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The system for transport of Canadian Uranium to India finalized b/w Indian and Canada

India and Canada developed a mechanism for transport image of the Canadian Uranium to India. Thus, India succeeded in clearing the mistrust generated on the Canadian side after the nuclear explosion from India in 1974.

Both the sides were successful inking the agreement on the mechanism of shipment of the Canadian Uranium to India for the first time after 1974. The nuclear cooperation agreement was inked b/w the two nations two years ago but their remained hurdles of mistrust on the Canadian side of how would India use the uranium provided by Canada in its nuclear power plants. After crossing over the hurdles it’s now believed that the shipment of Uranium to India would benefit India as it would bring millions of dollars in the new business and would create quality jobs in India.

What happened in 1974?

The Story of 1974:

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SARAL to boost remote sensing ability of India

SARAL (Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa)

image With the launch of SARAL satellite carrying AltiKa and an Argos-3 instrument2 is scheduled to be launched on December 2012 and with this the remote sensing ability of the country will get a boost up.

The SARAL Mission:

The SARAL-Altika mission is a combined effort of ISRO and the French Space Agency (CLS).

  • CLS, a subsidiary of CNES (French Space Agency ‘Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales’).
  • The satellite will map the variability of the sea level.
  • It will also provide data to support operational research in marine meteorology and sea state forecast as well as seasonal forecast.
  • The satellite will be carrying the ARGOS system for CLS and that will help in the transmission of data from Argo floats.
  • The mission is complementary to the Jason-2 mission of NASA/NOAA and CNES/EUMETSAT.
  • It will fill the gap b/w Envisat and the Sentinel 3 mission of the European GMES program.

Firstly lets see some terms:

What is an Altimeter?

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