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GSAT-9 – The South Asia Satellite

GSAT-9 – The South Asia Satellite

GSAT-9 or the South Asia Satellite, This week’s space mission, GSAT-9 or the South Asia Satellite, will carry a new feature that will eventually make advanced Indian spacecraft far lighter. It will even lower the cost of launches tangibly in the near future.The 2,195-kg GSAT-9, due to take off on a GSLV rocket on May […]

Great Barrier Reef – Edu video

Also 10,000 jobs at stake with about 1,500 km, or two-thirds, of this coral system having been damaged already. Severe coral bleaching on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may result in a loss of some $750 million for the economy and tourism industry in the state of Queensland. A report released by Australian Climate Council, ‘Climate […]

Dalai Lama- Indo China Relations

Dalai Lama- Indo China Relations

There have been five rounds of talks since 2002 between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government. While China’s leaders have clarified that “all matters except ‘Tibetan independence’ can be discussed,” the Dalai Lama says he is committed to resolving the Tibet question within the framework of China’s sovereignty and Constitution. But […]

Space Station- Water amazing video

Space Station- Water amazing video

Water turns into jelly, that’s what. This four-year-old video from the International Space Station has suddenly gone viral on social media for some reason.Back in 2013, the ISS posted a video of the (now retired) Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performing an experiment with a wet towel.He squirts some water into a towel and then wrings […]

Hyperloop-India

Hyperloop-India

It involves sending magnetically levitated pods through low-pressure tubes at very high speeds, carrying goods or people. Hyperloop One, which builds high-speed transportation between cities, has opened a vote on five potential routes in India. The five routes have been planned by teams from India who participated in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, which invited […]

Delhi University- Students- Electoral prospects

Delhi University- Students- Electoral prospects

What kind of ideas can be discussed on campus and what cannot is at the centre of the ongoing struggle.  A week ago Last week in Ramjas College, Delhi University, a fight broke out between the ABVP and the left-affiliated All India Student’s Association (AISA) over an invite to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid for a seminar […]

Solar & Hydro Projects -India

Solar & Hydro Projects -India

The Cabinet has approved the doubling of solar park capacity to 40,000 MW, which will entail an additional 50 solar parks to be set up at a cost to the government of ₹8,100 crore, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.Mr. Goyal added that while most of the additional 50 solar […]

PSLV rocket- 104 Satellites- ISRO

PSLV rocket- 104 Satellites- ISRO

These include the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series. Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)  C37 rocket on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with a record 104 satellites, including the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series. The PSLV-XL variant rocket, standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 tonnes, tore into the morning skies at 9.28 […]

BUDGET 2017

BUDGET 2017

  Budget 2017 – Current Affairs Magic Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18 in the Lok Sabha today. Here are the highlights of the Union Budget: 1. India stands out as a bright spot amid world economic gloom . 2. Our focus will be on energising youth to reap benefits of growth and […]

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

On the lines of the Jallikattu stir in Tamil Nadu, a fresh agitation demanding revocation of ban on Kambala is brewing in Karnataka. Kambala, a centuries-old tradition held in coastal Karnataka annually, is a buffalo race. 10 things you should know about the buffalo race: It is an annual buffalo race going on for early […]