Science and Technology
Context: India and the United States are keen for an early conclusion of the 30 MQ-9B predator armed drones deal at a cost of over $3 billion.
About MQ-9B predator Drone:
- The MQ-9B predator-armed drones — 10 each for three services — is seen to be a key part of India’s national security and defence needs.
Source: The Hindu
Previous Year Questions
Q.1) The experiment will employ a trio of spacecraft flying in formation in the shape of an equilateral triangle that has sides one million kilometers long, with lasers shining between the craft.” The experiment in question refers to (2020)
- New Horizons
- LISA Pathfinder
- Evolved LISA
Q.2) Recently, scientists observed the merger of giant ‘blackholes’ billions of light-years away from the earth. What is the significance of this observation?
- ‘Higgs boson particles’ were detected.
- ‘Gravitational waves’ were detected.
- Possibility of intergalactic space travel through ‘wormhole’ was confirmed.
- It enabled the scientists to understand ‘singularity’.
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