Sci-Tech

NASA using the opportunity of asteroid flyby to test global warning network

NASA has predicted that an asteroid will safely pass by Earth at a distance of approximately 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). Though the asteroid is “pretty close” compared to normal distance there is not any chance to hit us. But Scientists are using this appearance of the small asteroid with bigger aim to test Earth’s international warning network...

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Space X Falcon 9 rocket successfully lands on the ocean platform, creating bigger hopes towards space exploration

US aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, Space X launched a recycled rocket that had already flown to the space and landed successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components. ..

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President Kovind inaugurates India Water Week 2017; Gadkari says 285 new irrigation projects will be implemented next year

Water has become a vital issue around the world. With no fresh water to quench the thirst of needy people, it’s important that the government takes a concrete decision on not wasting water. In a bid to observe the issue closely, President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates India Water Week 2017 yesterday in New Delhi. ..

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Windows Phone is officially dead now!

Microsoft has officially announced the end of Windows Phone, as its Vice President Joe Belfiore confirmed that the firm will no longer focus on Windows 10 Mobile features and hardware...

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Air pollution can cut down children’s memory growth, read here why!

Air pollution has been shown to affect your health in many ways, including causing damage to your heart. How polluted your kid’s school route is may impact their learning and growth. According to a study, an association has been found between working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter. ..

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Now grow your merchandise with ‘WhatsApp Business’ app, launches soon

WhatsApp is launching a new app - WhatsApp Business - a new business model it is currently testing in India. Listed separate from WhatsApp app, the new app's logo has 'B' inside the green conversation bubble. ..

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ISRO will soon set up its Research Centre in Assam

Indian Space Research Organisation Research Centre will soon be establishing in Assam. ISRO Chairman Dr AS Kiran Kumar disclosed the great news saying that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has embarked upon an ambitious plan to set up a research centre for startups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs in Assam. Soon MoU will be signed between Assam government and ISRO. ..

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Happy Birthday to these ISRO’s satellites who gave so much to think about!

September witnessed birth anniversaries of many satellites like Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), AstroSat, SCATSAT-1, etc. Let us also wish these satellites Happy Birthday! Following are the names of satellites developed by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO who gave us the imaginative world of our solar system in real. These satellites have also provided us in forecasting weathers, cyclones etc...

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Keep gazing at Earth as NASA Astronaut presents us with ‘fish eye’ view of our planet

Ever wondered how our Earth looks from outside the Earth? The twisty question yet interesting at the same time. Of course, it looks like a blue ball! But, gazers here is something new for you! Here is the fish eye view of our planet Earth. ..

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Supreme Court asks Centre for their serious attention on wetland issue

Environment has often been disregarded of attention by the government, not only in India but overseas as well. Wetlands issue has come up in front of the government in the light of its disappearance. The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the disappearance of wetlands in the country and told the government that this was an important issue which deserved very serious attention. ..

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‘Global Warming’ to hit Australia severely as Melbourne and Sydney could boil up to 50 degrees by 2040

Global Warming is soaring high as Melbourne and Sydney could hit 50C degrees even if the world meets its Paris Climate Change Targets. According to the study led by Australian National University, though Melbourne and Sydney could hit 50C degrees by 2040, other Australian cities are also on track for unprecedented extreme heat...

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Expressing pride over India’s space prowess in ‘Space Technology’, VP Naidu inaugurated ‘World Space Week Celebrations'

Do you know that ‘World Space Week’ began from today and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the ‘World Space Week’ at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Happy World Space Week!..

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Aquatic biodiversity to be protected by setting up Turtle Sanctuary in Allahabad

Under Namami Gange Programme, the development of Turtle Sanctuary is undertaken by the government to protect the aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam...

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India, Nepal to hold join tiger census in November

India and Nepal will undertake a joint tiger census next month in their national parks, forests and protected areas. The census will use a globally-recognized method to check tiger count in both the countries...

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Our Earth just got clicked! MapCam camera of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft took new images

Our Earth got clicked with NASA’s unmanned spacecraft called OSIRIS-Rex. On September 22, OSIRIS-Rex’s MapCam camera clicked new pictures of Earth. The image was taken just hours after the spacecraft completed its Earth Gravity Assist at a range of approximately 106,000 miles (170,000 kilometers). MapCam is part of the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) operated by the University of Arizona...

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EasyJet announced plans to build electric plane

A flight from Paris to London could operate by an electric plane by 2027. EasyJet revealed a prototype which has wings equipped with electric motors. EasyJet is hoping to turn science fiction into science fact...

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On the third anniversary of Swacch Bharat Mission voluntary citizens, individuals and agencies were awarded

Housing ministry felicitated FB Group ‘My Delhi Keep It Clean’ with Swacchata Award for voluntary citizen action on Monday. Along with KRIBHCO a fertilizer cooperative, 20 individuals and agencies in seven categories were also felicitated on the occasion of Swacch Bharat Mission (urban)...

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U.S. teams up with Russia to seek what lies beyond the deep space by building a space station near moon

Nobody knows what’s lying far beyond of our planet Earth. Will we ever know it? Is there any possibility? Well, maybe yes! NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos have announced a new partnership for human exploration of the moon and deep space. Both agencies signed a joint statement on cooperation at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia...

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Now tweet your feelings with more words; Twitter confirmed to double 140-character limit

Twitter is likely to increase its 140-character limit to 280 characters to address users' concerns of restricted space. Twitter is currently testing its plan as it's allowing a small group of users to tweet using 280 characters in various languages...

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Melting Pine Island Glacier; huge concern over the rising sea level

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier (PIG) broke off on Saturday. 100 square mile iceberg divided into many smaller parts of Icebergs which raised the huge concerns over the rising sea level in future. The satellite images showed the proof of division...

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At least 3,000 mn litres of untreated sewage and industrial effluents flow into rivers of Maharashtra

Bengaluru River spilling out foam over roads like this many news made rounds which shows the level of ‘threat’ we have cause to our rivers. As per the report of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), at least 3,000 million litres of untreated sewage and industrial effluents flow into rivers, water bodies or percolates into the ground in Maharashtra every day...

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While Rally for Rivers heading towards North India, RSS in Karnataka firmly backs campaign to save rivers

While Rally for Rivers is in progress heading towards North India, RSS Swayamsevaks in Karnataka. RSS Swayamsevaks carried out rally to support Rally for Rivers campaign at Hubballi. Rally for Rivers is a campaign initiated by the Spiritual Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev to save Rivers of our nation...

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Are you lucky enough? Design your ‘Aerosol Sensor’ and NASA will award you with grand prize worth USD 100,000

Recently NASA observed the presence of ‘aerosols’ in the air we breathe in. Aerosols, these tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, can contribute to a variety of health problems, such as asthma and respiratory tract irritation. To tackle this in the creative way NASA has announced a USD 100,000 grand prize for designing a low-cost and lightweight aerosol sensor that can monitor air quality on Earth as well as in space environments...

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The survival of Coral reef highly depends on Paris agreement, report says

Coral reef is a beautiful natural wonder which is now endangered due to increasing pollution overfishing, warming, changing ocean chemistry. The survival of Coral reef is highly doubted under emerging circumstances. A recent study reveals globally reefs have a chance of long-term survival if warming is limited to under 2 degree Celsius...

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Ongoing Swacchta Pakhwada campaign by Ministry of Culture witnesses unique awareness drives across India

Swachhta Pakhwada’ and ‘Swachhta hi Seva Abhiyaan’ is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture and its 43 organisations to create a massive awareness among all stakeholders of the society. During the current Swachhta Pakhwada, various autonomous, attached and subordinated organisations under the Ministry of Culture have undertaken more than 100 activities such as Shramdan by staff (cleanliness drive), various lectures, seminars, competitions, nukkad natak and painting exhibitions with an objective ..

