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NASA’s lunar orbiter spots water molecules on Moon

Mar 12, 2019
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of Moon, a finding that could help scientists learn about the accessibility of water that can be used by humans in future lunar missions.

Evolution of WWW: Google Doodle celebrates 30 years of World Wide Web

Mar 12, 2019
In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, submitted the 'Information Management: A Proposal' to his boss while working at Europe's CERN Lab, a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland. This proposal is what later came out as the first web browser, the World Wide Web.

Google launches 'Bolo' app to help children read in Hindi, English

Mar 7, 2019
Google has launched a new application called ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school to read in Hindi and English. The application features an animated character called 'Diya', who encourages children to read stories aloud.

ISRO launches ‘Young Scientist Programme’ for school children

Mar 5, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for school children called Yuva Vigyani Karyakram or Young Scientist Programme. The programme aims at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to the younger ones.

NASA to launch new mission to study space weather from ISS

Feb 28, 2019
NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around the Earth. The mission will investigate how waves in the lower atmosphere, caused by variations in the densities of different packets of air, impact the upper atmosphere.

National Science Day 2019 observed; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize conferred

Feb 28, 2019
On the occasion of National Science Day 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to the awardees.

ISRO to launch electronic intelligence satellite ‘Emisat’

Feb 27, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation would be launching an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for Defence Research and Development Organisation in March 2019. In the special mission, ISRO would also be launching 28 third-party satellites and demonstrate its new technologies.

India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 launched from French Guiana

Feb 6, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched by Arianespace aboard its launch vehicle Ariane 5 from the spaceport in French Guiana on February 5, 2019.

ISRO sets up Human Space Flight Centre for Gaganyaan mission

Feb 4, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation has unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre at ISRO Headquarter campus in Bengaluru, Karnataka for its maiden manned space mission Gaganyaan. The centre shall be responsible for implementation of Gaganyaan project which involves end-to-end mission planning.

Government announces hike in Research Fellowship; all research fellows entitled to HRA

Jan 31, 2019
The Fellowship of the Junior Research Fellows in the first two years of Ph.D programme has been increased from Rs 25,000 to Rs 31,000 per month.

ISRO launches Kalamsat, Microsat-R satellites on PSLV-C44 rocket

Jan 25, 2019
One of the specialties of the launch would be the configuration of the rocket. ISRO used the aluminium tank for the first time in the fourth stage of the launch of PSLV C 44.

IIT-Hyderabad to launch full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence

Jan 19, 2019
The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad has announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence technology from the new academic session, which is a first for the country and only the third globally.

ISRO launches UNNATI Programme; will launch Kalamsat, Microsat-R satellites on January 24

Jan 17, 2019
ISRO will launch a student satellite called ‘Kalamsat’ and an imaging satellite known as ‘Microsat-R’ on January 24, 2019, marking the first launch of the ISRO in 2019.

Government launches two national science channels DD Science, India Science

Jan 16, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology along with Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati on January 15, 2019 launched two science communication initiatives -DD Science and India Science.The two science channels, which are milestones in the history of science communication in India, are the first step in creating a national science channel for the country.

ISRO launches Samwad with students to engage them on space science activities

Jan 2, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a new platform called ‘Samwad with Students’ on January 1, 2019 in Bengaluru, as part of its enhanced outreach programme. The new conversation mission aims to inspire students cutting across schools and colleges.

Gaganyaan Programme: Cabinet approves Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative; first manned flight to take place in 40 months

Dec 28, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on August 28, 2018 unveiled the details of the Gaganyaan Programme. The Gaganyaan Programme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 72nd Independence Day speech.

Researchers discover evidence of water in 17 asteroids

Dec 20, 2018
Japanese researchers have detected evidence of water in 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite AKARI. The discovery is expected to contribute to the understanding of the distribution of water in our solar system, the evolution of asteroids and the origin of water on Earth.

ISRO launches communication satellite GSAT-7A

Dec 19, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched geostationary communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11. The satellite with a mission life of eight years has been built to provide communication capability to the users in Ku-band over the Indian region.

India successfully test-fires Agni-5 ballistic missile

Dec 11, 2018
The missile has been designed to hit the designated target point accurately, guided by the on-board computer with the support of a Ring Laser Gyro-based Inertial Navigation System, the Micro Inertial Navigation System, fully-digital control system and advanced compact avionics.

NITI Aayog launches Global Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence

Dec 8, 2018
NITI Aayog in partnership with Perlin, a Singapore-based AI start up, has launched ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ to further expand the idea of ‘Artificial Intelligence, AI for All’ articulated in the National AI Strategy.

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