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Showing posts from May 15, 2012

Parimarjan Negi wins Asian Continental Chess Championship

Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi won the Asian Continental Chess Championship at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. He is the youngest international grandmaster in Chess.

GAGAN Navigation System

GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN) : A satellite-based facility aimed at enhancing safety and efficiency of aircraft operations Expected to be installed in all airports in the country by June 2013. Joint venture b/w AAI and ISRO. Will improve air traffic management via timely information on aircraft movement. Once it is implemented, India would be the 4 th nation in the world to have a satellite-based navigation system after USA, Japan and European Consortium. Human intervention will be minimized or eliminated for navigational leading both at Air Traffic Control room and aircraft cockpit, by virtue of this system. The system would raise safety and effectiveness of aircraft operations via better situational cognizance and safety alerts/tools for the Air Traffic Controllers. Under ISRO's guidance, AAI had installed ground reference stations in 15 strategic locations all over India and all airports would be networked via them. The national GAGAN Centre wou