Sci-Tech

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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‘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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Maharashtra insists Fly Ash use in construction-based products

With an aim to inspire manufacturers of Vidarbha, Maharashtra towards increase use of ‘Fly Ash’ in construction-based products executing latest methods, Mahagenco Ash Management Services Ltd (Mahagams) on Tuesday arranged a ‘Fly Ash Utilization’ workshop...

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Going back to origin! Ancient Animal Park in North Russia

If someone questions you name an ancient animal the first answer comes to your mind is dinosaurs. The over-hyped Hollywood movies have created a concept which makes us less aware of ancient animals. Paleontologists are working hard to trace the source of human physiology but we hardly recognize their work. To grow interested in this amazing history, a Park has been opened in North Russia, Kotlas. The park is full of full-size sculptures of ancient animals..

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ISRO all set to test fire eco-friendly, kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021

After giving successful launches back to back, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO set to launch an eco-friendly, kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021. Recently ISRO had launched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III)- the heaviest rocket successfully...

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With unusual warning of State-Sponsored Cyber attacks, Microsoft releases new security patches

Microsoft is the most used operating system worldwide. Governmental institutions, offices, schools, colleges, Universities almost everywhere we can see the use of Microsoft. In last month, the world was combating with a cyber attack from a ransom war WannaCry. At least 75000 computers were affected globally due to this attack. To prevent the spread of the malware, Microsoft on Tuesday issued a "highly unusual" patch for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all other users...

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IMD warns north-eastern states of heavy rains for next 4 days

The India Meteorological Department (MET) department has warned that heavy rain accompanied by strong wind is likely to lash the North Eastern states for the coming four days due to a depression formed over the Bay of Bengal...

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Earth reeling under the blanket of Global Warming; NASA warns about heavy increasing water levels

Global Warming is reaching another level as NASA warned that water levels will tend to increase in this monsoon season which is the impact of Global warming, stated in the study led by Hui Su, a scientist from NASA. Stay Alert. ..

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Mumbai soon to get blessed with rains in full swing: IMD

Favorable monsoon conditions developing in several parts of the country says India Meteorological Department, as the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal's coastal states...

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Other US partners vow to keep their efforts alive against climate change

Despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord on cutting carbon emissions, the other partners of United States on Sunday vowed to keep their efforts alive to save the world...

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Spiritual Institutions can contribute Namami Gange Programme: Uma Bharati

Rishikesh, June 10: Water needs to be pollution free for healthy nation.To rejuvenate the beautiful Ganga and to reduce the water pollution, Government of India has undertaken ‘Namami Gange Programme’. Uma Bharati , Minister for River Development has appealed to Spiritual institutions to join Namami Gange programme. It will help to grow mass awareness for keeping ghats clean. She was yesterday at the last leg of Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan. “Our river Ganga has a very rich aquatic life right from Ganga ..

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25,000 saplings of Peepal to be planted for 24x7 oxygen supply: Raman Singh

Nearly 3500 children and citizens on Saturday formed human chain and pledged for maintaining cleanliness and environment conservation in chattisgarh. Also, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and veteran leader Amit Shah inaugurated 'Hariyar Mor Raipur' drive in Raipur...

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Man Aspal village of Punjab sets example for conserving ground water; bags National Award

Man Aspal, a small village of Masa district of Punjab, has set the example on the conservation of water when several parts of the world are been facing water scarcity. At this critical time, when ground water is depleting fast in not only in Punjab but in the world, Man Aspal village has bagged this year’s national award for the conservation of water...

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France launches ‘Make our planet great again’ website to woo US scientists

French President Emmanuel Macron this week launched a website aims to encourage US scientists and researchers. The program will give the researchers 4 year grants to scientists, teachers, business people, and even students who are working on climate change solutions. The website "Make Our Planet Great Again" was a clear dig at Trump and his June 1 announcement that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, but also made good on an appeal Macron made back in February...

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To combat pollution, India soon to sell electric vehicles only by 2030- Survey

India is on its high pace to combat environment threats and create a secure living atmosphere for every one of us. In a new move, India plans to sell only electric vehicles in the country by 2030. Potential methods for achieving this is outlined in the report called “Transformative Mobility Solutions for All“, based on studies conducted by NITI Aayog and the Rocky Mountain Institute...

