PIB (22/05/2019): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC exam

The control room at ECI

  • A 24 hour EVM Control Room has been made functional at Nirvachan Sadan to monitor complaints relating to polled EVMs.
  • Any complaints related to storage issues at strong rooms, permissions to candidates to post their agents at strong rooms, the security of strong rooms, CCTV monitoring, movement of any EVMs can be taken into action.
  • And also any complaints during counting related to EVMs can be informed at the control room number is 011-23052123 (with 5 hunting lines) for queries.

PSLV-C46 successfully launches RISAT-2B

  • India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) today successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the 72ndlaunch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36th launch from the First Launchpad.
  • PSLV-C46 lifted-off at 05:30 Hrs (IST) from the First Launch Pad and injected RISAT-2B into an orbit of 556 km, about 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off.
  • Dr. K Sivan Chairman of ISRO congratulated the launch vehicle and satellite teams involved in the mission. Along with this launch, PSLV lofts 50 tonnes to space by launching 354 satellites, student and foreign satellites including national.