UP Government launches Mission Shakti for security of women in the state

News: Uttar Pradesh government has launched a  6-month long women empowerment programme ‘Mission Shakti’.   Facts: Aim: To raise awareness and tackle crime against women in the state. Phases: The six month campaign has two phases: Mission Shakti: It will focus on spreading awareness towards ensuring the safety and dignity of women and girl-child. Operation… Continue reading UP Government launches Mission Shakti for security of women in the state

NASA says 49 debris from A-Sat test still in space, Indian missile expert slams report

According to NASA’s latest orbital debris quarterly news, 49 debris from India’s Mission Shakti remain on orbit as of July 15th. The report has however been rejected by India’s missile experts. Mission Shakti was an Anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test conducted by India in March 2019. The Mission was carried out by shooting down Microsat-R with… Continue reading NASA says 49 debris from A-Sat test still in space, Indian missile expert slams report

India’s ASAT test a response to growing space threats:France

French Envoy to India has supported India’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test.The French envoy has said that India’s ASAT missile test is a response to the growing threat posed by the defence and offensive space technologies which are being developed with various aims of spying,gaining control,deactivating service and destroying. However,he also emphasised on regulation of space… Continue reading India’s ASAT test a response to growing space threats:France

India space debris may have doubled after Mission Shakti

The NASA has criticised India’s Mission Shakti, the anti-satellite missile test. The Mission was carried out by shooting down Microsat-R, an Indian imaging satellite.   NASA stated that the anti-satellite missile test has endangered the International Space Station (ISS) and led to the creation of nearly 400 pieces of orbital debris. Orbital/ space debris/space junk… Continue reading India space debris may have doubled after Mission Shakti

Debris from anti-satellite test to disintegrate in 45 days: official

Defence sources have said that debris from anti-satellite missile test are expected to disintegrate in 45 days. India has assured that that there will be no space debris left as the test was conducted in the lower atmosphere. Being in the Low Earth Orbit, the debris would fall towards earth and burn up as soon… Continue reading Debris from anti-satellite test to disintegrate in 45 days: official

U.S. tracking space debris from India’s ASAT test

In the backdrop of the success of Mission Shakti, an ASAT missile testing, the USA has said that India and USA would continue to pursue shared interests in space and scientific and technical cooperation. In 2016, USA had designated India uniquely as Major Defense Partner’. The USA has also raised concerns over space debris and… Continue reading U.S. tracking space debris from India’s ASAT test

Successful anti­-satellite missile test puts India in an elite club

Prime Minister announced that India has successfully completed Mission Shakti.Mission Shakti is an anti-Satellite(ASAT) missile test.ASAT are missile-based systems to attack moving satellites.The mission has been carried out by bringing down one of the Indian satellites in the low earth orbit.The test was aimed at strengthening the capability to safeguard space assets and India’s overall… Continue reading Successful anti­-satellite missile test puts India in an elite club

India reassures global community after test

In a special address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has successfully completed Mission Shakti, led by Defence Research and development Organization (DRDO). A low-orbit satellite was shot down using anti-satellite (ASAT) missile. After the ASAT missile testing, India assured the world that the test was a defensive move aimed… Continue reading India reassures global community after test

‘On the job for women’s quota’

At the Mission Shakti convention in Rayagada district, Odisha, the Chief Minister of the state, has reiterated that he was making efforts to secure 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies. In 2018, the Odisha Assembly had passed a resolution by unanimous voice vote for providing 33% reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies… Continue reading ‘On the job for women’s quota’