ISRO Current Affairs - 2019
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has opened the registration for recently launched Young Scientist Programme.
The programme also referred to as “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (Yuvika) is aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities. The Yuvika programme aims to catch them young by providing residential training of around two weeks duration during the summer holidays.
Selection for the Programme
The selection for the programme is based on their performance from 8th Std marks. Those who have just finished 9th standard (in the academic year 2018-19) and waiting to join 10th standard (or those who have started 10th Std just now) are eligible for the programme and selection is based on both academic performance and extracurricular activities with special preference given to students from rural areas. Those interested can register through the link https://yuvika.isro.gov.in/yuvika/
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and France Space Agency CNES have agreed to collaborate on the following avenues:
ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to set up a maritime surveillance centre in the country. The agreement intends to supply an operational system for detecting, identifying and tracking ships in the Indian Ocean, provides for a maritime surveillance centre to be set up in India, sharing of capacity to process existing satellite data and joint development of associated algorithms.
ISRO and CNES will build a constellation of satellites for maritime surveillance intended to identify and track ships in the Indian Ocean.
Training for Gaganyaan project
ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to train Indian Scientists for the ‘Gaganyaan’ project at the Toulouse Space Centre in France. Indian Scientists will also be trained at CADMOS, the centre for development of microgravity applications and space operations, and the MEDES Space Clinic in France. India has also signed an agreement with Russia for the Gaganyaan Project.