Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said that ISRO is on the verge of launching the first Indian into space. Briefing media in New Delhi today, the Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced India's maiden human spaceflight programme - Gaganyaan during his Independence Day speech. Mr Modi had declared in his speech that under Gaganyaan, a son or daughter of India will go to space from Indian soil in an Indian vehicle by 2022 or sooner. Dr Singh also said that country's weather forecast is now 100 percent accurate as Radar and Satellite information is being combined now. Addressing media, ISRO Chairperson K Sivan said Gaganyaan's benefits would be to enhance science and technology capabilities of the country. He added that three astronauts will stay for 7 days durin
Government has announced regulations for safe commercial usage of drones. The regulations will be effective from 1st of December this year. Addressing the media in New Delhi, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said, the regulations are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 feet altitude operations. He said, airspace has been partitioned into the Red Zone in which flying is not permitted, Yellow Zone that is controlled airspace and the Green Zone for automatic permission. Mr Prabhu said, these progressive regulations will encourage a vast Made in India drone industry. He expressed confidence that many new and exciting applications will emerge which will take Indian economy forward.
NASA's Curiosity rover has beamed back pictures of a dust storm that has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, the US space agency said on Thursday.
NASA plans to install ECOSTRESS on the International Space Station (ISS) that will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drought conditions affect plant health.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro – the third and top-of-the-line phone in the Xiaomi Redmi 6 series – was launched today in China. The smartphone sits next to the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, which were launched recently in Xiaomi’s home market. With Redmi 6 Pro, the 19:9 notched display makes its way to the budget segment, while specifications such as a dual camera setup are also available. Alongside, Xiaomi also launched the Mi Pad 4, refreshing the tablet lineup of the company. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Price The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro has been priced at 999 yuan (roughly Rs 10,400) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The other two variants include a 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version costing 1,199 yuan (roughly Rs 12,500) and a 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage version that is priced at 1,299 yuan (roughly Rs 13
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully scored a direct hit on incoming missile today at around 09:45 am from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The interceptor directly hit the target at an altitude of about 15 kilometre and destroyed it into fragments. The spectacular success puts India in the league of a very few select nations world over in the arena of critical defence technology. Today’s direct interception is fourth in a row, where the missiles have scored a perfect hit on the incoming missile. In text book style launch, the incoming ballistic missile was launched from LC-III complex of ITR, which followed the exact path of intended ballistic missile. Radars located at different stations far-off, acqui
Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), a premier semiconductor research laboratory of DRDO is organising the 19th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2017) jointly with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in association with Society for Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Society (India) and Society for Information Display. Chairman ISRO and Secretary Department of Space Dr. AS Kiran Kumar will formally inaugurate the event on 12 December 2017 at IIT Delhi in presence of Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr. S Christopher. The biennial event IWPSD is considered as a prominent international forum on Advanced Semiconductor Technologies. The event held in India provides an opportunity for Indian researchers to interact with i...
The third quarter of 2017 saw Google acquire 2,000 HTC engineers and intellectual property, as well as the launch of their second Made by Google line of products. During today’s earnings call, Sundar Pichai talked more about that deal, as well as their broader hardware business. During this quarter’s recap, the Google CEO talked about the Home Max, Pixel 2, and how this year the company plans to get devices into more people’s hands by scaling their go-to-market strategy. We’re investing more in marketing. We’re launching in more countries. And we’re offering these devices in more retailers. And we’re already seeing results. Pre-orders of Pixel on day one this year were more than double what they were last year. Meanwhile, investors were interested in the hardware business following t
Facebook keeps all of us in touch with our friends and relatives and it is also using our personal data to serve us ads according to our likes and dislikes — and there is nothing new about it. But do you really want to share that information with the site? Generally, users while logging into apps and websites through Facebook forget that they are also giving permissions to these apps to look into their profile. Facebook does not let them identify you as it shares all the personal information in bulk. The social networking site while sharing the information with any third party anonymises the data so that they are not able to know who you are. For instance, it will share a phone number but won’t tell whose number it is. However, if you are one among those who are concerned about priv
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1H this evening. The satellite will lift off at 7 PM from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikotta, on board the rocket PSLV C39. The 29-hour countdown for the mission that began at 2 PM yesterday is progressing smoothly. The satellite IRNSS-1H is a part of the indigenous navigation system called ‘NavIC,’ that was initially planned to have a constellation of seven satellites. As the rubidium atomic clocks of the first satellite in the series called IRNSS-1A malfunctioned, the eighth one is being launched today to take up its mantle. NavIC system is equivalent to the GPS service, having footprint over the whole of India and about 1500 kilometers from its b