DRDO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Defence Geo Informatics Research Establishment: Key Facts

Published: December 2, 2020

The Defence Research Development Organization recently launched a new laboratory Defence Geo Informatics Research Establishment. The new lab was established by merging existing labs – the Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) and the Delhi-based Defence Terrain Research Establishment. This new lab will focus on researching terrain and avalanches along the borders with China ..

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DRDO launches first Varunastra, a heavy weight Torpedo

Published: November 25, 2020

The Defence Research Development Organization recently flagged off the first Varunastra, the heavy weight torpedo. The torpedo was designed and developed by the BDL, Vishakhapatnam Unit of Indian Navy. About Varunastra It is a ship launched electrically propelled heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo that is capable of targeting quiet submarines. It can be deployed in both shallow ..

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DRDO develops Fire Detection and Suppression System

Published: November 9, 2020

The DRDO has developed fire detection and suppression system for passenger buses. The technology can detect fire in buses in less than 30 seconds. Also, it can extinguish the fire in 60 Seconds. Highlights The technology was developed by the Delhi based Centre for fire explosive and environment safety of DRDO. The fire detection and ..

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Model of Anti-Satellite Missile system inaugurated at DRDO

Published: November 9, 2020

On November 9, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh inaugurated the anti-Satellite Missile System at Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) headquarters, New Delhi. Background The DRDO successfully conducted anti-satellite missile test at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. Anti-Satellite Weapon It is designed to destroy satellites for military purposes. However, no ASAT ..

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DRDO: Advanced Version of Pinaka Rocket test fired successfully

Published: November 5, 2020

On November 5, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization test fired the advanced version of Pinaka rocket successfully. The rocket was test fired in Chandipur, Odisha. Key Highlights The enhanced version is to achieve longer range as compared to the earlier version. This is to replace the current version of Pinaka Mk-1 system deployed along ..

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