Bengaluru Current Affairs - 2019

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Aero India 2019

The 12th edition of Aero India, Aero India 2019, will be held at Air Force Station at Yelahanka in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24. Aero India 2019 aims to provide a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities in the International aviation sector.

Aero India

Aero India Exhibition/Show is organised every two years. Aero India has carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with eleven successful editions organised since 1996.  The show aims at giving a fillip to the rapidly growing economy, defence production and participation of private players.

Aero India 2019

The Aero India 2019 has a tagline “The Runway to a Billion Opportunities”  and has a logo inspired by the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The Ministry of Defence has planned following events during the Aero India 2019:

  • Start-up Day

The Start-up day would witness a start-up showcase event on February 21 to tap into the highly motivated entrepreneurial talent pool of the country. The showcase event is aimed at providing the platform for interactions between the domestic and international start-up community, key policymakers in the Indian defence sector, and CEOs of leading Indian and global start-ups.

  • Womens’ Day

Women’s Day would be organised On February 23 to showcase achievements made by women in the aerospace sector on February 23. The Women’s Day would witness felicitation of women achievers, unveiling of the brochure highlighting achievements of women, experience sharing by leading women in Aero-Space Sector and flying display by women pilots, paratroopers etc.

  • Drone Olympics

Drone Olympics provides an opportunity for all the UAV manufacturing enthusiasts to showcase the capabilities of the Drones they are manufacturing.

  • Technology Day/Students Day

Technology Day would be observed on February 22 to provide an opportunity for the students involved in the aerospace sector, both civil and defence to showcase their projects.

  • Photography contest

A Photography contest would be held on the theme ‘Flying Objects’.

Month: Categories: National


Human Space Flight Centre Inaugurated

The Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) which would be the core of ISRO’s future manned missions was inaugurated at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

The Human Space Flight Centre will implement the first development flight of Gaganyaan with the support of existing ISRO Centres. The Human Space Flight Centre would be responsible for end-to-end mission planning, development of engineering systems for crew survival in space, crew selection and training and also pursue activities for sustained human space flight missions.


Gaganyaan which is India’s first manned space mission has been accorded highest priority by ISRO and the plan is to have the first unmanned mission in December 2020 and second for July 2021. The manned mission will happen in December 2021.

The Gaganyaan project is headed by R. Hutton, who was the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Director. The Gaganyaan project takes the Indian astronauts into space to a height of 350-400 km above the Earth and orbits around the planet for at least a week. The Indian astronauts would be conducting experiments in the space

Month: Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC