PIB Analysis: 12th and 13th & 14th April

PIB Analysis for UPSC CSE

Topics Covered

  1. Virtual Reality Centre
  2. Facts for Prelims

1 . Virtual Reality Centre

Context : Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC the Chief of the Naval Staff, inaugurated the maiden ‘state-of-the-art’ Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) at the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group)

About the Centre

  • Centre would provide major boost to the Indigenous warship design capabilities of Indian Navy, providing impetus to self-reliance and greater fillip to warship construction under “Make in India” initiative of the Indian government.
  • This project will facilitate collaborative design reviews for continuous interaction between the designers and the end users to improve design and ergonomics onboard warships.
  • Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group) since 1960s has made major contributions towards indigenous warship design capabilities of the Indian Navy improving self-reliance for warship design and construction. The multi-disciplinary team has successfully developed 19 warship designs on which more than 90 platforms have been constructed

2 . Facts for Prelims

  • Vaisakhi – Historical and religious festival in Sikhism. It is usually celebrated on 13 or 14 April every year which commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699
  • Vishu – Kerala
  • Rongali Bihu – Assam
  • Naba Barsha – West Bengal
  • Puthandu Pirappu – Tamil Nadu

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