Two NASA astronauts conducted the first spacewalk of the year while working on a robotic arm. Astronauts Scott Tingle and Mark Vande Hei, crew members of the Expedition 54 aboard the International Space Station (ISS), spent about 6.5 hours outside the space station. The two astronauts replaced LEE-B with a spare. . . . .
ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) director S Somanath has taken charge as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is ISRO's lead centre for launch vehicles. He has replaced K Sivan who has joined ISRO as Chairman. Vikram. . . . .
The market capitalization of Tata Consultancy Services surpassed Rs 6 lakh crore mark for the first time ever to become the second Indian company to achieve this milestone after RIL. The market capitalization (m-cap) of TCS stood at Rs 6,12,696.46 crore. In the ranking of top-five firms, TCS stood at number. . . . .
The Andhra Pradesh Government and the Canton of Zurich signed a letter of intent, to promote mutual prosperity and development. The agreement was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Government Counselor Minister Carmen. . . . .
As per the survey of CEOs by global consultancy PwC.India has emerged as the fifth most attractive market for investments and the optimism over global economic growth is at a record level. The US remains the top spot for global investment. Around 46% of global CEOs consider the US as one of the three most important. . . . .
India has moved up on a global index of talent competitiveness to the 81st position.India has improved its position from 92nd last year. India was at the 89th place in 2016 on the index that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent. While Switzerland continues to top the list released every year on the first. . . . .