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SpiNNaker: World’s Most Powerful Computer to Mimic Human Brain

SpiNNaker, world’s fastest brain-mimicking machine, a novel computer architecture inspired by the working of the human brain, a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain, was switched on for first time by the Researchers in the UK on 2 November 2018. A special computer chip that ...

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Successful Launch of GSLV-MK-III D2 carrying GSAT-29 Satellite is a Historic Day for ISRO

India’s GSAT-29 Communication Satellite, the heaviest rocket ever launched from the Indian soil, was successfully launched by the second developmental flight of GSLV MkIII-D2 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MarkIII) on Wednesday 14 November 2018 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. GSAT-29 launch will help to bridge the digital divide. GSAT-29 satellite is intended to se...

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New Space Industry for Servicing Satellites on Orbit

New Aerospace Companies to Extend Lifespan of Satellites, when satellites run out of fuel and can no longer maintain their precise orbit, rendering them useless even if their hardware is still intact; have been founded in recent years.  Satellites that circle the Earth have been left abandoned for decades. Companies now think that fixing such abandoned satellites in space is mor...

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M777 Howitzers & K9 Vajra-T Artillery Gun Inducted in Indian Army

Globally combat proven M777 A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers, K-9 Vajra-Tracked Self Propelled Guns and 6x6 Filed Artillery Tractors, with induction of three guns of each type, were dedicated to the service of the Nation by Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Mantri on Friday 9 November 2018 in a ceremony held at Deolali Field Firing Ranges at Nashik in Maharashtra, marking a major milestone towards capacity building and capability enhance...

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India Completes Nuclear Triad with INS Arihant – Deterrence Patrol

INS Arihant: Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine (SSBN), India's first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, completed on Monday 5 November 2018, deterrence patrol - India’s nuclear-triad, which means the country can now fire nuclear ballistic missiles at enemy from land, sea and air. Mirage 2000s and Agni ballistic missiles complete the other two air and land components of India'...

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‘Global it Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2018’ 55 Awards Presented to Youth with Disabilities

Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2018, with the objective to leverage IT skills among youth with disabilities and also to spread awareness about the application of Information and Computer Technology (ICT) in enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities especially in Asia-Pacific region, was held from 9 to 11 November 2018 in New Delhi, in which 96 youth with disabil...

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Mera School Digital School

Mera School Digital School programme, unique initiative by Union Minister for Rural Development, Mining and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar, aimed at turning 100 Government Schools ‘Smart’ in the first phase in Gwalior District of Madhya Pradesh, was launched with 100 Digital Classrooms in 75 Rural Government Schools by Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu on 29 Septem...

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India & the Energy Sector

At India Energy Forum by CERAWeek Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s significant positioning in the oil and gas market while interacting with the global leaders of the energy sector on Monday 15 October 2018 in New Delhi. Modi noted that the oil market is producer driven; and both quantity and prices are determined by the oil producing countries. Though there is en...

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Global Warming Report Warns Climate Change Catastrophe

Special report on impacts of global warming at 1.5°C by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), launched after approval at a final plenary of all 195 countries in Incheon in South Korea on Saturday 6 October and released on Monday 8 October 2018, has a warning by world’s leading climate scientists that there is only a dozen years for global ...

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Scientists for alternative solutions to Biodiversity Treaty

Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), an international legally-binding treaty with its overall objective to encourage actions that will lead to a sustainable future, has three main goals of conservation of biodiversity; sustainable use of biodiversity; fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources; and is often seen as the key internati...

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