Current Affairs – September, 2019

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ISRO, DRDO signs MoUs to provide technologies for Human Space Mission

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to provide technologies for development of human centric systems for Human Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities.

ISRO aims to demonstrate country’s human spaceflight capability before 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022.

Key Highlights of MoU

The set of MoUs were signed between a delegation of ISRO scientists with various DRDO labs to provide technologies for human centric systems and technologies specific to Human Space Mission. The MoUs were signed by Directors of-

  • Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE)
  • Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL)
  • Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL)
  • Defence Laboratory (DL) Jodhpur
  • Centre for Fire, Explosive & Environment Safety (CFEES)
  • Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS)
  • Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS)

As per MoU, technological capabilities existing in DRDO labs for various defence applications will be customised to meet requirements of ISRO’s human space mission.

To meet the stringent timelines, DRDO has already initiated customisation of required technologies and all necessary support to ISRO for the human space flight.

Certain critical technologies that would be provided by DRDO to ISRO includes-

  • space food and space crew health monitoring and emergency survival kit
  • parachutes for safe recovery of crew module
  • radiation measurement and protection

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Bangladesh PM receives Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was conferred Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka (Bangladesh Capital). She received the prestigious award for vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism. The award also acknowledged her contribution in fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh.

PM Sheikh Hasina was handed over the award by Chief Adviser of Dr Kalam Smriti International Advisory Council and former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan.

About Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award

The award was introduced in 2015. It has been instituted in memory of former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

It is annual award and is conferred every year to honour statesmen or leaders who have shown excellence in respective fields to achieve best for their countries.

Since 2015, Presidents of the Maldives, Ghana and Mauritius has also received the prestigious award.

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

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