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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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ISRO Demonstrated Safe Recovery of Crew Module in Exigency

Crew Escape System, an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort, a major technology demonstration, was carried out by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday, 5 July 2018. Crew Escape System, a critical technology that takes ISRO closer to its ambition of sen...

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India to Acquire World’s Most Advanced S-400 Triumf Missile System

S-400 Triumf Russian Air Defence Missile System one of the most formidable in the world that even the US fears could soon be acquired by India as negotiations have been concluded after finalization of financial component worth ₹40,000 crore ($ 5.5 billion) and the deal is likely to be officially announced before an annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir...

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BioMind AI-Powered System Diagnosing Neurological Diseases

BioMind, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered system, proficient in diagnosing neurological diseases such as meningioma and glioma with an accuracy rate of over 90% that can diagnose brain tumours and predict brain hematoma expansion cases and would prove to be incredibly valuable on being integrated to existing medical practices, has been developed by Artifi...

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Artificial Intelligence to Interpret Chest X-rays

qXR, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to interpret chest X-rays, which identifies 15 of the most common chest X-ray abnormalities, including Tuberculosis, with more than 90% accuracy, has been developed by the Mumbai-based Qure.ai, a health-care AI start-up. qXR uses a heat map or bounding box to point out abnormalities to the clinician. It was trained on over 1.5 million X-rays to detect 15...

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‘Leaf Wearables’ wins $1M for women’s safety device ‘SAFER Pro’

SAFER Pro, a smart safety device that sends emergency alerts with location details to users’ guardians when they sense danger, from New Delhi based Leaf Wearables, was awarded on Thursday June 7, 2018, $1 Million Anu & Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPrize, at the United Nations in New York City. SAFER Pro is a small chip that can ultimately be ...

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BrahMos Successfully Flight Tested in Turbulent Sea

BrahMos has proved again all-weather capability flying in sea-state 7 with waves as high as 9 meters. DRDO's range capability to operate in the most severe weather condition has also been validated as BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1017 hrs on Monday July 16, 2018 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha. Sea state is the de...

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Pakal Dul will be the Largest Hydro Power Project in J & K

Pakal Dul Hydroelectric Power Project, of which foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 19, 2018, with 1000 MW capacity, shall be leading to additional Generation of 650 MU in downstream projects and shall improve the water availability during the lean season. Project proposed to be completed at a cost of ₹8112.12 crore as per CCEA sanction is supported ...

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Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project to Improve Power Supply & Generate Employment in J & K

Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project on the Kishanganga River in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 19, 2018. Project proposed to be completed at a cost of ₹5882 crore is the first run of the river scheme that involves inter-basin transfer of water from the Kishanganga River, a tributary of the Jhelum, in the Gurez valley to Bo...

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Indian Navigation Satellite with Indigenous Atomic Clock

Navigation with Indian Constellation or “NavIC”, an independent Indian Satellite based positioning system for critical National applications, with the objective to provide Reliable Position, Navigation and Timing services over India and its neighbourhood - a region extending 1500 km around it, and to provide fairly good accuracy to the user, is a Constellation of Seven SatellitesContinue Reading...



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