Category: International

GK Today: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Preparation: 18 September 2018

India’s First ‘Smart Fence’ Pilot Project Inaugurated Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated two “smart” border fencing pilot projects under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme at Jammu’s International Border (IB). These two pilot projects under CIBMS will go a long way in strengthening border security infrastructure. The project is touted to be

ISRO’s PSLV-C-42 Launches Two U.K. Satellites

The NovaSAR and S1-4 earth observation satellites were launched in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The PSLV-C42 launch vehicle, which carried both space satellites, blasted off from the first launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre. PSLV-C-42 is the lightest version of the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). NovaSAR is intended to be used for forest mapping, land