DRDO Current Affairs - 2020

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: DRDO identifies 108 systems and subsystems to design, develop and manufacture

The Defence Research and Development Organization has taken several initiatives to strengthen indigenous defence production under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Recently, DRDO has included 108 systems and subsystems to achieve Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights Under the new initiative, DRDO will provide support to design, develop and test the identified 108 systems. By this, it Read More…

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

On August 18, 2020, the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge”. The challenge is being launched to achieve self-reliance or Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. About the Challenge The challenge aims to design microprocessors that has the ability to address global challenges. These challenges mainly include technological glitches and security. The prize Read More…

“Ultra Swachh” Booth developed by DRDO to disinfect PPEs

The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) developed a disinfection unit called Ultra Swachh. The unit is used to disinfect articles such as electronic items, Personal Protective Equipment, fabrics, etc. About the unit The Unit uses an advanced oxidative process called Ozonated Space Technology to disinfect the items. The device also uses Ozone Sealant Technology that Read More…

COVID-19 culture for vaccine development and drug testing

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology cultured COVID-19 from the patients infected with the virus. Highlights The virologists at CCMB will isolate infectious virus from the patients. The isolated virus will be used for vaccine development and drug testing. Significance Virus Culture is important for development of antibodies. The inactivated virus when injected into Read More…

Russia constructs its first Stealth Bomber

Under its Perspective Aviation Complex for Long Range Aviation (PAKDA) programme, Russia has constructed its first Stealth Bomber. Highlights Russia is currently modernizing its military at a very fast pace. The Stealth Bomber is one such advancement. The bomber is the second-generation combat aircraft after Sukhoi Su-57 supersonic fighter jet PAKDA The Stealth Bomber has Read More…

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