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Category Archives: Science

July 30, 2019
Automated Facial Recognition System

Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) is grabbing the headlines in India currently. This is because the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released a request proposal for an AFRS that can be used by police officers throughout the country. What is Union Government’s plan regarding  AFRS? The NCRB has requested a proposal (issued on June 28) for procuring National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS). It will reportedly be used by the law enforcement agencies for [...]Read More

July 22, 2019
India's Second Mission to the Moon - Chandrayaan-2

India successfully launched its second Moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh today at 2.43 pm (IST). This mission was postponed an hour before the lift-off last week due to a snag that was detected in the cryogenic stage of the rocket. Laudable achievement The Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is a unique achievement by the Indian scientists and technocrats. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready to reach Moon’s [...]Read More

April 7, 2019
What is EMISAT and How would It Secure India?

On April 1, 2019, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) successfully launched EMISAT (Electronic Intelligence Satellite) along with 29 other commercial satellites with the help of PSLV-C45 from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Center. It is the first of its kind mission because with the help of a single satellite launch mission ISRO will put the satellites in three different orbits. With this successful launch, ISRO can carry out orbital experiments including the ones on maritime satellite [...]Read More

March 27, 2019
What is Mission Shakti?

India has achieved yet another technological breakthrough. On Wednesday, March 27, India made history when A-SAT, an anti-satellite system developed by DRDO, knocked down a live Indian satellite in the low Earth Orbit. With this stupendous achievement India has become the fourth nation in the world to have the technology. Until now only the United States, Russia, and China had mastered this technology. According to media reports, the A-SAT was launched on Wednesday morning at [...]Read More

November 29, 2018
ISRO Satellite

It’s in the sky. The best Earth-Imaging Satellite of India has been launched by the ISRO today at 9.58 AM. HysIS (Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite), which has been hyped for having the best resolution ever, was carried into space with the PSLV-C43 rocket. HysIS has a life of 5 years and is placed at an inclination of 97.957 deg in the polar SSO (Sun Synchronous Orbit). The satellite is also named informally after a popular cartoon [...]Read More

November 15, 2018

With the state of Andra Pradesh on alert regarding Cyclone Gaza, uncertainty had started swarming around the much-awaited launch of ISRO’s latest satellite. However, beating the odds, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) pulled off a perfect launch, swelling in pride. The launching was of GSAT-29, India’s heaviest ever satellite; onboard our heaviest rocket- GSLV-MK III). The space mission is said to soon aid the countrymen with their communication needs. GSAT-29 and the launch The [...]Read More

October 23, 2018
Advantages, disadvantages of biofuels

In August 2018, Rajasthan became the first Indian state to implement a biofuel policy. The nationwide policy had been unveiled by the centre in May of the same year. The state has already installed a bio-diesel plant with a capacity of 8 tonnes per day. Alongside, efforts will be made to encourage usage of biofuels, with initiatives like advertisements and self-help groups (SHGs). So, what are biofuels, and why is our government making increasing efforts [...]Read More

September 27, 2018
ISRO Mission Gangayaan

  While addressing the people of India on the event of Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement that three Indian men or women would go into space by 2022. This has put Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under great pressure as with this announcement, it has finally got a conclusive deadline for the Gangayaan project it has been working on since 2004. With the Gangayaan mission [...]Read More

June 14, 2018
Major Indian Scientific Breakthroughs in 2017-18

India has carved its place among the topmost countries in the world in the field of scientific research and positioned itself as one of the top five nations in the field of space research. Science in India has witnessed major advancements in the last few years. All thanks to the wonderful talent and the infrastructural facilities available in the country. Present-day India is strongly focusing on the field of science and technology, realizing that it plays [...]Read More

May 26, 2016
Swadeshi Space Shuttle

On 23 May, India was able to successfully test the first ever space shuttle made in the country. It was launched at 7 AM from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The space shuttle was named Re-Usable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator or RLV-TD and was used as a scale model. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) termed this mission successful after 20 minutes had passed since its launch. The space shuttle was 6.5 metre long and [...]Read More

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