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NASA To Launch Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission

American Space Agency, NASA has announced to launch “asteroid-killing Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft” on November 24, 2021. Key Points The spacecraft will be launched, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. It will be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Under this mission, NASA will build advanced technologies which would protect the Earth from hazardous asteroid collision. Background ..

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‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ integrated with Digi Locker

Department of Ex-servicemen welfare working under ‘Ministry of Defence’ has integrated ‘Electronic Pension Payment Order’ (EPPO) with the Digi Locker. Key facts Electronic Pension Payment Order is generated by Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) Pension, Allahabad. EPPO has been integrated with Digi Locker for enhancing Ease of Living of Defence Pensioners. Significance of the ..

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What is Heli-borne Survey Technology?

Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, launched state-of-the-art Heli-borne survey technology on October 5, 2021. Highlights Heli Survey Technology was launched for ground water management. In the first phase, the States of Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Haryana are being taken up for the heli-borne survey. Survey was started from Jodhpur in Rajasthan on October 5. Heli ..

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Indian Scientists develops New Biodegradable Polymer

A team of Indian scientists have developed a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, biodegradable polymer using guar gum and chitosan. Key Facts Guar gum and Chitosan are polysaccharides that are extracted from guar beans and shells of crab & shrimps. Fabricated guar gum-chitosan film with high water stability, high mechanical strength, and excellent resistance against harsh environmental ..

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NASA’s Psyche Mission- Key Facts

American Space Agency, NASA, is set to send its “Psyche Mission” to visit a giant asteroid called Psyche, which could be the frozen remains of molten core of a bygone world. Key points Psyche asteroid orbits around the Sun in main asteroid belt, in between Mars and Jupiter. According to data gathered through Earth-based radar and optical telescopes, ..

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