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  • 10-Nov-2016
  • Scientists discover water on metallic asteroid Psyche

    • Scientists have detected the presence of water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system.
    • Psyche is made of almost pure nickel-iron metal and is about 300 kilometres across.  It is located in the asteroid belt.
  • 03-Nov-2016
  • NASA completes construction of the James Webb Space Telescope

    • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 2 November 2016 completed the construction of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
    • The telescope has 18 large mirrors that will collect infrared light. The telescope is expected to launch within two years,probably in 2018
  • 31-Oct-2016
  • India, Russia agree to double the range of BrahMos Missile

    • India and Russia have agreed to double the range of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from 290 km to over 600 km
    • This decision was taken during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin

     

  • 28-Oct-2016
  • ISRO Eyes Record With Launch Of 83 Satellites On Single Rocket In Early 2017

    •  Indian space agency ISRO is aiming for a world record by putting into orbit 83 satellites - two Indian and 81 foreign - on a single rocket in early 2017.

    • All 83 satellites will be put in a single orbit and hence there will not be any switching off and on of the rocket.

  • 27-Oct-2016
  • Surface Studio: Microsoft unveils its first desktop PC

    Microsoft has unveiled its first-ever desktop PC - the Surface Studio. The Surface Studio is an all-in-one PC that challenges the Apple iMac. This new high-end PC from Microsoft is targeted at creative professionals

  • Bharti Airtel Chief Sunil Mittal New Chairman Of GSMA

    Telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal has been elected as Chair of GSMA that represents interests of mobile operators worldwide.

  • 25-Oct-2016
    • A microsatellite Banxing-2 has been successfully launched by China’s  space lab Tiangong-2.
    • It has series of visible light cameras, including a 25 megapixel camera and wide-angle imagers. It also has an infrared camera that is temperature-sensitive.

    • Technology giant Microsoft India on Friday launched a Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in India.
    • Microsoft's strategy is to provide protection across all end-points -- from sensors to the data centre, detection of attack using targeted signals, behavioural monitoring and machine learning
  • 22-Oct-2016
    • India is ready to test fire Brahmos missile from IAF’s Sukhoi-30 MKI in the Bay of Bengal this December.
    • IAF is the only airforce in the world in possession of a supersonic cruise missile system.Integration of BrahMos with Su-30 MKI gives the weapon multi-platform capability.

     

  • 18-Oct-2016
  • i. India is finally close to operationalising its long-awaited nuclear weapons triad — the capability to launch nukes from land, air and sea.
    ii. INS Arihant’s 750km and 3,500km missiles may be somewhat dwarfed by SLBMs with ranges of well over 5,000km with the US, Russia and China, but the completion of the nuclear-triad is critical for a country like India, which has a clearly declared policy of “no first-use” of nuclear weapons.
    iii. INS Arihant has undergone a whole host of surface and “dived” sorties during its trials to prove its sea-worthiness. But the full weapons integration with the “K” (named after former president APJ Abdul Kalam) series of SLBMs will take some more time. While the K-15SLBM has a 750-km range, the K-4 can go up to 3,500-km.

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