SARAS 3 Radio Telescope

Context: India’s SARAS radio telescope has helped scientists determine the properties of the earliest radio luminous galaxies formed 200 million years after the Big Bang, a period known as the Cosmic Dawn. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About SARAS 3 Radio Telescope: What are the Findings? -Source: Indian Express

What is Bluebugging?

Context: Cybersecurity experts note that apps that let users connect smartphones or laptops to wireless earplugs can record conversations, and are vulnerable to hacks through a process called Bluebugging. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is Bluebugging? Preventive Measures: -Source: Indian Express

India’s First Private Rocket Enters a Government-Dominated Field

Context Relevance GS Paper 3: Science and technology,Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology, Awareness in the fields of Space Mains Question To reap the greatest benefits, it is necessary to increase private participation and nudge India toward a scientific pursuit of space exploration motivated by economic goals. Discuss. (250 words) Concerning recent developments The launch’s […]

Hwasong-17: North Korea’s New ‘Monster Missile’

Hwasong-17

Context: North Korea said it test fired its massive new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in what analysts said may be the first successful launch of the system after doubts were raised about earlier claims. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: How big is North Korea’s Hwasong-17 ‘monster missile’? How far […]

Vikram-S: India’s First Private Sector Rocket  

Context: Recently, India’s first privately developed launch vehicle, Vikram-S, blasted off on its maiden flight from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) Sriharikota . Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Vikram-S Prarambh mission: -Source: Indian Express

Vikram-S : India’s First Private Sector Rocket

Context Relevance GS Paper 3: Science and technology (space research) Mains Question Discuss India’s accomplishments in space science and technology. How has the use of this technology aided India’s socioeconomic development? (150 Words) The Indian Space Sector Approval of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Space Sector: Concerning Mission Prarambh and Vikram-S: Significance:

About Artemis I Mission

About Artemis I Mission

Context: The debut flight of the rocket was scrubbed twice earlier, on August 29 and September 3, after technical issues were detected during the countdown. This mission, known as Artemis 1, is unmanned, and is intended to test the rocket and the Orion space capsule, in which astronauts will ride on future missions.  Relevance: GS […]

About Atal Tinkering Lab

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? In a first of its kind occurrence, around 1.5 lakh students from more than 5000 schools from India in the Atal Tinkering Labs programme of the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog took part in a unique mega tinkering activity on the occasion of Children’s da. About […]

What is CRISPR Technology?

Context: Recently, Scientists have, for the first time, used CRISPR technology to insert genes that allow immune cells to attack cancer cells, potentially leaving normal cells unharmed and increasing the effectiveness of immunotherapy. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is CRISPR technology?  ‘Cut-copy-paste’, or ‘find-replace’ functionalities Technology in action What […]

India’s First Private Sector Rocket 

Context: Space technology startup Skyroot Aerospace is set to make history by sending India’s first privately developed rocket Vikram-S into space under the ‘Prarambh’ Mission. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Vikram-S Prarambh mission: -Source: Indian Express