India test-fired its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, taking another step forward toward its eventual induction into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC). The nuclear-capable Agni-V missile can reach. . . . .
Indian Space Research Organisation is back in the game as its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) successfully placed 31 satellites in two different orbits in one of the longest missions. PSLV-C40, in its 42nd flight, placed 31 satellites -- Cartosat-2 Series, Microsat, 28 foreign nanosatellites. . . . .
India will launch 31 satellites, including earth observation spacecraft Cartosat, on January 12 instead of its earlier tentative schedule on January 10. "The rocket launch to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including 28 from the US and five other countries, will take place on January 12 at 9.30 a.m.," The. . . . .
SpaceX on Sunday i.e., 07/01/2018 blasted off a secretive U.S. government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature and the agency behind it remains a mystery. "Three, two, one, ignition and liftoff," said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched under cover of darkness from Cape Canaveral, Florida,. . . . .
TenneT, the operator of the Netherlands’ electric grid, has come up with an ambitious plan to build an artificial island in the middle of the North Sea that on completion would support the world’s largest wind farm. The location for the artificial island is a region called the Dogger Bank, about 100 km (60 miles) off. . . . .
Less than a month after Tesla unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to the test. And it appears to be far exceeding expectations: In the past three weeks alone, the Hornsdale Power Reserve has smoothed out at least two major energy outages, responding. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a 12-km stretch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line with a ride between the Botanical Garden and the Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations in Noida. Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. . . . .
China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernisation programme.China has stepped up research on advanced military equipment as it adopts a more aggressive policy to. . . . .
NASA announced it has discovered a new planet in a far-off solar system. The space agency live streamed a press conference from Washington D.C. to announce a new discovery by its Kepler telescope. They revealed the alien hunting project found an eighth planet — called Kepler 90 i. It followed years of studying 15,000 stars. . . . .
India is ranked 109th in the mobile Internet speed while its neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka - have registered better speed, says a recent report by the broadband speed measuring firm Ookla.According to data from Ookla's November Speedtest Global Index, India is ranked 109th in the mobile Internet speed. . . . .
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities on 11/12/2017. NIC-CERT has been set up with the objective of creating a comprehensive framework that integrates world-class. . . . .
The International Solar Alliance (ISA), which aims at increasing solar energy deployment in member countries, will become a treaty-based international inter governmental organization from 06th December 2017. The ISA, headquartered in India, has its secretariat located in the campus of the National Institute of Solar. . . . .
India successfully test-fired Akash its supersonic surface-to- air missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker from a test range in Odisha.The state-of- the-art indigenous missile targeting an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) 'Banshee' was fired from the launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
National carrier Air India commissioned its first ATR simulator at its Central Training Establishment (CTE) in Hyderabad. The new ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS) will meet the training requirements of the ATR pilots of Alliance Air, its regional arm, an AI official said. It is Country’s first ATR full flight simulator (ATR 72-600-212).
Boeing in association with T-Hub has launched the Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge 1.0. This programme aimed at attracting the best Indian start-ups to propose disruptive solutions to tackle complex challenges in the areas of autonomous and unmanned systems, advanced manufacturing, industrial IOT and automation, analytics,. . . . .
The Indian Armed Forces attained the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft on Wednesday.This is a multi-platform, multi-mission weapon that can be launched from land, water and air. ##The missile has been. . . . .
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has joined hands with ISRO to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ), an area in sea where fishes are in abundance. #####Main Objective##### The project named “Samudra” is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate shoals of fish without wasting time. . . . .
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has recently announced the launch of the daily regimen for TB patients across the country under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). Health Ministry is providing thrice-weekly regimen for treatment of TB, however, it has now decided to change treatment strategy. . . . .