What is Black cocaine, seized by the NCB in Mumbai?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is Black cocaine, seized by the NCB in Mumbai?” published in the Indian Express on 30th September 2022. What is the News? The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recently arrested a Bolivian woman from Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying black cocaine. What is black cocaine? It is… Continue reading What is Black cocaine, seized by the NCB in Mumbai?

Major floods on Mars? China’s rover finds evidence

Source: The post is based on the article “Major floods on Mars? China’s rover finds evidence” published in Down To Earth on 28th September 2022 What is the News? China’s Zhurong rover that landed on Mars in 2021 has found evidence of major floods that took place billions of years ago. What is Zhurong Rover?… Continue reading Major floods on Mars? China’s rover finds evidence

Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones

Source: The post is based on the article “Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones” published in Livemint on 30th September 2022. What is the News? India is reportedly applying pressure on phone-makers to integrate its home-grown navigation system called NavIC. This may increase costs for manufacturers. What is NavIC? Click Here to read… Continue reading Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones

Swedish defence firm Saab plans to manufacture Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon in India

Source: The post is based on the article “Swedish defence firm Saab plans to manufacture Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon in India” published in Hindustan Times on 27th September 2022 What is the News? Swedish defence firm Saab has announced its plan to set up a manufacturing facility in India for the Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-fired weapon system… Continue reading Swedish defence firm Saab plans to manufacture Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon in India

Explained | The NASA spacecraft-asteroid collision

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained | The NASA spacecraft-asteroid collision” published in The Hindu on 28th September 2022 What is the News? NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft has collided with the asteroid Dimorphous. What are Asteroids? Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun. Although asteroids orbit the… Continue reading Explained | The NASA spacecraft-asteroid collision

Successful Flight Tests of Very Short Range Air Defence System(VSHORADS) Missile by DRDO

Source: The post is based on the article “Successful  Flight Tests of Very Short Range Air Defence System(VSHORADS) Missile by DRDO” published in PIB on 26th September 2022 What is the News? The Defense Research and Development Organization(DRDO) has conducted two successful test flights of the Very Short Range Air Defense System(VSHORADS). What is a… Continue reading Successful Flight Tests of Very Short Range Air Defence System(VSHORADS) Missile by DRDO

Government to reduce number of awards given for scientific research

Source: The post is based on the article “Government to reduce number of awards given for scientific research” published in The Hindu on 26th September 2022. What is the News? The Government of India has decided to reduce the number of awards given to scientists and medical researchers on the grounds that they are restricted… Continue reading Government to reduce number of awards given for scientific research

NavIC system: Why is the Centre promoting this home-grown alternative to GPS

Source: The post is based on the article “NavIC system: Why is the Centre promoting this home-grown alternative to GPS” published in Hindu Businessline on 26th September 2022 What is the News? India is pushing tech giants to make their smartphones compatible with its NavIC system. However, the manufacturers, including companies like Samsung, Xiaomi and… Continue reading NavIC system: Why is the Centre promoting this home-grown alternative to GPS

AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched

Source: The post is based on the article “AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched ” published in PIB on 26th September 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched indigenously-developed AVGAS 100 LL.  What is AVGAS 100 LL? AVGAS… Continue reading AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched

ISRO eyeing 200th successful launch of RH-200 sounding rocket in a row

Source: The post is based on the article “ISRO eyeing 200th successful launch of RH-200 sounding rocket in a row” published in The Hindu on 26th September 2022. What is the News? The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) is planning the 200th successful launch of the Rohini RH-200 sounding rocket in a row. What is RH-200?… Continue reading ISRO eyeing 200th successful launch of RH-200 sounding rocket in a row