ISRO plans next launch mission in Aug.

PSLV-C42 to carry an earth observation satellite apart from 20 to 30 smaller ones of foreign customers The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has slated its next launch mission, an earth observation satellite, tentatively for August. The last one was in April. The upcoming episode will include 25 to 30 small secondary foreign satellites as
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Make up largest fraction of PM2.5; fertilizers, agriculture and untreated sewage causing the rise Nitrogen particles make up the largest fraction of PM2.5, the class of pollutants closely linked to cardiovascular and respiratory illness, says the first-ever quantitative assessment of nitrogen pollution in India. While the burning of crop residue is said to be a
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Trinamool Congress’s sweep in the West Bengal panchayat polls comes at a high cost The exact scale of the ruling Trinamool Congress’s victory in the May 14 panchayat elections in West Bengal is still a matter of conjecture, as the fate of the uncontested seats is before the Supreme Court. The next hearing is on
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Strategy involves treating patients with BRAF-mutated melanoma with signal pathway inhibitors A team of researchers has managed to exploit a vulnerability in melanoma or skin cancer that develops resistance to a targeted therapy, providing a potential new therapeutic strategy to selectively kill the drug-resistant cancer cells. The study has shown that when cancer cells develop
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Seeks to replace hydrazine fuel for future missions Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have reported progress in the development of an environment-friendly propellant to power satellites and spacecraft. The effort is to replace the conventional hydrazine rocket fuel, a highly toxic and carcinogenic chemical, with a greener propellant for future missions. Initial
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I’ve been asked to reflect back on India’s nuclear tests 20 years ago. My first reflection is that Indians do not need (or want) an American to say whether the tests benefited or harmed India. Fortunately, the leader who ordered them, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, himself provided a good template for measuring the balance of gain and
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The liability law and the Fukushima accident have changed India’s nuclear energy outlook Twenty years ago, on May 11, 1998, India took a leap into the unknown world of nuclear weapon powers with the tests at Pokhran. Though the decision was taken after great deliberation and with preparation, how the reaction of the world would
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Staff strength to increase 50% annually in the coming years’ Kongsberg Software & Services, a subsidiary of Norway-based Kongsberg Digital ASA, plans to hire more engineers at its facility in Bengaluru, said Hege Skryseth, EVP of Kongsberg and president of Kongsberg Digital. “Currently, we have 130 employees in Bangalore,” Ms. Hege said. “With so much
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Bhabha Kavach weighs 6.6 kg and has passed over 30 tests The Bhabha Atomic Reseach Centre (BARC) has developed a next-generation bulletproof jacket for the Indian armed forces, which is not only cheaper but also much lighter. Bhabha Kavach, named after nuclear physicist Dr. Homi J. Bhabha, the jacket was developed at BARC’s Trombay centre
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Scientists said Tiangong 1 mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere on Monday over the central South Pacific, Chinese space authorities said. The experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8.15 a.m. Beijing time, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said. Brad
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