22.01.19 Daily APPSC (Andhra Pradesh) Current Affair


  • World’s lightest satellite built by 15 students launched


  • Kalamsat is an experimental telecommunications satellite developed by a team of 15 students.


  • Kalamsat V2 is a communication satellite. They are trying to explore the possibilities of communication through these nano satellites, which can be placed in lower orbits and act as a mode of communication during disasters.


  • In fact, material components that can be used to lower the satellite’s weight can be tested, paving the way to innovate new materials. 3D printing is another technology that can be tested by students. Bio-sampling, space agriculture etc.



  • Rio de Janeiro will be World Capital of Architecture for 2020: UNESCO



  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced that the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.


  • Having defeated Paris and Melbourne, Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a program launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA) in November last year. The city will host the World Congress of UIA, in July 2020, an event that occurs every three years.


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