Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: AstroSat

Through Indian telescope, astronomers spot mysterious birth of stars in distant dwarf galaxies

AstroSat observations give insight into how dwarf galaxies evolved but raise questions on how stars form in their outer regions. Findings of team from India, US & France published in Nature.

India’s AstroSat telescope discovers one of the earliest galaxies to have formed

Located 9.3 billion light years away, the galaxy is the first to have been observed in the extreme UV environment and it offers insights into the conditions of the early universe.

Jargon-less research is latest ISRO tool to bring the universe to our living rooms

Lack of public outreach and awareness about its work has been an old drawback for ISRO.

On Camera


Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addressing a gathering in Patna | ANI Photo

2024 is no longer a ‘done deal’ for BJP. Bihar coup has changed India’s political landscape

Thinking of India’s electoral map as three strips shows BJP only has 'dominance' over one. With no NDA left now, except in name, 2024 will be a challenge.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.