before 75th I-Day: ISRO chief

By Aspire IAS

29 August 2018

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled the details of the Gaganyaan mission for manned space flight before 2022. It will be the India's first human space flight programme.


Jatropha powers India's first biofuel flight

By Aspire IAS

28 August 2018

A blend of oil from jatropha seeds and aviation turbine fuel propelled the country’s first ever bio jet fuel-powered flight between Dehradun and Delhi. The 43-minute flight was operated by SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, with 20 officials and five crew members on board.


New copters to enable tech transfer

By Aspire IAS

27 August 2018

The defence ministry is shortly expected to release project-specific implementation guidelines for the 111 naval utility helicopters to be procured under the strategic partnership(SP) model. However , foreign companies say there is still some clarity required on crucial legal, liability and technology transfer issues.


ISRO telemedicine nodes for soldiers in high-altitude areas

By Aspire IAS

25 August 2018

In a major effort to improve emergency medical support to soldiers posted in high-altitude areas, especially Siachen, the Integrated Defence Staff of the Defence Ministry and the ISRO signed a MoU to set up telemedicine nodes in critical places across the country.


Chandrayaan-1 data confirms Presence of Ice on Moon: NASA

By Aspire IAS

22 August 2018

NASA Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft that was launched by India 10 years ago.


Government released 'Digital North East: Vision 2022'

By Aspire IAS

18 August 2018

Recently government released 'Digital North East: Vision 2022', that aims to leverage digital technologies to transform lives of people of the northeastern states and enhance the ease of living.


Gaganyaan: Indian into space by 2022

By Aspire IAS

17 August 2018

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing that an Indian astronaut would go into space by 2022, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has finally got a definitive timeline for a project it has been working on for the last 15 years.


ISRO set to launch its TV channel

By Aspire IAS

13 August 2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have a year-long Vikram Sarabhai centenary celebration starting in August 2019 to honour the visionary scientist and its legendary founding father.


Department of Telecom approves the principles of net neutrality

By Aspire IAS

11 August 2018

The Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making body in the Department of Telecom has recently approved the principles of net neutrality recommended by TRAI last year.


Indian telescope spots distant galaxy

By Aspire IAS

10 August 2018

Astronomers have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years.


Decoding the DNA Bill

By Aspire IAS

09 August 2018

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 has been introduced in India’s Parliament, with a view to creating a national DNA database for use by the police in solving crimes and identifying missing persons.


Need for digitizing land records in India

By Aspire IAS

08 August 2018

The Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has often pointed out that a modern market economy requires a strong system of property rights. India is a mess on this front. Land titles are presumptive rather than conclusive.