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President Kovind in Uttarakhand, visits Divya Prem Seva Mission and speaks on ‘Namami Gange’ and nature preservation

Last week, BJP Chief Amit Shah visited Uttarakhand with a massive celebratory arrival at the airport. His visit made the citizens of the state hopeful of the coming development. President Ramnath Kovind also began his maiden two-day visit to Uttarakhand where he’ll be addressing many meetings. ..

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Countries from Africa reflect same tone in UNGA emphasizing the urgent need for action to counter Climate change

In an era when we are getting gradually distant from our mother nature, a huge part of Africa still now stays very close to nature. Hence the effects of climate change, global warming is more noticeable to them. This fact may work as the reason that African leaders in United Nations General Assembly in the same tone called for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate change...

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Do you know environment well? Participate in ‘Prakriti Khoj’ quiz competition

At a time when the environment is in great danger youth should be more involved in the affairs related to environment and should be aware of existing problems. To reach out to young, aspiring minds of school students through a fun-filled interactive learning mode, Environment Ministry is organizing ‘Prakriti Khoj’ quiz competition...

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Andhra aims to increase its green cover by 50% by 2029; Organic farming with ODF status is the Mantra

Two-day Regional Conference organised by National Green Tribunal kicked off in Andhra which aims to cover state under the green umbrella. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the government has set a target to increase the green cover to 50% by 2029...

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Rhino Horn turned into jewelry: new ways of smugglers operating in South Africa

Greed is one of worst evil disease of the human race. The will to have more and more harms not only other humans but also other animals, species. The wildlife trade monitoring network has revealed a report that says some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa have innovated new ways of rhino horn smuggling. They are turning the horns into jewelry to evade its detection in airports...

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Maharashtra Govt soon to implement stringent laws against dumping and river pollution

Massive wave of awareness is been making rounds which aim to save rivers of our country, Spiritual Guru Jaggi Vasudev is already nailing the #RallyforRivers campaign. Also, the state government will implement stringent laws against dumping and rejuvenate the rivers...

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Maharashtra will become first state to carry out ‘tree plantation’ conclave to accelerate #RallyforRivers campaign

For the first time in India, Maharashtra is about to hold the ‘tree-plantation conclave’ which aims to plant 50 Crore saplings by 2019 to conserve and protect rivers. Also on other side, Spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev is striving enthusiastically to bring out change through #RallyforRivers...

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Tick Tock… time to say Goodbye! Spacecraft Cassini’s fiery finale gets closer; NASA to stream live

On its way to ‘bid adieu’, Spacecraft Cassini entered into its final stage. Only a few minutes are left and then this spacecraft will plunge into the Saturn’s atmosphere today. NASA will be streaming the live – video of Cassini spacecraft. And down here on Earth, scientists will gather at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge to await the signal that their beloved spacecraft is no more — and you can join them live...

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On its way to ‘bid adieu’, Spacecraft Cassini captures the heavenly images of Saturn

‘Solar System’ has been one of the worlds where only a few people dwell and those are scientists. To accompany them there are satellites placed in the orbits of our planet Earth. Likewise, Cassini spacecraft is in its final stage but it has some beautiful images of Saturn planet that it captured out there...

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NGT denied lifting 10-year ban on diesel vehicles

On Thursday, denying on Centre's plea of making modification in ban orders, National Green Tribunal refused to lift the ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, talking on the decision NGT said that one diesel vehicle causes pollution equal to 24 petrol vehicles and 40 CNG vehicles...

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Nature never stops to surprise us! Rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya

Whenever we see a picture of the animal Giraffe we usually see an animal of bright orange brown color. But can you imagine of a white Giraffe? Yes, it seems impossible yet two white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya. Basically, the Reticulated Giraffes have a genetic condition called leucism. The giraffes have also been filmed and as claimed only the third known sighting of a white giraffe. The genetic condition prevents pigmentation in skin cells and results in a white, pale color...

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We must make efforts to preserve clean air and water for the future generations: Dr Harsh Vardhan

We must make efforts to preserve clean air and water for the future generations: Dr Harsh Vardhan..

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Govt to adequately support the proposals of developing model zoos: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Veterans, who take care of wild animals in ZOO, will be getting a special training during a 9-day workshop session. The workshop named “Capacity Building of Indian Zoo Veterinarians On Animal Health Management In Captivity” has been inaugurated in New Delhi on Monday. In the inaugural session of the workshop Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan assured that government will adequately support the proposals from zoos that come up with ideas to develop model zoos...

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Rally for Rivers is an expression of our responsibility for future generations

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev..

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Now, four wheelers too will get ‘eco-friendly service’ license

In order to combat the climate issues, the vehicle emissions which contribute as the major factor behind the climate change; the Delhi State Transport Authority (STA) gave a nod to allow battery and CNG-run for four-wheelers under its ‘eco-friendly service’. Till now license was only given to three-wheeler green vehicles. ..

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Save environment and the pristine beauty of the Himalayan mountain range on this Himalaya Diwas

The Himalayan Kingdom is as large and as unpredictable as the entire universe. The exquisite white hills and the boundless beauty is what defines the Himalayan mountain range. One of the tallest and favourite trekking places in the world, Himalayas has its own ‘Day’ to celebrate it. Yes, Himalaya Day is celebrated today i.e September 9th. ..

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Uttarakhand’s tiger reserves see big cats everywhere; numbers increased significantly in 2 years

The hilly snow-capped mountain with ash-grey clouds passing in the dawn is something to look at in Uttarakhand. The tourist state offers more than travelling, food, weather, shopping etc and i.e. tiger watching. A few years back, the number in the tiger population had receded due to poaching and other weather issues. However, the situation has turned upside-down this year when Uttarakhand recorded a significant increase in the number of tigers and elephants. ..

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Indians spend 4 hours every day on mobile apps: Report

The active smartphone users in India spend more than 4 hours a day on mobile apps, according to analytics firm App Annie. India was among the top 5 markets in terms of time spent on mobile apps in May 2017. Other four countries include South Korea, Mexico, Brazil and Japan, where users spent about 5 hours doing the same...

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Want to have a glimpse of monster Hurricane Irma? Get here

After Harvey now Hurricane Irma has shaken the Caribbean and is in its gravest form. With 185 miles per hour, Hurricane Irma has been one of the threatening ones as NASA has declared warning for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NASA has also produced the certain stock of images and gifs. which shows the enormous Irma Hurricane...

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To alert everyone on prior basis, new supercomputers and radars soon will predict the accurate ‘untimely’ rainfalls

Who will believe a week before Mumbai was completely sunk and flooded? Mumbai had its wettest day after years but now looking at the weather it is quite sunny, isn’t it? Though meteorological department had responsibly carried out its job if the Mumbaikars were made aware on a prior note, people would have been more alert and safe in their homes...

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A PhD researcher from Kerala discovers disappearing of uninhabited Lakshadweep island; read more here!

One of the biodiversity–rich inhabited islands part of Lakshadweep has vanished due to coastal erosion and another four such territories in the sea are shrinking fast, claims a new study. ..

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Elon Musk’ Neutralink receives $27 million through fundraising to build brain computers

Washington, 6 September: We often watch Marvel movies wherein we love the actor connecting his brain to the computer. What if this happens soon in the near future? Amazing, right? Well, Elon Musk is one of the firsts to execute this brilliant idea in real life. He wants to connect the brain directly to a computer, and investors are ready to make that science fiction a reality. Musk’s startup Neutralink has raised $27 million of a technically still-open funding round that could grow to $100 million.&n..

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NASA detects the 4.4 km massive asteroid Florence passed by Earth

Massive asteroid flew near Earth. Scientists have detected the largest ever recorded asteroid and its moons as it made a near-earth fly-by. Radar images captured the astral body, called Florence, as it passed Earth at a distance of more than 233 million kms...

