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Dr G Satheesh Reddy conferred with National Design Award

By | February 9, 2018

Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award. He has bagged this award for his significant national contribution towards indigenous design and development of diversified missile systems, guided weapons, avionics technologies and for his sustained efforts leading to […]

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CSIR-NIO wants to be more self-reliant in FY 2018-19′

By | February 9, 2018

With around 30 per cent of its funding coming from non-CSIR sources, Goa-headquartered National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is hoping to become more self reliant in the next financial year.In a major innovative programme, the world-renowned science institute is researching how sea weeds or other underground flora and fauna can be used for the betterment […]

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UDAN-2: 325 more routes; IndiGo, Jet Airways join with chopper operators

By | February 9, 2018

Affordable regional connectivity by air could soon be a widespread reality with India’s biggest airlines joining the Modi government’s ambitious UDAN (ude desk ka aam nagrik) scheme. The aviation ministry on Wednesday said IndiGo and Jet Airways are among the players awarded 325 routes in the second round of UDAN bidding. SpiceJet and Alliance Air,which […]

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India begins talks with Russia for Rs 39,000 cr Triumf missile shield deal

By | February 9, 2018

India has now begun final contract negotiations with Russia for the Rs 39,000 crore (over $5.5 billion) acquisition of five advanced S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems+ , which can detect, track and destroy hostile strategic bombers, stealth fighters, spy planes, missiles and drones at a range of up to 400 km and altitude of […]

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Boeing comes up with its vision for a hypersonic spy aircraft

By | February 9, 2018

Boeing seems to have come up with the early details of its own design for a hypersonic tech demonstrator that would be a spiritual successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. This means that this is meant to be a logical extension of the company’s X-51A Waverider: the wedge-shaped, twin-tail body is designed to minimize drag while […]

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ISRO Chief on a mission to cut expenses on launches

By | February 9, 2018

The Department of Space (DoS) is anticipating an increase in financial outlay in next month’s Budget, even as its new Secretary K. Sivan said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO ) was working to reduce the cost of its satellite and launch vehicle missions. Dr. Sivan, who formally took charge on January 22, 2018 as […]

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NAL confident of desi civil aircraft project taking off

By | February 9, 2018

Saras, the Light Transport Aircraft (LTA) developed by the National Aeronautics Laboratories(NAL) completed a successful 40-minute flight, bringing back hopes of a revival, even as no funding has been committed so far. The project, which was first conceived in 1989 was to be shelved after the aircraft’s infamous crash in March 2009 but was given […]

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A Norwegian plane went from New York to London in 5 hours and 13 minutes – the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

By | February 9, 2018

A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in five hours and 13 minutes on Monday – the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight recorded on a commercial aircraft, beating the previous record of five hours, 16 minutes. There were 284 passengers on board, who, after leaving New York at 11.44 a.m. […]

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Space tech being used for 125 govt projects: ISRO Chief

By | February 9, 2018

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is providing space technology to government departments in 125 areas to help them work on projects effectively and efficiently. After taking over as ISRO Chairman, Dr K Sivan said, “ISRO is helping the Centre make the most of space technology for social-welfare and development projects. Explaining how it all started, […]

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