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Monsoon showers enter South-West India while Mumbai experience intermittent rains

India has been immersed in early showers of monsoon. North-east, South India and now South-West monsoon has been entered in some parts of Konkan, coastal Karnataka and Goa and is expected to hit Mumbai by June 13. ..

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How facebook’s disasters map Work?

Facebook has introduced disaster maps feature for providing critical information during natural disasters. The website will offer location density maps, movement maps and safety check maps that will help aid search and rescue efforts. Facebook will share this information with UNICEF, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Programme...

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‘Cutting Down’ Plastic is best than ‘Recycling’ it! Kerala soon to introduce ‘eco-friendly’ weddings

Going Green is today’s need. While everyone is just speaking about doing this and that, Kerala stepped ahead with a decision by banning plastic plates in weddings. With an aim to promote the use of eco-friendly products at ceremonies like weddings, the Kerala government issued a green protocol...

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Monsoon we need you more as only 20% of water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Water being basic needs, many states and villages are suffering from lack of water. Even though monsoon kicked off in various places, water issues are still observed. India needs more rain this monsoon to cope up with water shortage. In this week only 20% of total storage capacity is available in 91 major reservoirs of the country. People are eagerly waiting for the monsoon to get continue so that the water issues get solved...

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Rain to shower heavily in Maharashtra after Andhra, Telangana, TN & Kerala: See Animation

After covering entire Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Coastal Karnataka and Goa, the western arm of Monsoon 2017 has advanced further progressing at a fast normal pace to some more parts of Interior Karnataka and Konkan region of Maharashtra. But the eastern arm remains stagnant...

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Indian Heat Waves causing increase in mortality: Study

In last few years Indians are experiencing a bad heat wave. Once summer was happy here but it is now unbearable in India. A study by environmental scientists has shown 146% increase in the probability of heat-related mortality events. In addition to India, populations in other developing countries in low- to mid-latitude regions are especially hard-hit by these extreme heat events. The impact of global climate change is badly affecting this tropical sub-continent. Compared to previous 50 years, India ..

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On #WorldOceanDay- Let’s Individually protect ‘Our Oceans’ to protect ‘Our Future’

New Delhi, June 8: Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh! Mesmerizing oceans that hug our Mother Earth are just the best beauties and we must take care on this precious day- #WorldOceanDay...

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Rain to shower heavily in Andhra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu & Kerala: See Animation

Soon after marking its presence in Kerala, the southern states have been receiving on and off good showers. Some part of southern India observed with heavy rainfall. At the moment, Kerala and coastal Karnataka are receiving good rains while some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were recorded with heavy rainfall. Right now, on and off showers are expected to continue in Tamil Nadu however the intensity of rain will be light to reasonable and irregular...

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Disaster Management: Facebook, UNICEF come together to give ‘safety check maps’ to help people

Facebook is now extending its hand to save lives during natural calamities and disaster by creating disaster maps. Facebook along with UNICEF set to build safety maps to help people during the disaster or natural calamity...

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Hope to bloom the Space Missions! Congratulations to new astronauts recruited to NASA family

Who doesn’t want to work with NASA? After receiving record-breaking numbers of applications to join NASA, NASA has chosen 12 women and men out of 18,300 applications, as the NASA’s new astronaut candidates. Since 2000 NASA has selected largest astronaut class this year. With the addition of these 12 members of the 2017 astronaut candidate class, NASA now has selected 350 astronauts since the original Mercury 7 in 1959...

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#SwachhBharat: Andaman launches drive for collecting segregated waste at door step

Andaman and Nicobar Islands launched Port Blair Municipal Council’s drive for the door to door collection of waste with segregation at the source level. The drive was launched on the occasion of World Environment Day by Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Prof. Jagdish Mukhi...

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Thank You Jio, India reaches 15th spot in 4g availability globally

Thanks to the Jio launch that attracted 100 million subscribers in its first six months, India has reached 15th spot in the 4G availability globally, a survey by London-based wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal revealed. According to OpenSignal’s “State of LTE” report, India had 71.6 per cent 4G availability in the third quarter of 2016 which jumped to 81.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2017. ..

