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Lateritic plateaus: Beauty that makes us look ‘down to earth’…!

Ecosystem doesn’t mean only 'forest’. The land, which superficially looks ‘barren’ can be a differently characterized ecosystem. India is a beautiful camouflage of various ecosystems such as forests, rivers, wetlands, coasts, grasslands, etc. One such unique ecosystem is ‘lateritic plateaus’. ..

‘Highway of Hundred Unicorns’: Microsoft’s initiative to empower India’s startup ecosystem

Now, Reinforcing its commitment to foster the Indian startup ecosystem, Microsoft for Startups today announced the launch of “Highway to a Hundred Unicorns”...

Substantial solution for tomorrow! IIT-Madras discovers eco-friendly way for plastic degradation

The entire world is struggling to find the solution to this everyday increasing problem. Succeeding in this effort with a breakthrough, IIT-Madras has found an eco-friendly method to degrade the physically stable and chemically inert plastic fluoropolymer — polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)...

Pivotal moment for # Chandrayaan2! NASA’s LRO probe to fly over Vikram’s landing site

As per the latest update of ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has spotted Vikram from above, and mission controllers continue to try establishing communications with the craft. To take another step in these continued efforts, NASA's LRO will fly over the site for more information. ..

Rekindling hope, NASA’s Lunar Orbiter to capture #Chandrayaan2 landing site next week

Now, taking another step in this regards, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will try to locate India’s Vikram lander on the moon during a flyover of the landing site Tuesday. ..

Don't lose hope! All possible efforts being made to establish communication with Vikram Lander, ISRO confirms

As per the latest tweet, Chandrayaan 2's lander Vikram has been located on the moon's surface by the lunar orbiter. Giving new hope in this manner, today, ISRO stated, "all possible efforts were being made to re-establish contact"...

Amidst Indo-Pak war of words, Pakistan’s first woman astronaut congratulates ISRO for #Chandrayaan2

While congratulating ISRO, Namira Salim said, “the attempt to make a landing on the moon was itself a ‘giant leap’ for South Asia and as well as for the entire global space industry”...

Moon's past is our future! NASA creates CGI Moon Kit as form of visual storytelling

data and imagery from LRO, Ernie Wright brings the Moon to life in unprecedented detail. Wright is a science visualizer who works at the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He created the online CGI Moon kit...

A friend in need…! ISRO and Israel’s SpaceIL to exchange notes on respective successful moon landings

Now, further in this crucial situation, ISRO, and Israel’s SpaceIL to team up for the next expedition of Lander Vikram who lost communication in lower lunar orbit. ISRO and SpaceIL are planning to exchange notes; because SpaceIL also lost her robotic lunar lander on April 2019...

India creates history; Watch Landing of Chandrayaan 2 on Moon's Lunar Surface Live

India awaits landing of Chandrayaan 2 Live ..

With accomplishing final Lunar Orbit Manoeuvre, ISRO all set for separation of Lander ‘Vikram’ today

Moving steps ahead to achieve its goal, Chandrayaan 2 was gearing up for the separation of the lander ‘Vikram’ from the orbiter on September 2. After a successful performance of the fifth and the final orbit manoeuvre to refine its circular path around the moon on Sunday. The next operation that is the separation of the lander Vikram' from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter, the powered descent of the lander will be initiated early on September 7, resulting in its much-awaited soft-landing on the near-South Pole ..

Just a few steps to Moon! #Chandrayaan2 successfully performed fourth Lunar Orbit Maneuver

As per ISRO’s official statement, Fourth Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (August 30, 2019) beginning at 1818 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 1155 seconds. The orbit achieved is 124 km x 164 km...

#Chandrayaan2: Spacecraft is all set to achieve ‘most crucial maneuver of mission’ today

Entering this circular orbit is the mission's final milestone before the Vikram lander separates from the orbiter to make its planned soft-landing on the moon's surface on 7 September...

Lithium is not only option for EVs! Indian Oil to build 1GW electric vehicle battery plant

ingh said, "the new entity which is still to come up will not be manufacturing lithium-ion-based battery products, but those based on raw material which is indigenously available in India"...

Helping ‘hand’! ICICI Bank installs ‘Robotic-arm’ to count currency notes

India's ICICI Bank has declared to be the first bank in the country to deploy industrial robotic arms to count currency notes...

Accelerating pace of ‘Digital India’! Microsoft announces governance tech tour to train government officials

The initiative comprises a series of physical and virtual workshops and aims to train 5,000 personnel over a period of 12 months. This announcement reaffirms Microsoft’s commitment to empowering government organizations to leverage AI and secure cloud technology for efficient, transparent and productive governance...

