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New Defence System-DRDO- Indigenous technology

New Defence System-DRDO- Indigenous technology GS-Paper-3 Defence system- Indigenous technology (PT-Mains) Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation-DRDO are responsible for indigenously developed systems which will lead to higher self-reliance in defence technologies. Recently, the Defence Minister has handed over the Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System, ASTRA Mk-I and Border Surveillance System. Defence Minister&nbs

India's first driverless train operations

India’s first driverless train operations Context: UPSC GS Paper III S&T (Prelims - Mains) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India's first-ever driverless train operations on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line along with the fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line. The driverless trains will be fully automated, which will eliminate the possibility of human error, it said, adding that after the start of driverless service

Specialty Steel

Specialty Steel Specialty Steel (Alloy Steel) contain additional alloyed materials that deliver special properties under specific conditions. The government has approved the inclusion of ‘Specialty Steel’ under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. This will promote the manufacturing of 'Specialty Steel' within the country to meet the domestic demand by attracting capital investment, generate employment etc.

VL-SRSAM Missile System

VL-SRSAM Missile System Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was launched by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). It is indigenously designed and developed by DRDO, along with Research Centre Imarat, and the Pune-based Research and Development Establishment (Engineers). Once deployed, the VL-SRSAM system will prove to be a force multiplier for the Indian Navy. An effective Weapon Control System (WCS), it would neutralize


34th Foundation Day of C-DAC Context This 13th of April is the 34th Foundation Day of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Three novel innovative technologies – Cyber Security Operation Centre (CSoC) as a service ,offering end to end security solutions including managed security services. C-DAC’s indigenous High-Performance Computing software

Nuclear Programme of India

Nuclear Programme of India This topic is important for Paper III of UPSC Mains 2021 and UPSC Prelims 2021 also since many questions come directly through AspireIAS notes on Nuclear Programme of India.  In 2018, India commemorated 20 years since it conducted its five nuclear tests, known as Operation Shakti–98, and 10 year since India – U.S Civil Nuclear Agreement in 2008, also called as 123 Agreement. India on November 5, 2018, declared that its nuclear

Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator: ISRO

Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator: ISRO The Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) device, which could help with the cost-effective recovery of spent rocket stages and safely land payloads on distant planets, has recently undergone successful testing by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Image Source - Economictimes What is IAD? The Vikram Sarabhai Space Center of ISRO created, developed, and successfully test-flew the IAD (VSSC). The Rohini-300 (RH300 Mk II)


Web3.0 The Finance Minister recently discussed the usage of Web3 and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in fraud detection and to produce early warning indications in an unforeseen incident while addressing the 75th Annual General Meeting of the Indian Banks' Association in Mumbai. What is Web3? Web 3.0 is another name for it. A decentralized internet that uses blockchain technology will be created. The phrase "Web3" was initially used in 2014 by Gavin Woo

Mission DefSpace

Mission DefSpace At the current DefExpo, the Prime Minister just inaugurated "Mission DefSpace." The fourth Defence Indigenisation List, which bans the import of 101 products after specific deadlines, was also announced by him. At the India Pavilion during the Expo, he also debuted the HTT-40 (Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40), an indigenous trainer aircraft created and constructed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). About Mission DefSpace: Through Indian indus


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