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Ever wondered what marine life signals us? Sea mammals end up on beaches and die due to noise of ships

There were many pictures floating on social media like of some unidentified creatures washed off shore, Shark washed off shore and many more things. These are the signs that ‘Marine Life’ signaling us, don’t believe? A new research conducted by the Maritime Research Centre at the Indian Maritime Foundation, Pune, provided new insights revealing that noise from ships, cargo vessels and trawlers is likely to be one of the main reasons why marine mammals end up on the beaches and die...

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Back to ‘Earth’! Record setter NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson lands in Kazakhstan after spending 10 months in space

Remember Astronaut Peggy Whitson? Who holds the record to become world’s oldest spacewoman, has returned to Earth after 665 days. Astronaut Peggy Whitson became the first female ever to have this experience of working with ten more astronauts being the eldest spacewoman. Wow!..

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Read! How to survive from new ransomware breach ‘Locky’; Govt issues ALERT

The Centre has issued an alert regarding a new malware ‘Locky Ransonware’ that locks computers and demands ransom for unlocking them. Electronics and IT Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted that an alert regarding spam spreading Locky Ransomware was issued by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team yesterday...

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In a bid to make environment clean, Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy

To make environment clean and promote use of clean energy, government directed the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) to take measure for adoption of solar energy in all Navodaya Vidyalayas...

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India is committed to successful implementation of Paris agreement: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

India, the nation which is on an irreversible path to a net zero carbon economy will never disappoint the world on environmental issues. Addressing the delegates in Business-Climate Summit 2017, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said I that India is developing a blueprint for implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions. He also mentioned India’s strong commitment towards Paris agreement...

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ISRO’s first private sector navigation satellite launch unsuccessful

Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO was about to launch its 1st private sector navigation satellite IRNSS-1H from Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) but unfortunately the mission was unsuccessful. The 1425-kg satellite was expected to expand the existing seven satellites of the NavIC constellation. The launch vehicle PSLV-C39 lifted the satellite on Thursday using the 'XL' variant, of PSLV equipped with six strap-ons, each carrying 12 tons of propellant. The three phases of the launch went ..

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Amazon, the survivor of an attempt to mining gets enriched list of 381 new species

The rich variety of species n the world’s largest rainforest Amazon is known to everyone. A team of researchers has discovered 381 new species in Amazon region, a new research report published. The team conducted a two-year study...

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Hackers target celebrities on Instagram, contact details of public personalities revealed

Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed "a number of" stars' phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. ..

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Let the ocean be full of fish not plastic; use of plastic could cause 4 years of imprisonment in Kenya

World struggling with the overuse of harmful plastic bags can follow the lead of the African nation Kenya. The latest nation to ban plastic has made it tougher than any other countries. Kenyan citizens involved in producing, selling or even using plastic bags could risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 (£31,000). From Monday World’s toughest law to counter plastic pollution came into effect...

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Countdown begins! ISRO set to launch 1st private sector built navigation satellite IRNSS-1H today

Countdown begins! Today ISRO will launch its first private sector satellite from Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) at 6.59 pm. This private sector satellite will replace one of NAVIC's seven satellites, which is malfunctioning. The NAVIC is a system of seven home-made navigational satellites which is currently powering the Swadeshi Global Positioning System...

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Women on Mission: After Kalpana Chawla, Jalseen Kaur Josan becomes 2nd Indian woman to fly for NASA’s Mars Mission

When we give examples of inspirations to the world, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams who are the names which are the pride of India. Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams were the first two Indian origin women to fly to space. Here is one more rising inspiration- Jaslin Kaur Josan becomes the first Indian Sikh woman to be selected by NASA for the Mars Expedition happening in 2030...

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Spyware threat: Google removes 500 apps!

Google has removed at least 500 apps from Play Store due to a spyware threat. The action was prompted by a report by US-based cyber security firm Lookout which stated that more than 500 apps in Play Store can spread spyware on smartphones...

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Heading to combat ‘Climate Change’, Odisha launched the grid-connected rooftop solar projects

Today every state is in the plan of combating the ‘Climate Change’ with use of ‘Clean Energy’. Heading towards this dream, Odisha launched the grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the state. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated this project saying that “At a time when Odisha is one of the foremost States who are preparing the climate change action plan, rooftop solar projects will be well accepted by the public.”..

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Google launched this feature and it's awesome!

In a welcoming move, search giant Google has added a six-second video preview to its mobile search results. The search engine will use its machine learning capabilities to analyses the entire video and decide what 6-sec part should be taken for preview...

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NASA powers up spacecraft that could carry humans to the space beyond

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the best space exploration institutions that we have in the entire world has got one step closer to carry humans to the moon, Mars and perhaps beyond. Orion, a spacecraft has the capability to cross the vacuum space, said NASA...

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Still gazing about ‘Total Solar Eclipse’? Here is much more for you!

The Total Solar Eclipse made the whole world go awe as it happened after 99 years and scientists have much more for you peeps- Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created an original music composition using data from the movements of the Sun, the Moon and the gradual darkness during the total solar eclipse in the US. This is the first time researchers have made music with eclipse information...

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‘Blue Dogs in Mumbai’: Maha Pollution Control Board shuts down dye industry for flouting environmental norms

There was news mongering; the dogs turning blue in Mumbai, as now authorities have shut down a manufacturing company as it was accused of dumping untreated industrial waste and dyes into a local river that resulted in 11 dogs turning blue...

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Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra

No wonder Mumbai is the highly developed city as compared to others of India. Mumbai sits as the hub of entertainment, industries, shopping, eateries etc. This ‘Dream City’ has been engulfed under the shackles of ‘Pollution’. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country...

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Joint activities geared up to save the Sundarbans, the natural wonder

The natural wonder of Bay of Bengal, Sundeban is under threat due to climate change. Trinamul MP Sugata Bose and bureaucrats from India and Bangladesh inclined for a joint effort to save the Sunderbans from newly posed threats. The joint effort pledge was taken during the release of a vision document on the development of the Sunderbans in Delhi. ..

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Tata Power installs the country’s first electric vehicle charging station in Mumbai

Mumbai gets first electric vehicle charging station, That’s Wow! While achieving the clean energy movement in terms of power generation this initiative will help to attain by providing the electric charging stations. Tata Power installed the country’s first such charging station at Tata Power Receiving Station at Mumbai...

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After century, Total Solar Eclipse 2017 made world go gaga as millions enjoyed thrilling phenomenon

World went ‘Awe’ while watching the ‘Total Solar Eclipse 2017, especially the millions of Americans braced up with protective glasses and marvelled at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in the US in nearly a century...

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India has a vision of achieving energy independence, power for all by 2022: Piyush Goyal

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference...

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‘Total Solar Eclipse’ happening today; Not in US? You can still watch it live, Read here!

While the world has been gearing up to watch ‘Total Solar Eclipse’ live which will be broadcasted by NASA today. Don’t miss this once-in a lifetime opportunity peeps! Today in the US majorly, this eclipse will be visible as the moon will eclipse the sun, keeping the Earth in temporary darkness for a few minutes. Also known as the solar eclipse, this celestial event will take place and will be visible from North America primarily the United States...

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Monsoon sets Mumbai on chills: IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in next 48 hours

Since Saturday, Mumbai has been frozen out due to continuous and heavy rains. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have forecasted that Mumbai will have heavy rainfall in next 24-48 hours...

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Japan successfully launches satellite for advanced GPS system

For advanced GPS operation, the technologically advanced nation Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geopositioning satellite. The satellite was launched after a week-long delay. This is Japan’s third geo-positioning satellite...

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3-mile asteroid to pass safely by Earth on September 1; catch the story here!

This year’s encounter is the closest by Asteroid Florence since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until 2500. The asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1 at a distance of about 7 million km, said NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)...

