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Indo-Italy Scientific and Technological cooperation re-launched

Indo-Italy Scientific and Technological cooperation re-launched

The Indo-Italian Joint Committee established under the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement re-launched cooperation in the sectors of science, technology and innovation. The original agreement was signed between Italy and India in 2003. The Indian delegation led by Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, while the Italian delegation was led by Vincenzo ...

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Mining Surveillance System (MSS) launched to put a Leash on Illegal Mining

Mining Surveillance System (MSS) launched to put a Leash on Illegal Mining

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Mining Surveillance System (MSS) in New Delhi yesterday. On this occasion, the Minister also interacted with the media across 13 states, through video conferencing and explained in detail about the MSS. The MSS is hosted on the National Centre of Geo-Informatics ...

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Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Launches e-NAM Mobile App

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Launches e-NAM Mobile App

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today announced successfully completion of e-NAM (electronic National Anaj Mandi) 1st phase and launched e-NAM Mobile App in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Radha Mohan Singh announced that most of the implementation issues faced in pilot phase have been addressed and e-NAM platform is connected to 250 markets across ...

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ISRO launches India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 from French Guiana

ISRO launches India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-18

India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-18 was inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system on October 06, 2016 from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-231. Weighing 3404 kg at lift-off, it carries 48 communication transponders to provide Services in Normal C-band, Upper Extended C-band and Ku-bands of the frequency spectrum. The satellite carries Ku-band beacon as well to help in an accurately pointing ground antennas ...

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Rosetta Mission, that gave information about Comet 67P, will end today

Rosetta Mission

Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft, due to switch off today after a 12-year odyssey, carried eleven scientific instruments to research and photograph comet 67P from all angles. After arriving in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it launched Philae, a separate lander, which itself had 10 hi-tech gadgets, including cameras, X-ray scans, radio wave probes and a drill that never deployed. Together, the robot explorers ...

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World’s first baby born using new 3-parent spindle transfer technique

Spindle Transfer Technique

In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby with DNA from three parents has been born. The boy, now almost six month old, was conceived using a technique called ‘spindle transfer mitochondrial donation’. Boy’s parents is a Jordanian couple who has been trying to start a family for 20 years. They had 4 pregnancy losses and 2 deceased children ...

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India-Singapore MoU to be signed to give boost to Innovation & Creativity

India, Russia team up to promote innovation and R&D

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation between Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Ministry of Law, Government of Singapore. The India-Singapore MoU will be ...

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India signs contract for Exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides with ISA

India signs contract for Exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, signed a 15-year contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), for exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides (PMS) in Indian Ocean today. The contract was signed by Dr. M Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES and Mr. Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary General, ISA. ISA is an institution set up under the Convention on Law of the Sea ...

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ISRO launches PSLV C-35 & establishes SCATSAT-1 in orbit

ISRO launches PSLV C-35 & establishes SCATSAT-1 in orbit

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its thirty seventh flight (PSLV-C35), launched the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for weather related studies and seven other co-passenger satellites together weighing about 304 kg at lift-off. The other satellites are from Algeria, Canada and the USA as well as two satellites from Indian University/Academic Institute. The total weight of all the eight satellites carried on-board ...

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India to host 1st BRICS Young Scientists Conclave in Bengaluru

Young Scientists Conclave in Bengaluru

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India is hosting a five day event where a group of about 50 young scientists/researchers from BRICS countries are meeting in Bengaluru from 26-30th September, 2016. It would be organized and coordinated by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. The meet would provide a platform for engaging, connecting and ...

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