India successfully launches its heaviest rocket GSLV MkIII-D1, scripts history

India on Monday scripted history as it successfully launched its heaviest rocket GSLV MkIII-D1 carrying communication satellite GSAT-19. The 43.43 metre tall rocket lifted off at 5.28 pm from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here and launched the 3,136 kg GSAT-19, the heaviest satellite to be launched from the country … Read more

India successfully launches South Asia Communication Satellite

India today successfully launched the South Asia Communication Satellite, fully funded by it and touted as an “invaluable gift” to its South Asian neighbours, that would provide communication and disaster support to the nations of the region. Built by the Indian Space Research Organisation, its latest communication satellite GSAT-9 called SAS rode piggyback on the … Read more

BJP to launch massive movement against TMC in Bengal

With an eye on opposition space in Bengal, BJP has decided to capitalise on its bitter political tussle with ruling TMC on demonetisation by launching a “massive movement” against its “misrule” in the state. The decision was taken at the just concluded two-day BJP state committee. “In most of the districts of Bengal, the law … Read more

14 year old boy from Gujarat designs drone to trace land mines

14-year-old Harshwardhan Zala from Gujarat has designed a drone to detect land mines. On 12 January, the boy genius also landed himself a deal with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat. He also received an Memorandum of Understanding of Rs 5 crore for further manufacturing of drones that will be able to … Read more

India’s Agni long-range missiles broke UN limits:Chinese media

India has “broken” UN limits on nuclear arms and long-range missiles and Pakistan should also be accorded the same “privilege”, state-run Chinese media said today as it criticised New Delhi for carrying out Agni-4 and 5 missile tests whose range covers the Chinese mainland. “India has broken the UN’s limits on its development of nuclear … Read more

India emerged as key player in 2016 on climate issues

India positioned itself as a major player in 2016 in the fight against global warming, ratifying the historic Paris agreement and also playing a ‘constructive’ role in the Marrakesh climate summit to ensure actions are based on principles of ‘equity and climate justice’. Anil Madhav Dave, who took charge of the Environment Ministry in July, … Read more

PM asks scientists to keep eye on rise of disruptive tech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday exhorted scientists to keep an eye on the rise of disruptive technologies even as he underlined government’s commitment to supporting different streams ranging from fundamental science to applied science with emphasis on innovations. In his address at the inauguration of the 104th session of the Indian Science Congress, Modi … Read more

Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import rubbish from other countries

Sweden has run out of garbage and the Scandinavian country has been forced to import rubbish from other countries to keep its state-of-the-art recycling plants going. Sweden, which sources almost half its electricity from renewables, was one of the first countries to implement a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991. Sweden’s recycling system is … Read more

ISRO successfully launches third remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A

India’s latest Remote Sensing satellite, RESOURCESAT-2A, was today successfully launched by ISRO’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the launch pad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. RESOURCESAT-2A, intended for resource monitoring, is a follow on mission to RESOURCESAT-1 and RESOURCESAT-2, launched in 2003 and 2011 respectively. It is intended to continue the remote sensing data … Read more

Modi hand in glove with power discoms: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “hand in glove” with power distribution companies after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung termed as “incorrect” the chief minister’s allegations that he cancelled the AAP government’s decision to make discoms compensate consumer for unscheduled outages. Kejriwal also alleged that the PM has asked Jung to do … Read more

India test-fires new surface-to-air missile, jointly developed with Israel

India on Thursday successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, from a defence base off Odisha coast. The medium range missile (MR-SAM), a product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at around 08.15 hours, … Read more

Gujarat scientists claim to discover gold in cow urine

Scientists in Gujarat claim they’ve made a sensational breakthrough by discovering gold in cow urine. Dr B Golakia,Teacher,Junagadh Agriculture University, said, “We found 10 milligram to 30 milligram of gold per litre of cow urine.” He added, “There is a reference in Atharva Veda that cow urine contains gold. We wanted to validate this claim, … Read more

Bedtime phone use may cause blindness

Researchers have cautioned that temporary loss of vision can be caused by using a smartphone in bed. According to a report in Sky news; the problem seems to occur when people stare at their bright phone screens in a dark room using only one eye; while the other one may be covered by a pillow. … Read more

ISRO का सातवां नेविगेशन सेटेलाइट लांच

भारत के सातवें नेविगेशन सेटेलाइट के लांच होने से अब हम दुनिया के उन पांच देशों में शामिल हो जाएगें जिनके पास अपना खुद का जीपीएस होगा। जीपीएस अब तक दुनिया के केवल तीन बड़े देशों में ही व्यवसायिक तौर पर प्रयोग किए जाते है। नेविगेशन सिस्टम का कंट्रोल रहेगा बेंगलुरू में और टै्रकिंग सेंटर … Read more

Smooth countdown for ISRO’s launch of six Singaporean satellites

The countdown for the launch of six Singaporean satellites using an Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is progressing smoothly at the rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, a senior Indian space agency official said. “The countdown is progressing smoothly without any hitch. The rocket is slated to blast off at 6 p.m. … Read more

Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen 1-A ballistic missile

Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful flight test of a ballistic missile the “Shaheen 1-A”, the media reported. The flight test was aimed at re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system, Dawn reported. The Shaheen 1-A is capable of delivering different types of warheads up to a range of 900 km. Tuesday’s … Read more

Cancer rates rising in lower-income countries: Study

While incidence and mortality rates from several common types of cancer in many high-income countries have gone down, many low-and middle-income countries have seen cancer rates rise, partially due to increases in risk factors that are typical of Western countries, says a study. Improved screening and detection efforts, combined with decreases in risk factors like … Read more