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Nokia to build first-ever cellular network on the Moon

3 days ago
Under the NASA partnership, Nokia will build the first-ever ultra-compact and low-powered end-to-end LTE solution. 

Department of Space proposes to allow private Indian companies to launch and sell services

3 days ago
According to the Spacecom policy draft, which will replace the existing Satcom Policy, the private Indian firms will be allowed to set up control centres outside India and use overseas space assets. 

NASA spacecraft successfully touches Bennu asteroid, collects dust and pebbles

Oct 21, 2020
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touched the surface of a well-preserved, ancient asteroid known as Bennu by unfurling its robotic arm. The asteroid is currently more than 200 million miles from Earth. 

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches CuRED, COVID-19 clinical trials website

Oct 21, 2020
CuRED will be providing information about diagnostics, drugs, and devices including the current stage of the trials, partnering institutions as well as their role in the trials along with other details.

COVID-19 website launched in Nilgiris to provide necessary information to residents and visitors

Oct 21, 2020
The COVID-19 website launched in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu is available in both English and Tamil. It will help in slowing down the spread of Coronavirus in the district.

Russia grants approval to second COVID-19 vaccine EpiVacCorona

Oct 16, 2020
The EpiVacCorona Vaccine is a promising synthetic vaccine based on peptide, unlike the first Russian Vaccine Sputnik V, which is an adenovirus vector-based vaccine.

India and France get re-elected as President and Co-president of ISA

Oct 15, 2020
The Third Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) was attended by 34 ISA Member Ministers. 53 member countries and 5 signatory and prospective member countries also participated in the assembly.

Pluto’s mountains are snowcapped but not similar to Earth’s

Oct 14, 2020
The scientists had earlier determined that the snow on the mountains of Pluto consists of frozen methane, with traces of gas being present in the atmosphere of Pluto, similar to water vapour on Earth.

Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial after volunteer falls ill

Oct 13, 2020
As the company has not revealed the details about the unexplained illness, it has decided to stop the study while doctors find out if the illness was caused because of the vaccine or if it was a coincidence.

Tamil Nadu government to set up advanced manufacturing hub in partnership with WEF

Oct 9, 2020
MD & CEO, Guidance, Neeraj Mittal while commenting on the partnership stated that the advanced manufacturing hub will boost the end to end manufacturing of high-value and high-tech products in Tamil Nadu.

Prasar Bharati and IFFCO sign MoU to promote and broadcast latest agriculture technology and innovations

Oct 7, 2020
As per the agreement, DD Kisan will now be broadcasting various innovative and different techniques that are being practiced in the agricultural field.

Indo-French satellites to trace illegal oil spillage by ships

Oct 7, 2020
The constellation of satellites will constitute the first space-based system in the world that is capable of tracking ships continuously. 

DCGI gives nod to Phase-1 human trials of 'antisera' to treat COVID-19

Oct 7, 2020
Antisera are blood serum raised in animals, which is high in antibodies against specific antigens and are injected in humans to help kickstart the immune system to fight specific infections.

Nobel Prize 2020 for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose and jointly to Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel

Oct 6, 2020
The three scientists have been awarded the Nobel prize Physics 2020 for their groundbreaking discoveries about the black holes.

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches ‘Ayush Standard Treatment Protocol’

Oct 6, 2020
While launching the Ayush Standard Treatment Protocol, the health minister hailed the up-gradation of the protocols by the AYUSH Ministry. 

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates RAISE 2020 Virtual Summit, highlights India's efforts in becoming a global hub for Artificial Intelligence

Oct 6, 2020
RAISE 2020: Artificial Intelligence will play a significant role in empowering agriculture, education, healthcare as well as creating the next generation of urban infrastructure and addressing urban issues.

Reliance develops RT-PCR kit that gives COVID-19 results in 2 hours

Oct 5, 2020
RT-PCR kit developed by the scientists at Reliance Life Sciences has been named R-Green Kit and has been technically validated by ICMR for the satisfactory performance.

ISRO to launch its Venus Mission in 2025, French Space Agency to participate

Oct 1, 2020
K Sivan, ISRO Chairman, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES President held talks and also reviewed the areas driving cooperation between India and France in space.

China to launch world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020

Oct 1, 2020
The goal of the mission will be to assess the asteroid mining robot’s capabilities and to find out how well it can identify and extract valuable resources.

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches CSIR technologies for rural development

Oct 1, 2020
The launched technologies are under a joint initiative of Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan (UNA), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA), and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D).
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