Just 11 days for D-Day! #Chandrayaan2 successfully performed Third Lunar Orbit Maneuver

Now, taking another victorious step to fulfill the Moon dream of India, Chandrayaan 2 successfully performed 3rd Lunar orbit maneuver today which began at 09.04 hrs IST...

#Chandrayaan2: ISRO comes up with feast of new Lunar Surface images

ISRO Tweeted, "Lunar surface imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera-2(TMC-2) of #Chandrayaan2 on August 23 at an altitude of about 4375 km showing craters such as Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra. ..

Wide-ranging space partnership! ISRO and France’s CNES signs pact to develop constellation of satellites

These satellites will carry telecommunications (Automation Identification System), radar, and optical remote-sensing instruments, which are supposed to be the world’s first space-based system that can track ships continuously. ..

Size of single Calcium ion, Physicists create World’s smallest engine

As per the report, this machine is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine. This discovery is a byproduct of an international collaboration. ..

Russian Spacesuits for #Gaganyaan’s space crew?

The statement released by the Russian space agency Roscosmos stated, “Russia and India are expecting to negotiate the contracts to supply windows, crew seats and spacesuits for the Indian crewed mission”...

Loud applauds for Indian scientists! Team of Indian scientists develops tech for early cancer detection

Liquid biopsy is a test done on a sample of blood to look for cancer cells form a tumor that is circulating in the blood or for pieces of DNA from tumor cells that are in the blood. It can be used to help find cancer at an early stage. It can also help plan treatment or to find out how well treatment is working or if cancer has come back...

And here is first image of Moon captured by #Chandrayaan2!

Today, giving us another Moon feast, Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander captured first-ever Moon image...

New light on Maharashtra’s Iron Age! ASI’s new excavation indicates towards Iron Age settlement in Vidarbha

The team of ASI took up an intensive survey in the region between Chandur Bazar to Dariyapur of Purna basin at Phupgaon (N 21° 24’ 00.6” E 77° 54’ 11.6”), Amravati district of Maharashtra. The site is situated in the vast meander of the river Purna, a major tributary of Tapi, which used to be a perennial river, but at present is completely dried-up due to the dam construction in the upper stream...

Edging closer to Moon! Chandrayaan 2 successfully performs second Lunar Orbit Maneuver

With successful injection in Lunar Orbit, India’s pride, India’s 2nd moon mission Chandrayaan 2 is furthering with perfect precise measures towards the Moon. Now, making another successful maneuver, Chandrayaan 2 successfully completed its 2nd Lunar Orbit maneuver...

Now just one step to touch the moon! #Chandrayaan2 successfully enters lunar orbit

After successful departure from earth, revolution around earth and successful heading towards moon, India’s Chandrayan 2 has been successfully inserted into the lunar orbit today. ..

Soon to ‘Moon’! Chandrayaan 2 to enter Moon’s Orbit on 20 August

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said, “Chandrayaan 2 is going to enter a crucial phase of lunar orbit insertion around 9.30 am on Tuesday. Upon entering Moon’s sphere of influence, the onboard propulsion system of the craft will be fired to slow down the spacecraft to help it captured by the Moon's gravity”...

Spreading wings with private sector! ISRO invites private firms to build 5 PSLVs

ISRO is achieving many milestones with commitment and hard work. Now, going to the next level with ‘Make-in-India’ initiative, ISRO now, invited Indian companies to build five Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs)...

Spectacular! NASA’s Hubble catches play of galaxy couple

Astronomers think the two galaxies are slowly merging with each other due to their close proximity. The stunning image shows both the galaxies appearing distorted as the merger unfolds...

One step closer to Moon! Chandrayaan-2 Successfully enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory

As per ISRO’s official statement, “During this maneuver, the spacecraft's liquid engine was fired for about 1203 seconds. With this, Chandrayaan-2 entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory. Earlier, the spacecraft’s orbit was progressively increased five times from July 23 to August 06, 2019”...

Remembering the man who put India on the space exploration map, ISRO launches year-long programmes honouring Dr. Vikram Sarabhai

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 100th birth anniversary of the great scientist. ISRO has launched a year-long programmes and functions from today to commemorate the birth centenary of its founder and eminent space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Inaugural function has been organized at Gujarat University convention Hall in Ahmedabad this ..

See how ice-making submarines could help refreeze the arctic

A team of Indonesian designers has a plan for addressing Arctic ice melt: make more ice. To do that, they propose building submarines that could serve as giant ice makers in the ocean — though experts warn that the subs could do more harm than good...

