Category: SciTech

Chandrayaan-2 Mission: India has become the first country to have attempted to probe lunar South Pole

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: “With Chandrayaan-2 Mission, India became the first country to have attempted to probe lunar South Pole, which is believed to contain water and upholds key secrets of the solar system”. An ebook on Chandrayaan-2, titled “The journey of a billion dreams – A story for eternity” and produced by the Publications

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Save ISRO: Nation cannot remain mute spectator

Lalit Shastri Indian Space research Organisation, popularly known as ISRO, continues to be in news for some time now, especially due to the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 Mission. The main objectives of the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander were to demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the lunar surface and operate a robotic rover on the Moon surface to

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CSIR launches eco-friendly crackers

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched a set of new crackers that promises to help reduce particulate emissions by 30 per cent while producing the same level of light and sound effects of traditional fireworks. The new firework, which cover popularly used sound

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ISRO & Chandrayaan-2: A tale of 2 stories

Newsroom24x7 Network Just zoom in and compare, especially the 4th and 2nd last para of the Newsroom24x7 story titled “ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 & need to plug loopholes” published on 8 September 2019 and the last para of the TOI news story, with the heading “Experts find Sivan’s ‘98% success’ remark laughable”, published a fortnight after the

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Chandrayaan-2 and ISRO: Why lose the big picture and orchestrate a shabby controversy

Lalit Shastri After Chandrayaan-2 failed to softland on Moon, a section of national media has created an unfair controversy by describing a well-intended post on social media by Distinguished Scientist Tapan Misra as a “veiled jibe” and “dig at ISRO Chairman Sivan’s leadership” Times of India on Monday, 23 September published a story with the

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Chandrayaan-2 and ISRO: Let’s not divert attention

Lalit Shastri A day after newsroom24x7 had published a news, based on a facebook post by Distinguished Scientist Tapan Misra, with the title “Space Technology is not “Rocket Science”, another news portal –  The Wire – did a piece picking from the same post with the heading “Senior ISRO Scientist Criticises Sivan’s Approach After Moon

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“How headline hunters can turn to head hunters”

Newsroom24x7 Network Distinguished Scientist with ISRO Tapan Misra has commented on two news portals that have published news items based on a post by him on his facebook wall. We are reproducing his reaction for the benefit of Newsroom24x7 followers/visitors. “My Facebook post had been picked up by two news portals. Newsroom 24×7 kept the

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Space Technology is not “Rocket Science”

Tapan Misra You are surprised with the title, isn’t it? But contrary to popular belief, simplicity is the hallmark of space technology, including “Rocket Science”. Space Technology may be based on complex scientific knowledge and principles. But reliability is the essence of space technology. If your scooter tyre gets punctured on road, you can bring

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Engineer’s Day: Occasion to remember Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya

Tapan Misra Today, 15th September, is the 158th birth anniversary of celebrated civil engineer Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya. He was inspired by India’s ancient engineering tradition : aesthetic beauty was integral part of the marvels of engineering, created by him. That is why his birth day is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India. Definition of

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Aerosols increase drought severity over the Indian subcontinent

Abhay S.D. Rajput Pune: A team of atmospheric scientists from India, USA and Canada have found that aerosols in the atmosphere can increase the severity of droughts over the Indian subcontinent by as much as 17 per cent during El Nino years. The team led by Dr.Suvarna S. Fadnavis of the Indian Institute of Tropical

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ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 & need to plug loopholes

Lalit Shastri The ISRO scientists involved in the Chandrayaan-2 Mission deserve every praise. Notwithstanding the failure to soft land the Lander craft on Moon, the scientists involved in the mission deserve a standing ovation for executing one of the most difficult maneuvers during the historic journey of Chandrayaan-2. Chandrayaan-2 Mission was aimed at taking a

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When the world was waiting for the historic landing of Vikram Lander there were some talking of ISRO scientists and NRC

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: Just when the entire world was waiting on Friday night for the historic landing of Vikram Lander on Moon, a mischievous post had started floated freely on social media obviously by those wanting to rake up an unnecessary controversy by focusing attention on ISRO scientist Jitendra Nath Goswami and pointing out that

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Watch Live Landing of Vikram Lander on Moon on Sep 07, 2019 from 01:10 hrs IST onwards

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: On the day of landing, 7 September 2019, the Lander (Vikram) will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex maneuvers comprising of rough braking and fine braking. Imaging of the landing site region prior to landing will be done for finding safe and hazard-free zones. Vikram will attempt

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