Thursday, 18 August, 2022


Climate change is accelerating, says another UN report. Here’s why

A new UN report says climate change is occurring at an increasing rate and its consequences are affecting people on every continent.

UK study conducted in India finds children born into poverty have weaker brain activity

The study, conducted in UP on children aged four months to four years, finds a link between mother’s education and mental development.

NASA is not the final word on space debris from A-SAT, says former DRDO chief Saraswat

NASA said it disapproved of India’s 27 March test of an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile on account of the space debris it created.

NASA slams A-SAT test for leaving debris in space, increasing risk factor for space station

On 27 March, India entered an exclusive club of nations capable of destroying space-borne satellites as it launched a missile to destroy an Indian satellite.

NASA says India’s A-SAT satellite test a ‘terrible thing’, has put ISS at risk

The A-SAT test by India last week resulted in about 400 pieces of orbital debris that could damage the International Space Station, a NASA official said.

Not just April Fool’s, 1 April is the day measurements became simple for India

1 April 2019 marks 62 years since India accepted the 100-paise-to-a-rupee formula, or the 'decimal coinage system'.

These are the 4 countries which hitched a ride aboard ISRO’s latest PSLV

ThePrint takes a look at the 28 foreign satellites — from American to Swiss — that travelled with ISRO's EMISAT, and their utility.

There’s a mysterious Indian spy aboard the PSLV that ISRO just launched into space

ISRO's latest mission marks the first time the PSLV will be launching and placing satellites in three different orbits.

What is the best sense? Scientists are still battling it out

The debate has opened up some surprisingly deep questions – like what actually makes a sense more or less valuable? And, are some senses fundamentally more important in making us human?

Proved by science: Winston Churchill, not nature, caused 1943 Bengal famine

Researchers studied simulated soil conditions from 1870 to 2016, and found that while other famines during this period were caused by drought, the one in 1943 wasn’t.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.