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SAHAYAK-NG: India’s first indigenous Air Dropped Container

The SAHAYAK-NG, an air droppable container was tested successfully by the Defence Ministry. It is the first indigenously developed air droppable container. What are the main features of SAHAYAK-NG? The SAHAYAK-NG can carry payload up to fifty kilograms. It can be dropped from heavy aircraft. It is GPS enabled. It is an advanced version of ..

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IRNSS Satellite Constellation of India recognized under WWRNS by IMO

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been accepted as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for its operation in the Indian Ocean Region. This will enable the vessels to use IRNSS to obtain position information similar to GLONASS and GPS. Impacts The navigation system up ..

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China celebrates the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

China has finally completed its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that is slated to act as a rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and will also boost the security and geopolitical clout of China. The satellite system has been commissioned by the President Xi Jinping and it completes all the 55 total satellites in ..

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Russia to launch third generation Glonass-K Satellite

Russia recently announced that it is to launch the third generation Glonass-K satellite from the Plesetsk Space Centre in August, 2020. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times. Highlights Glonass-K is a Russian navigation satellite. It is to be launched using Soyuz carrier rocket. The first Glonass-K satellite was launched in 2011 and ..

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“Saiyam” Mobile application launched by Pune Municipal Corporation

On April 21, 2020, Pune Municipal Corporation launched “Saiyam” mobile application. The application has been developed to monitor home quarantine citizens The Plan The Pune Municipal Corporation has appointed teams in five different zones. These teams will conduct follow-ups with the home quarantined people on daily basis. Also, the teams are to check on people ..

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