Chandrayaan-3   Context:   India plans to execute the Chandrayaan-3 mission this August, Minister Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Though the government had stated that the mission was scheduled for 2022, this is the first time that a specific month has been […]

Param Pravega Supercomputer

Param Pravega Supercomputer   Context: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) has installed and commissioned Param Pravega, one of the most powerful supercomputers in India, and the largest in an Indian academic institution, under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The system is expected to power […]

Pegasus Spyware

Pegasus Spyware Context: The story so far: On January 28, the New York Times published an article extensively detailing how Pegasus, a spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group, has been used as a tool to firm up Israel’s interests across the globe. The investigative article […]

Chandrayaan – 3

Chandrayaan – 3 Context: New ISRO Chief had said that design changes on Chandrayaan-3 have been incorporated and testing has seen huge progress. The mission could be launched by the middle of next year. About Chandrayaan 3: Chandrayaan-3 will be a mission repeat of Chandrayaan-2 […]

Anti-Microbial Resistance:

Anti-Microbial Resistance: Context: Antimicrobial resistance is spreading rapidly worldwide, and has even been likened to the next pandemic – one that many people may not even be aware is happening. A recent survey has revealed that antimicrobial-resistant infections caused 12.7 lakh deaths and were associated […]

Space Debris

Space Debris     Context:   A Chinese satellite had a near collision with one of the many chunks of debris left by the fallout of a recent Russian anti-satellite missile test, state media reported.     Orbital Debris More than 27,000 pieces of orbital […]