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Offshore Wind Energy to Help India Attain Energy Security

Offshore Wind Energy, better than onshore wind in terms of efficiency that is becoming competitive and comparable in terms of tariffs at the global level, could be available in India by 2022 with at least 5 GW of offshore wind capacity, as of National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has initiated on April 11, 2018 the process installing a 1000 MW offshore wind energy project in Gulf of ...

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ISA for Affordable Solar Power & Raising its Share in Energy Mix

International Solar Alliance Founding Conference co-chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron was attended by 23 Heads of States besides other dignitaries from all over the world in New Delhi on March 11, 2018, where Modi offered $1.4 billion line of credit, one of the world’s largest investment plans in solar energy that will cover 27 projects in 15 cou...

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Indian & European Union’s Earth Observation Satellites Data Sharing for Economic Development

Copernicus - European Union’s Earth Observation and Monitoring Programme and Indian fleet of Remote Sensing Satellites will now be sharing Earth Observation Satellite Data to allow the benefits to extend beyond the borders of the partners, as per a landmark Cooperation Arrangement signed on March 19, 2018 at Bengaluru between European Commission (EC) and India’s Department of Sp...

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India’s First Underwater Twin Tunnels a Crucial Link for East-West Corridor of Kolkata Metro

India’s first underwater tunnel, built 30 metre below the riverbed underneath Hooghly River, a crucial link for East-West Corridor of Kolkatta Metro to connect the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata located on either side of the Hooghly, has been completed as tunnel-boring machine punched through the diaphragm of the proposed Metro station at Esplanade in Kolkata and came out on ...

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Straw Management System to Save Environment from Air Pollution

Super Straw Management System is now mandatory in Punjab while using the combine harvester machines for harvesting paddy (rice) crop to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning and to save environment from air pollution. Issuing the instructions, on Monday 12 February 2018, under section 31 A of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Punjab Pollution Contro...

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GSAT-6A Will Provide Mobile Communication to Armed Forces

GSAT-6A, a communication satellite that will provide new possibilities for mobile applications, was successfully launched into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on board India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle - GSLV-F08 with indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage on Thursday March 29, 2018. This launch of GSLV was its twelfth and took place from the Second Launch Pad at Sat...

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Giant Alien Planet Discovery could shed Insights into Formation of Planets

Giant Alien Planet may be lurking inside, “A huge, complicated dust structure 150 billion miles across that surrounds the young star HR 4796A”, which has been discovered by the astronomers by using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. A bright, narrow, inner ring of dust is already known to encircle the star and may have been corralled by the gravitational pull of an unseen giant planet. NASA (Nationa...

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DefExpo 2018 to Boost Defence Manufacturing in India

DefExpo 2018 or Defence Expo 2018’ held in Chennai at Tiruvidanthal, in Kancheepuram district from 11 to 14 April 2018with its tag line “India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub”to showcase India’s capability in export of defence systems and components hada gathering of defence industry representatives from private and public sector representing some 500 Indian companies an...

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CIMON with Brain-like Artificial Intelligence to Support Astronauts

Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON) or Flying Brain, A 3D-printed Artificial Intelligence system for assisting astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) has been created by the Netherlands based aeronautics company Airbus for Germanys DLR Space Administration that will soon join the crew aboard ISS. CIMON with its face, voice and artificial intelligence has a bra...

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GOES-S the Most Advanced Weather Satellites Launched

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S)  lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V Rocket at 5:02 p.m. EST (2202 GMT) i.e. 17:02 Eastern Time (22:02 UTC) on Thursday,  March 1, 2018 and deployed an advanced weather satellite for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).

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