Daily Archives: October 15, 2017

NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares


Summary:Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument — short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager — lasted 15 minutes, with just six minutes of data collection. But in that short time, the cutting-edge instrument found the best evidence to date of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures… Read More

IndianBureaucracy pays rich tributes to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

IndianBureaucracy pays rich tributes to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

About: APJ Abdul Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam) known as A. P. J. Abdul Kalam  15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015), was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned statesman, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.… Read More

World largest combustion research centre inaugurated at IIT Madras

IIT Madras

The world’s largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Tamil Nadu yesterday. A release by the IIT Madras said that the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) was inaugurated by NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat in the presence of Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department… Read More

India, Sri Lanka hold Ministerial level talks on Fishermen issues

Joint Working Group

India and Sri Lanka held Ministerial level talks on Fishermen’s issues in New Delhi. Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture met with Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka.

The talks followed the 3rd Meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Fisheries. According to a joint communique issued in New … Read More

India has high growth potential for next two decades | Arun Jaitley

Arun Jailtey meet the press during Assembly Election

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that India has the potential to grow at a reasonably high rate in the next two decades. Speaking at an event organised by the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum in Washington last night, Mr Jaitley said India’s high-level growth will be furled by a series of structural reforms being carried out by the government,… Read More

Jammu and Kashmir passing through last phase of militancy | Jitendra Singh

ammu and Kashmir passing through last phase of militancy

Union minister Jitendra Singh said that militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was in its “last phase” and that “militants are on the run”.”They (Militants) are on the run and are under tremendous pressure. I am sure that this is going to be the last phase of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir,” he told reporters here.

Singh was replying… Read More

Study finds that Learning and staying in shape are key to longer lifespan

Learning and staying

Summary:People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme… Read More

India to give visa to 2 Pak nationals for liver transplant | Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on announced that two Pakistani nationals will be provided visa for undergoing liver transplant surgeries in India. The minister said that she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad to provide visa to Naseem Akhtar, a Pakistani woman, for her liver transplant surgery in India.

Ms. Swaraj’s intervention… Read More

No power can stop resolution of Kashmir issue | Home Minister

Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said no power in the world can stop the government from resolving the Kashmir issue and hit out at Pakistan for its “impious” activities against India.Singh said the NDA government has given a free hand to the Army to act against terrorists and give a befitting reply to any firing from across the border in Kashmir.… Read More

Raksha Mantri made her Maiden Visit to CVRDE, Chennai

Raksha Mantri CVRDE

The Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, Chennai, yesterday. Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr S. Christopher and Distinguished Scientist & Director, CVRDE Dr. P Sivakumar, made a brief presentation on the achievements… Read More

India to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth meet

Ravi Shankar Prasad

India will raise the issues of violent extremism, promotion of terrorism and use of online means of recruitment by extremist groups at a Commonwealth forum next week. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will lead the Indian delegation to the Bahamas for the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting from October 16 to 19, where he will also talk about Digital India… Read More