NSIL is in a state of drift: Will the PMO take note and act?

Lalit Shastri The newly created New Space India Ltd (NSIL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) underDepartment of Space, seems to be drifting like a stricken satellite in outer space. It is more than two years since this new outfit was created with a vision to provide space-related products andservices flowing or emanating from the… Read More NSIL is in a state of drift: Will the PMO take note and act?

Jotting of a distinguished scientist who should have headed India’s Space Programme

Newsroom24x7 Network After closely watching the achievements and also investigating the major causes behind successive failures of ISRO during the last one decade, Newsroom24x7 is saying with full conviction what we have underscored in the above heading. We are maintaining total objectivity and saying this keeping national interest in absolute focus. We are republishing a… Read More Jotting of a distinguished scientist who should have headed India’s Space Programme

Department of Space committed himalyan blunder by losing the services of Tapan Misra

Newsroom24x7 Network Unfortunately, ISRO frittered away the advantage of the technology leadership of RISAT. It is a classic example how leadership failed ISRO in seizing technology leadership Tapan Misra, Distinguished Scientist Newsroom24x7 has been following closely the happenings and exposing the irregularities and a series of failures, all linked to leadership deficit in Indian Space… Read More Department of Space committed himalyan blunder by losing the services of Tapan Misra

Police officers behind fake ISRO spy case should be tried for treason: #JusticeforNambiNarayanan

Lalit Shastri The IB officials and kerala police officers along with their bosses, who had framed S Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case, are guilty of sedition and should be tried and sentenced to death. This is the view shared by few of those who have been closely associated with ISRO and Indian’s space… Read More Police officers behind fake ISRO spy case should be tried for treason: #JusticeforNambiNarayanan

Chandrayaan 2 and the Houdini Act

Newsroom24x7 Network There’s a facebook post by Tapan Misra, a distinguished scientist and a former Director of Space Application Centre on a writeup titled “Aliens demolished India’s Chandrayaan 2; New findings shock ISRO” by some Nirmal Narayanan and published by International Business Times. The facebook post by Tapan Misra is self explanatory. It calls the… Read More Chandrayaan 2 and the Houdini Act

Indian scientists develop artificial enzyme to keep HIV virus in check

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: People suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection can now hope to have a better quality of life with researchers at the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) developing a nano alternative to a natural enzyme that is used to block reactivation and replication of the virus in the host’s immune… Read More Indian scientists develop artificial enzyme to keep HIV virus in check

Innovation died young: Distinguished Scientist throws light on the dark side of ISRO

Tapan Misra We have a common characteristic: we never understand the importance of our real achievements, but we go ga ga over lesser achievements, because they happen to catch eyeballs entirely for different reasons. One such was GSAT 29, geo stationary satellite with experimental payloads, launched way back in Nov 2018. I personally took this… Read More Innovation died young: Distinguished Scientist throws light on the dark side of ISRO

2021 GV Impact List: Tribute to 25 leaders who are changing the face of technology and life sciences

Newsroom24x7 Network New York City: The annual GV Impact List released on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day, pays tribute to 25 leaders who are “changing the face of technology and life sciences”. For this year’s Impact List, GV founders and CEOs were invited to nominate a woman or non-binary team member making a… Read More 2021 GV Impact List: Tribute to 25 leaders who are changing the face of technology and life sciences

A new automated system to detect colorectal cancer

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) has designed an automated Artificial Intelligence-based system to detect colorectal cancer in collaboration with scientists from research institutions in Japan and the United States of America. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer among men and… Read More A new automated system to detect colorectal cancer

Learnings from tale of two neighbours – India and China

Tapan Misra The source of military conflict with China is complex. It is part military, part Chinese desire of redrawing of Chinese territory, commensurate with their perceived and concocted historical Chinese sway and probably more importantly, Chinese desire to restrict India to low end manufacturing and dominantly consumer market. Both the countries, with their similar… Read More Learnings from tale of two neighbours – India and China

PSLV-C51 successfully launches Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota

Newsroom24x7 Network Frst dedicated launch for NSIL India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 successfully launched Amazonia-1 along with 18 co-passenger satellites today (February 28, 2021) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C51 lifted off from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR at 10:24 hours (IST) as planned. After a flight of about 17… Read More PSLV-C51 successfully launches Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota

Space Sector reforms, Indian startups, ISRO and Pixxel

Newsroom24x7 Network Newsroom24x7 had conducted investigation and found out that Pixxel Space Technologies, Inc. is registered with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission and was incorporated in 2019. All its data downloading and dissemination facilities are in USA or some other country but not in India. We had reported this, when ISRO and more particularly… Read More Space Sector reforms, Indian startups, ISRO and Pixxel

Pixxel abandons satellite launch through PSLV C51

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: In the midst of a raging controversy, Pixxel, on Tuesday 23 February, cited “some software issues” as the reason and called off the much hyped and publicised launch of its satellite through ISRO’s PSLV later this month. It was in the fag end of 2020 that Pixxel had signed an agreement with… Read More Pixxel abandons satellite launch through PSLV C51

Speakup India: Why bury merit in ISRO

Newsroom24x7 Network ISRO’s present leadership crisis perhaps could have been avoided had former ISRO chief Kiran Kumar not refused an extension. Now Sivan being given an extension appears to be an internal maneuvering to keep certain distinguished scientists from getting into the leadership race and an attempt to perpetuate mediocrity. Lalit Shastri, Editor-in-Chief Newsroom24x7, exposed… Read More Speakup India: Why bury merit in ISRO

Ramchandra Guha, Satish Dhawan Chair at IISc and Modi bashing

Lalit Shastri An opinion piece by Ramchandra Guha, with the title “ Why Modi And Shah Fear Young Activists” has been published by NDTV on Tuesday February 16. Ramchandra Guha has been occupying a chair at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) under the Satish Dhawan Visiting Professor/Scientist Program funded by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),… Read More Ramchandra Guha, Satish Dhawan Chair at IISc and Modi bashing

ISRO, recruitment controversy, CVC & fair investigation

Lalit Shastri After the dismissal of the (Sunderlal) Patwa Government, the (Madhya Pradesh) Governor had announced the setting up of a one-person Inquiry Committee headed by the then Secretary GAD Sushma Nath to go into the acts of omission and commission leading to the riots and flaring up of the riot situation (post-Ayodhya riots in… Read More ISRO, recruitment controversy, CVC & fair investigation

ISRO recruitment controversy: LPSC silent on allegation of nepotism and favouritism

Newsroom24x7 Network After a section of the media has come out with reports alleging irregularity in the appointment of Siddharth S, the son K Sivan, Secretary Department of Space and Chairman ISRO, as scientist/engineer ‘SC’ in ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Valiamala, LPSC has issued a press statement reiterating that all the posts recruited… Read More ISRO recruitment controversy: LPSC silent on allegation of nepotism and favouritism

Preparations for Gaganyaan Mission on track; NavIC operationalised

Newsroom24x7 Network Union Minister for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh told Parliament on Wednesday 10 February 2021 that 26 Companies/startups have approached ISRO seeking technical guidance and facility sharing for their space activity. The Minister said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha that NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) –… Read More Preparations for Gaganyaan Mission on track; NavIC operationalised

Is it another Antrix-Devas like Scam in ISRO

Lalit Shastri An Indian start up operating out of Bengaluru with the brand name Pixxel, promises 24-hour global coverage with hyperspectral imaging. They want to deploy constellation of 30 small satellites for this purpose. The startup company has been founded by two young graduates from BITS Pilani. Their first satellite is slated to be launched… Read More Is it another Antrix-Devas like Scam in ISRO