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Let this Diwali be pollution free; “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign launched

Whereas Deepawali signifies the victory of good over evil ironically every year the evil pollution comes along celebration in Diwali. The excitement of firing cracker gifts air and sound pollution. To make this Diwali pure and healthy Environment Minister launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign. As Children do any work with the highest effort, he urged the children to be a part of this mission. ..

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To balance ecosystem for sustainable environment, Odisha set to enhance its tiger population

Odisha in a bid to increase the numbers of ‘Tigers’, for its Satkosia Tiger Reserves the Odisha government along with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) planning to revive the tiger population. : In a bid to revive the large cat population in Satkosia, tiger supplementation in the habitat is proposed to be carried out soon, the State Government informed the NTCA. ..

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Towards a pollution-free planet; Kenya to host next UN Environment Assembly

The next host nation of The UN Environment Assembly, Kenya starts sending messages on a pollution free world. Ahead of UNEA, Environment minister has said that a pollution free world is possible. The Assembly aims to deliver a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste. The theme of upcoming assembly is “towards a pollution free world”...

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India, World Bank signs pact for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project”

In a bid to improve ecosystem of country, a Grant Agreement of USD 24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank and India was signed on Wednesday. The Finance Ministry statement said that the Project is entirely will be financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund. The project’s duration is 05 years. The project agreements were signed by officials from Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), government of Madhya Pradesh and government of Chhattisgarh ..

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Now talk to Google in 8 Indian languages

You can now talk to your Google Assistant in your own language. Google announced that its voice search will now support the languages Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The company revealed that the search has been customized to understand Indian accents better...

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'Gaj Yatra' kicks off to raise awareness about wild elephants

The 'Gaj Yatra' campaign aims to raise awareness about the shrinking space for wild elephants in the country. The campaign was launched by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), at the Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi area and the function was presided over by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai...

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July 2017 was the hottest month and the credit goes to ‘Global Warming’: NASA

July 2017 has narrowly topped July 2016 as the hottest July on record, according to a shocking analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). As a result, July 2017 is statistically tied with August 2016 (and July 2016) as the hottest month on record...

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All the stargazers, if you’re in London, don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend!

Who doesn’t like gazing at the stars blankly? And if meteor shower twinkles in the sky, then it’s heaven for most of us, stargazers. It’s very rare to witness a meteor shower but this time, you might grab one if you’re in UK. The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to look at the shooting stars in the sky. ..

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International Space Station set to get first Supercomputer launched by SpaceX

Supercomputers on a mission soon at International Space Station. The International Space Station is expected to get its first supercomputer next week. The supercomputer is being sent by SpaceX through SpaceX Dragon spacecraft...

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Story of a man who put India on the space exploration map

ISRO is not only a space science center in India but also our national pride. But do we remember the founder of ISRO? Vikram Sarabhai, the father of space science in India. Today 12th August is the 98th birth anniversary of the great scientist. Guided by C.V. Ramon and mentor of Abdul Kalam- he carried the legacy of scientific research in India from one generation to another...

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‘Gaja Yatra’ campaign aims to protect each and every elephant corridor of India

In order to secure our elephants, massive awareness-cum-action campaign titled ‘Gaja Yatra’ that focuses on securing degraded elephant corridors and improving elephant habitat will be launched across the country on World Elephant Day on August 12...

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Cassini will begin final five orbits before plunging into Saturn

Over the past few months, Cassini took the closest pictures of Saturn's rings we've ever seen that it was pretty easy to forget that the probe was nearing its end. It actually dove in and out of the rings to prepare for its poetic death, and now it's down to its last orbits around the planet. On August 14th, 12:22 AM Eastern, Cassini will begin its final five passes over Saturn, going as close as 1,010 to 1,060 miles above the planet's clouds to observe its auroras and finer features not visible from ..

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World Bank extends its help for a cleaner Ganga

New Delhi, August 11: Government of India is putting strong effort to clean the river waters in India. Due to pollution the Ganga has lost its beauty and both the purity of water. World bank has extended its help with a loan of US $ 1 billion. Namami Ganga mission is also in prohress with sme aim. The loan has been sanctioned for funding Institutional Development and for construction of priority infrastructure projects for municipal waste water treatment and solid waste treatment on the main stem ..

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While Total Solar Eclipse on its way NASA says Planet Nibiru poses no threat to our Earth

While the total solar eclipse is about to hit our planet Earth, some of the theorists claimed that after the eclipse Planet Nibiru which is having a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbit about 20 times further from the sun than Neptune, taking a whopping 10,000 and 20,000 Earth years to make one full orbit around the sun; This Nibiru planet will collide with our Earth and –Doooooooom!..

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U.S is walking towards drastic impact of climate change, a Federal Climate Report finds out

After President Donald Trump came into power, his one decision that highlights the most is the ‘Paris Climate Accord’ take. The climate change is become inevitable and can be felt everywhere. Especially, in the United State of America, the effects are drastic than ever. According to a sweeping federal climate change report, the temperature has risen drastically since 1980s and at the moment, it’s the warmest of the past 1,500 years. ..

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Nitish Kumar aims at greener Bihar; targets 15% green cover by 2017

Bihar battled with the low green cover area in past years. To solve the issue Bihar Government launched Hariyali Mission in 2011 for a greener state. Bihar’s green cover fell to 9% from 17% when the state was divided. Bihar CM has targeted to regain the green cover area by the end of this year targeting 15%...

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Indians! Get ready to watch the ‘Lunar Eclipse’ on 7th Aug

While lunar eclipse is around the corner, everyone seems quite excited and confused! Indians, you all will be able to see upcoming lunar eclipse on the intervening night of August 7 and 8. It will be visible all over Asia, Europe and Africa...

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IFS officers are nation’s soldiers in ecological conservation: President

Addressing a group of 89 probationers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) here at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday President Ram Nath Kovind described them as nation’s soldiers in conservation of national environment and ecology...

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Soon ‘Tricolor’ set to get unfurled on Moon as India will launch twin Moon missions in 2018

India is set to hoist its ‘tricolor’ on Moon… Yes, you read it right. India will launch twin Moon missions from its own soil in early 2018. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission and another mission by Team Indus, a group of space enthusiasts who want to unfurl the Tricolour on the moon's surface as part of a global lunar competition...

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Coming Solar Eclipse will bewitch all! Airbnb and National Geographic to host viewing experience

On coming August 21, America will witness the magical ‘Solar Eclipse’ after 38 years. To make the experience even more memorable, Airbnb and National Geographic are teaming up to create a solar eclipse viewing experience that involves sleeping under the stars in a geodesic dome and a flight aboard a private jet that moves directly into the moon’s shadow...

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Facebook’s chatbots shut down after they start talking to each other in their ‘own’ language

The theory of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ has taken the world over by excitement. Countries like Japan, U.S, China and many others are experiment the AI robots. And recently, Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood...

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India’s space technology to boom higher in collaboration with FICCI soon!

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) look forward to join hands with ISRO. FICCI is an association of business organizations in India. FICCI’s President Pankaj Patel met MoS of Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh to discuss the possibilities of industrial collaboration in space projects. The FICCI President briefed Dr Jitendra Singh about his meeting with ISRO Chairman Shri Shri A S Kiran Kumar and said that the entire Indian industry is elated at the successful ..

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Conservation of environment is pious duty of all citizens: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that all sections of the society should participate in the conservation of environment. It is the pious duty of all to plant saplings and preserve them for future generations...

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World Bank approves $100 Million to boost solar projects in India

World Bank financing of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks has been planned by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy...

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India to get ‘Eco-Umbrella’! Green Climate Fund to aid resources for climate action

Working towards sustainable development and preserving environment, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “India has been leading from the front in tackling global climate change issues and it will continue to do so in the future as well.” India can do more if finance and technology development and transfer and capacity building support are ensured as per the convention of the Paris Agreement. ..

