Science and Technology

Innovate In India (I3)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for accelerating discovery research to early development for biopharmaceuticals – ” Innovate India (13) empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation” to be funded by the Government of India. Focus | Innovate India Academia collaboration for accelerating …

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Boost To Transform Domestic Nuclear Industry

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power program, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).  The total installed capacity of the Plants will …

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Astana Summit 2017 and Beyond

After being an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) since 2005, India finally gained entry to the multilateral grouping during the Astana Summit 2017 held in June. Background | Astana Summit 2017 India had applied for the full membership in 2014 after weighing very judicially the opportunities and challenges that might be presented to it …

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Technology Day Celebrations | PIB Summary

Points to Ponder Technology day commemorates India’s success in taking science and technology to the service of the country. India is now one of the world’s fastest growing centres for S&T entrepreneurship. India needs technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Development through micro-industry models using local material. Introduction | Technology Day India is now one of the …

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GSLV launches South Asia Satellite | PIB Summary

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch of GSLV was its eleventh and took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India. This is the fourth …

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Geotagging Of Assets | PIB Summary

What is Geotagging? Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification like latitude and longitude to various media such as a photo or video. Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information from a device. It provides users the location of the content of a given picture. What is Geo-mapping? A visual representation of the geographical location …

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Neem Coating Of Urea | PIB Summary

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) conducted a study to determine the impact of Neem Coated Urea that clearly demonstrates the benefits of the of the scheme, as detailed ahead. Neem Coated Urea | Details The interim report prepared by Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC), Bengaluru has been submitted by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers …

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Forecast of Natural Disasters By ISRO | PIB Summary

ISRO is working on systems to forecast the natural disasters that could  be  used  as  input  by  States/ disaster  management  agencies. Highlights ISRO is carrying out studies to facilitate best use of the satellite derived information to develop methodologies for forecasting the natural disasters. Some of such methodologies developed include: Cyclone formation, track and Intensity: ISRO …

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104 Satellites in a Single Flight | PIB Summary

104 Satellites were launched by ISRO. In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today morning (February 15, 2017) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. 104 Satellites | Highlights This is the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of …

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INS Khanderi – Scorpene submarine

INS Khanderi, the second indigenously built Scorpene submarine, was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. INS Khanderi | Introduction Khanderi is the second of the six submarines being built at MDL in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France, as part of Project 75 of Indian Navy. The first one, Kalvari, is completing sea trials …

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