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Pre-monsoon in Jharkhand takes away 4 lives; Flights diverted due to heavy lightning

Sweltering heat was what we all remember of this summer, 2017 but as monsoon hugged Jharkhand, people died of the thunder storm. Jharkhand has been receiving heavy showers with thunder and lightning all over the state. 4 children were killed and 2 injured when lightning struck on them at Mundro village in Giridih district...

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40% of world’s population by 2050 to live in countries with lack of clean water: UN chief warns

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looking upon the consumptions and wastage of clean water, has warned about the shortages of clean water by 2050. Speaking at the Security Council on Tuesday Guterres has warned that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a chronic or recurrent lack of clean water...

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India is committed to transform energy landscape to #cleanenergy share: Dr Harsh Vardhan

India is committed to transform the energy landscape of the country with significant clean energy share, said Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan in his greeting speech on the occasion of Launch Ceremony of Mission Innovation Challenge on Smart Grids in Beijing yesterday...

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Nature, Nature Tell us who is Greenest of All in India? Bengaluru is!

In many efforts each and every nation is striving hard to combat climate issues so that the survival of humans become safe and secure. Bengaluru tops the list amongst other to become ‘Greenest’ city according to the survey led by Amazon.in...

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Hottest ball of fire is? No, Not Sun! Scientist found the hottest planet in our Universe-‘Ketl-9b’

The hottest summers were recorded this year… of course due to global warming and stuff, but ever thought ‘How hot our Sun will be’? No one ever imagined because the thought itself horrifies us. Hold on, Scientists have discovered the hottest planet in this entire universe till now, hottest than our Sun- “Kelt 9b”. ..

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Jharkhand to cut down pollution levels by imposing additional tax on owners with multiple vehicles

Earth’s temperature has been shifting rapidly. The icebergs in Greenland are melting away and the pollution levels rise across all the major countries in the world. With abundant damage to the global climate, Jharkhand government takes the first step to cut down the air pollution level in the environment. The Jharkhand government has decided to formulate rules for charging additional tax on people who own more than one vehicle...

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Nation proudly lauds as ISRO successfully launched India’s heaviest satellite- GSLV-Mark III

After ISRO’s prodigious launch of 104 satellites, on Monday ISRO did it again by successfully launching India’s heaviest satellite- GSLV-Mark III that is capable of transporting a heavier 4-tonne communications satellite and described as a “game-changer” in the first of its kind space mission...

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ISRO launches its first heaviest satellite GSLV Mk III with indigenously developed cryogenic engine

After the historic launch of South Asia Satellite, Indian Space Research Organisation today launched the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle Mark-III along with communication satellite GSAT-19. The rocket was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota...

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Andhra Pollution board calls rally for tree plantation on #WorldEnvironmentDay

Every year June 5 celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ and this year the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution board and various green social trusts together organized 'World Environment Day' rally. The rally started from Vishakhapatnam’s Ramakrishna Mission beach usually known as RK beach to Vuda Park...

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Keep it up! On #WorldEnvironmentDay Kerala goes Green by planting 1 Crore saplings

Today the whole world is celebrating #WorldEnvironmentDay, Kerala has set a benchmark by planting 1 Crore sapling on the auspicious occasion by setting an example for the whole world. No wonder the high literacy works magic in this state- Kerala, Keep it up! ..

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Bangalore’s free Wi-Fi services to entertain bus traveler during their journey

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is coming up with new initiative, has started a free trial of Wi-Fi services in 10 AC bus. The BMTC has planned to arrange Wi-Fi services in 200 AC buses which includes those buses which runs on Kempe Gowda International Airport routes. Meanwhile, a few buses running on Hebbal- Silk Board and Chikkabanavara-Majestic routes are provided by free Wi-Fi service...

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Excitement levels on high as ISRO set to launch India’s heaviest satellite GSLV Mark- III today

We are ready, we are with you- the nation waits for its next historic launch where ISRO is set to launch its most powerful rocket ‘GSLV Mark-III’ that is capable of transporting a heavier 4-tonne communications satellite and described as a “game-changer” in the first of its kind space mission...

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Worship of nature and its protection is in our DNA, says Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Every year June 5 celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ and this year the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the real sentiment behind World Environment Day should not be restricted to a single day, but must pervade every moment of the day, till the World Environment Day next year...

