Science & Technology

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress on Jan 3


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 106th Indian Science Congress on January 3 next year at Lovely Professional University nearPhagwara, the varsity said on Monday. A release by LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said the theme of the four-day event is ‘Future India: Science and Technology’ and it will culminate on January 7. Modi will also address an audience of ...

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GSLV-F11 successfully launches GSAT-7A

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-7A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota yesterday. The GSLV-F11 lifted off from the Second Launch Pad at SDSC at 04:10 pm IST, carrying 2250 kg GSAT-7A and about 19 minutes later, injected GSAT-7A into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) of 170.8 ...

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Vivo launches dual display phone


China’s smartphone maker Vivo launched ‘Next Dual Display Edition’ smartphone with 10 GB RAM while expanding its Nex series on Wednesday. This phone has dual display and 3 rear cameras. According to the announcement on the company’s official Vivo account, the smartphone with a 10 GB RAM Plus 128 GB storage model has been priced at 4,998 yuan (about 52 ...

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Sun-induced climate cooling in the coming year


DAINIK NATION BUREAU A team of scientists have found a way to predict the Sun’s activity over the coming decades, which could help better prepare against solar storms that may cripple satellite communications and Earth’s electric power grids. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the team also showed that there is little possibility of a Sun-induced climate ...

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NITI Aayog Launches Global Hackathon On Artificial Intelligence


With the vision to further expand the idea of‘Artificial Intelligence, AI for All’ articulated in the National AI Strategy, NITI Aayog organises hackathons to source sustainable, innovative and technologically-enabled solutions to address various challenges in the development space. Taking the initiative forward, NITI Aayog is now partnering with Perlin – a Singapore-based AI start up – to launch the ‘AI ...

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ISRO launches earth monitoring satellite


Adding another feather to its cap, ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 Thursday successfully injected into orbit India’s earth observation satellite HysIS. The 30 other co-passenger international satellites including those from the United States of America and Australia among others, will soon be placed into orbit. The rocket lifted off majestically into cloudy skies in a burst of orange flames at 9.57 ...

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Indian astronaut to travel to International Space Station most likely by 2022


An Indian astronaut may travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz spacecraft for a short training mission in 2022, a Russian media report said on Wednesday, citing a source in the Russian space industry. “The Russian side has offered Indian colleagues to conduct a short visit to the ISS. The flight should take place in 2022 ...

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Ad free version of YouTube expands to 7 more countries


YouTube Premium, the paid streaming subscription service and YouTube Music Premium is being rolled out to seven new countries, taking the services to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively. Initially launched in June and formarly known as “YouTube Red”, YouTube Premium gives users access to advertisement-free video streaming. The new countries are Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland and the ...

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GSLV MkIII-D2 successfully launches GSAT-29


India’s GSAT-29 communication satellite was successfully launched by the second developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MarkIII (GSLV MkIII-D2) today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. GSLV MkIII-D2 lifted off from the Second Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR at 17:08 hours (IST), carrying the 3423-kg GSAT-29 satellite. About 17 minutes later, the vehicle injected the satellite ...

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NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter’s swirling clouds


NASA’s Juno spacecraft has beamed back a stunning image of Jupiter, showing the gas giant’s multitude of colourful, swirling clouds. The image captures a several bright-white ‘pop-up’ clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval, in Jupiter’s dynamic North Temperate Belt. The image was taken on October 29 as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby ...

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