Prithvi: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

DRDO test fires Naval Version of BRAHMOS missile successfully

On October 18, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization test fired the naval version BRAHMOS missile from INS Chennai successfully. The missile was test fired from an indigenously built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. The missile hit a target in Arabian Sea Highlights BRAHMOS is a supersonic missile. It was jointly developed by India and Russia. ..

India’s night trial of Nuclear Capable PRITHVI II missile successful

India recently conducted the night trial of indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi II missile. The test was successful. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. Highlights Prithvi II is a surface-to-surface missile. The first trial of Prithvi II was conducted in September 2020. The launch was conducted by the Strategic Force ..

October 15: World Students Day

Every year Dr APJ Abdul Kalam birth anniversary is celebrated as World Students Day. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Learning for people, prosperity and peace. Highlights Mr Kalam is popularly known as the “Missile Man of India”. He was not only an aerospace scientist but also a teacher and thus ..

DRDO test fire of Nirbhay Cruise Missile fails

On October 12, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization  test fired the Nirbhay Cruise Missile. The missile that had the capability to hit targets at 1000 metre distance failed due to technical snag.  The missile developed engine problems within 8 minutes of its launch. Nirbhay was the tenth missile to be fired by India in ..

India successfully conducts testing of Prithvi II missile

India recently conducted the test fire of Prithvi II missile, developed indigenously and was successful. The test was conducted at Chandipur Integrated Test Range, Odisha. Highlights The missile struck a range of 350 km. The test fire was one of the routine exercises. The trajectory of the missile was tracked by electro optical tracking systems, ..