Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicSatellite imagery

Topic: satellite imagery

Defence ministry’s ‘mammoth’ digital survey of 17.78 lakh acres of land — how, why & what next

The largest landowner in the country, Defence Ministry used drones, satellites, 3D modelling for faster, efficient survey in 4,900 pockets, remote terrain to check encroachment

Satellite images reveal 550m ‘scar’ left by Uttarakhand landslide in Nanda Ghunti glacier

The scar is what remains after chunks of ice and rock broke off a wall of ice in a rock slope failure from a glacier on the shoulder of Nanda Ghunti peak, satellite images show.

Some deception, some posturing — the message from the Chinese military build-up in Ladakh

Satellite imagery experts say that Chinese presence in Ladakh has grown since May with the deployment of additional equipment and defensive structures.

Modi govt’s silence on China gave ‘satellite warriors’ a free run. India will rue the damages

If the LAC crisis prolongs, the satellite warriors will only get better at their interpretations and Modi govt's silence will be seen as capitulation or a cover-up.

These are the test facilities where China is working towards its Mars probe dream

From capital Beijing to remote Xinjiang, China has been working on its space test facilities since 2010, and now plans to launch a Mars probe in 2020.

Cartosat-3 in space — here is how ISRO can now exploit its full potential

Cartosat-3, a third-generation advanced high-resolution imaging satellite, is the most advanced imaging spacecraft India has flown so far.

What ISIS chief al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria looked like before US got him

Satellite imagery shows the compound was built from 2017 to 2019, and ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi probably only moved there in September 2019.

Enormous debris from landslide heading towards Arunachal with Brahmaputra waters

Days after a flood scare proved untrue, the formation of another barrier dam at the same site in Tibet threatens damage

The ‘Chubby Girl’ giving China an edge over India

China’s new strategic transporter, the Y-20, being built in significant numbers, satellite imagery shows.

China’s first carrier battle group ready to set sail

Satellite images show a carrier and a general supply vessel, along with large amounts of loads, being parked at Xiaokouzi, 45 km southwest of Qingdao.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.