Category: SciTech

ISRO announces Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: As part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has instituted two categories of awards in journalism. ISRO has announced the “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” to recognize and reward journalists who have actively contributed towards

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Extremely tiny gold nanorattle may help detect serotonin levels instantly

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Serotonin is a brain chemical that plays an important role in controlling a number of behavioural and cognitive functions. Any fluctuation in its level could result in psychotic and neurodegenerative conditions. Serotonin is also secreted in the digestive system and its abnormal levels may be indicative of tumors in gastro-intestinal

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3D animated video of Chandrayaan-2

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released a 3D animated video of Chandrayaan-2 mission. It shows the entire sequence of events starting right from launch into earth parking orbit, injection into lunar transfer trajectory, lunar orbital capture, landing procedure initialisation, touchdown, communication link establishment with earth and lunar surface exploration.  

GSLVMkIII-M1 lifts off carrying Chandrayaan-2

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: GSLVMkIII-M1 lifts off carrying Chandrayaan-2. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit on Monday 22 July 2019. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to

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Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical snag

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: The historic launch of #Chandrayaan2 was called off today after a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system, 1 hour before the launch. An ISRO tweet at about 3.30 am on Monday 15 July 2019 announced “as a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised

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These innovations are high tech yet frugal in application

GYT Awards 2019

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: An anti-pesticide dermal gel, a low-cost insulin pump, new method for screening drugs against malaria and kala-azar, an early diagnosis method for osteoporosis, utilisation of plastic waste for production of fuel range liquid, novel and light-weight thermal insulating ceramics, rapid and non-destructive method for detection of insect infestation and real-time

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Nuclear power programme poised for rapid expansion in India

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Constraints have now been overcome and nuclear power programme is poised for rapid expansion in India To increase the share of nuclear power generation, the Government has taken several steps to increase the nuclear power capacity and to provide adequate quantity of fuel. These include: Resolution of issues related to Civil

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High levels of arsenic found in groundwater in UP

Umashankar Mishra New Delhi: A new study has found that as many as 2.34 crore people in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh are exposed to high levels of arsenic in groundwater. A total of 40 districts in the state are exposed to high concentration of arsenic in groundwater. Balia, Barabankhi, Gorakhpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Faizabad and

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Stem Cell Research: CIC asks ICMR to share draft guideline details

Newsroom24x7 Network Disclosing the information could result in its misuse since it revolved around various medico legal issues on a continuously evolving and dynamic field of research and in many instances patients were likely to be misguided about the benefits from the use of technology by misunderstanding the facts that it would act as a

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The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C46 mission commenced today at 04:30 Hrs

Newsroom24x7 Network Shriharikota: The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C46 mission commenced today at 04:30 Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is scheduled at 05:30 Hrs IST on May 22, 2019 PSLV-C46 which is the 48th mission of PSLV, will launch RISAT-2B, a Radar imaging earth observation satellite, from

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Cloudy weather and Balakot airstrike: Space scientist validates PM Modi’s stated position

Lalit Shastri       On the hot debate that has overflown across media on certain confusion created after a television interview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he spoke about cloudy weather and radar technology vis-a-vis the Balakot airstrike,  Tapan Misra, former Director Space Application Centre, ISRO, has set the record straight when it

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No more slaughtering of animals for meat

Chand Ahmed Hyderabad: The traditional way of producing meat by slaughtering animals may be a matter of past in a few years as Indian scientists begin work on ‘cultured meat’ – meat made by cells extracted from animals. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), in collaboration with the National Research Centre on Meat (NRCM),

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New mosquito repelling molecule identified

Dr. Aditi Jain New Delhi: Indian researchers have synthesized a new aromatic molecule that promises to help repel and kill adult female of Aedesaegypti mosquito which is carrier of several disease-causing viruses. Mosquito bites that result in diseases such as malaria and dengue are a major concern in tropical countries where the temperature allows their

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