Current Affairs - Science & Technology
Recently, Green Gravity, an Australian renewable-energy company, has announced plans to generate electricity using gravity-based solutions in India's Kolar Gold Fields (KGF).
LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 Mission
On March 26th, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched 36 OneWeb satellites on its second commercial launch of the LVM-3 rocket. This marked the second launch that ISRO performed for OneWeb, a UK-based company.
Biotransformation Technology and Plastic Waste
Recently, a UK-based startup claims to have developed biotransformation technology that could make plastics biodegradable.
Recently, researchers at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, developed a low-cost star sensor called Starberry-Sense.
Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) Technology
On March 16, 2023, it was reported that the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai is working on a green, self-powered desalination plant in Lakshadweep.
On March 7, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted a successful controlled re-entry of its decommissioned satellite, Megha-Tropiques-1 (MT1).
On March 8, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) received the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite, which is designed for advanced Earth observation, in Karnataka.
NSIL’s First Commercial Satellite ‘GSAT 24’ Launched
The Ariane-5 launch vehicle put into orbit Space PSU NewSpace India Limited's (NSIL) GSAT-24 satellite.
- NSIL’s first dedicated commercial satellite launch mission, the GSAT-24, is a dedicated satellite for Tata Play’s (formerly TataSky) direct-to-home (DTH) services.
Anocovax: India's first Covid-19 Vaccine for Animals
Anocovax is the first Indian Covid-19 vaccine for animals.
- It has been developed by Haryana's ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines.
China Releases New Moon Map: World's Most Detailed
China has released a new geological map of the moon, to a scale of 1:2500000 which is the most detailed to date, registering even finer details of the lunar surface than mapped by the US in 2020.