Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: NASA

NASA reaches for the Sun, and a mother whale in mourning in the Pacific

Dementia patients in the US are being given unapproved drugs 'with possibly fatal consequences', and China's crackdown.

Final draft of Assam NRC to be out today and Karunanidhi keeps everyone on edge

Front Page Narendra Modi isn’t scared of meeting industrialists in public. Speaking in Lucknow on Sunday, the PM said that industrialists, like farmers, artisans, bankers etc, also...

Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers the compelling question

Under Outer Space Treaty, moon & other celestial bodies such as asteroids can't become a 'territory' of one sovereign state or another.

Liquid water on Mars is no surprise but here’s why it makes the planet tougher to explore

Water on Mars is exciting but laws of planetary protection state that we cannot send any craft from Earth near a potential site of life for fear of contamination. 

ISRO seeks to tap the south side of the moon for waste-free nuclear energy

It will launch a rover in October to explore virgin territory on the lunar surface and analyse crust samples for signs of water and helium-3. 

Curiosity finds mysterious methane, organic building blocks of life on Mars

Though not a confirmation of alien life, the results do take us a step closer to deducing that Mars is a tad more hospitable to life than previously thought.

Trump’s America has the most number of flat earth believers & climate change deniers

In the field of global climate change, scientific bodies often are accused, even by those in power, of fabricating data.

India’s most notorious con jobs are almost always ‘launched’ by NASA

Time and again, the US space agency has stepped in to refute fake claims and hoaxes that surface in India.

Will Pluto be a planet again? Planetary scientists deliberate at Texas event

In 2006, Pluto was declared a dwarf planet because of a change in the definition of the word ‘planet’ and since then a number of definitions have been doing the rounds.

Remembering a Haryana girl who made Hindi Medium Type cool by becoming a heroic astronaut

Kalpana Chawla died in a space tragedy 15 years ago. But she brought home to me the Hindi Medium Type, or HMT, advantage.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.