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To boost use of electric vehicles along Great Barrier Reef, Australia to build superhighway

Australia will soon build superhighway which will have free charging stations with an aim to boost use of electric vehicles. This move aims to cut down the carbon emissions by boosting the use of electric vehicles...

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Owing to its diverse flora and fauna, Meghalaya earns the tag ‘Cradle of Flowery Plants’

Owing to its diverse and unique flora and fauna, Meghalaya retained its title “Cradle of Flowery Plants”. Today Meghalaya Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh said that the state is an important part of the Indo-Burman biodiversity hotspot and reiterated on the need to conserve and protect the varied species of flowers...

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Humans are using Nature 1.7 times faster than our Mother Earth can regenerate: Study

Our Mother Earth has given enough to all living creatures, but here is the bad news! Humans have already used up all the environmental resources which are regenerated by Earth every year. Sad and unfortunate we greedy humans are becoming in the pace of developing and industrializing. ..

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UK to ban sales of petrol, diesel cars from 2040, unveils new pollution tax on drivers in busy areas

Pollution has started depleting the ozone layer and escalated the global warming in the world. Taking the pollution issue into serious consideration, Britain government has announced to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in a bid to encourage people to switch into electric and hybrid vehicles...

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Andhra Pradesh plans will develope Green Highway, to combat climate change

Various part of the country suffering from Natural Calamities due to climate change. Currently, many parts have been grieved by the flood. Concerning about such issues, Andhra Pradesh is planning to plant trees along the National Highways to provide green cover which will help combat climate change...

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India launches 3 high-tech centres to study climate change

The climate change in the world is quite evident in front of us. The Atlantic icebergs melting, sea level rising, extinction of exotic animals, absurd climate change and other such effects have started showing up already. According to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 3.2 mm/year was seen in the rise of the sea level from 1993-2010.Following the drastic climate change, India comes up with certain initiatives to improve the situation of the global warming...

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Facing Sexual Harassment issues at the workplace? Register online complaint on ‘SHe–Box’ portal

Facing Sexual Harassment issues at the workplace? Now you don’t need to worry as Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box)...

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New High altitude cloud physics observatory in Kerala used for predicting monsoon rainfall

In order to observe cloud and rain processes over the region with state of the art observations, a high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar, Kerala, in the Western Ghats, the region which is a gateway for the monsoon of India...

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Football sized asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today: NASA

We all know that many numbers of asteroids pass by our Earth, even today the asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today around 7.17 p.m. Astronomers discovered 2017 BS5 earlier this year at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii...

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With ‘She-box’, Women can now file complaints regarding sexual harassment at workplace

In order to enable women employees of the government to file complaints regarding sexual harassment at workplace. Today the Ministry of Women and Child Development launched ‘She- box’ Sexual Harassment e-complaint box...

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Scotland sets ‘renewable’ benchmark! Comes out with the World’s 1st floating wind farms

As we are well aware about the fact that the world’s ozone layer is depleting and resulting into global warming, the result of which is not in our advantage. To improve the situation of overall pollution, countries are signing either the Paris Climate Accord or getting involved with the UNESCO. Surprisingly, there are countries in the world who are executing their ideas and initiatives, like Scotland. ..

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Football sized asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today: NASA

We all know that many numbers of asteroids pass by our Earth, even today the asteroid BS5 is set to fly by Earth today around 7.17 p.m. Astronomers discovered 2017 BS5 earlier this year at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii...

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Telangana to provide students end-to-end details through web portal

Telangana will be the first state in India which will have all details of the student with just one click. Telangana soon to bring a web portal which hosts all the details of candidates who are studying or passed out from class X to PhD level...

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Unique hydrogel 5 times stronger than steel could create artificial human organs too

As we age years towards a new future, the field of science and technology advances more and more creating revolutionary inventions. Today, a paraplegic can be provided with artificial limbs and with the speed that the technology is advancing, we are not far behind before we can create a man-made human being. However, researchers in Japan have developed a new gel that is stronger than any metal like steel. The flexibility of the jello could help the scientists to heal our bodies and develop biological ..

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It’s High-Time! We have turned our Mother Earth into ‘Plastic Planet’: Study

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics since the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, a study has found. Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste. ..

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Grab your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! ‘Eclipse Safari’ app lets you know everything about eclipses

Gearing up for ‘Eclipse Safari’, the countdown to the total solar eclipse on August 21 has begun, and viewers can prepare with Eclipse Safari, a new mobile app that provides sky-watchers with an interactive eclipse map, letting users know exactly when the eclipse will start in their location, how long it will last and when it will end. ..

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Happy Birthday Day ‘Vijay’, a white tiger turns 10 who mauled a man to death in 2014

With an aim to create awareness about the tiger and the importance of food chain in our ecosystem, the New Delhi National Zoological Park on Thursday called upon the students and the teaching staff of Ramjas School to mark the 10th Birthday of the white tiger ‘Vijay’...

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Do at least one environment-friendly act every day in order to preserve it: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Everyone should not only plant saplings but should also care for the plants as a member of one’s own family urged Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and noted termed the planting of saplings as a divine work...

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Ready to watch light from the new Russian satellite, the brightest man-made object in the sky

Russia has always amused the World with its new discoveries and innovations in the Science field. Russia has successfully launched its missile which is going to be a new source of light in the sky. The Russian Satellite is Mayak, the Russian word for "beacon," set to become the third brightest object behind only the sun and the moon. Moscow Polytechnic University has developed this satellite. This wonder will use a giant mirror to become the brightest man-made object in the sky...

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Telangana’s special portal ‘Janahitha’ to resolve public grievances

Maintaining transparency in all aspects and putting all out efforts to resolve the issues of people living in remote areas in the state, Telangana government launched a special portal ‘Janahitha’ to receive public grievances at Suryapet Collectorate...

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Maharashtra becomes 1st state to introduce battery-powered electric vehicles in Mumbai

Maharashtra becomes 1st state to introduce electric vehicles. Maharashtra government has given green signal to use battery-powered electric vehicles in Mumbai especially. Zero-emission electric vehicles will reduce noise and air pollution to a large extent...

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Brace yourself to experience virtual adventure of the 'Pluto tour', Right Now!

To mark, two years anniversary of its Pluto Mission, NASA has released a flyover video. NASA is giving us a new view of the distant dwarf planet. Through this video, we can actually fly over the Pluto! Go have your ‘Pluto’ tour, now...

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‘Sohum’ screening device to diagnose newborn babies hearing damage

A low-cost indigenously developed hearing screening device, ‘Sohum’ for newborns was formally launched to make this battery-operated non-invasive device available across the country to cater nearly 26 million babies born every year in India...

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The underwater robot starts its probe inside nuclear disaster hit Fukushima plant

Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 is considered as the second most dangerous disaster in the world. Radiation emanated from the power plant contaminated the soil of the total area leading to forced evacuation of all local civilians. To examine the damaged part of Fukushima nuclear reactor, the underwater robot has started its operation...

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Now technology will help in conversion of ‘Sea Water’ into ‘Drinking Water’

In order to solve water issues in India, the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) comes up with the technology which will help in generating drinking water by transforming sea water. NIOT has indigenously developed and demonstrated Low-Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology for conversion of sea water to drinking water..

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Want to install solar rooftop systems? 'ARUN' app will guide you, know how!

An easy to use mobile app ‘ARUN’ launched for the promotion of solar rooftop systems and assistance of installations of solar rooftop systems. This App is a simple which will be useful for layman or an agency for installation of Solar Rooftop in their premises. The App is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)...

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Even ‘Space’ has its own playlists! NASA records mesmerizing sounds around Earth

How mesmerising it is to hear 'sounds' of our space! Earlier NASA recorded the sound waves from ‘Sun’ and coincidently those sound waves matched with the frequencies of our ‘Aum’ which we chant in our daily lives. Again NASA has revealed unreal sounds from the space environment around Earth...

