Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicDepartment of Space

Topic: Department of Space

‘Where’s the research?’ Why space institute IIST’s tailor-made graduates don’t stay at ISRO

Many IIST graduates who are contractually obligated to work with ISRO end up leaving midway by paying fees out of their own pocket, and enrolling for further studies.

India’s private space sector is rising, but wait for Bezos-like ‘joy rides’ will be longer

India's space sector, dominated by ISRO, has seen a boom in private companies in past 3 years. But there are still many challenges to overcome, including flawed policy-making.

Department of Space allotted Rs 13,949 crore in Budget 2021, new PSU given Rs 700 crore

The new budget allocation is nearly Rs 900 crore more than what it was in 2019-20 and Rs 4,449 crore more than fiscal 2020-21.

Space Activities Bill, meant to boost private role, will create confusion instead

The draft Space Activities Bill, which might be presented in the winter session of Parliament, leaves crucial newspace facets unconsidered.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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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.
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