Science & Technology

PM inaugurates the 107th Indian Science Congress


The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) today at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. Delivering the inaugural address, the Prime Minister said, “The growth story of India depends on its achievements in the Science & Technology sector. There is a need to revolutionise the landscape of Indian Science Technology and Innovation.” “My motto for the ...

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Partial solar eclipse on December 26


A partial solar eclipse will be visible in India along with several other countries on December 26. This will be an annular solar eclipse in some parts of India and elsewhere which happens when the Moon covers the sun’s centre, leaving the sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus – around the moon. The maximum ...

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WhatsApp expresses ‘regret’ over Pegasus snooping row


WhatsApp has written to the government expressing “regret” over the Pegasus snooping row, and has assured that it is taking all security measures to address concerns, top government sources said. The sources, who requested not to be named, said the government has asked WhatsApp to reinforce its security wall, and that no more breaches at the messaging platform will be ...

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Google turns 21, marks birthday with special doodle


Search giant Google turned 21 on Friday and it celebrated the occasion with a special doodle that showed a 90s era desktop computer flashing its old logo on the screen. Google is a US-based multi-national technology bellwether that specialises in Internet-related services and products, which include an eponymous search engine, online advertising technologies and cloud computing. The colourful doodle, in ...

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Gionee launches F9 Plus and a new Range of GBuddy Mobile Accessories


With the festive season well underway, the vibrant lifestyle smartphone brand Gionee India, today unveiled its stunning new model Gionee F9 Plus along with a new range of GBuddy accessories to complement the evolving needs of the millennial. The F9 Plus comes in 2 colours and combines eye-catching design, flagship features with a powerful battery backup and is priced at ...

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Google 10 update to be available on these Nokia phones


HMD Global has released its Nokia phones portfolio shortly after the announcement of Android 10, the official name of Google’s Android Q. Those Nokia phones which will get the next major Android operating system update have been revealed. HMD Chief Juho Sarvikas has tweeted that the roll-out of Android 10 in Nokia smartphones will begin in 2019 Q4. Nokia 7.1, ...

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ISRO releases first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2


The first picture of Moon captured by India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite, currently in the lunar orbit, was released by space agency ISRO on Thursday. The picture of Moon was taken by Chandrayaan-2’s LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface on August 21, the city-headquarters Indian Space Research Organisation said. “Take a look at the first ...

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Chandrayaan-2 precisely inserted in defined lunar orbit: ISRO Chairman


The second moon mission of India, the Chandrayaan-2 has been precisely inserted in defined orbit. It reached in defined lunar orbit at 09.02 am today. This was stated by the Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K. Sivan, while addressing a press conference after the Lunar Orbit Insertion of Chandrayaan-2, in Bengaluru, today. With this, Chandrayaan-2 has crossed a ...

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Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon’s orbit on August 20: ISRO


India’s second moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20 and land on the lunar surface on September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Sivan said on Monday. The spacecraft is all set to leave the earth’s orbit after two days, he told reporters here. Sivan was on the city to take ...

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Samsung unveils premium-priced Galaxy Note 10


Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new-generation Galaxy Note large-screen handset starting at USD 950 and said it will work closer with Microsoft so that services function better across its array of devices. The Note 10 “phablet” which is set for release on August 23, comes in two sizes, with the larger beginning at USD 1,100. The price puts the model ...

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