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Android app to bridge between blood donors and recipients in Hyderabad

An android application developed with an aim to bridge the gap between the blood donor and recipients institutions that the blood is donated to. The app is developed by a group of engineering students from city-based colleges of Hyderabad...

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To highlight climate change due to human activities, ‘Science Express’ touches Maharashtra

Rain didn’t stopped Hundreds of students to visit Science Express which touches Western India. It aims to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) is for a single day at Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. This exhibition train will be available for public viewing at Roha Railway Station today...

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India electrifying a remote village in Egypt with solar project

The technological innovation and capability of India is not only helping our nation but also other countries. A solar project with state-of-the-art technology has been launched in a remote village in Egypt. The village named Agaween village is in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border. The off grid system is ideal for remote locations...

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India electrifying a remote village in Egypt with solar project

The technological innovation and capability of India is not only helping our nation but also other countries. A solar project with state-of-the-art technology has been launched in a remote village in Egypt. The village named Agaween village is in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border. The off grid system is ideal for remote locations...

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Need ‘Smart Wallet’ in your kitty? It is Thief-Proof, Trackable and acts as Power-Bank

In the digital world today, it seems that papers, documents, wallets are taking a shape of ‘digital’. Who wants the ‘Smart Wallet’! Smart Wallet captures the picture of the one who steals it, charges your cell phone, provides you with Wi-Fi hotspot and much more! Of course, everyone will love to have such ‘Wallet’ in their kitty...

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Maharashtra will continue to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

Many regions of Maharashtra are observed with heavy rainfall and it is assumed that the state will be receiving heavy to more heavy rain. Nashik is observed of having more active rainfall and now it is now its way to cover entire Maharashtra...

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India develops low cost wireless communication system to aid disaster management

Researchers from 6 Indian institutes, including IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Calcutta, have developed a low-cost and fast deployable wireless communication infrastructure, project DiSARM: Post-Disaster Situation Analysis and Resource Management that is driven by human mobility to aid disaster management services...

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Saraswati: Filled with 20 Mn Bn Suns, Indian Astronomers discover Supercluster of galaxies

Wow! A team of Indian astronomers have identified an extremely large super cluster of galaxies and have named it Saraswati. The supercluster of 43 galaxies is located in the direction of constellation Pisces and is one of the largest known structures in the universe which may contain the mass equivalent to over 20 million billion suns...

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Maharashtra hugged with the blanket of fresh monsoon; Heavy rainfall to continue in Mumbai

With the marginal increase in the rains over the Maharashtra, the Southwest Monsoon rains have gathered pace and intensity all across the state. It is predicted heavy rains to continue for a week in Mumbai...

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Punjab to get India’s 1st Technology and Innovation Support Center soon

Entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development is important to foster creativity and innovation in India. To stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system, India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre is planned to be opened in Punjab. The institution will run under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program...

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Maharashtra launched Asia's 1st 'Mangrove' app

Making it a first in the whole of Asia and India, a subsidiary of Godrej Group launched a mobile application on mangroves. The Godrej Mangroves app is Asia’s first mobile app dedicated solely to the mangrove ecosystem. Conceived and developed by Godrej & Boyce. The app covers 22 mangrove and associated species found in Maharashtra...

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Solar flares, Auroras or Apocalypse Coming Soon? NASA tracks Sunspot larger than the size of Earth

While Earth is boiling over the pan of ‘Global Warming’, another heater is set to hit our Mother Earth it seems… with the new Sunspot which was tracked rotating towards Earth. NASA has tracked the sunspot called Active Region 12665 between July 5 and 11. ..

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New Telecom Policy will be Application driven: Manoj Sinha

As India is heading towards a digital economy, that requires proper connection to Digital India program. To make a different communication system, the communication ministry is working on a new Telecom Policy which will be application driven as compared to National Telecom Policy, 2012. The old policy was connection driven. The Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha spoke at a seminar in New Delhi on the topic of ICT: Engendering New Governance Structure...

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Advanced ‘Radar’ installed at Kochi for better Monsoon Prediction

Scientists and researchers have to work towards a people-centric science, said Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan emphasised the need for scientific social responsibility on the lines of corporate social responsibility...

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Civil Aviation Ministry starts consulting stakeholders to upgrade AirSewa

Passengers comfort and convenience is important for air business. In last November, AirSewa web portal and mobile app were launched to make air travel convenient and hassle-free. Now Civil Aviation Ministry wants to upgrade AirSewa. The department invited a meeting to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0. Nodal Officers of all stakeholders like Airlines, Airports, Immigration, Customs, DGCA, attended the meeting. ..

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#ScienceExpress touches Goa, highlights global challenge of climate change

Science Express touches Western India with an aim to create awareness about the climate change and similar issues. Science Express Climate Action Special (SPECAS) is for three days at Madgaon, Goa. This exhibition train will be available for public viewing at Madgaon from 11 to 13 July 2017...

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Navigation gets easy as Google Maps add new blue roads feature for Mumbaikars to help during rains

While several get stranded during rainfall in Mumbai, getting stuck in between roads; no matter navigation tool too doesn’t helps! Google India had decided to add new blue coloured roads on its Google Maps especially for the users of Mumbai city...

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Everyone who consumes water must #RallyforRivers; Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev appeals

To protect the rivers and bring them into the limelight of everyone, ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign kicked off on Sunday under the leadership of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Sadhguru Vasudev launched ‘Rally for Rivers’ drive to create awareness on protecting rivers and inter-linking them...

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New app ‘OK Boys’ to drive drunken person home safely in Hyderabad

In order to curb the drink and driving cases in Hyderabad, a group of youngsters from the city come up with the new application named ‘OK Boys’. This application is meant to provide a licensed driver to drive the drunken person home safely...

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Now a phone that doesn't need battery!

US scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a phone that runs without a battery. It harvests the power needed from ambient radio signals and light. The team made a Skype call using the battery-free phone, which was built with components already available in the market. This was made possible by eliminating the power-hungry process of converting analogue signals into digital data...

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India emerging as front runner in fight against climate change: World Bank

The World Bank has said, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change. In news report published yesterday World Bank said with a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy efficiency initiatives to supply its people with 24x7 electricity by 2030...

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NASA’s tweet on Full Moon adds up to the Guru Purnima’s celebrations

While India is celebrating Guru Purnima with all its faith and devotion, Look there is someone else also who added the cherry on the cake on this auspicious festival. None other than NASA tweeted about the full moon- giving different names to the Moon like Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon...

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G20 Summit: PM Modi reiterates India’s commitment for Paris agreement

Underlining the importance of Paris agreement on climate change Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again reiterated that India is committed to the most important issue of climate change. He further assured that India will implement the accord in letter and spirit. He was speaking at the meeting of BRICS leaders here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit...

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Ready Steady Po! Panda to promote green energy as China builds ‘Cutest’ solar farms on Earth

Who remembers the adventurous yet babyish ball of fun- Kung Fu Panda? Bet that everyone loves him! Want to know what’s more interesting? China has built a solar power plant uniquely which looks like Panda! World's first panda-shaped power plant in China is really adorable...

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Try, try till you succeed: After failing two times, SpaceX successfully launched Intelsat35e satellite

After two launch failures, SpaceX successfully launched a broadband communications satellite for Intelsat on Wednesday finally. The satellite Intelsat 35e lifted off from Cape Canaveral by Falcon 9 rocket. ..

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Our ancestors handed us pure environment as heritage, to be protected properly: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Leading a plantation drive to mark ‘Van Mahotsav’ in the national capital Wednesday, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that our ancestors handed us pure environment as heritage and there is a felt need to protect the environment properly. He also pointed out we did not pay much attention to whatever our ancestors had told us and it’s the only reason that the threats of climate change and global warming have arisen today...

