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Govt brings Nuclear programme to North India: Dr Jitendra Singh

AMN/PIB Union Minister for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Government has brought the country’s nuclear programme to North India in the recent years. He said that the programme was hitherto confined mostly to the southern and western parts of the country or to some extent in the central parts. During … Continue reading Govt brings Nuclear programme to North India: Dr Jitendra Singh

Internet users in India to cross 450 mn by June

AMN Internet users in the country are expected to be in the range of 450 to 465 million by June this year. This was stated in a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau. The report said that there were 432 million users in December last year. Of … Continue reading Internet users in India to cross 450 mn by June

India successfully test fires supersonic Interceptor Missile

AMN India today successfully test-fired the supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 10.15 AM. After receiving commands from the radars on the incoming missile, the interceptor missile Prithvi detected and tracked the enemy’s ballistic missile, which was fired from Interim Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha at 10.10 AM. … Continue reading India successfully test fires supersonic Interceptor Missile

NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

NASA plans to send its first robotic spacecraft to the Sun next year, to probe its atmosphere. Eric Christian, a NASA research scientist at Goddard Space Flight Centre said in Washington that NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission to the Sun, which is about 149 million kilometres from the Earth, will unveil why the surface of … Continue reading NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

Astronomers discover 7 new Earth-sized exoplanets that may sustain life

WEB DESK Astronomers have discovered for the first time seven new Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life. Lead researcher Michael Gillon, with the University of Liege in Belgium said, these exoplanets are orbiting a star 39 light years away. He said, they could have some liquid water and maybe life. Astronomers have … Continue reading Astronomers discover 7 new Earth-sized exoplanets that may sustain life

ISRO successfully tests engine for GSLV Mark III rocket

AMN Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III at its Liquid Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu yesterday. ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said the full duration flight test of cryogenic upper stage for GSLV Mark III was … Continue reading ISRO successfully tests engine for GSLV Mark III rocket

India creates history; ISRO launches PSLV C37 with 104 satellites

AMN / Indian Space Research Organisation has created history by injecting a record 104 satellites into orbit in a single launch. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites including Cartosat-2 on board PSLV-C37 at 9:28 AM this morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. In a text book launch, the heavy duty rocked blasted off majestically … Continue reading India creates history; ISRO launches PSLV C37 with 104 satellites

Indian-origin Doctor shortlisted for NASA space mission

AMN An Indian-origin doctor currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme. If everything goes as per plan, 32-year old Dr Shawna Pandya may join the league of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Dr Pandya, who was born in Canada, is a … Continue reading Indian-origin Doctor shortlisted for NASA space mission

ISRO tests Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III

AMN   Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested the Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for the rocket GSLV-Mark-III. In a release, the space agency has said the indegenously developed engine, designated as C25, was tested for a duration of 50 seconds in its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil Nadu, demonstrating … Continue reading ISRO tests Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III

World’s lightest watch created using graphene

Scientists have developed the world’s lightest high-performance mechanical watch made using the ‘wonder material’ graphene and weighing just 40 grammes. The RM 50-03 watch was made using a unique composite incorporating graphene to manufacture a strong but lightweight new case to house the delicate watch mechanism. The graphene composite known as Graph TPT weighs less … Continue reading World’s lightest watch created using graphene

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