What Is The IMEI Number, and Its Function?

Context: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made it mandatory for mobile phone manufacturers to register the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) – the 15-digit numbers that uniquely identify each mobile device – of all handsets made in India with the government. Importers, too, will have to register with the government the IMEI number of […]

What Is The Carl-Gustaf M4?

Context: Swedish defense major SAAB announced plans to manufacture its Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system in India. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article What is the Carl-Gustaf M4? Key features of Carl-Gustaf M4 What is the Carl-Gustaf M4? The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a man-portable, multi-role weapon system that allows dismounted soldiers […]

About Rohini RH-200

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning the 200th successful launch of the Rohini RH-200 sounding rocket in a row. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Details About RH-200 What are the Sounding Rockets? Details: The Rohini sounding rocket RH-200 has made 198 straight successful flights. World Space Week […]

Centre Push For NavIC System

Context India is pressuring technology behemoths to make smartphones compatible with the country’s navigation system within the next few months. Relevance GS Paper 3: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology Mains Question Bring to light various global navigation systems. Discuss the importance of promoting NavIC as a […]

Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) Missile

Focus: GS III: Science and Technology Why in News? DRDO conducted two successful test flight of Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile on 27 Sep 2022 from a ground based portable launcher at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. About VSHORADS: VSHORADS is a Man Portable Air Defence System […]

NavIC Navigation System

Context: The Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to enable support for its NavIC navigation system in new devices sold in the country from next year, a move that has spooked the industry due to additional costs and tight time frame. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is NavIC? How […]

Dvorak Technique

Context: Recently, the American meteorologist Vernon Dvorak passed away at the age of 100 who pioneered the widely used Dvorak Technique. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Who was Vernon Dvorak? What is the Dvorak technique? Why is technique still widely in use? Who was Vernon Dvorak? Dvorak was an American […]

NASA DART Mission

NASA DART Mission

Context: In the first-of-its kind NASA’s DART Mission is about to hit a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. Relevance: GS II: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About NASA’s DART Mission Why Dimorphos? Why such mission? About NASA’s DART Mission The mission’s primary objective is to evaluate recently created technology that would […]

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? Providing further impetus to Aatmanirbharta in defence production, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) signed a contract with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for acquisition of additional dual-role capable Surface to Surface BrahMos missiles  About BrahMos supersonic cruise missile The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic […]

Ethereum’s Merge event

Context: Recently, the Ethereum blockchain fully transitioned to a new way of processing transactions. This is an important day for crypto trackers as the Ethereum’s Merge event, as it is known, could change the nature of crypto and Web3 itself. Relevance: GS II: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is Ethereum? Why is […]