Wednesday, 22 June 2016

ISRO's 20-in-1 mission successful

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched in a single rocket a total of 20 satellites, including two student satellites from Indian universities and 17 satellites of four foreign countries.
The space agency's PSLV C-34 rocket lifted off at 9.25 a.m. from the Second Launch Pad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre and some 16 minutes later placed Cartosat-2 Series satellite about 505 km above the Earth's orbit. Within the next 10 minutes, the remaining 19 satellites were eventually placed in the intended orbits.

Top 10 facts:
  • India’s earth observation spacecraft Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 19 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 560 kg at lift-off would be injected into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.
  • The primary satellite to be carried by PSLV C-34 rocket is similar to Cartosat-2, 2A and 2B satellites launched earlier. The imagery to be sent by the satellite would be useful for cartographic applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road networking, water distribution, creation of land use maps, precision study, change detection to bring out geographical and manmade features and various other Land Information System and Geographical Information System applications.
  • LAPAN-A3 (Indonesia): The microsatellite is for Earth observation and is intended to be used to monitor land use, natural resource and environment.
  • M3MSat (Canada): Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Micro-Satellite is a technology demonstrator mission jointly funded and managed by Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The satellite’s primary mission is to collect and study Automatic Identification System signals from low-Earth orbit.
  • GHGSat-D (Canada): Built by Space Flight Laboratory of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, the Earth observation satellite is meant for measuring the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (Carbon Dioxide and Methane).
  • BIROS (Germany): Berlin Infrared Optical System (BIROS) is a small scientific satellite from the German Aerospace Center and its mission objective is the remote sensing of high temperature events.
  • SkySat Gen2-1 (U.S.): Designed and built by Terra Bella, a Google company based in Mountain View, California in the U.S., the small Earth imaging satellite is capable of capturing sub-meter resolution imagery and HD video.
  • Dove Satellites (U.S.): A total of 12 Flock-2P Earth imaging satellites are to be launched in this mission. They would be packed in three dispensers.
  • Sathyabamasat (Sathyabama University, Chennai): The satellite aims to collect data on green house gases.
  • Swayam (College of Engineering, Pune): The satellite aims to provide point to point messaging services to the HAM (amateur radio) community.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


As the BJP government completed 2 years, take a look on their schemes

This year in the month of May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 2 years of his government. Two years back, for the first time in election BJP came up with a large majority. Narendra Modi won election magnificently on the strength of his personality, records and achievements. At the time of swearing-in ceremony at Delhi, the Team Modi had given a clue to assure that they are ready with the game changing plan for the country.

Today, Modi is one of the most popular politician of the World. The way BJP government has handled challenging tasks under his leadership, have won the hearts of many young Indians. Within a few month of BJP government establishment, the world started viewing India as an economic opportunity once again. On the same front, India has started spreading its wings of economic growth. In these 2 years, Modi has taken various little steps towards transformation of the country. In guise of several government schemes and programs, PM has been fueling the public of India and empowering their lives.

These are some of the top programs started by the Modi government:

1. Digital India 

It is one of the best campaign launched by Modi government to induce the digitalization in general public by improving online services and internet connectivity. Thus, making the country technically and digitally strong as well as competent enough to compete with the outer world.

2. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Through this scheme, anyone can open the account in bank. After the launching of this scheme, the yojna entered the Gunnies Book of World Record for the maximum number of bank accounts.

3. Swachh Bharat 

A game changing scheme launched by Mr. Pradhan Mantri towards the cleanliness of the country. It is launched as a responsibility so that every Indian get encouraged keeping their country clean. Many celebrities also have joined this campaign to generate awareness among the Indians towards the cleanliness or hygiene.

4. Make in India 

An ambitious programme launched by the Modi government with an aim to boost up the multinational companies around the world so that they manufacture their product in India which directly develops the country economics.

Launched with zeal and enthusiasm, various other schemes by the Modi government are listed below-

  • Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
  • Atal Pension Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)
  • Suraksha Bima Yojana
  • Krishi Sinchai Yojana
  • Kaushal Vikas Yojana
  • MUDRA Bank Yojana
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
  • DigiLocker Scheme
  • Ebasta Scheme
  • LPG Subsidy Pahal Scheme 
  • Ujwala Yojana
  • Modi’s Sagar Mala
  • Smart City Yojana
  • School Nursery Yojana
  • Nayi Manzil Yojana
  • Gold Monetization Scheme and others
Overall, Narendra Modi with his several running and yet to start deliverables for public, is making all his efforts of continuous development of India.