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Organic Farming for Sustainability, Food Safety, & Biological Diversity

Organic farming is gaining prominence in India due to the fact that the more organic and natural the produce - the safer and healthier it is, for us and for the environment. Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh visited on Sunday July 29, 2018 Lawsohtun organic farm at Shillong in Meghalaya, which is spread over 4 hectare belongs to Lawsohtun Far...

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India’s First Bio Jet Fuel Powered Test Flight by SpiceJet

India saw its first ever Biofuel-Powered Bombardier Q-400, the turboprop aircraft named Haldi take off, when SpiceJet flight, with 20 officials from several regulatory agencies, including DGCA, and five crew members on-board,  took 43 minute from Dehradun to Delhi on Monday August 27, 2018, using this sustainable alternative. The flight was powered by a blend of 75% air turbine fuel and 25% bioj...

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Hydropower Generation in India: Effects of Climate Change

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar research team, led by Vimal Mishra, which included Syed Azhar Ali, Saran Aadhar and Harsh Shah from Department of Civil Engineering, has thrown important insights on the impacts of observed Climate Variability and Projected Future Climate Change on Stream-flow and Hydropower Production in India. As per their obse...

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Exercise Pitch Black Hosted by Royal Australian Air Force

Exercise Pitch Black, a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise, conducted from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base in Darwin and RAAF Base in Tindal, aims to foster international co-operation between participating partner forces through the development of capabilities such as intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance, was held from 24 July to 18 August 2018 in ...

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56th Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Innovation was the buzzword of the 21st century said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay in Mumbai on August 11 2018 and added that IITs have built brand India globally and their success has helped India become one of the world's largest pools of technical manpower. PM Continue Reading...

“O-SMART” to Harness Vast Ocean Resources

Blue Economy will get a boost as “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling and Science (O-SMART)”, the umbrella scheme of Ministry of Earth Sciences; has been approval by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday August 29, 2018. Technologies being developed under O-SMART will help in harnessing the vast ocean resources t...

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WHO Report on Ambient Air Pollution Alarms India

World Health Organization (WHO) report that states 9 out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants figured 14 Indian cities in a list of 20 most polluted ones in the World in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016 and warns that the combined effects of household air pollution and ambient air pollution will become increasingly hard to address if not tackled early. In terms...

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SWAYAM to Bridge Students’ Digital Divide

SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds), an instrument for self-actualisation providing opportunities for a life-long learning, is a programme initiated by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, technically supported by Microsoft, and is designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., Access, Equit...

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Deep Ocean Mission to Explore Deep Recesses of Ocean

Deep Ocean Mission has been planned to explore the deep recesses of the ocean and its blueprint has been unveiled on Friday July 27, 2018 with a five-year ₹8000 crore plan in which Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is tasked with coordinating the exercise and proposal has been submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office. This will improve India’s position in ocean research field. An O...

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ISRO’s Launch Vehicles Get High Thrust Spacecraft Lifting Power

High Thrust Version of Vikas Engine that successfully qualified through a ground test for duration of 195 seconds (over three minutes) on Sunday July 15, 2018 at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamilnadu will add muscle to spacecraft lifting power of all the three satellite launch vehicles of ISRO. Vikas Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine powering second stage of India’s ...

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