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By participating in plantation drives become ‘Green Ambassadors’

To keep local people involved in plantation drives and spread environmental awareness ‘Van Mahotsav’ to start its celebration at New Delhi from Wednesday. To mark ‘Van Mahotsav’, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will be leading a one-month long drive. The plantation drive is organised at New Delhi’s Ram Lila Park of C. C Colony, Model Town on Wednesday where Dr Harsh Vardhan will begin ‘Van Mahotsav’..

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Plantation is only solution for giving clean environment to future generation

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With an aim to keep marine environment clean, ‘Swachha Sagar Abhiyan’ kicks off in Andaman

In an accord to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’, Andaman is working for ‘Swachha Sagar Abhiyan’. The initiative is thus an action plan to keep marine environment clean and to create awareness among island population. This is in continuation of weekly beach cleanup drive, which was initiated last week by Indian Coast Guard. ..

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The future orbital station of Russia will be free of service life limit

Russia has always amused the world with its innovation in Science and Technology. Currently, Russia is planning for an orbiter may replace the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024. The specialty of this orbiter would be free of any service life limits. As per the local report, it will comprise fully replaceable modules...

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Bihar CM advises to stop Child Marriages for prevention of stunted child growth

Child Marriage is an evil social disease in India. Though the minimum legal age of marriage is 18, a huge number of girls undergo this evil practice. Child marriage violates a girl’s right to health, education, and choice. In the states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan – the scenario is worse than the rest of India. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has criticized this bad social habit in his state. He has pointed out the practice as the main obstacle to Child’s growth...

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ISRO’s Cartosat-2 Series satellite captures the images of Doha, Egypt, UP from space

On 23 June, ISRO successfully launched the PSLV-C38 mission with 31 satellites on board. The main payload was the Cartosat-2 series satellite, another “eye in the sky” for India. The images captured by the satellite will be used for defense purposes, including monitoring troop movements and finding out the locations of bunkers. ..

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‘Web Application’ launched to provide free legal services to prisoners

With a responsibility to provide legal assistance among other things to all persons in custody, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) on Thursday launched a ‘Web Application’ for free legal services to prisoners. The web application will also help in generating reports showing the total number of inmates, the number of inmates unrepresented, the number of inmates represented by legal services lawyers and the number of inmates represented by private lawyers...

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ISRO’s GSAT-17 satellite launched successfully from spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana

Today early morning, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO successfully launched India’s communication satellite GSAT-17 from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. Communication satellite GSAT-17 was successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace...

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Uttarakhand CM Rawat announces Science City in the state to combat climate change

Last week, Uttarakhand was declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ state which came during the time when the ruling party and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat celebrated their 100 days of the government. New schemes and policies have been coming in Uttarakhand lately after the new CM has started taking over the state single-handedly. Yesterday, CM Rawat announced the setting up a science city in the state...

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Countdown kicks off as ISRO’s GSAT-17 satellite on its way to get launched tomorrow

Constant advancements in Space Science technology, in this Indian Space Research Organization ISRO have always set a benchmark. After launching 30 Nano-satellites, ISRO is again ready to launch its GSAT-17 communication satellite from French Guiana tomorrow...

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India needs to clear pollution of ‘Corruption’, rather than of ‘Environment’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Expressing concern over the air quality status of Delhi, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan called for substantive action at the local level, along with a holistic action plan for air quality management. He stated, “Information Technology must be embedded into Pollution Control Regime; need to clear the Pollution of Corruption from the system”...

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Delhi commuters to get ‘Driverless Metro’ train by October

Delhi commuters will be able to travel on the first driverless Metro train on the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. The Magenta Line, which was expected to be ready by June, will now be partially open to the public in October this year...

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After Bellandur Lake, now Hyderabad's Ramakrishnapuram Lake vomits ‘toxic foam’

After Bellandur lake of Bengaluru, now Hyderabad's Ramakrishnapuram was constantly spewing foam disrupting normal lives of people in Hyderabad. This phenomena has left the vicinity disturbed as the water which reaches homes of the people might get contaminated with toxic which in return will affect the huge number of people...

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Because God is ‘watching’! Be safe on roads, Gods in cars warn you to ‘Drive Slowly and Safely’

Do you know, most of the people die due to high-speed driving! Despite of many initiatives like awareness, billboard, and kiosk ads on roadways people often tend to ignore these signs ‘carelessly’. But Indians only take the things seriously when it comes under God’s rituals, said by godmen, culture etc. Yes now the God will tell you to stop driving with high speed...

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Sigh of relief ! With a wearable device ‘Diabetes’ can now be detected through your ‘sweat’

Do you feel like eating sugar but you hold yourself back? Diabetes makes your life ‘Controlled’ in many ways as you cannot consume products which contain sugar. But early detection of Diabetes can help you manage your sugar consumption levels. Now scientists have developed a new wearable device that can help manage diabetes by monitoring the patient's sweat, an advance that may spell the end for painful needle jabs...

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World Mayors raise voice urging G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’

Climate change is a fact and yes, global warming plays a huge role in it. The biggest glaciers in the Antarctica are melting away resulting into the increase of sea water level. This is just one of the effects of global warming. To decrease the level of pollution in the world, dozens of city mayors from around the world including Washington, Berlin Paris, Tokyo and Sydney called on to G20 leaders to stick to their commitment on tackling climate change...

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Monsoon shower hits Mumbai, Heavy rains expected in next five days: IMD

Mumbai finally under the blanket of freezy and chilly mornings.It is better late than never, Monsoon rains arrived in Mumbai little late than expected but now Mumbai may witness heavy rains in next five days, informed Indian Meteorological Department IMD...

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Nation lauds 18 yr Indian who designed ‘World’s Smallest Satellite’ –KalamSat launched by NASA

Remember an 18 year old boy, Rifath Sharook, belonging to Chennai who designed the world’s smallest satellite? Tamil Nadu Assembly complimented team of these young scientists after NASA launched their satellite which was world’s smallest satellite...

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Protecting ‘Wildlife’, India firmly stands to punish those ‘cruel’ to fight wildlife crimes

Wildlife articles trading is the third largest trade in the world. India won’t spare criminals who do the illegal trade of animal parts and other wildlife crimes. Serious action will be taken against such criminals. It is now accepted that India will be free from such criminals soon...

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India to implement water preservation, recycle and re-use techniques with the help of Netherlands

Water resources in India are not as developed as other nations. Water being the most indispensable aspect in our lives, it’s important for all us to learn on how to preserve it instead of wasting it. To improve the situation in India, Cabinet has approved to strike a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for bilateral cooperation in the field of water resources management. ..

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India’s another historic moment: ISRO launched Cartosat-2 and 30 Nano satellites successfully

Earth observation Cartosat-2 series satellite and 30 Nano satellites successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO. Eyes were on this launch since its countdown kicked off from Thursday. No wonder this launch was successful as ISRO had carved itself in the history of Space Science making India proud...

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London Mayor considers cutting car journeys to reduce pollution

The recent turn of events in London has been disastrous and painful for the people living in United Kingdom. Non-stop terror attacks have disturbed the country’s peace and governance. However, Mayor Sadiq Khan has thought to take up other issues in consideration like increasing pollution. To decrease the level of pollution in the Britain, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled a plan that aims to see 80% of journeys in the British capital b y public transport, walking or cycling...

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Tick Tock! Countdown begins as ISRO will launch Earth observation Cartosat-2 & 30 Nano satellites

Indian Space Research Organization ISRO - has already carved itself in the history of Space Science making India proud. Wait, India is going to cheer again with a pride as ISRO is set to launch the Earth observation Cartosat-2 series satellite and 30 Nano satellites on Friday morning 9.29 a.m. As countdown has started today morning we wish you good luck, ISRO!..