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On #WorldEnvironmentDay Lets pledge to ‘leave’ those ecology-killing habits to ‘live’’ better

If we demand reformation of a system, the change should come first from personal level. For a macro level change, change from micro level is necessary. We always speak about Global Warming, Temperature Rise, and Climate Change. Common people, environmental activists often protest against governmental scheme or new constructions for harming nature but on contrary, many of them often violate rules and harm Mother Nature. On World environment day, we should pledge to ourselves change some of our daily ..

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Two Uttarakhand villages to receive endless sanitation facilities in collaboration with Faith Organisations

Today, in an event organised in Uttarakhand at village Veerpur Khurd on the bank of River Ganga, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar commissioned two villages in the bank of River Ganga, Veerpur Khurd in Dehradun and Mala in Pauri Garhwal to be modeled, in collaboration with GIWA (Global Interfaith WASH Alliance)...

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North-east forest sized more that Mauritius to demolish by 2025: Study

A surprising forest covering 2,305 sq km n northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands could disappear by 2025, predicted Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist’s simulation study. The forest is slightly more than the size of Mauritius...

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North-east forest sized more that Mauritius to demolish by 2025: Study

A surprising forest covering 2,305 sq km n northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands could disappear by 2025, predicted Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist’s simulation study. The forest is slightly more than the size of Mauritius...

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India ready to cheer again as ISRO set to launch most powerful GSLV-Mark III rocket on 5th June

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 its most powerful rocket ‘GSLV Mark-III’ that is capable of transporting a heavier 4-tonne communications satellite and described as a “game-changer” in the first of its kind space mission...

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Was that a Dream? NASA today created the -Umbrella of colorful clouds filled with stars

People living in North Carolina to New York waked up to see the beautiful blend of colors in their skies today morning as NASA tested its new deployment system on a sounding rocket. The Wallops Flight Facility originally planned to launch a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket early Wednesday but weather pushed the launch window to today between 4:26 to 4:41 a.m...

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To popularize science among mass Haryana plans to develop Science City like Kolkata

Inaugurated on 1st July 1997, Kolkata science city is a famous center of attraction in the city. Haryana has planned to build a Science City on the lines of famous Kolkata Science City. The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar met Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism in Delhi to discuss the project. The project will be developed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under Ministry of Culture. ..

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Come soon Monsoon! Only 21% of water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of country

Water being basic needs, many states and villages are suffering from lack of water. People are looking forward to the monsoon. Water issues are more common in summer and in this week only 21% of total water storage capacity available in 91 major reservoirs of the country. People are eagerly waiting for the monsoon to get continues so that the water issues get solved...

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Smooth surfing happy user! Google to block annoying ads in chrome from 2018

There is not a single person who uses Google Chrome on regular basis and not annoyed with ads. In middle of an important work, the pop-ups really irritate users. Google has started initiatives to provide a better surfing platform to users. Chrome users will see fewer ads from 2018...

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A new Committee will be set up to Look into the De-Silting of Ganga

The less a country polluted, the brighter is that country’s future. To rejuvenate the beautiful Ganga and to reduce the water pollution, Government of India has undertaken ‘Namami Gange Programme’. Yesterday, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharati addressed a Ganga Chaupal in Sultanganj, Bihar as part of her ongoing ‘Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan’. She has declared a committee is being set up in her ministry to look into the issues of de-silting and mining ..

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Withdrawal of ‘Internet addiction’ can cause you anxiety and high BP; read here briefly!

The advent of internet from circa 90s has changed the entire dynamics of the technology sector. Today, technology to us means internet which is only a small part of the giant sea. A person could die without internet today and well, that’s the whole problem. Everyone needs validation on how they look on social media and are in a nutshell, somewhat stalkers. Internet has made the world a ‘Global Village’ but nobody saw the disadvantages coming our way...

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Tourists cheer out of monsoon bliss as Uttarakhand receives 32% surplus pre-monsoon rain

As the monsoon embraces the state of Uttarakhand warmly, the tourists enjoy the shower with all their heart in wants of a pleasant weather. And surprisingly, the state received a 32% surplus pre-monsoon rain this year. Rainfall data with the meteorological centre suggest Uttarakhand has received 205.6 mm, 49.7 mm more than the normal 155.9 mm rainfall...

