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  • India launches its second IT corridor in China

    India has launched its second IT corridor in China to benefit from the nation’s growing software market. The corridor is expected to provide the much-needed big opening for Indian IT firms to enter the Chinese software market.

    May 28, 2018
  • NITI Aayog, ABB India sign Statement of Intent

    NITI Aayog and ABB India have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support the Indian government realise its vision of ‘Make in India’ through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate the latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.

    May 24, 2018
  • Explained: Nipah Virus Outbreak in India

    The Nipah virus (NiV), member of the family Paramyxoviridae, was first isolated and identified during the 1999 outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States.

    May 22, 2018
  • Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear power plant

    Russia has launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant at the St Petersburg shipyard. The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

    May 21, 2018
  • NASA Satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

    The scientists used 14 years of data from the NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites to track global trends in freshwater in 34 regions around the world.

    May 18, 2018
  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed

    The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed across the world on May 17 with the theme ‘enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for all’. The day aims to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other ICT can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

    May 17, 2018
  • SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, carrying Bangladesh’s first communication satellite

    After successful liftoff, the rocket returned to an upright landing on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

    May 12, 2018
  • Trump cuts funding to NASA system that monitors greenhouse gases

    US President Donald Trump’s administration has cut off the funding for NASA system that monitors the flow of greenhouse gases. The move comes at a time when the world is struggling to combat climate change.

    May 12, 2018
  • National Technology Day 2018 observed

    National Technology Day is observed every year on May 11 to mark the anniversary of the successful test-firing of Shakti nuclear missile in Pokhran. The scientific achievements of the day prompted the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to declare India as a nuclear state.

    May 11, 2018
  • ISRO develops atomic clock for indigenous navigation satellites

    With the development of the atomic clock, ISRO has become one of the few space organisations in the world that are capable to develop this highly sophisticated technology.

    May 8, 2018
  • Lunar rock indicates hidden water ice reserves on Moon: Study

    A team of scientists from the Tohoku University in Japan found the mineral called Moganite in a lunar meteorite discovered in a desert in northwest Africa.

    May 7, 2018
  • NASA launches InSight Spacecraft to study the Mars' deep interior

    It will enable the scientists to understand the temperature on the Mars, which is crucial for sending people there and will help them know that how much a human environment need to be heated under frigid conditions.

    May 7, 2018
  • NITI Aayog, IBM sign SoI to develop crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence

    NITI Aayog and IBM have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real-time advisory to farmers in aspirational districts. The main aim of the agreement is to enable cooperation in the use of technology to provide insights to farmers to improve crop productivity.

    May 5, 2018
  • Fasting can boost stem cells' regenerative capacity: Study

    In a new study, US biologists discovered that 24-hour fasting can dramatically improve stem cells' ability to regenerate, in both aged and young mice. The findings may help cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy and older people suffering from intestinal infections or other gastrointestinal disorders that can damage the lining of the intestine.

    May 4, 2018
  • Fourth regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure begins

    The 4th regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure began in Bengaluru on May 3, 2018. The 2-day event is a lead-up to the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will be hosted by the Union Government from June 25-26 in Mumbai.

    May 4, 2018