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India promotes ‘Make in India’ theme at BIO International Convention & Exhibition 2017, USA

The positive discussions during Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) International Convention and Exhibition 2017 will lead to a lot of new opportunities for Indian start-up companies in Science and Technology, said Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Y. S. Chowdary...

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India, Russia celebrates 10 years of partnership in Science and Technology

The co-operation in Science and Technology is one of the strong grounds in Indo-Russia relationship. Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi and Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Moscow are also celebrating the 10th year of their partnership along with India-Russia 70 years of diplomatic relation. Both the nations have agreed to put effort for start-up companies and entrepreneurs and to establish Indo-Russian Bridge for Innovation. An MOU on the India-Russia unified technology assessment ..

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We should actively participate to make ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ successful: Textile Minister

Everyone needs to realize that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan can become a success only if each one participates actively in it for this there is a need for the message of Swachhta to reach to every citizen of the country expressed State Textiles Minister Ajay Tamta...

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‘Celebrating Yoga’ Mobile App launched with a purpose to popularize Yoga

With an aim to connect people through Yoga for scientific healthy living, ‘Celebrating Yoga’ Mobile App is launched. The App was launched with a purpose to popularize Yoga and call people for participating in it for a scientifically healthy living...

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UAE to get 10 times faster WiFi at over 400 places for seven days starting from tomorrow

Good news for internet users in the United Arab Emirates as you guys are going to get 10 times much better speed than normal ones for seven days. Notably, to celebrate World WiFi Day on June 20, WiFi UAE will be increasing the speed by up to 10 times, all the way through to Eid Al Fitr which aims to enhance UAE residents' happiness through connectivity...

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Taiwan to boost renewable energy in electricity generation by 2025

With an aim to increase the share of renewable energy such as water, wind and solar from 5% currently to 20% of total power output on the island by 2025, Taiwan’s government is starting to map out funding plans for $59 Billion for a power system that can no longer rely on nuclear reactors...

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India’s first kiss to ‘Red Planet’- ‘Mangalyaan’ completes 1000 days in Martian orbit

What a remarkable examples have been set by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO! Ranging from the successful models like ‘Aryabhatta’, ‘Mangalayaan’, Launching 104 satellites at one go’, till launching heaviest satellite etc. The list goes on and ISRO never fails to make India proud...

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Massive climate change in the Arctic affects students from examining ‘climate change’

Climate change is real. Climate Change is a fact. A team of scientists from the University of Manitoba were in the middle of the first leg of a four-year study named BaySys which will examine how climate change is affecting the areas around the Hudson Bay. The students could not reach their destination in Arctic because of the hazardous sea ice travelling farther south which can create huge problems to their voyage...

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Preserve our earth & pass it on to the coming generations in a better condition: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Since the creation of World, nature like a careful mother has guarded every life. The more Human race has become developed their greed has increased with time. For more comfort more land we have destroyed nature and now she has taken back her face from us. Desertification leads to dry degraded land and gradually to drought. It can harm us highly but desertification can be effectively tackled. Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressed a gathering in the Haryana and suggested the active participation ..

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Read about “Little Sunfish” robot who can swim underwater

We may not combat natural calamity but with the help of technology the damages can be recovered to some extent. Japanese industrial group headed by Toshiba has designed a robot which can run underwater. The robot is called “little sunfish” will examine the damaged part of Fukushima nuclear reactor. The developers have planned to deploy it in July. The size is a loaf of bread and comfortably fits into two outstretched hands close together...

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Thailand decomposes ‘Plastic Bags’ in weeks; should India adopt the same?

Like many emerging nations, Thailand to faces a dilemma related how to address growing energy needs and consumption without sacrificing economic growth. Keeping that in mind, Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is looking to bio-based arrangements, exploiting a blossoming farming industry by reusing the waste it produces and simultaneously, possibly making a green-tech sector other countries can copy...

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#WorldDaytoCombatDesertification: Nation to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030

India is focusing on sustainable land and resource management for livelihood generation at community level for making the local lands healthier and productive for providing a better homeland and a better future for its inhabitants said Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan..

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India needs more rain as only 20% of total storage capacity is available in 91 major reservoirs

Many parts of India face the water issues and in other hands, some parts are benefited with an excess amount of water. Those who have at excess don’t understand the value of preserving that. It’s time to all get-together and stop wasting water unnecessarily as the only 20% of total storage capacity is available in 91 major reservoirs of the country...

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India has to work more keeping environment clean, ranks 95th in Environment Impact Survey

We are far from the African country as Mozambique to keep the environment clean. In a study done by UK's MoneySuperMarket concluded that in a case of keeping the environment clean, India has been ranked 75th while Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries has topped a survey of nations with the lowest global environmental impact...

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Come practice Yoga Asanas perfectly with ‘Vibrating Yoga Pant’

Yoga has always been well practised in India. It has made people try and improvise their ‘asanas’ in which they may not always succeed. Recently, a US-based machine learning oriented fashion company Wearable X has introduced new-age yoga pants that have inbuilt artificial intelligence (AI) to help perfect yoga postures...

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Spirit of Clean & Green campaign shall continue uninterrupted throughout year: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, addressing a large gathering at the concluding functions of the Ministry’s Swachhta Pakhwada at the National Zoological Park in New Delhi on Thursday said that the Ministry will publicise such environment-friendly acts with the people of the country...

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Undertake one small environ-friendly act every day: Environment Minister

Exhorting the people to undertake one small environment-friendly act every day, Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has invited people to share any environment-friendly act with the Ministry on the website..

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Read about the “gold farmer” of S Africa who uses wheat to recover gold

Wheat transformed to gold- seems like magic. A South African has discovered the way of this miracle. Everyone’s favorite yellow metal can be harvested from wheat crops grown on mine dumps. South African geologist Tshiamo Legoale has won an international science competition, FameLab presenting a paper on this. She is the first South African to win this award. When Mine dump is very harmful, this innovation will help to reduce pollution...

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To curb Delhi’s pollution, 20 real-time pollution monitoring stations to be installed

To strengthen the fight against air pollution in the Capital, new air quality monitoring stations will start functioning in Delhi by October. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting to review the status of measures taken by various agencies to combat air pollution in Delhi...

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GO GREEN! 9 Cr saplings to be planted during 'Harihar Chhattisgarh'

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh instructed the Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors to distribute nine crore sapplings during the massive afforestation drive in the months of July-August in the entire State. He was addressing Divisional Commissioners and Districts Collectors meet via video- conferencing from his official residence here. Dr. Raman Singh said that the aim is to see that 50 lakh citizens participate in Yoga on International Yoga Day on 21 June...

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Intel India set to invest Rs 1,100 Crore to expand its research and development centre in Bengaluru

Intel India, the US-based chip design company, is all set to invest Rs 1,100 Crore in expanding its research and development centre. The announcement was made on Wednesday causing a ripple of happiness in the IT capital of India, as this will make the facility the largest such centre outside the US...

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ICT is key to promoting inclusive development in India: Manoj Sinha

Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said that ICT has been utilized in India as a key enabler of governance, based on the principles of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’...

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Javadekar felicitates National Science Talents of 2016-17

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar Wednesday felicitates National Science Talents of the Year 2016-17 in New Delhi. The winners were awarded with mementos and certificates by the Minister...

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Heavy Rainfall to continue in Central Maharashtra, Marathwada: IMD

Monsoon entering Maharashtra had spread happiness all over the state. Some parts of Central Maharashtra o Monday received heavy rain for 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday amid forecast of the storm at isolated places in the district Marathwada amid the next two days...

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Do you know? Not only heaviest but Jupiter is also the oldest planet in our solar system

Have you ever wondered about the oldest planet in our solar system is? Jupiter is the answer. Yes, Jupiter is not only the largest but also the oldest planet. In a research, scientists found that the gas giant formed within four million years after the formation of the Sun...

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