Mains Paper 3: Science & Technology | Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics.
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: SwS Initiative
Mains level: Outreach of various ISRO’s initiatives
- As part of the enhanced outreach programme of ISRO, a new platform named “Samwad with Students” (SwS) was launched in Bengaluru.
Samwad with Students (SwS) Initiative
- Through the initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India to capture their scientific temperament.
- The new conversation mission will inspire students cutting across schools and colleges.
- During the Samwad, the students are briefed about Indian space programme and their benefits to the common man.
- The Q&A session was followed on a series of topics ranging from rockets, satellites, Chandrayaan, Gaganyaan and various space applications.