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UPSC Essentials: One word a day- TiHAN

What is TiHAN? Aspirants must take a note of this term in news for UPSC- CSE. Do not miss to solve the MCQ below the article.

Written by Manas Srivastava | New Delhi |
July 4, 2022 6:05:39 pm
upsc, upsc current affairs, one word a day, TiHAN, IIT H, key terms for upsc, sarkari naukri, government jobs, upsc essentialsUnion Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, TiHAN Testbed for Autonomous Navigation at IIT Hyderabad (FILE IMAGE)

Word: TiHAN

Subject: Science and Technology

(Relevance: Technology is one of the favourite areas of UPSC for prelims. Often they ask what is in the news especially if there is a government initiative involved. Do solve the MCQ below. Also, do not miss the point to ponder.)

Why in news?

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— Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art “Autonomous Navigation” facility to develop unmanned ground and aerial vehicles in the IIT Hyderabad campus- “Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation” or TiHAN.

— It is seen as one of the steps toward India’s vision of ‘Atmanibhar Bharat’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Digital India’.

What is TiHAN?

— Funded by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology at a budget of Rs 130 crore, the “Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation” is a multidisciplinary initiative, which aims at making India a global player in the futuristic and next-generation “Smart Mobility” technology.

— The multi-departmental initiative includes researchers from electrical, computer science, mechanical and aerospace, civil, mathematics, and design at IIT-H. There is also collaboration and support from reputed institutions and industry.

— The focus will be on solving various challenges hindering the real-time adoption of unmanned autonomous vehicles for both terrestrial and aerial applications.


— It will facilitate research grounds to investigate the functioning of unmanned and connected vehicles in a controlled environment by replicating different situations.

— It should be noted that there is no such testbed facility in India to evaluate the autonomous navigation of vehicles.

— TiHAN aims to fill this gap by developing a fully functional and exemplary testbed facility dedicated to connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs).


Point to ponder: TiHAN is just another feather in the hat of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat vision. Elaborate.


Which of the following statements is incorrect with respect to TiHAN?

a) It is the state-of-the-art facility at IIT-Hyderabad.

b) It is funded by Ministry of Education in collaboration with reputed instititions and industry.

c) It is first of its kind in India.

d) It is term seen in news related to automation navigation.

(source: PIB)

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First published on: 04-07-2022 at 06:05:39 pm

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