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  • Green Crackers: Meaning, Composition and Facts

    Firecrackers are enjoyed by most of the children in the Diwali festival. And every time it is seen that due to crackers air pollution increases and affects health. CSIR came up with the solution and developed green crackers which are better than previous sound-emitting crackers and other fireworks. Let us read more about green crackers, how they will help in combating air pollution, composition of green crackers, etc.

    22 hrs ago
  • List of top 5 Indigenously developed Weapons/Systems of India

    India was the world’s largest arms importer from 2014 to 2018 but later on Saudi Arabia became the number 1 arm importer in the world. But still India imports a lot of weapons for its military requirements. Government of India is striving to boost manufacturing of weapons in India through Make in India initiative. India has developed many weapons Indigenously which includes Tejas aircraft, Arjun Tank and AKASH Missile etc.

    Oct 17, 2019
  • What is e-Cigarette and why is it banned in India?

    e-Cigarette (electronic cigarette) is a device that looks like an ordinary cigarette. The exterior of the e-cigarette is made similar to cigarettes and cigars. An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered device that converts the nicotine solution into a mist that can be inhaled into the lungs. E-cigarette does not contain tobacco.

    Oct 7, 2019
  • What are Asteroids and how are they formed?

    On 3rd October, 2019 asteroid 2019 SP3 zoomed past Earth around 12 noon and is closer than the moon. NASA classified it as Near-Earth Object because it is very close to the Earth. Let us tell you that on 22nd September 2019, the 2019 SP3 was first detected. Do you know what are asteroids, how they are formed? Where they are present in space? What is the difference between an asteroid and a comet? Let us find out!

    Oct 4, 2019
  • Full Moon or Harvest Moon 13 September, 2019: All you need to know

    Full Moon of September is known as Harvest Moon or Full Corn Moon by the early North American farmers. On 13 September, 2019 i.e. Friday is coinciding with a Full Moon after 13 years. What is Full-Moon, Why it is called Harvest Moon? Let us find out!

    Sep 12, 2019
  • List of all Successful Moon Missions

    Till date there are 20 moon missions have been launched successfully by the 3 countries. Indian could have been the 4th country if Chandrayaan-2 did not fail partially. The first successful moon was Luna 2 which was launched by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on 12 September 1959. While the first successful manned mission (Apollo 11) was launched by the USA on 16 July 1969. Read this article to know the full details of all the successful moon missions.

    Sep 12, 2019
  • Chandrayaan-1 vs Chandrayaan-2: All you need to know

    India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July, 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. On 2 September, 2019 it was supposed to land on the surface of the moon but unfortunately before 2.1 km landing ISRO had lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 Lander. ISRO is trying to restore the contact with the Vikram Lander. What are the goals and objectives of Chandrayaan-2? When Chandrayaan-1 was launched? Let us see comparison between Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 India’s Lunar mission.

    Sep 9, 2019
  • Chandrayaan-2, ISRO re-establishing communication link with Vikram Lander: All you need to know

    Chandrayaan-2 is India's second moon mission which was unfortunately partially successful but still ISRO is trying to re-establish contact with the Vikram Lander. Let us read more about Chandrayaan-2 mission and what happened during the process of landing?

    Sep 9, 2019
  • Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander: Why is landing focus on Moon’s South Pole?

    India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft on moon’s South Pole seems failed on 7th September,2019. Initially, landing was smooth but later on the trajectory diverged from the planned path. Suddenly, the mission control room felt silent as communication from the lander was lost just above 2.1 kilometres away from the surface of the moon. Let us read more about it.

    Sep 9, 2019
  • 15 Unknown and Interesting facts about NASA

    NASA is known as National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The main function of NASA is to provide unique scientific and technological achievements in human spaceflight, space science and several other space applications that have a huge impact on our nation and the world. Let us read some unknown and interesting facts about NASA.

    Sep 4, 2019
  • Apache Helicopters in India: Function and its Significance

    As we know that 8 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters that are US made were inducted into the IAF on 3 September, 2019. The ceremony took place at Pathankot Air Force Station and the Chief Guest was Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa. Let us read more about Apache helicopters, their function and significance.

    Sep 3, 2019
  • ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission: Why are we going to the Moon?

    The Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram, which houses the six-wheeled rover Pragyaan, has separated from the orbiter on 2 September 2019 and is now on its way to the Moon.India will be 4th country who landed on the surface of the Moon.

    Sep 1, 2019
  • Synthetic Biology: Biosafety and Biosecurity

    Do you know about Synthetic Biology and how biosafety and biosecurity is related to it? Let us find out!

    Aug 27, 2019
  • List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

    Nuclear power is the 5th largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. Up to march 2018, India has 7 nuclear power plants and there 22 nuclear reactors are in operation in the country. India has total installed nuclear capacity of 6,780 MW.

    Aug 24, 2019
  • What is “AMBIS” System and how will it help in nabbing the criminals?

    The Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) is the new innovation in the way of storing data like fingerprints, photographs, and retinal scans of all criminals. This system will help the police in nabbing the culprits in speedy way. Maharashtra became the first state in the country which adopt the AMBIS system.

    Aug 23, 2019