UPSC Syllabus : : Environmental pollution and degradation
Key terms for CSAT-1 2020 :
1. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
3. SILAM (System for Integrated modeLling of Atmospheric coMposition), developed by the Finnish Meteorological Institutes
2. ‘Post Naga deal, extortion should end’‘Post Naga deal, extortion should end’(GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Role of non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security (Examples)
UPSC Syllabus : Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
It has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CIRE) with the help of Indian Space Research OrganisationAirports Authority of India’s GAGANGlobal Positioning System (GPS) aided geoaugmented navigation, originally developed for air traffic management.
4. ISRO’s NavIC set to be commercialised by Antrix : (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation) is the Indian system of eight satellites that is aimed at telling business and individual users where they are, or how their products and services are moving. The indigenous positioning or location based service (LBS) works just like the established and popular U.S. Global Positioning System or GPS, but within a 1,500km radius over the subcontinent.
UPSC Syllabus : : Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Dhanush is a 155 mm, 45calibre towed artillery gun with a range of 36km and has demonstrated a range of 38 km with specialised ammunition.
The gun is fitted with an inertial navigation system having global positioning system (GPS)-based gun recording and auto-laying, an enhanced tactical computer for on-board ballistic computations, an on-board muzzle velocity recording, an automated gun sighting system equipped with camera, thermal imaging, and laser range finder.
UPSC Syllabus : Security challenges and their management in border areas
Five States - Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and West Bengal — share a 4,096-km border with Bangladesh. Of the 263 km that Assam shares, 119.1 km is riverine.
7. Intransigence as villain of the peace?: (GS-3)
A Nagaland-centred truce would indeed leave the NSCN(IM) in a bind. For then, from the lofty demand for a sovereign homeland, the people may be left to be content with territorial councils in Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Even such a settlement will not be without resistance, as these States, most vocally Manipur, are unwilling to make compromises to their territorial integrity or administrative structures. Whatever is to be given to the Nagas in their State, they want it done via their existing State governments and institutions.
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