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  • NASA launches toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data

    This new tool makes finding and using NASA satellite data easier than ever before, and aims to spark innovation among the entrepreneurial community and lead to further commercialisation of NASA technology.

    Jul 21, 2018
  • China to launch 300 satellites to provide worldwide low-orbit communications

    China has already undertaken the development of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) against America’s Global Positioning System, (GPS). Besides rivaling GPS, China uses BDS for its military applications to avoid dependence on GPS.

    Jul 17, 2018
  • Century’s longest Total Lunar Eclipse to occur on July 27-28; can be seen from all parts of India

    The red planet Mars will reach closest to the Earth on July 31, 2018. The closest approach of Mars will bring the two planets closest and the planet Mars will be seen brightest since 2003.

    Jul 14, 2018
  • Telecom Commission of India approves Net Neutrality

    The Telecom Commission has approved the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) net neutrality recommendations that bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.

    Jul 13, 2018
  • Government launches ‘Technology Challenge’ to eliminate human entry into sewers

    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a technology challenge to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers and septic tanks. The challenge aims to identify technological as well as business process innovations.

    Jul 12, 2018
  • ISRO conducts successful flight testing of Crew Escape System

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on July 5, 2018 conducted successful flight testing of Crew Escape System. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on July 5, 2018 conducted successful flight testing of Crew Escape System.

    Jul 6, 2018
  • Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea over Polio outbreak

    A public health emergency has been declared in three Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces as the country responds to its first polio outbreak in 18 years when it was declared free of the disease. The public health emergency order will remain in place for at least 12 months, as per the Minister for Health Puka Temu.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • Indian scientists discover sub-Saturn like planet around sun-like star

    An Indian team of scientists led by Prof Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet around a Sun-like star.

    Jun 22, 2018
  • CRIS develops ‘utsonmobile’ app to enable cashless ticketing

    The Centre for Railway Information System has developed a mobile-based application ‘utsonmobile' to enable cashless ticketing. The initiative is another step towards digitalisation and achieving a cashless economy.

    Jun 14, 2018
  • Union Government launches 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages

    The Union Government has launched 5,000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages and delivery of rail tickets through Common Service Centres. The move is aimed at transforming rural internet connectivity through BharatNet. It will provide 60,000 WiFi hotspots in rural areas.

    Jun 12, 2018
  • NASA approves mission extension for Juno

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been studying Jupiter for almost two years and its operations were scheduled to cease this summer. However, the mission did not go as planned and the probe took longer than expected to map the gas giant.

    Jun 8, 2018
  • India hosted 11th edition of Geo Intelligence Asia

    The eleventh edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 was held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on June 4-5, 2018. The event aimed to provide a platform to showcase the innovative applications of the Geospatial technologies.

    Jun 7, 2018
  • India successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile

    India has successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 from the Integrated Test Range on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island, previously known as Wheeler Island. This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art missile Agni-5, which covered its full distance during the test.

    Jun 4, 2018
  • Researchers discover hidden mountain ranges, valleys under Antarctica

    Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys hidden beneath the Antarctica ice. The new data will enable new research into the geological processes that created the mountains and basins before the Antarctic ice sheet itself was born.

    May 30, 2018
  • EU's new data protection rules come into effect

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was brought into full effect on May 25. The GDPR will set a higher bar for obtaining personal data on the internet, higher than ever seen before.

    May 29, 2018