Current Affairs Today 05 July 2017

Current Affairs Today 05 July 2017

Current Affairs Today 05 July 2017

Current affairs today 05 july 2017

India eyes technology to put humans in space
ISRO’s plan to develop technology that will allow two space vehicles to attach in orbit and also transfer material between them described in technical terms as spacecraft docking and berthing has been cleared by the department of space with a grant of Rs.
10 crore.
The technology will eventually allow ISRO to transfer humans in space, but the immediate goal is to enable the refueling of spacecraft to give them a longer life and transfer other crucial systems to spacecraft in orbit.
BrahMos missile achieves rare feat
The Army carried out a successful test of the advanced BrahMos Block III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in the Andaman and
Nicobar Islands.
Testing BrahMos in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is a symbolic statement, as it brings the strategic Malacca straits under its range.
BrahMos is a product of joint collaboration between India and Russia and is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against surface and sea-based targets.
The range of the supersonic missile was ini- tially capped at 290 km as per the obligations of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Since India’s entry into the club, the range has been extended to 450 km and the plan is to increase it to 600 km.

Current Affairs 02 July 2017

Geographical Indication tag for Andhra Pradesh’s Banganapalle mango
The succulent Banganapalle mango has got a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, making Andhra Pradesh the proprietor of the variety knows for its sweetness.
Banganapalle mangoes have been grown for over 100 years in the state. It also known as Beneshan, Baneshan, Benishan, Chappatai and Safeda.
GI is covered under the Intellectual Property
Rights and the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

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