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Space Bytes: What is Tianwen-1, China’s Mars mission

Tianwen-1, China’s Mars mission Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: China named its first Mars exploration mission to be launched later this year as “Tianwen-1“. It was named after the ancient Chinese poem ‘ Tianwen’, meaning ‘Questions to Heaven’, in which the poet Qu Yuan raised questions involving the sky, stars and natural phenomena. China …

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Extra Bytes: What is the sonic boom that rattled Bengaluru?

What is the sonic boom that rattled Bengaluru? Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: A ‘loud sound’ was recently heard in Bengaluru, which puzzled lakhs of city residents as to the source of the sound. However, it has now been revealed to have emanated from an IAF test flight involving a supersonic profile. The …

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National Technology Day: Remembering Pokhran-II nuclear tests

National Technology Day Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: National Technology Day May 11 is celebrated as the National Technology Day, to mark the day on which India successfully test-fired its first nuclear bombs in 1998. Between May 11 and May 13, 1998, five devices were tested during the nuclear tests in Rajasthan’s Pokhran. …

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Govt hints at using Aarogya Setu as e-pass

Aarogya Setu as e-pass Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  For Android Users >> Click here to download the app << For iOS Users >> Click here to download the app << In News: The Aarogya Setu app, recently launched by the Centre, might soon be made into an e-pass for movement of citizens. News Summary: A new …

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Editorial Analysis: Picking up the quantum technology baton

Quantum technology Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Context: With the Budget announcement providing direction, the stakeholders need to roll-out the national mission quickly. Content of Article: The scientific seeds of this mission. The promise of quantum technology and some critical constraints on its success that can be lifted with some imagination on the part of …

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