Category Archives: Science

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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