Entry of new star shattered entire Big Bang Theory!

This new analysis about star confidently suggesting, ‘there is something fundamentally wrong in the Big Bang Theory. Detailed measurements of the expansion rate of the universe, based on Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, place the Big Bang at around 13.8 billion years ago...

UNIDO and NISE team up for skill development in solar energy sector

An agreement was signed yesterday between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to initiate a skill development program for different levels of beneficiaries in the solar thermal energy sector...

For Space newshounds, ISRO comes up with ‘Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award’!

ISRO has announced its “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” to recognize and reward journalists who have actively contributed towards the field of space science, applications, and research...

Witness historic landing of #Chandrayaan2 with PM Narendra Modi!

Now, ISRO has come up with the new exciting opportunity of a lifetime for youth in the country to watch the momentous landing of the Chandrayaan 2 on the moon with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ITS Center in Bangalore...

#Chandrayaan2: Fifth earth-bound orbit-raising maneuver successfully performed!

As per ISRO’s official statement, Fifth earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today (August 6, 2019) at 1504 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 1041 seconds. The orbit achieved is 276 x 142975 km...

Taking initiative in SSAM awareness, ISRO to set up center to protect Indian Satellites from space debris

Making an important step towards matter, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Bengaluru...

Let’s see Earth from Vikram’s eyes! ISRO shares 1st pictures captured by Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander opened its eyes on Saturday and captured first few images of Earth. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday released the images as it orbits the planet. In a series of tweets, ISRO has shared a few pictures taken from a height of 2450km, 3200km, 4100km, 4700 km and 5000km above Earth...

#Chandrayaan2: Fourth earth-bound orbit-raising maneuver successfully completed!

As per the official statement by ISRO, “Fourth earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today (August 2, 2019) at 1527 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 646 seconds. The orbit achieved is 277 x 89472 km”. ..

To fight back cancer, scientists develop AI pre-screening tool for cancer

Scientists have developed a machine learning-based algorithm for predicting signs of esophageal cancer, based on demographic data and results of certain clinical tests. This can help in screening people for further tests to confirm if they indeed have cancer or not. It is actually a pre-screening tool which can be used by health workers in rural areas...

Is human dream of harboring life on another planet is coming in reality?

Making one of the biggest developments in the search for a habitable planet, NASA scientists have identified the 1st potentially habitable world outside our own solar system located about 31 light-years ahead for us...

Ambitious leap for success of #Gaganyaan! Cabinet confirms ISRO’s ITLU in Moscow

The ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow will enable effective technical coordination for timely interventions on diversified matters with Russia and neighboring countries for the realization of the programmatic targets of ISRO...

Three steps closer to the Moon: Third earth bound maneuver for #Chandrayaan2 performed successfully

After the successful Second earth-bound maneuver, the Third earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully today at 3.12 pm as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 989 seconds. The orbit achieved is 276 x 71792 km...

Enjoy ‘Live’ soft-landing of Chandrayaan 2 with ISRO and Nat-Geo!

ISRO and National Geographic teamed up for live show from ISRO on the D-Day...

#Chandrayaan2: Second Orbit-Raising of composite successfully completed!

ISRO tweeted, “Second earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for #Chandrayaan2 spacecraft has been performed today (July 26, 2019) at 0108 hrs (IST) as planned”...

Accelerating India’s space dream! ISRO’s Antrix launched 239 satellites in last 3 years

With the launch of 239 satellites, ISRO gathered revenue of Rs. 6, 289 crores. This information was given by Parliament on Wednesday...

#Chandrayaan2: First earth-bound orbit maneuver successfully completed!

As per ISRO’s latest update, The first earthbound orbit-raising maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has been performed successfully on Wednesday...

Inscribing history, 'Make in India' shines on foreign land with new coaches adding beauty on Australian tracks

This is nothing but a moment of pride when the whole world is praising India for its achievement as for the very first time in history, coaches made in India being run in a foreign land. Sydney recently opened it's 'Made in India' driver-less metro line which is being served by 22 such trains of six coaches each developed and manufactured by Alstom at its Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh...

Spreading love and care, IIT-Kharagpur students designs AI app for geriatric care

The app named ‘CARE4U’, developed by an interdisciplinary team of 2nd year B.Tech students, connects the caregiver to the elderly. While one of these apps can be installed on the phones of the elderly, the other can be attached to the smartphone of the caregiver...

