Current Affairs – September, 2019

Latest Current Affairs September, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of September, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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‘Astra’ air-to-air missile successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI

Indian Air Force (IAF) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested indigenous air-to-air missile, ‘ASTRA’, off the coast of Odisha. The beyond-visual-range missile was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials.

Key Highlights

The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of India’s first indigenously designed ASTRA, air-to-air missile.

The mission profile was executed in a text book manner as various Radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Sensors tracked the missile and confirmed its engagement with target.

About ASTRA

It has been designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the premier research and development organisation of the armed forces in country.

It is capable of engaging targets of different ranges (including long-range and short-range targets) and altitudes.

Range: 70 km

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Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo

Sri Lanka unveiled a 350-metre-tall Lotus Tower which is now being dubbed as South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo city. Though the tower is still under construction President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena decided to open the tower to public. As per the President, Lotus Tower is foreseen to be one of the significant landmarks and an epitome of island country’s culture, economy and development.

About ‘Lotus Tower’

It is the tallest tower in South Asia in the shape of a 356-meter lotus.

The tower costs more than $100 million. The 80% of costs incurred has been funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The 350-metre tall Lotus Tower has 17-storey and is located in Colombo. It comprises a hotel, a TV tower, restaurants, a mall, a telecommunications museum, and auditorium.

Sri Lanka and China signed the Lotus Tower agreement in 2012 to build the tower. As per the agreement China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation (CEIEC) was the general contractor.

Month:  Categories: InternationalPlaces in News

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