TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017
1.ISRO has set to launch heaviest rocket from Sriharikota.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have developed an indigenously built largest ever rocket (GSLV Mk III ) capable of placing up to a 8 tonne station in a low Earth orbit. The rocket can use take "Indians into space from Indian soil". The rocket is said to be as heavy as 200 full-grown Asian elephants which will be tested in the first week of June.
2.Defence Minister dedicates Aeronautical Test range to the Nation
The Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated the newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chitradurga in Karnataka. It will help in creating conditions for research, which will in turn develop the type of human resource in the country required in the field of aeronautical testing.
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