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Government launches the Indian Space Association (ISpA)

  • Published
    13th Oct, 2021

GS-III: Science & Technology

  • Space

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recently launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA). He also remarked that the Government's approach to space reforms is based on 4 pillars: The freedom of innovation to the private sector, the role of the government as an enabler, preparing youth for the future and to see the space sector as a resource for the progress of the common man.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding Indian Space Association (ISpA):

  1. It is an independent nodal agency for allowing space activities and usage of ISRO facilities by Non-government Private Entities (NGPEs).
  2. It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian Space domain.
  3. It has been set up under Department of Space.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Explain how quantum computing can open gateways to multiple possibilities. What has our government done to promote quantum computing research in India? (150 words)


  • Introduce by giving a definition of quantum computing
  • Enumerate the benefits of Quantum computing
  • List the steps taken by Government
  • Conclusion

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