ISRO launches Brazil’s Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – PSLV C51 on 28 February 2021 from Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite and 18 other satellites in India including the United States at 10.24 am from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

During this launch program, ISRO chief K.K. Along with Sivan, the Brazilian delegation was also present at the Satish Dhawan Space Center. After four stages of separation, the PSLV rocket launched the optical Earth observation satellite, Amazon-1, a Brazilian satellite.

India’s first space mission for the PSLV rocket has been the longest for 2021. This is also the first commercial mission of New Space India Limited, a Government of India company under the Department of Space.

NSIL-New Space India Limited SpaceFlight Inc. under a commercial arrangement. Accomplishing this mission with the USA.

Brazil’s Amazonia –1 About satellite

It is an optical earth observation satellite of the National Space Research Institute. This launched satellite will further help to strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to monitor deforestation in the Amazon region.

PSLV-C51 Rocket launch

The PSLV-C51, the 53rd mission of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, launched Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite as the primary satellite. A total of 18 co-passenger satellites were launched into space from India’s space station.

The 18 co-passenger satellites launched by PSLV include four satellites from IN-SPACe. Of these 4 satellites, 3 are from three educational institutions in India, UNITYsats and 1 from the Union of Satish Dhawan Satellite from Space Kids India. The other 14 satellites belong to New Space India Limited.

ISRO chief congratulated on launch of satellites

Indian Space Agency chief K.K. Sivan congratulated the Brazilian team on the launch of PSLV-C51 carrying Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite with 18 satellites.

Beginning of strong relations between India and Brazil

During his address at this launch event, Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marcos Cesar Pontes, noted that, his country had been working on this satellite for many years and it would prove to be a very important mission for Brazil. .

DRDO successfully launches VL-SRSAM missile system

The DRDO said that on 22 February 2021, it was tested through a mobile launcher from the ground from the integrated test range at Chandipur.

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On 22 February 2021, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted two successful tests of the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM), designed and designed with indigenous technology. This missile system is capable of deactivation when approaching enemy weapons.

The short-range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) developed indigenously was successfully tested twice. The DRDO said that the ultra-thin missile is capable of eliminating any aerial threat in short distances and will be inducted into the Navy.

The DRDO said that on 22 February 2021, it was tested through a mobile launcher from the ground from the integrated test range at Chandipur. He said that the missile was monitored with a number of radars and electro-optic devices from the launch of the missile to the target in the Bay of Bengal.

Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO on the successful test of the missile system VL-SRSAM. DRDO President Dr G Satish Reddy also congratulated the team for successfully testing VL-SR SAM system.

Why was this test

A Defense Ministry statement said that these tests were conducted to test the capability of vertical launch. This was the first test of this kind. In both tests, the missile hit the targets successfully and with full accuracy. The missile was tested for minimum and maximum range. Weapon Control System (WCS) was also fitted with VL-SRSAM during the test.

The background

DRDO is continuously developing advanced missiles. Akash NG was successfully launched from Odisha coast on 25 January last month. According to DRDO, Akash-NG is a new generation surface-to-air missile, which is used by the Indian Air Force to prevent air threats. The missile’s command control system, avionics, aerodynamic system all worked fine during the test.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launches ‘Go Electric Campaign’ to boost electric mobility across country

Union Minister of Roads, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the ‘Go Electric Campaign’ on 19 February 2021 to spread awareness about EV charging infrastructure and e-mobility as well as the benefits of electric cooking in India.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari started the campaign saying that Go Electric is the future of India which will help promote environmentally friendly, cost effective and indigenous electric products.

Go electric campaignpurpose of

This campaign is an important initiative that will help reduce India’s fossil fuel import dependence in the coming years and will be a step forward towards greener and cleaner future.

The aim of the ‘Go Electric Campaign’ is to create awareness at the pan-India level and it is also expected to give confidence boost to electric vehicle manufacturers.

Benefits of electric fuel

• Electric fuel is an important alternative to fossil fuels. The import bill for fossil fuels is Rs 8 lakh crore.
• Compared to conventional fuels, electric fuel is indigenous with lower emissions and lower cost.
• Customers can benefit from electric mode cooking in India due to less fuel wastage.
• Electrification of public transport will not only be economical, but will also be environmentally friendly.
• In the agricultural sector, green energy can be generated from agricultural waste and biomass which will be beneficial for farmers across the country.

Go electricLogo launch

During this launch program, the logo of ‘Go Electric’ was also unveiled, showing the development of the e-mobility ecosystem. Audio-visual creatives specifically designed to raise consumer awareness were also showcased during the event.

Businessmen associated with the industry organized an exhibition showcasing various electric vehicles including charging options such as e-car, e-bus, 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers as well as slow chargers and fast chargers.

Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar launches software for 5 surveys

On 18 February 2021, Union Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar launched software applications for five all-India surveys, including domestic workers and migrants.

The Labor Bureau is an attached office of the Ministry of Labor and Employment. It has been at the forefront of meeting the data needs of various stakeholders in the field of labor and employment since the year 1920.

According to the Ministry of Labor, the results of these surveys will be announced by the government within seven to eight months, including six months of fieldwork.

Importance of accurate data

Addressing the launch program, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar said that, accurate data plays a key role in policy making and in the absence of accurate data, no one is able to analyze the current situation and its future impact.

He also said that, with the use of information technology, 30 to 40% of the time would be saved while conducting these surveys.

05 survey conducted by Labor Bureau

• All India Survey on Migrant Workers
• All India Survey on Domestic Workers
• All India Survey on employment generated by professionals
• All India Survey on employment generation in the transport sector
• All India Quarterly Establishment Based Employment Survey

05 All India Survey Objectives

All India Survey on Domestic Workers

The purpose of this survey will be to estimate the proportion of household workers in the workforce in the major states and across India and the percentage distribution of households that employ them by key socio-demographic salient characteristics.

