ISRO Current Affairs - 2020

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize awarded to Sir David Attenborough

On September 7, 2020, sir David Attenborough was conferred with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019. David Attenborough He is an English broadcaster and a historian. He is popular for writing and presenting BBC Natural History unit. He worked to make aware to preserve and protect biodiversity of the planet. Other Read More…

Chunauti: Next Generation Start Up Challenge contest

On August 28, 2020, the Government of India launched “Chunauti”, the next generation start up challenge contest. Around 300 start ups working in select areas are to be identified and provided with seed fund up to Rs 25 lakhs. Highlights The challenge is launched with a special focus on Tier-II towns. Chunauti is Challenge Hunt Read More…

India’s ASTROSAT makes rare Discovery

ASTROSAT, the first multi wavelength satellite has detected extreme UV light from galaxy that 9.3 billion light years away from the Earth. Highlights The first multi-wavelength satellite of India has five unique X-ray and UV telescopes. They detect extreme UV light from galaxies that are billion light years away from the earth. It is an Read More…

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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…

India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system

A Space start up called the Digantara has developed India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system. The system works on LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. Highlights The system developed by the start up will provide global real-time earth surveillance. This is to be achieved by deploying a constellation of cost-efficient nano satellites Read More…