After Moon, Now eyes on Sun! ISRO to launch Aditya L-1 in 2020

Yesterday’s Chandrayaan 2 launch off is a milestone achievement for the Indian space program. Now, rolling sleeves for next mission, ISRO has planned its solar mission, ‘Aditya L1’ to study Sun’s corona...

Looking forward to learning from observations! NASA hails success of #Chandrayaan2

After this magnificent launch of India’s Chandrayaan 2 with India's heaviest and most powerful rocket ever built, the GSLV Mark-III, the Indian space agency embrace congratulatory message from the American space agency, NASA...

7500 viewers witnessed spectacular take off of #Chandrayaan 2!

A total number of 7500 visitors witnessed the launch live from the Viewer’s Gallery at Sriharikota. People from various places have registered to witness the launch...

#Chandrayaan2: ‘This is the beginning of India’s historical journey to moon’!

Now, congratulating the whole team of ISRO, ISRO chief K Sivan appreciated how ISRO worked to make the launch possible on Monday, he expressed that this was a good thing because it would give the satellite team more room to do maneuvers on the vehicle till Chandrayaan-2 reaches the moon...

#Chandrayaan2: Nation Showers Greetings on ISRO for Unprecedented Achievement!

President Ram Nath Kovind Congratulated ISRO for grand success...

#Chandrayaan2: Just few hours for taking billion dreams to moon!

As per ISRO’s latest tweet, filling of liquid Hydrogen for the Cryogenic Stage (C25) of GSLVMkIII-M1 commenced...

Launch of Chandrayaan 2 from Sriharikota

Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon's south polar region. Through this effort, the aim is to improve our understanding of the Moon — discoveries that will benefit India and humanity as a whole. These insights and experiences aim at a paradigm shift in how lunar expeditions are approached for years to come — propelling further voyages into the farthest frontiers...

#Apollo50th: Reminiscence of legacy of ‘giant leap for mankind’!

20th July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first footstep on the lunar surface. In 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 launched; sending three representatives of mankind, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the journey to the Moon and back...

'Watchful' eye from Space! Navy to buy dedicated military satellite from ISRO

The satellite, named GSAT-7R will be launched within a year and will eventually replace the GSAT-7 which was launched six years ago in 2013. GSAT 7 is also currently in use by the Navy as a military communications satellite...

#Apollo50th: Google marks ‘giant leap of humankind’ with visual feast of doodle

To celebrate huge victory of mankind, Google doodle comes with new video doodle...

….And Google ‘Dragonfly’ gets switched off!

The Chinese Google search engine, which created controversies about privacy, censorship, and human rights concerns, is now no more...

After dramatic call off, Chandrayaan 2 yet again ready to soar in space!

Declaring a new date, ISRO said, “Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019”...

Jouney to the moon: evoking 50 years of NASA's Apollo 11

On the morning of July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off for the moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the moon’s surface, the first of 12 American astronauts to complete this feat. The story of Apollo 11 never really gets old, nor does seeing pictures of the amazing scenes that surrounded it. From the astronauts preparing for their mission to the rocket launching to those first bootprints on the moon’s surface, here are some pictures..

Odisha equips with CERT-O to fight Cyber threat!

Odisha is taking another step for the eradication of this risk. Odisha will soon have a cybersecurity team ‘Computer Emergency Response Team- Odisha’ (CERT-O) to prevent cyber attacks on government websites and web applications...

Apple brings feast of new 59 emojis on #WorldEmojiDay

To celebrate this year’s World Emoji Day, Apple came with the devour of the selection of new emojis coming in the next 2-3 months. Revealing the newest designs which will bring more diversity to the emojis with fun with exciting additions to popular categories of food, animals, activities and smiley faces...

Age-old traditions are still valuable! Tribal medicine tags ‘effective’ by AIIMS and AYUSH ministry

The mentioned drug is used by tribals for many years to treat wounds, which termed as ‘AYUSH C1 Oil’ has been tried on 30 patients who visited AIIMS. As per the official statement, the results were found to be effective with zero side effects...

Brightening millions of life with ‘digital touch’, Google’s ‘Internet Saathi’ covers 2.6 Lakh villages

Google India’s 'Internet Saathi' program now added two more states -- Punjab and Odisha -- thus reaching 2.6 lakh villages in 20 states. ..

Launch of Chandrayaan 2

Launch of Chandrayaan 2..

Launch of Chandrayaan 2

Launch of Chandrayaan 2..

Countdown started for Chandrayaan 2!

As the countdown for Chandrayaan-2 progresses at the SHAR Space Port, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready with the launch on Monday in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh...