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Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020: NASA

3 days ago
Spitzer Space Telescope was launched in January 1983 as Infrared Astronomical Satellite, jointly developed by the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

ISRO to launch own space station by 2030

3 days ago
The construction of India’s own space station will be an extension of the Gaganyaan project.

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 15, ISRO releases first image

Jun 12, 2019
ISRO has released the first pictures of Chandrayaan-2 at Bengaluru Satellite Integration and Testing facility.

Moon is a part of Mars, says US President Donald Trump while attacking NASA

Jun 8, 2019
In an attack on NASA, US President Donald Trump recently said Moon is a part of Mars.

India adopts new standard definition of Kg, kelvin, mole and ampere

May 22, 2019
The definition of the base units has been changed from being linked to artefacts to being based on the fundamental constants on nature.

Google suspends business with Huawei

May 21, 2019
Future Huawei phones will not have access to Google apps such as Chrome, Gmail, YouTube and Google Play.

NASA researchers found evidence of water on Ultima Thule Surface

May 21, 2019
Ultima Thule is 4 billion miles from Earth and has captured scientists' curiosity since they discovered it had a snowman-like appearance.

ISRO missions for next 10 years announced; SIMBEX-19- Current Affairs

May 20, 2019
Among these seven mega missions ISRO has defined XPoSat and Aditya-L1 missions only. Ambitious Chadrayaan-2 and some other mega missions will be conducted.

Moon is shrinking: NASA; extinct bird reappeared after evolution: Study - Current Affairs

May 15, 2019
NASA claims that as per first evidence these faults of shrinking is still active and producing moonquakes today as the Moon continues to gradually cool.

UNEP Report on Sand mining; Japan’s first private rocket ‘Momo-3’ – Current Affairs

May 9, 2019
UNEP report on sand resources indicates that global demand for sand and gravel is at 40 to 50 billion tonnes per year.

Global Road Safety Week 2019; Sunscreen can affect bloodstream - Current Affairs

May 9, 2019
WHO report highlights that road accidents are the major concern for death among people age group between 5 to 29 years.

e-Governance Services and IIT Kanpur agreement; SpaceX launched cargo mission to ISS - Current Affairs

May 6, 2019
Under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT-Kanpur has brought together 15 leading higher education institutions from Uttar Pradesh.

ISRO planning to send probe to sun in 2020; North Korea fires short-range projectiles - Current Affairs

May 4, 2019
ISRO is planning to send a probe to study the sun early in 2020.

Former ISRO Chairman awarded France's highest civilian honour; ISRO to launch 'RISAT 2BR1' – Current Affairs

May 3, 2019
The award recognises A S Kiran Kumar's invaluable contribution to the development of India-France space cooperation.

World's first floating nuclear power plant to begin operations

Apr 29, 2019
The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

WHO guidelines for children under five years; first Marsquake recorded – Current Affairs

Apr 25, 2019
The new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age were developed by a WHO panel of experts.

UAE's Mars probe 85 percent complete; China to build moon station – Current Affairs

Apr 24, 2019
For the first time, a Mars exploration project will be able to take a global picture of the Martian atmosphere.

Madagascar species under threat; Global Deal for Nature – Current Affairs

Apr 24, 2019
Complex life has existed on Earth for about 550 million years, and it is now threatened with the sixth mass extinction.

ICMR guidelines for candida auris infection; Mercury has solid inner core NASA – Current Affairs

Apr 23, 2019
ICMR has recently issued guidelines for candida auris, multi-drug resistant yeast, which is reported to cause invasive infections with high mortality.

Mali's Prime Minister resigns; Nepal launches its 1st satellite – Current Affairs

Apr 19, 2019
Maiga’s government came under mounting pressure over handling the violence in the restive Mopti region.
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