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GSAT-11 by ISRO

GSAT-11 by ISRO

Weighing about 5,854 kg, the GSAT-11, built by ISRO, is to enable much faster Internet services than now to users down home over the next 15 years. As most of India slept, its heaviest and most advanced communication satellite, GSAT-11, was shot to space from a European spaceport in faraway South America.The mission of the […]

India-U.S.-Afghanistan New opportunity

India-U.S.-Afghanistan New opportunity

Indo US Afghanistan policy analysis – Current Affairs Magic  Update on Oct 2nd 2017 for IAS/ KAS Mains 2017. Background:  During his recent visit, Chief executive participated at the India-Afghanistan Trade & Investment Show which was inaugurated on September 27, 2017 by Finance Minister. He delivered Lecture on ‘Regional Peace-building’ at the Indian Council of World […]

NavIC – IRNSS-1H

NavIC – IRNSS-1H

Launched on board PSLV-C39, IRNSS-1H will be a ’back-up’ navigation satellite for IRNSS-1A, one of the seven satellites in the constellation, as its three rubidium atomic clocks on board had stopped functioning .The launch vehicle PSLV-C39 will use the ‘XL’ version of PSLV equipped with six strap-ons, each carrying 12 tons of propellant.The over 1,400 […]

Space Station- Water amazing video

Space Station- Water amazing video

Water turns into jelly, that’s what. This four-year-old video from the International Space Station has suddenly gone viral on social media for some reason.Back in 2013, the ISS posted a video of the (now retired) Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performing an experiment with a wet towel.He squirts some water into a towel and then wrings […]

India- Pak MFN Status

India- Pak MFN Status

What is Most Favoured Nation status? According to the MFN principle of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) — to which India is a signatory/contracting party — each of the WTO member countries should “treat all the other members equally as ‘most-favoured’ trading partners.”The WTO says, “Grant someone a special favour (such […]

India & USA – LEMOA (defence Cooperation)

India & USA – LEMOA (defence Cooperation)

Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) In a significant departure from its policy of not entering into a military agreement with any major power, India has signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with United States which will allow their militaries to work closely and use each other’s bases for repair and replenishment of […]