06 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Prelims and Mains focus: about SARAS aircraft and its significance; about UDAN scheme
News: The government needs to be the “launch customer” to make Saras Mk2 commercially viable, the National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), which has developed the first indigenous light transport aircraft, told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology.
About Saras aircraft
Connecting SARAS to UDAN
About UDAN scheme
UDAN Round 3:
Under the latest round of the scheme, 73 proposals were awarded to 11 airlines that will connect a total of 39 airports. These include 16 unserved airports, 17 underserved airports and six water aerodromes.
Key Features of UDAN 3 included –
Source: The Hindu
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