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  • 09-Jul-2018
  • Isro successfully tests Crew Escape System

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully tested a Crew Escape System (CES). The CES, which is a critical technology for human spaceflight, will help in ensuring the astronauts are safely rescued in case of an emergency.

  • 28-Jun-2018
  • India and France to Cooperate on Maritime Awareness Mission

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been appraised of the Implementing Arrangement (IA) for Pre-formulation Studies of a Maritime Domain Awareness Mission signed between India and France on 10th March 2018. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Centre Nationale Dudes Spatiales (CNES), France will jointly undertake various activities during these pre-formulation studies and present the pre-formulation concept study results to the respective senior management for review within one year of its signing.

  • President launches Solar Charkha Mission, recruitment portal for MSMEs

    President Ram Nath Kovind today launched the Solar Charkha Mission covering artisans in 50 identified clusters and the Sampark portal -- a digital platform to connect five lakh job seekers with recruiters -- at an event to mark the important economic role played by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

  • India votes against draft decision on chemical weapons use at OPCW meet

    India has voted against the draft decision on addressing the threat from chemical weapons use at a special conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) here, citing "incomplete consultations".

  • 27-Jun-2018
  • Japan space probe reaches asteroid in search for origin of life

    A Japanese probe has reached an asteroid 300 million kilometres away to collect information about the birth of the solar system and the origin of life after a more than three-year voyage through deep space. The Hayabusa2 probe settled into an observation position 20 kilometres (12 miles) above the Ryugu asteroid, officials from the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) said

  • France's EDF, GE to co-build reactors for Jaitapur nuclear plant

    French utility EDF and GE will jointly build six reactors for the Jaitapur nuclear power plants in Maharashtra, the two firms said today. Once fully commissioned, the Jaitapur project will be the largest nuclear power plant in the world, with a cumulative capacity to produce 9,900 megawatt of electricity.

  • Oxytocin formulations ban to come into effect from July 2018

    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations to public sector for domestic use only from July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. No private manufacturer will be allowed to manufacture the drug for domestic use. Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), a public sector company, would be manufacturing this drug for domestic use. The Oxytocin formulations meant for domestic consumption will be supplied by KAPL to the registered hospitals and clinics in public and private sector directly.  All the registered hospitals and clinics in public and private sector in the country shall contact KAPL and place their orders with the company as the drug will not be available with retail chemists or any other manufacturer.

  • 23-Jun-2018
  • Nasa steps up to defend Earth from asteroid attack

    Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids and comets have always threatened our planet.

    In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of NEOs whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has released a federal planning document.

    The plan of action includes improving the detection of NEO and characterisation capabilities; enhancing NEO modelling prediction, and information integration.

    It will also develop technologies for NEO deflection and disruption missions, increase international cooperation on NEO preparation, as well as establish NEO impact emergency procedures and action protocol

  • 22-Jun-2018
  • Indian scientists discover ‘sub-Saturn’ or ‘super-neptune’ size planet around Sun-like star

    A team of scientists and engineers of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-neputune size planet around a Sun-like star. The planet discovered by the team led by Prof. Abhijit Chakraborty for PRL will be known as EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b. The mass of the new planet is about 27 Earth mass ; and its size about of six Earth radii.

  • 20-Jun-2018
  • Canada To Legalize Cannabis On October 17: Justin Trudeau

    Both houses of parliament voted this week to legalize the drug for recreational use, making Canada the second country worldwide to do so after Uruguay

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