04 Nov, 2019

  • Real Time Train Information System - Science and Technology
  • Army to have first Dhanush Regiment by March 2020 - Science and Technology
  • ISRO's NavIC set to be commercialised by Antrix - Science and Technology
  • India, Uzbekistan inks three defence deals - International Relations
  • Its all in the genes - A1 & A2 Protein- Science and Technology
  • Reference - Pegasus
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    500 passenger trains get ISRO-enabled GPS

    About 500 passenger locomotives of the South Central Railway (SCR) have been fitted with the newly developed Real-time Train Information System (RTIS) to monitor precise speeds and movement throughout the journey from starting point to the destination station. This information will be gradually provided to passengers for their planned travel. Railway authorities plan to install RTIS even on freight trains to track unscheduled stoppages, mechanical breakdowns and even theft

    • How RTIS works?
    • Benefits of RTIS
    • GAGAN


    India, Uzbekistan ink three defence deals

    India and Uzbekistan on Sunday signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in military medicine and military education during the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh held bilateral consultations with Defence Minister of Uzbekistan during his visit to Tashkent in Uzbekistan from November 1-3, 2019.

    • Enhanced level of defence engagement
    • MoUs signed


    ISRO’s NaVIC set to be commercialised by Anthrix

    The commercial arm of ISRO, Antrix is set to commercialize India's regional navigational system, NavIC. The Antrix Corporation is set to issue tenders to identify the industries that can develop hardware needed for the NavIC. In this regard, let us understand the details about the NavIC.

    • About NavIC
    • Applications of NavIC
    • Similar Positioning systems of other countries


    Army to get first Dhanush regiment by March 2020

    Dhanush, the first indigenous long-range artillery gun will be inducted into the Indian Army on 4th November, 2019. The 155 mm calibre artillery gun was manufactured by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory which is one of the 41 Ordnance Factories of India. Dhanush is the indigenously upgraded variant of the Swedish Bofors gun imported in the 1980s.

    • About Dhanush Guns
    • Indian Ordnance Factories


    It’s all in the GENES

    Article highlights the issues associated with the consumption of milk and why consuming milk is getting complicated

    • Adulterants found in milk
    • Milk proteins
    • Is milk consumption required?