7 December 2014 Current Affairs

International Civil Aviation Day was Observed On 7 December

International Civil Aviation Day was observed on 7 December 2014 to highlight the importance of civil aviation for social and economic development around the world. The International Civil Aviation Day is aimed at promoting the safety and efficiency of air transportation and to create awareness about the role of International Civil Aviation Organization in air transport. International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO) is a UN body responsible for developing international standards for aviation safety. International Civil Aviation Day is annually observed on December. The date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation at Chicago on same date in1944. ICAO was established on 7 December 1944 to secure international cooperation and uniformity in civil aviation matters.

India’s Communication Satellite GSAT-16 Launched Successfully

India’s communication satellite, GSAT-16, was on 7 December successfully launched by the Ariane-5 launch vehicle VA221 of Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana. GSAT-16 is an advanced communication satellite weighing 3181.6 kg at lift-off and is being inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system. It is configured to carry a total of 48 communication transponders, the largest number of transponders carried by a communication satellite developed by Isro so far, in normal C band, upper extended C band, and Ku band.

China Launched CBERS-4 satellite

China on 7 December successfully launched a multi-purpose satellite for monitoring, planning and management of land, forestry and agriculture.The CBERS-4 satellite has been developed jointly with Brazil. It was launched from Taiyuan base using a Long March-4B rocket. In November 2002, the governments of China and Brazil had decided to expand the initial agreement by including another two satellites — CBERS-3, lost in a launch mishap in December 2013, and CBERS-4 — as the second generation of the Sino-Brazilian cooperation effort. It was the 200th flight of the Long March rocket family.

Armed Forces Flag Day was Observed On 7 December

Armed Forces Flag Day was observed across India on 7 December 2014. The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by gallant servicemen of India in defending the integrity of our borders and to salute the martyrs, honour the brave and express solidarity and support towards welfare of widows, children, disabled and sick ex-servicemen.The day is observed on 7 December every year in India, since 1949.

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