NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)

NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Context: NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is anticipated to be launched in the first quarter of 2024. Relevance: GS-03 (Space technology) Main Highlights: NISAR is slated for launch aboard India’s GSLV. The data acquired from NISAR will be particularly valuable […]

Sri Lanka-India Land Connectivity

Sri Lanka-India Land Connectivity Context: President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent proposal to establish land connectivity with India rekindles a visionary idea floated two decades ago. The initial concept of a bridge linking Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) with Talaimanar (Northern Province of Sri Lanka) aimed at fostering regional […]

An icy warning: Threats from glaciers

An icy warning: Threats from glaciers Context: The recent catastrophic episode at the Chungthang dam in Sikkim, stemming from the South Lhonak Lake’s surge due to a melting glacier, accentuates the immediacy of the issue. A separate report by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain […]