Aids to navigation Current Affairs, GK & News
On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping issued “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020” draft for public consultation. The bill aims to replace 90 years old Light House Act, 1927. Highlights The bill has been introduced to augment people participation and transparency in governance. The bill will bring in best global practices, international obligations in ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) has launched a new satellite-based GEMINI system that will alert deep-sea fishermen of upcoming disasters. The acronym ‘GEMINI’ stands for “GAGAN Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information”& is works on GAGAN (GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) satellite system of ISRO ..
GAGAN stands for GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) is a satellite based navigation system that will serve as a low cost substitute to GPS service over the India, Bay of Bengal, South-east Asia and Middle East along with expansion up to Africa. The system has been jointly developed by ISRO and AAI. It is primarily ..
Topics: Aids to navigation • Air traffic control • Aircraft instruments • Global Positioning System • GPS-aided GEO augmented navigation • GSAT-10 • Indian Space Research Organisation • Navigation • Satellite navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Spacecraft
Country’s space based GPS augmentation system GAGAN will start serving air navigation by mid 2013. What is GAGAN? It is GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) meant for the advancement of air navigation. The system was launched as a payload with GSAT-8 in 2011. It was also launched with recently launched GSAT-10. Advantages of GAGAN: ..
Topics: Aids to navigation • Global air-traffic management • Global Positioning System • GNSS augmentation • GPS-aided GEO augmented navigation • GSAT • GSAT-10 • GSAT-15 • Navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN): A satellite-based facility aimed at enhancing safety and efficiency of aircraft operations Expected to be installed in all airports in the country by June 2013. Joint venture b/w AAI and ISRO. Will improve air traffic management via timely information on aircraft movement. Once it is implemented, India would ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012
Topics: Aids to navigation • Air traffic control • Civil aviation in India • Geography • Global Positioning System • GPS-aided GEO augmented navigation • GSAT-10 • Indian Space Research Organisation • Navigation