Thursday, December 18, 2014

ISRO GSLV Mark III successfully launched from Sriharikota

India successfully launched its first experimental suborbital flight of latest generation Launch Vehicle - GSLV Mark-III, carrying Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE). The Mission Readiness Review and the Launch Authorisation Board, which met on Wednesday, has cleared the launch for 18th December at 9.30 AM, it said. A senior ISRO official explained that the lesser duration of the countdown for the mission was due to the dummy cryogenic stage. As per the plan, soon after the lift-off at Sriharikota, ISRO would study the flight validation of the complex atmospheric flight regime of LVM 3 and would also test the ability of the CREW module to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere with thermal resistance, parachute deployment in cluster formation, aero braking system and apex cover separation procedures.
About ISRO GSLV Mark III: GSLV-III or Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III , is a launch vehicle currently under development by the Indian Space Research Organization. GSLV Mk III is conceived and designed to make ISRO fully self reliant in launching heavier communication satellites of INSAT-4 class, which weigh 4500 to 5000  kg. It would also enhance the capability of the country to be a competitive player in the multimillion dollar commercial launch market. The vehicle envisages multi-mission launch capability  for GTO, LEO, Polar and intermediate circular orbits. GSLV-Mk III is designed to be a three stage vehicle, with 42.4 m tall with a lift off weight of 630 tonnes. First stage comprises two identical S200 Large Solid Booster (LSB) with 200 tonne solid propellant, that are strapped on to the second stage, the L110 re-startable liquid stage. The third stage is the C25 LOX/LH2 cryo stage. The large payload fairing measures 5 m in diameter and can accommodate a payload volume of 100 cu m. Realisation of GSLV Mk-III will help ISRO to put heavier satellites into orbit.

Minorities Rights Day India 18th December

Minorities Rights Day in India is celebrated on 18th December by education people on rights and various schemes for Minorities. National Commission for Minorities celebrated Minorities Rights Day on 18 December 2012. Minorities Rights Day is celebrated on 18th December every year. The day is celebrated to protect rights of the minorities communities as well as bringing the better understanding among religious minorities in India.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Anil Kumar Sinha is New CBI Director

Anil Kumar Sinha was on Tuesday appointed the new CBI Director to succeed Ranjit Sinha who retired in a glare of controversy with the Supreme Court directing him to recuse from 2G spectrum scam case probe. Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadrde, was the Special Director in CBI. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the name of Anil Kumar Sinha who was among the candidates shortlisted by the search committee earier Tuesday evening. The term of Sinha will be for two years from the date he takes charge, an official notification said. Earlier in the day, Modi held discussions with the Chief Justice of India and leader of the main Opposition in Lok Sabha on selecting a new CBI head. The panel discussed the names of about 40 officers shortlisted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), sources said.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Current Affairs December 2014 for India, World

Current Affairs of India, World for the Month of December 2014: Current Affairs General Knowledge(GK) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for IAS/ Bank and other competitive examinations across India.  As part of Current Affairs , We will daily provides you Question of Current Affairs, India GK and World GK during whole month of December 2014. For Current Affairs Live Updates Follow us:

Current Affairs for December 2014 - Daily Updates:
- PV Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title
- Petrol price cut by 91 paise a litre, diesel by 84 paise a litre, amid sliding global oil prices, with effect from midnight tonight. The revised prices will take effect from 1st December 2014.
- India and Mozambique signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the oil and gas sector for a period of five years.
- The number of new HIV infections in India has come down by 57 percent and related deaths by 25 percent in the last decade with the government now working to achieve the ambitious global goals of zero new infection and death by raising awareness and boosting preventive methods.