All India Survey on Migrant Workers

The purpose of this survey is to find out the estimated number of migrant workers in the country. It will collect information about their working conditions, living conditions as well as other socio-economic conditions.

All India Survey on employment created by professionals

The objective of this survey is essentially twofold. First is to estimate the total number of active professionals in India and second, to get information about the employment generated by these professionals.

All India Survey on employment generated in the transport sector

Survey on employment generated in the transport sector will assess employment generated in India’s transport sector.

All India Quarterly Establishment Based Employment Survey

The purpose of this survey is to measure the relative change in employment status over successive quarters. These changes will be measured in the area of ​​non-agricultural economy as well as covering the eight important sectors of India’s economy.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launches e-Chhawani portal

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched the e-cantonment portal on February 16, 2021.

With the mantra of ‘easy living’, the government has introduced this portal to provide essential services to more than 2 million citizens residing in 62 Cantonment Boards across the country. The portal will provide online municipal services through a multi-tenancy central platform.

Launching this app, the Defense Minister expressed his gratitude to all those who were associated with this Cantonment App. Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat was also present during this launch event.

Importance of e-Cantonment Portal

• Residents of the cantonment will be able to register their complaints about the problems and can also resolve those problems right from home.
• Through this portal, municipal services will be provided to the people easily. They will be able to get their documents like sewerage connectivity application and trade license through the portal.
• This e-Cantonment portal will prove to be another step in the direction of smart governance to provide citizen centric services to the residents of the cantonment area across the country.

Portal feedback on a regular basis

Talking about this e-portal, the Union Defense Minister also mentioned that people connected with consumer boards should take feedback of the portal on regular period.

He further said that, the government is making changes to make this system more citizen-friendly and is committed to improving the ease of life for the people. In the areas of trade and economy, India is already becoming a country of expectations and possibilities for the world.

Union budget 2021 center launches mobile app for budget documents

On this app, all the members of Parliament of India and the general public will get complete information related to the budget. The central government has launched a new app to tell the general public everything about the budget.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the ‘Union Budget Mobile App’ to provide easy and quick access to Union Budget information to all stakeholders. On this app, all the members of Parliament of India and the general public will get complete information related to the budget. The central government has launched a new app to tell the general public everything about the budget.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at the launch that this app allows people to view 14 Union Budget documents including annual financial statements (AFS), Demand for Grants (DG) and Finance Bill etc. The app will be available after the Finance Minister of India presents the Union Budget in Parliament.

Download from Google App Store

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched the ‘Union Budget Mobile App’ for Budget 2021. You can download this app from the Government of India from the Google App Store. Go to the App Store and type Union Budget. Download the app under which NIC eGov Mobile Apps is written. You can also download this app directly from

What will be the benefit?

In this app prepared by the Union Finance Ministry, you will get the information of budget speech, annual financial statement, demand for grant, finance bill and main points of budget in the budget 2021.

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India, France launches initiative to strengthen ties in sustainable development and global environment protection

India and France launched an initiative on 28 January 2021 to strengthen mutual cooperation in the field of sustainable development and work towards global environmental protection.

This Indo-French Environment Year has been launched by French Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Under this, these two countries will discuss important areas of cooperation related to environment and other areas.

Programs covered under this initiative

Under this new initiative launched by India and France, various programs will focus on five main themes:

• Climate change
• Environment protection
• biodiversity conservation
• Sustainable Urban Development
• Development of renewable energy and energy efficiency

Main characteristics

• From France, the Indo-French Environment Year will be held under the Ecological Transition Ministry. This initiative will be conducted with the support of the French Embassy in Delhi as well as the close cooperation of Europe and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
• From India, this initiative will be conducted by Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of Environment along with other related departments.
• For the Indo-French Environment Year, a joint screening committee will also be formed to finalize the calendar of various events.
Prior to the launch of this initiative, a meeting was held between the Indian and French delegations where they discussed issues such as blue economy, climate change, biodiversity, cooperation in the field of single use plastics, international solar alliance etc.

Indo-French cooperation in the field of sustainable development

Talking about India’s efforts towards climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the country has already achieved the 26% emission reduction target.

He further explained that in the year 2020, India’s renewable capacity was 90 GW, which includes 38 GW of wind power and 36 GW of solar power.

SpaceX launches 143 satellites on single rocket

In 2017, India set a record for launching 104 satellites with a rocket.

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In the space world, SpaceX has set a new record on 24 January 2021. The company has sent 143 satellites into space with a single rocket. Let us tell you that SpaceX is the company of billionaire businessman Elon Musk.

Let me tell you that earlier this record was in the name of India. In 2017, India set a record for launching 104 satellites with a rocket. Earlier, SpaceX sent the maximum number of 48 satellites together into space. This company takes only one million dollars to launch the satellite.

Delayed launch due to weather

These satellites were first to be launched in December, but were postponed due to some technical reasons. After this, on 22 January 2021, the launch had to be postponed due to bad weather. SpaceX launched all these satellites with Falcon 9.

According to Indian time from Cap Canaveral, Florida, it was launched at 8.31 pm. These roctas also flew over India. ISRO also tracked its singles in Bengaluru.

Global Broadband Internet facility by 2021

The program to launch the satellite lasted for about 90 minutes. The satellite was going into space at the interval of every second. With the help of these satellites, SpaceX company will provide global broadband internet by 2021.

143 Satellite launch

The 143 satellites launched on 24 January 2021 include 48 Earth imaging satellites from the US and Germany, 17 communication satellites and 30 smaller satellites. The Falcon-9 rocket sent Shoe Box size cubesets and a much heavier micro satellite to the orbit.

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