Studying life on the Ice rocks

Summary:Researchers have developed an apparatus to meet the growing need for measuring ice as it changes in response to external forces, a process ice scientists call ‘deformational behaviours.” These forces occur on Earth in glacial ice as it flows due to gravity, and in space as icy satellite bodies respond to tidal forces from their parent… Read More

FICCI Survey says GDP Growth estimated at 7.7% for 2016-17


The results of latest round of FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey puts across a median GDP growth forecast of 7.7% for the fiscal year 2016- 17. The growth in 2016-17 is expected to be supported by an improvement in the agricultural and industrial sector performance. Prediction of a good monsoon after two consecutive years of sub-optimal rainfall backs the … Read More

World’s Space Agencies unite to face the Climate Challenge


For the first time, under the impetus of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the French Space Agency (CNES), space agencies of more than 60 countries agreed to engage their satellites, to coordinate their methods and their data to monitor human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

The COP21 climate conference held in Paris last December acted… Read More

Joint statement of India-Singapore after Defence Ministers’ Dialogue

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to Singapore for his introductory visit and to attend the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue. Shri Parrikar today met the Minister for Defence of Singapore Dr. Ng Eng Hen to co-chair the inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD).

A joint statement issued after the DMD is as follows:-… Read More

India & USA can transform the world with trade and trust, Rajnath Singh

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that India and USA are natural allies and could transform the world with trade and trust. He was addressing the inaugural session of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce’s (IACC) National Conclave-2016 in Hyderabad today.

Shri Rajnath Singh said the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the US President… Read More

AAI participates in 65th Plenary Session of the North East Council

Airports Authority of India participated in the 65th Plenary Session of the North East Council at Shillong on 27th May 2016. The event was organized by Ministry of Development of North East Region and the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), Govt. of India.  Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated an exhibition on the occasion. … Read More

Allocation of Domestic Natural Gas to APGDC for CGD operations in AP

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) has approved the allocation of 3,000 SCMD domestic natural gas to Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Limited (APGDC) for East Godavari and West Godavari Geographical Areas. This decision would enable APGDC to start regular CNG sale from its recently commissioned CNG station in Kovvur, and thus… Read More

Sonic net could save birds and aircraft, study suggests

Summary:Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft, saving passenger lives and billions in damages, new research has found.

Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation… Read More

Rockwell Collins launches ‘Positive Train Control’ shared network solution

Rockwell Collins announced the launch of ARINC RailwayNet℠, a hosted network and messaging platform for passenger and freight railroads. The new solution is designed to increase safety and reliability in the railroad industry and to help railroads meet the Positive Train Control (PTC) requirements mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.… Read More

Meeting of the Principal Secretaries of States/UTs of Social Justice Depts

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot presiding over a Meeting of the Principal Secretaries of States/UTs of Social Justice Department, in New Delhi . The Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms. Anita Agnihotri and other dignitaries are also seen.

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ASSOCHAM-PwC study finds India’s power Demand set to outpace Supply

India’s power deficit may rise from 2.6 per cent of peak demand in FY16 to 5.6 per cent in FY22 as demand starts to overtake supply, noted a recent ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.

“Availability of reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity is an essential requirement for propelling the India growth story and all potential sources of energy will need to… Read More