INLCU L51 commissioned into India Navy
Indian Navy inducts surveillance ship (INLCU) L51, the first of the eight ships of the Landing Craft Utility MK IV Class, was commissioned into the India Navy by Vice Admiral Bimal Varma AVSM, Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar command at a ceremony in Port Blair.
Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems inaugurated at INS Rajali
The Chief of the Indian Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba inaugurated the first ever Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS).
ISRO sends four teams to 36th Expedition to Antarctica
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in March 2017 announced that it has sent four teams to install stakes on ice for Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) to validate the glacier surface velocity.The teams will mount the stakes around Indian station known as Bharati and Maitri.
Indian Navy successfully test fires Barak missile from INS Vikramaditya
Indian Navy successfully conducted maiden test of short range surface-to-air Barak missile from country’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
Tiny shrimp fossil named after David Attenborough
A tiny shrimp-like fossil which is thought to be around 430 million-years-old has been discovered.Researchers found the creature preserved in ancient volcanic rock, and decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
ISRO commissions world’s third-largest wind tunnel in Thiruvananthapuram
THE Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history by commissioning the world’s third-largest hypersonic wind tunnel at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram. A wind tunnel is used to study the effects of air flowing past a solid object - in ISRO’s case, space vehicles.
India hosts world’s oldest algae fossil
Scientists in India have uncovered a pair of 1.6 billion-year-old fossils that appear to contain red algae, which may be the oldest plant-like life discovered on Earth.Until now, the oldest known red algae was 1.2 billion years old.
First blood test for autism developed
Scientists have discovered a way to accurately predict whether a child has autism spectrum disorder by analysing a blood sample, an advance that opens the door to earlier diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics.
NASA scientists found lost Chandrayaan-1 orbiting Moon
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found India’s first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1 which was considered lost, is still orbiting the moon. They also have found NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
India test-fires Brahmos missile
India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg, from a test range along the Odisha coast.