Category: SciTech

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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Study flags problems in availability and prices of anti-cancer drugs

Study flags problems in availability and prices of anti-cancer drugs Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: A new study has shown that availability of essential drugs for treatment of childhood cancers was well below the World Health Organisation (WHO)-prescribed standards in both public and private sector pharmacies even in the national capital, Delhi. The survey looked into

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Scientists identify genetic factors responsible for infertility among Indian men

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Male infertility in India is very high. It is generally due to low production and motility of sperm, abnormal shape of sperm or complete absence of it. Now a group of Indian scientists have found underlying genetic factors for infertility among Indian men. They hope this knowledge could help them

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Scientists solve genetic puzzle surrounding Mundas

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Genetic studies, in recent years, have traced the origins of majority of population groups in the Indian sub-continent to two ancestral populations– Ancestral North Indian and Ancestral South Indian. At the same time, it is seen that sizeable population group of Mundas in central and northeast India shares genetic ancestry

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PSLV-C43 lifts off with HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: Indian Space agency ISRO’s Polar Satellite Vehicle (PSLV), in its 45th flight PSLV-C43, blasted off here today (29 November 2018) carrying India’s earth observation satellite HysIS along with 30 more satellites from eight other countries. The 28-hour countdown for the launch began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday and the rocket blasted off

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Dal Lake in Srinagar has bacteria that can degrade pesticides

Rayies Altaf Srinagar: The Dal Lake and other wetlands of Kashmir are famous for their natural beauty and play a key environmental role. Now scientists have found that this eco-system also has certain bacteria that have a natural capacity to degrade pesticide residues, may be useful for bioremediation of degrading water bodies. Researchers have reported

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Cutting on rock salt, fluoride toothpastes can help tackle anaemia: study

Sarah Iqbal Bengaluru: For several decades, India has been trying to reduce the health burden due to anaemia. This condition is known to be a result of insufficient red blood cell and low haemoglobin production in the body and is linked with iron deficiency. Now scientists say that the problem is more layered than it appears and cannot

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ISRO and the Modi Government’s resolve to send an Indian into space by 2022

Lalit Shastri Experts connected with ISRO do not have even an iota of doubt about the capabilities of Indian scientists who have a proven record of trailblazing success and achievements when it comes to the Indian space programme. In his address to the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence

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CSIR’s new patented Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase will revolutionize treatment of Strokes

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A new Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase – a Novel Biological Entity developed by Dr. Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team of inventors at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionize the treatment of ischemic strokes. Ischemic stroke is a condition caused by a

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What prevents ISRO to seek Cabinet approval for more Apex scale posts

Newsroom24x7 Network What prevents ISRO from seeking a Cabinet sanction for a number of Apex scale posts and promoting all their Center Directors to that scale and then making a fair and equal selection for the post of Chairman? Accelerated pushes are taken care of in the Merit Promotion Scheme in place which rewards outstanding

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Decline of ISRO

Lalit Shastri Considering the achievement made by India in the field of Space technology, the best approach for the country is to allow only Indian registered satellite system ie., satellites that are coordinated internationally through the Union Government to operate over India. By adopting such approach, Government requirements for critical sectors like the armed forces

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