Category: Science & Tech

China launches 2 navigation satellites

  China has launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space though a single carrier rocket. The satellites were launched aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The two newly-launched satellites represent the third phase of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. This system will provide services for

Astronauts spacewalk to install new camera system on ISS

  Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a spacewalk to install a new camera system on the orbiting laboratory’s robotic arm. They replaced a blown fuse and installed a new high definition camera on the starboard truss of the station. In a blog post, the NASA scientists wrote that the spacewalk

Govt sets up expert group for suggestions on artificial intelligence policy

  The Union ministry of electronics and information technology has set up an internal committee to advise the government on a policy on artificial intelligence (AI). The expert committee will advise the IT ministry on the most appropriate technologies for India. Members of the committee will also hold consultations with officials from Union Home Ministry

New Guiness Record at IISF Chennai 2017

  Day two of the India International Science Festival (IISF) in Anna University campus at Chennai saw the making of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Biology Lesson. One thousand forty nine (1049) students participated in the record breaking session. While inaugurating the Largest Biology Lesson, Union Minister for Science & Technology and

ISRO to Set up Research Centre in Guwahati

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will set up a research centre in Guwahati, Assam for start ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs. ISRO would set up the exclusive research facility in Assam to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology, which include data generated through global positioning system (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS) and satellite

DRDO Transfers Technology for Bullet Proof Jacket

  Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred the technology of Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) to M/S MKU Limited, Kanpur for manufacturing these for the Indian Army and Para-Military Forces personnel. Chairman DRDO and Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr S Christopher handed over the technology at a function held in New Delhi, where

Chairman NHAI launches new website and PMIS Mobile App

  The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India Shri Deepak Kumar launched a world class, new multilingual website of the organization. He also launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone. The NHAI website has been developed using state-of-art technologies

China launches world’s first hack-proof quantum trunk line

  China has launched the world’s first 2,000-km-long ‘hack proof’ quantum communication line between Beijing and its commercial capital Shanghai that cannot be wiretapped. Quantum communications have ultra-high security. It is impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through them The line is the world’s first trunk line of secure quantum telecommunications. The