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17th September 2018 Current Affairs

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ISRO inaugurates S-band Polarimetric Doppler weather radar

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has inaugurated its S-band Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at Sriharikota.
  • Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) is used for the observation of the weather system up to a range of 500 km.
  • DWR helps in early warning of severe weather events.

ISRO launches 2 UK satellites on board PSLV-C42

  • The ISRO has launched two satellites – the NovaSAR and S1-4 – on its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42).
  • The satellites belong to UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL).
  • Both satellites were injected into the Sun Synchronous Orbit.

NASA launches satellite to track decreasing polar ice

  • NASA has launched its Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, known as ICESat-2.
  • It will use a precise laser to collect measurement data to track the Earth’s shrinking polar ice.
  • The laser is known as ATLAS (Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System).

Indigenously developed weapon system ‘MPATGM’ successfully tested

  • The indigenously developed weapon system ‘Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile’ (MPATGM) was successfully flight tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The test was carried out at the Ahmednagar range, Maharashtra.

Delhi and Seoul sign MoU to tackle Air Pollution, Improve Infrastructure

  • The Delhi government on September 14, 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to work closely in the fields of environment, tourism, wastewater and solid waste management, infrastructure and public health.
  • The agreement requires the two capital cities- New Delhi and Seoul- to set up and operationalise a ‘Twinning Cell’ and a committee to support the cell for easy communication and knowledge sharing.
  • The cell will support activity related workshops, conduct community participation activities and help maintain documentation.

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