GSLV-F10 launch and EOS-03 satellite:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: The GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission, which lifted off from Sriharikota on August 12 last year failed due to ‘deviation in the performance’ of the cryogenic upper stage (CUS) of the launch vehicle, a national-level Failure Analysis Committee (FAC) constituted in the aftermath has found. GSLV-F10 was ISRO’s …

The GSAT 7B and India’s other military satellites:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Developments in Science and Technology.   Context: GSAT-7B satellite, which recently got the acceptance of necessity from the Defence Ministry, will be a dedicated satellite for the Indian Army. The satellite would help the Indian Army enhance its surveillance in border areas.   Significance of the satellite: The GSAT 7B …

Lead poisoning:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Recently, high levels of lead were found in the blood of thousands of children living around the Kabwe mine in Zambia.   How lead affects children? Lead is a potent neurotoxin that causes irreparable harm to children’s brains. It is particularly destructive to babies and …