Indian Remote Sensing Programme Current Affairs, GK & News

Ministry of Rural development releases 5th edition of Wastelands Atlas 2019

In an effort to productively use India’s wastelands, the Union Ministry of Rural development has released with the 5th edition of Wasteland Atlas -2019 that provides State and district wise distribution of different categories of wastelands area in the country and will be helpful in addressing land degradation. This is significant as it also takes ..



India’s decision to join Europe’s satellite data sharing pool

India has joined Europe’s mega global arrangement of sharing data from Earth observation satellites, called Copernicus. Data from a band of Indian remote sensing satellites will be available to the European Copernicus programme while designated Indian institutional users will in return get to access free data from Europe’s six Sentinel satellites and those of other ..


Cabinet approves cooperation between ISRO and USGS for Exchange and use of U.S. Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data

The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) for Cooperation in the exchange and use of U.S. Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data. The MoU between the two agencies was signed on 9th July 2016 at Bengaluru. The MoU will give ..


ISRO places Resourcesat-2A in orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A in the orbit. Resourcesat-2A was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36. The 1.2 tonne satellite was launched at 10:25pm. A XL version of the rocket was used in 38th flight of PSLV. PSLV has been ..