NavIC

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: The Indian government has announced its intention to make it mandatory for smartphones to integrate with India’s homegrown navigation system, NavIC The devices must either provide support for NavIC-powered chips or use NavIC chipsets. For 5G phones, mandatory NavIC support is required by January 1, 2025, …

ISRO to set up satellite terminals on fishing boats in 13 coastal states

  Source: Hindustan Times  Context: NewSpace India Ltd, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), plans to enhance communication and monitoring in Indian waters by setting up mobile satellite service (MSS) terminals on motorized and fishing boats across 13 coastal states. The project aims to establish a dedicated MSS satcom network for …

NavIC satellite: Why a regional navigation system matters to India

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology/ Geography   Source: IE    Context:  ISRO will launch a new NavIC satellite ( NVS-01), belonging to the second generation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), known as NavIC, to overcome some of the previous issues faced by NavIC.   Issues faced by NavIC (Indian Regional …

Indigenous chip for NavIC

Source: TH  Context: A Bengaluru-based space technology company, Elena Geo Systems, has developed a chip (named NavIC processor) that can form the core of Navigation, Positioning and Timing applications using India’s indigenous satellite-based navigation system, NavIC.   Previously, IIT-Bombay had developed a homegrown receiver chip – Dhruva Indian NavIC GPS system has faced issues in integration …

Militarisation of space

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indigenization of Technology/Awareness in the Fields of Space/Various Security Forces and Agencies and their Mandate.   Source: TH  Context: According to the CDS (General Anil Chauhan), the very nature of warfare is on the cusp of major transformation with space being used to enhance combat capabilities in land, sea and cyber …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 07 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

NavIC

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. NavIC What to study? For Prelims: Navic and its key features. For Mains: Significance, applications and potential of Navic. Context: Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled mobile chipsets supporting …

Navic

  Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Navic What to study? For Prelims: Navic and its key features. For Mains: Significance, applications and potential of Navic.   Context: US Congress has consented to designate India’s …