The rocket, PSLV-C45, in its 47th mission, injected the 436 kg EMISAT, aimed at electromagnetic measurement, alongwith 28 co-passenger satellites belonging to Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the US, into their designated orbits. What is EMISAT? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s first electronic surveillance satellite, EMISAT. EMISAT has been launched at height... Continued.
What is a circular economy? A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimised by slowing, closing, and narrowing energy and material loops. This can be achieved through long-lasting design, maintenance, repair, reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and closed recycling loops. This is in contrast to a... Continued.
In what is India’s first large outbreak of the Zika virus, more than 130 cases were detected in Jaipur in October, 2018. What is Zika? Zika is a viral infection (family: Flaviviridae) which occurs through the bite of several different species of Aedes mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti. The virus was first isolated from a... Continued.
Cybersecurity agencies have detected new malwares called Reaper and Saposhi respectively. They are capable of taking over , devices and turn them into ‘bots’. These bots can be used for unwanted purposes, including a Distributed Denial Of Service attack. Such attack can cripple entire even large networks. Saposhi can take over over millions of devices at... Continued.
India joins Europe’s Copernicus project India has joined Europe’s mega global arrangement of sharing data from Earth observation satellites, called Copernicus. What is the agreement? 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... Continued.
A new way to measure Kilogram From 2019 onwards, the kilogram will get more accurate. The new artefacts ought to derive from the constants of nature that are all interdependent. The kilogram was the only one among the units still pegged to a real object. What Was the Earlier Measure of Kilogram? For 125 years,... Continued.
The future of 5G networks may be in place by 2020 5G in 2020 Government of India is aiming to commercially introduce 5G services in the country by the end of 2020, almost in line with rest of the world. 5G is the next generation of mobile Internet connectivity that would offer much faster and... Continued.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags RFID is a form of wireless communication that uses radio waves to track and identify objects. For instance, all the grocery items within your cart with RFID tag can be simultaneously put under a scanner. The RFID tags, on all the items in your cart, communicate with an electronic reader... Continued.
Farthest object ever visited: Ultima Thule Ultima Thule is the most distant object ever visited. It is visited by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The object Ultima Thule is officially named (486958) 2014 MU69. It is located in the Kuiper Belt. This belt is in the outer Solar System (beyond Neptune) and it consists of small... Continued.