NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on Mars NASA’s unmanned lander, called InSight, landed on Mars in Nov. 2018. It is the eighth successful landing on Mars in NASA’s history. What is the objective of InSight? It is designed to identify and analyse quakes and tremors of Mars in order to gain knowledge about Planet’s formation and... Continued.
India’s heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 launched GSAT-11 was launched from French launch vehicle Ariane 5 which lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana. Ariane 5 is operated by Arianespace. About GSAT-11 GSAT-11 is Indian Space Research Organisation’s heaviest and most-advanced high through put communication satellite. What is the purpose of launch? The 5,854-kg GSAT-11... Continued.
Moon Landings and Where do nation’s stand? A Moon landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon. This includes both manned and unmanned (robotic) missions. First Landing Soviet Union’s Luna 2 became the 1st spacecraft to land on the moon’s surface on 13th Sept. 1959. In 1968, NASA’s Apollo 8... Continued.
On January 3, 2019 China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. This is the first time an attempt is made to explore the far side of the moon. The rover sent back close-up images of the previously unexplored region. The other side of the moon, which... Continued.
Essay Paper Section – A Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India. A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere. Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task. Section – B Customary morality cannot be a guide to modern life. ‘The... Continued.
General Studies Paper I Sr. No. Question Answer Key Subject Cengage-PrepMate Books Series 1. Consider the following events: 1. The first democratically elected communist party government formed in a State in India. 2. India’s then largest bank, ‘Imperial Bank of India’, was renamed ‘State Bank of India’. 3. Air India was nationalized and became the... Continued.
Essay Paper Section – A Farming has lost the ability to be a source of subsistence for majority of farmers in India. Impact of the new economic measures on fiscal ties between the union and states in India. Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms. Has the Non- Alignment Movement (NAM) lost its... Continued.
General Studies Paper I Q1. With reference to the Parliament of India, consider the following statements: A private member’s bill is a bill presented by a Member of Parliament who is not elected but only nominated by the President of India. Recently, a private member’s bill has been passed in the Parliament of India for... Continued.
Essay Paper Section A If development is not engendered, it is endangered Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed Water disputes between states in federal India Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare Section B Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality Cyberspace and internet: Blessing or curse to the human... Continued.