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  • Dec 22, 2016
  • 1 Carbon-Tracking Satellite Launched by China in Space [ Science/Technology ]

    China launched a satellite to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions. The latest steps in efforts to cut its carbon footprint. It is China’s first carbon tracking satellite. The satellite was launched via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.

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  • 2 KVPY -2016 Results Declared on 19th December 2016

    The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) results declared on 19th December 2016. Who have qualified in the Aptitude Test of KVPY and eligible to be called for interview based on the performance in the KVPY Aptitude Test held on 6th November, 2016 is published herewith.

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  • Dec 21, 2016
  • 1 First Chikungunya Vaccine Developed by Researchers [ Science/Technology ]

    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) in the US developed the first vaccine for chikungunya. This drug is safe and effective. It has been made using an insect-specific virus which is harmless to humans. It offers efficient, safe and affordable protection agai

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  • 2 Subsonic Cruise Missile Nirbhaya Test Fired from ITR [ Science/Technology ]

    India today successfully test-fired its Long range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay. It is tasted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR).  It is tasted from Chandipur on sea off Odisha coast. Nirbhaya is said to be India’s answer to America’s Tomahawk and Pakistan’s Babur missile.

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • 1 Solar-Powered Boat Service to Begin in Kerala Soon [ Science/Technology ]

    Kerala start its transport sector when a solar-powered boat will start its first service from Vaikom in Kottayam district, about 180 km from Thiruvananthapuram by January 2017. Trial run of India’s first solar-powered passenger boat “Adithya”.

    Trial run of India's first solar-powered passenger boat-Adithya

    Trial Run of India's First Solar-powered Passenger Boat-Adithya

    Trial run of India's first solar-powered passenger boat-Adithya

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  • 2 Electricity from Water Generated by Indian Scientists, Seeks Commercialization of Invention [ Science/Technology ]

    Researchers have developed a novel way of producing electricity from water at room temperature without using any power or chemicals.  Soon, a device that runs on a few drops of water could revolutionize the way electricity. Team of scientists at Delhi’s National Physical Laborato

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  • 3 Scientists Develop Drone Like New Bird with Feathers [ Science/Technology ]

    EPFL built an energy-efficient winged drone capable of changing its wingspan, and flying at high speed. It equipped with feathers which is capable of changing its wingspan, flying at high speed and moving through tight spaces. Birds alter the configuration of their wings, when th

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  • Dec 19, 2016
  • 1 The Robotic Arm That Can Be Controlled with Your MIND [ Science/Technology ]

    The ability to control a robot with your thoughts may sound like something from a dream. But it may soon become reality for people with paralyzing diseases. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have shown that it is actually possible to control a robotic hand with only your

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  • Dec 18, 2016
  • 1 PM Modi to Launch Skill Development Initiative Projects [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation of the first-ever Indian Institute of Skills of the country at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The event is witness joint partnerships with various industries that will train and employ nearly four lakh youths over the next 3 years.

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  • Dec 15, 2016
  • 1 CYGNSS Hurricane Mission [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA is on way to launch its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. CYGNSS spacecraft will ride into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK air-launched Pegasus XL rocket. The Pegasus XL and its CYGNSS payload from an altitude of approximately 39,000 feet above the Atl

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  • 2 Pakistan Test-Fires Cruise Missile Hatf VII [ Science/Technology ]

    Pakistan successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km. it can bring many Indian cities under its range. The Ra’ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve “strategic standoff capability” on lan

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  • 3 Robotic Spacecraft to Refuel & Repair Satellites in Orbit, Building by NASA [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA has awarded a $127 million contract to the California-based satellite company Space Systems for giving shape to its robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.

    About Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM)

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  • Dec 13, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Cybersecurity Engagement Centre in New Delhi, by Microsoft [ Science/Technology ]

    After running pilot for one year, Microsoft India launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi. This is the company’s seventh Cybersecurity Center in the world and will function as a satellite to the company’s Redmond Digital Crimes Unit (DCU).

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  • Dec 12, 2016
  • 1 China Launches Advanced Weather Satellite Fengyun-4 [ Science/Technology ]

    China launched the first of a new generation geosynchronous meteorological satellite.  Launch of Fengyun-4A satellite.   Long March 3B launches Fengyun-4A meteorological spacecraft.

    Launch of new generation meteorological satellite “Fengyun-4”

    Launch of New Generation Meteorological Satellite “Fengyun-4”

    Launch of new generation meteorological satellite “Fengyun-4”

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  • 2 Narendar Modi Inaugurates India’S Largest Cheese Plant in Gujarat [ Science/Technology ]

    PM Modi inaugurated India’s largest Cheese Plant in Banaskantha. Along with other projects, PM Modi inaugurated milk cooperative dairy plant. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gujarat. He mentioned how drip irrigation widely benefitted farmers in the north Gujarat region.

