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April 24, 2018

SciTech

Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Dr. Aditi Jain New Delhi: Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem has now come to full circle and the challenge ahead is to produce enough food for burgeoning population but in a sustainable manner. Scientists are now on look for alternatives to fertilizers which

Science academies back neutrino lab project in Tamil Nadu

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), an ambitious mega science project, has been at the centre of a controversy in Tamil Nadu with some political groups raising questions about environment clearance granted for setting up the underground facility in Bodi West Hills in Theni district. Now three national science academies have assured that the

Losing contact with GSAT-6A puts ISRO authorities in dock

Lalit Shastri Giving a giving a go-bye to quality assurance, to increase launch frequency appears to be the main reason why Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) GSAT-6A mission ended in failure. Two days after India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) launched GSAT-6A Satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on March 29, 2018, the authorities confirmed

Women in STEMM encounter bias

Jyoti Singh Imphal: “Women’s involvement in science and technology encounters bias in regard to disciplines and academic or professional level of responsibility,” observed Kesari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, while inaugurating the Women Science Congress during in the Indian Science Congress session here. Tripathi said that many qualified women remain away from mainstream science

Stephen Hawking, Superstar Physicist, Dies at 76

Physicist and author Stephen Hawking, whose scientific insights on a wide ranging subjects from black holes to quantum mechanics changed the world, has died at age 76, his family announced late Tuesday. Click here to read more

Role of MHA and the Y category security cover for serving and retired ISRO chiefs

Lalit Shastri Serving and retired ISRO chiefs are getting Y category security cover each at a cost of about Rs. 60 to 70 lakh per year. Their security cover, includes one car plus one escort car and this facility is being extended to them for life. Former ISRO chiefs K. Kasturirangan, G. Madhavan Nair, K.

Desi GPS: Space Application Centre lacks priority at great cost to the nation

Lalit Shastri The successful launching of a series of satellites in India’s ambitious navigation satellites system (NavIC) by ISRO notwithstanding, those running and administering India’s space programme owe an explanation to the nation and they will have to tell the people of this country why there has been so much delay in making the desi

PSLV-C40 successfully launches Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission was launched today, [12 January, 2018 at 09:29 Hrs (IST)] from SDSC SHAR. Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40. This remote sensing satellite is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series and is intended to augment data services to the users. The

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