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23rd Sep Current Affairs News Analysis | Prelims & Mains 2020



Government has launched YuWaah – a multi-stakeholder platform to make young people career ready

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Youth : Employment



  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) have signed a “Statement of Intent” on 20.07.2020 to establish YuWaah.
  • YuWaah, Generation Unlimited (GenU), a global multi-stakeholder platform in India.


  • Support young people by providing entrepreneurship classes (online and offline) with successful entrepreneurs.

Provide experts, towards establishing entrepreneurial mindset among young people.

  • Upskilling of young people on 21st century skills, life skills, digital skills through online and offline channels.
  • Thus support them through self-learning, for their productive lives and the future of work.
  • Create linkages with aspirational economic opportunities to connect young people with employment opportunities,.
  • Including building pathways to connect them with jobs or self-employment.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • For this, innovative solutions and technology platforms will be engages to take maximize the scale and reach.
  • Providing career guidance support to young people through career portal as well as through job-readiness .

Self-exploration sessions will be done to make young people career-ready.

  • The role of Department of Youth Affairs in this project is to provide relevant experts to participate on the YuWaah Technical Working Groups/ Task Forces.
     SOURCES:PIB |23rd Sep Current Affairs News Analysis



Successful Flight Test of ABHYAS

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence


Successful flight test of ABHYASHigh-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was today conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)


  • It was launched from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha.
  • During the trials, two demonstrator vehicles were successfully test flown.
  • The vehicle can be used as target for evaluation of various missile systems.


  • Abhyas is designed & developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO.


  • The air vehicle is launched using twin underslung booster.
  • It is powered by a small gas turbine engine and has MEMS based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation.

It comes with the Flight Control Computer (FCC) for guidance and control.

23rd Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

  • The vehicle is programmed for fully autonomous flight.
  • The check out of air vehicle is done using laptop based Ground Control Station (GCS).
  • The Abhyas is launched from a mobile launcher with the help of two 68 mm booster rockets.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • During the test campaign, the user requirement of 5 km flying altitude, vehicle speed of 0.5 mach, endurance of 30 minutes .

The HEAT system is utilized to do away with the post-launch recovery mode, which is time-consuming and difficult in a scenario as the sea.

  • The concept of Abhyas was proved and pre-project details were completed on January 2013.
  • The first experimental launch (minus the engine) was conducted in 2012.
  • The design of the fuselage is based is based on Lakshya, a high speed target drone system .
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | 23rd Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

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