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  • 3 Government Launches India’S First Amphibious Bus Project in Punjab [ Science/Technology ]

    The first water cruiser bus of Punjab has launched by the Deputy Chief Minister of the state Sukhbir Singh Badal at Harike Pattan Lake in Ferozepur. Punjab gets its first Water Bus to attract tourists. The amphibious vehicle can run on both water and land.

    The amphibious vehicle

    The Amphibious Vehicle

    The amphibious vehicle

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  • Dec 11, 2016
  • 1 Japan Launches Space Junk Collector Vessel ‘Kounotori’ into Orbit to Clear Clutter [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are experimenting with a tether to pull junk out of orbit around Earth. Clearing up tons of space clutter includes cast-off equipment from old satellites and pieces of rocket.

    HTV-6 Kounotori, japan spacecraft

    HTV-6 Kounotori, Japan Spacecraft

    HTV-6 Kounotori, japan spacecraft

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  • 2 Andhra Pradesh Launches Website of APEDB [ Science/Technology ]

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Chandababu Naidu launched the website of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB). Website is aimed to provide a repository of knowledge on investing in Andhra Pradesh. Website would provide valuable insights to the investor, seeking t

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  • Dec 10, 2016
  • 1 Water use under Indus pact [ Science/Technology ]

    Indus Waters Treaty has raised the possibility that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government may seek to alter or scrap the provisions of the 1960 pact with Pakistan. Government is under public pressure to take action against Pakistan to rein in terrorism. India looks to

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  • Dec 9, 2016
  • 1 Indian Railways: Humsafar Express to Be Launched Soon [ Science/Technology ]

    Humsafar trains are set to be launched next month. Fare rates about 20 per cent higher than the normal. Railway ministry announced four new type trains in our budget. Humsafar is likely to be launched between New Delhi and Gorakhpur.

    Image of Indian Railway

    Image of Indian Railway

    Image of Indian Railway

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  • 2 John Glenn, Legendary NASA Astronaut, Dies at 95 [ Science/Technology ]

    Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. There he was hospitalized for more than a week. He had two major career paths that often intersected-flying and politics, and he soared in both of them. He became the first U.S. astronaut to the Earth.  He is an all-Ameri

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  • Dec 8, 2016
  • 1 First Saturn Ring-Gazing Plunge Made by NASA’S Cassini Spacecraft [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has made its first dive past one of Saturn’s outer rings. It is beginning the final chapter of its mission. Cassini skimmed Saturn’s F ring, the outermost of the planet’s visible rings, at a distance of 11,000km. This ring is ever-changing, with bright

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  • Dec 7, 2016
  • 1 ISRO’S Remote Sensing Satellite PSLV C36 Launched [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its PSLV C36 ResourceSat-2A from Sriharikota. The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users. It will carry similar payloads as carried by its predecessors Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat

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  • 2 Moon Express: a Unique Innovation [ Science/Technology ]

    Moon Express is the first non-government entity that secured approval from the U.S. government to land on the moon. The company also plans to send a robotic rover to the lunar surface in 2017 to conduct a survey for the best spots to mine iron ore, metals, carbon, nitrogen, hydro

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • 1 Indian Navy maritime exercise ‘Konkan 16’ starts with Royal Navy [ Science/Technology ]

    An Indian Navy destroyer and a Royal Navy frigate (British Navy) began the ninth edition of annual Konkan-13 exercise off India’s western coast, with the focus on asymmetric operations, anti-air warfare and boarding, search and seizure of ships. Successive editions of KONKAN exer

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  • 2 Global Startup Program ‘Launchpad’ by Amazon [ Science/Technology ]

    Amazon Launchpad will provide an exceptional opportunity for Indian Startups to get access to big consumer markets nationally and internationally. Through this program small entrepreneurs and innovators can leverage Amazon’s online platform to increase scale of their businesses a

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  • 3 Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space lab last month. These vegetables were grown using the “Veggie” plant growth system on the International Space Station (ISS), and were harves

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  • 4 App Launched to Promote Breastfeeding, Stanpan Suraksha [ Science/Technology ]

    The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched ‘Stanpan Suraksha’ mobile application to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on “inappropriate” promotion of baby food items. Undermining of the breastfeeding practice are avoided in the country mainly due to cultural barriers

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  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 1 Falling Energy Levels in Galaxies Mean the Universe is Slowly Dying [ Science/Technology ]

    Researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia used seven of the world’s most powerful telescopes to observe galaxies at 21 different wavelengths of light, from the far ultraviolet to the far infrared - the most comprehensive a

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  • 2 The Future Ambulance: Meet the Air Mule [ Science/Technology ]

    Israeli company Tactical Robotics, a subsidiary of UrbanAero, has developed a vehicle that can take off, fly and land without a pilot to save lives. While the AirMule was first designed for military purposes, the creators soon realized it would have many civilian applications.

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