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29th June 2017 Part-1: Daily News Analysis
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ISRO does not yet have a launcher that can lift payloads above 2,000 kg. As such it must hire foreign launch vehicles — mostly of Arianespace — to put its heavier communication spacecraft in orbit. Only this month, it tested its first GSLV-Mark III vehicle which can do this job for it.
French Guiana is used because it is near the equator and hence the spinning earth can provide extra velocity to the rocket launched east word plus it is near the sea so the left over parts of rocket will fall in sea instead of land
Aman Mittal
2 years ago
actually vivek, we still dont have the capability to launch such heavy rockets and the contract is given to Arianespace whose space port is located there so we have to launch from there. We are developing GSLV- Mark III to support launches upto 4000kg and then we wont be needing foreign support. Thanx. Hope it helps.
Vivek Ganguly
2 years ago
India didn't have a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle of it's own & hence dependent on other countries for the launch of heavier satellites. Nevertheless GSLV MK III of ISRO is been recently tested & should be able to launch heavy satellies soon
Vipul Singh
2 years ago
correction-india has its own GSLV
CCEA is composed of PM, Min of home affairs, Min of Defence, Min of external affairs, Min of Railways , Min of civil aviation , Min of finance , min of corporate affairs , min of urban development , min of chemical and fertilizers , min of road transport and highways, min of information and broadcasting , min of civil aviation , min of food processing industries , min of agriculture and farmers welfare .
Composition of Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs - Prime Minister .Shri Raj Nath Singh, Minister of Home Affairs. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs. Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development; Minister of Housing and UrbanPoverty Alleviation; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Shipping. Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways Shri Ananthkumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers; and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology. Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Minister of Civil Aviation. smt, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries. Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  1. Daily The Hindu News Analysis 29TH June 2017 By Jatin Verma Educator Unacademy unacadem For Editorial Analysis & English video, Visit my Unacademy Profile-

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  4. shed stake in loss making Air India Pagel: shed stake in loss-making Air India Ministerial group under Arun Jaitley to work out the fine print for the airline's strategic sale. Ministeril group under Arun Jaitley to work out the fine prin for the airine's stratege ale The government took the first step towards divesting its stake in ailing national carrier Air India, with an 'in- principle' approval from the Cabinet and the formation of a ministerial group under Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to work out the fine print for the airline's strategic sale. Sixty-four years after the airline was nationalised and over a decade after the previous NDA government put a proposed sale of Air India in cold storage, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs[?] gave its nod for its disinvestment. A Group of Ministers has been formed to "guide the process" of disinvestment in Air India and five of its subsidiaries. PM would finalise the names of other members in the group, which would report back to the Cabinet with a framework for the sale. Strategic Investor: Individual or firm that adds value to the money it invests with its contacts, experience, and knowledge of market thus brightening the investee's prospects for additional investment and success.

  5. Some facts regarding Air India: History: 1932: Founded by J.R.D.Tata as Tata Airlines- country's first scheduled airline 1946:Tata Airlines became a public limited company under the name of Air India 1948: Government of India acquires 49% stake in the company; starts international operation under brand of Air India International . 1953:Air Corporation Act enacted to nationalise all existing airline assets and Indian Airline Corporation (domestic operations) and Air India International were established. l994:Air Corporation Act repealed to allow private airlines to operate on domestic routes;Air India, Indian Airlines converted into Limited Companies under Companies Act, 1956 2000: Previous NDA govt drops Privatisation plan after deciding to sell 5 1 % of equity of Indian Airlines and 60% ofAir India 2007: Erstwhile Air India and Indian Airline were merged into single entity named as National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) 2010:NACIL renamed as Air India Limited 2012: UPA govt rule out Al privatisation;Turnaround plan to infuse over Rs 30,000 crore till 202I approved

  6. China constricting iutedtritnBhutan. China constructing road in disputed territory at tri-junction, says Bhutan. Refuting the Chinese contention that it was constructing a road at the India-China- Bhutan tri-junction in an "indisputable" part of its territory, Bhutan has said it has conveyed to the Chinese government that this is not the case. In an indication that the trigger for the current stand-off between India and China at Sikkimwhich has led to Beijing closing the Nathu La route for Mansarovar yatris possibly arose from Bhutan's concerns, the Ambassador of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Delhi said. . The road construction by the Chinese Army was "progressing towards" a camp of the Royal Bhutan Army at Zom Pelri. "Bhutan has conveyed that the road construction by the PLA is not in keeping with the agreements between China and Bhutan [over boundary resolution].

