Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the department of space sign an MoU with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to provide scientific parameters for construction of airports. As per this MoU, DoS will provide data on the landscape around the airports. Apart from this DoS will also sign an MoU with postal department to provide space technology helpful in tracking the parcel movements.
Jitendra Singh, the minister of the state in the PMO confirmed about the MoU and also said that the space technology will help make flight operations safer and provide optimum utilization of land. Singh said in the last two years the DoS has started contributing towards various applications other than launching satellites. These applications are huge and multi-faceted.
The Department of Science (DoS) has already signed an MoU with Ministry of Urban Development where the space technology will be used in projects like smart cities and housing. The MoU signed with Ministry of Railways will help in construction of railway tracks and managing the railway crossings. Space technology will also be helpful in agriculture sector in the areas of crop damage assessment, soil health, blue revolution and irrigation etc.
ISRO informed the last satellite of the IRNSS series will be launched on April 28, 2016 which will complete the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, that will provide navigation facility in and around India.
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ISRO Chairman : A S Kiran Kumar
Founded : 15th August, 1969
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Isro has signed an MoU with which organization to provide scientific parameters for construction of airports ?
2. Expand the term DoS, ISRO and AAI ?
3. ISRO is going to launch the last satellite of the IRNSS series on which date ?
Courtesy : Business Standard