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YES! We are going to ‘touch the sun’ first time ever; NASA will launch Parker Solar Probe by 2018

Born in 1927, Eugene Parker is a gigantic name in the field of astrophysics. The American astrophysicist for the first time predicted the Parker spiral shape of the solar magnitude field in the outer solar system. Parker has written several books and now, NASA has renamed its Solar Probe after him which will touch the Sun’s surface for the first time...

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All Ganga basin states including West Bengal will be provided adequate fund to clean the river

Water Pollution and misuse of river banks have caused a poor condition of our national river Ganga. To conduct effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of the river, Union Government of India started ‘Namami Gange Programme’. Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that West Bengal will be provided trash skimmers for solid management. She assured that Centre will give appropriate fund to all Ganga basin states to achieve ..

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‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ campaign celebrated successfully across India

With the aim to spread ‘Swachhta’ awareness and implementation across the country and to focus on the role of the consumer in taking a leadership role for sanitation initiatives, the celebration of government’s campaign ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, has successfully completed today...

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Enough of ‘SmartPhones’! Now just plug this new device and convert your home into ‘SmartHome’!

The Internet today has turned our lives upside down. Without Internet our life is just incomplete.The promise of the Internet of Things is to embed sensors and connectivity capabilities in everyday household objects, allowing for automation, remote control and granular information. However, replacing all the things people already own with smart objects can be an expensive proposition. Additionally, there are a wide range of standards and protocols used in different IoT ecosystems. What if you could ..

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ISRO’s new rocket capable of manned missions, this June 1ST Indian to go into the space will be ‘Woman’

As space giants like NASA, SpaceX are already into the missions sending humans to Moon, Mars; Now Indian Space Research Organization ISRO is all set to launch a new rocket capable of carrying two times more weight into space than its predecessors which in future could be used for India’s first human space mission. ..

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To improve India’s position in ocean research field, Govt. to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’

India after having a sufficient achievement in space study and research, the scientists are all agreed to take an additional leap in the theory of excellence in Science. The government is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018, which will improve India’s position in ocean research field...

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After Kerala, North East Monsoon reaches Mahabaleshwar

Good news for those who were eagerly waiting for Monsoon to come. The wait for Monsoon came to an end, as people enjoy the rainfall in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. Unpredicted rain in Mahabaleshwar was a big surprise for tourist, took advantage of monsoon...

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Umbrellas? Raincoats? Check! Kerala and NorthEast dance in ‘Monsoon Showers’

While we here in Mumbai are still getting churned up in the heat waves of summer, Kerala got hit by ‘monsoon’ showers as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Welcome Monsoon, we hope you shower here too in Mumbai...

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India soon to enter into ‘High Speed Internet’ Era with ISRO’s launch of 3 new satellites

The dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Digital India has paved the way to ‘Reality’ as India soon will enter into the ‘High Speed’ Internet Era. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is looking forward to launching three more communication satellites in coming months...

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Say bye to heat baked weather! IMD predicts early monsoon in India

From the starting of May, almost every state of India is facing scorching heat, heat waves. Probably, India Met Department’s (IMD) latest prediction will bring a smile to everyone’s face. A depression is forming in the Bay of Bengal which will lead to early monsoon. The deep depression may lead to a severe cyclonic storm by tonight. Earlier, IMD predicted the starting of this season monsoon by the onset of the seasonal rains over Kerala from 30-31st May...

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Is Greenland turning into ‘Green’land? NASA study reveals hasty meltdown of Rink Glacier

Greenland- an island which lies between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, covered with ice overall- soon to get ‘Iceless’! Might be in coming days it may become actually the ‘Green’ Land! The study led by three NASA Scientists observed the meltdown of another ice in Rink Glacier of Greenland...

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India’s first fleet of Electronic Vehicle is launched in Nagpur

In big cities due to overuse of fuel, pollution is a difficult issue to combat. A number of vehicles increase day by day leading to more pollution. In the solution to that, Nagpur becomes the first city in India to receive an electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos. This has promoted the necessary of the electric vehicle in India. Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari has stated government’s aim to initiate a green project. Along with him, ..

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