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.
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.
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was founded on 1 September 2018. It does not issue ATM cards and debit cards for both cash and cashless transactions. Instead, IPPB issues new QR (Quick-Response) cards which work on biometric authentication and not on passwords or PINs. At present, IPPB offers multiple type of accounts. None of these... Continued.
At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction, targeted for completion by 2024-25. In addition, twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval by the Government in June 2017. Thus, twenty one (21) nuclear power reactors, with an installed capacity of 15700 MW are under implementation,... Continued.
Telecom Commission has given approval for offering in-flight connectivity within Indian airspace. The decision would enable flyers to avail data and voice services during flights over Indian airspace and the government will now work towards creating the license framework for a special category of service providers called ‘In-flight connectivity provider. What is the technology by... Continued.
Alfred Nobel created five prizes in 1895 in his will for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace. A sixth prize in economics was created, in Nobel’s memory, by Sweden’s central bank in 1968. Each of the six Nobel prizes come with an award of 9 million Swedish kronor (roughly $1 million), which is shared among... Continued.