  7. . China and Bhutan have held 24 rounds of talks, with the last one held in August 2016, to discuss the disputed part of the border. Hidden agenda' Chinese Ministry had said that the current impasse with India, including the area of Donglong (called Doko La by India and Doklam by Bhutan) is a part of Chinese territory since "ancient times", adding that "If India wants to raise an issue with this part, I would say that it doesn't belong to Bhutan, nor does it belong to India." . The spokesperson even accused India of a "hidden agenda",saying that though "the boundary between China and Bhutan has not been delimited, no third party should interfere in The PLA had started to construct a motorable road at Dokolam towards the Bhutan Army Camp at Zom Pelri," Bhutan ambassador confirmed this . He added that according to the boundary talks between China and Bhutan the two sides "had committed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border and refrain from unilateral action to change the status quo." For Daily News & Editorial Analysis, you can follow me on Unacademy

  8. Page 9: GJM holds BJP accountable to its election manifesto G.S. Paper-2: Polity & Governance] The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), in the midst of an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland State in Darjeeling, said it would continue to hold the BJP accountable to its manifesto for the 2014 elections where the party promised to sympathetically examine and appropriately consider the long-pending demands of Gorkhas.

  9. Page 9: Not much impact of ransomware attack on India, says govt. [G.S.-3:S&T] The Govt. sent out warnings to the stock exchanges, the Airports Authority of India, the National Payments Corporation of India, and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre. Ministry was in touch with security providers, including Kaspersky, Microsoft, McAfee and QuickHeal, as also with Computer Emergency Response Teams in the Asia Pacific region, including from Hong Kong, China and Japan. Emeen une Kasperly Microsof MeAe nd The Petya/Notpetya ransomware is the second major global ransomware since WannaCry hit over 3,00,000 computers across 200 countries in May. . The Petya/Notpetya ransomware is the second major global ransomware since WannaCry hit Petya, like the recent WannaCry ransomware that infected over 300,000 computers worldwide, uses the Eternal Blue exploit as one of the means to propagate itself. However,experts have warned of bigger damage this time. d due to sloppy coding. Petya appears to be a much more professional attempt to employ similar methods For Daily News & Editorial Analysis, you can follow me on Unacademy

  10. Page 9: GSAT-17 to add teeth to ISRO satellite fleet GSAT-17, the country's newest communication satellite to be launched, will soon join the fleet of 17 working Indian communication satellites in space and augment their overall capacity to some extent. The 3,477-kg spacecraft was set to be launched at 2.29 a.m. IST on June 29 from the European space port of Kourou in French Guiana. GSAT-17 is the second passenger on the European booster, Ariane-5 ECA VA-238, acc. to ISRO and the European launch company Arianespace. GSAT-17 is designed to provide continuity of services of operational satellites in C, extended C and S bands. We need double the number of communication spacecraft to support various users across the country GSAT-17, built mainly for broadcasting, telecommunication and VSAT services, carries over 40 transponders.

  11. Page 14: Govt. unveils new hydrocarbon policy Govt. introduced a new oil and gas block licensing policy that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometres of sedimentary basins to exploration and production activities. Open Acreage Licensing Palisey Data Repository Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) and the National The lack of seismic sedimentary basin data had been hampering the oil and gas exploration and production sector, the minister said, adding that 52% of India's sedimentary basins had not been appraised as yet. sedimentary basins had not ben apprased as ye. . The National Data Repository was expected to improve this situation, he said.