current affairs 27 May 2015

"Nirbhay Sharma" sworned in as Governor of Mizoram.

  •  He is the former Arunachal Pradesh Governor

 GPS System fully operationalised by ISRO - GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN)

Characterstics of GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) System

  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) jointly developed this Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS).
  • Its primary target is to establish, deploy and certify satellite based augmentation system for safety-of-life civil aviation applications for the Indian air space.
  • It plays a vital role in safety of life applications in transport, sensitive commercial applications and liability-critical applications needing legal course.
  • It offers free enhanced satellite navigation signals by correcting deviancies in GPS signals by deploying ground based navigational infrastructure.
  • With other international SBAS systems like US-WAAS, European EGNOS, and Japanese MSAS etc, the system is inter-operable.

 India and Vietnam signed Joint Vision Statement on Defence Cooperation 2015-2020.

  • An MoU on cooperation between the coast guards of the two countries was also signed in the presence of the two Defence Ministers. 
  • The Vietnamese Defence Minister is on a 3-day official visit to the country at the invitation of Parrikar.