A sparkling deal between ISRO and OPPO

A sparkling deal between ISRO and OPPO

Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “A sparkling deal between ISRO and OPPO

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and India’s Department of Space have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with OPPO India. The deal aims to strengthen the research and development of the NavIC messaging service to offer a convenient and user-friendly platform.

With this MoU, ISRO and OPPO India is going to develop indigenous solutions by incorporating the NavIC short-messaging feature into smart phones which would be released by OPPO India. MoU will enhance future collaborations between ISRO and OPPO India.

What is NavIC?

  • NavIC is an acronym for Navigation with Indian Constellation.
  • NavIC is an operational name of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.
  • India’s aims to cover India and its region extending 1500 km for navigating.

Benefits of the deal:

  • ISRO and OPPO India will able to exchange technical information on the NavIC messaging services by this MoU. It will render the services of the building of rapid, ready-to-use, end-to-end application-specific solutions that incorporates the NavIC messaging service with OPPO’s mobile handset platform with keeping in mind Indian users.
  • The deal will help to meet “Atmanirbhar Bharat,” which means to “self-reliant India” mission. Atmanirbhar Bharat is flagship mission and popularized by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government of India in view for the country’s economic development and vision.
  • OPPO’s first overseas 5G innovation laboratory was set up in India in 2020 which is focusing not only 5G R&D but also promoting the 5G technology in India. The Chinese smart phone manufacturer also launched a new feature of a camera innovation laboratory in India earlier this year.

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation):

ISRO is the space agency of India which is operating under department of Space and is directly seeing by the prime minister of India.
Founded: 15th August 1969
HQ: Bengaluru
Director: K. Sivan (Kailasavadivoo Sivan)


OPPO is a brand name under which its Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communication company manufactures and sells various products such as Smartphone, smart devices, power banks etc.

It’s headquarter is located in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

OPPO is one of the most selling mobile brands in India.

Question & Answer:

 Q1. With which mobile company ISRO has signed MoU for developing of the NavIC messaging service?
Ans. OPPO India

Q2. OPPO is a mobile manufacturer company from which country?
Ans. China

Q3.  How much area will be covered under NavIC?
Ans. India and its 1500 km extending area

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