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CSIR Laboratories Instructed to Avoid Filing of Patents Without Appropriate Techno-Commercial Evaluation

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has sent out a message to all its laboratories to avoid filing of patents without appropriate techno-commercial evaluation. In order to align the IP strategy of CSIR with the priorities of socio-economic development including escalating costs of patent filings, this message was sent to exercise utmost due diligence […]

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Satellite tracking centre ISTRAC turns 40

ISTRAC, which shot into limelight as the nerve centre of the country’s Mars and lunar orbiter missions, has turned 40. The command and tracking centre for Earth observation or remote sensing spacecraft started its journey in September 1976, moved to Bengaluru in 1984 and today supports 15 low-Earth spacecraft and the Mars Orbiter Mission of […]

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India joins CERN as an associate member

India became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory and best known as operator of the Large Hadron Collider, which found the elusive Higgs boson in 2012. India was inducted as an ‘Observer’ at CERN in 2004. The latest upgrade allows Indian companies […]

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PES University to launch another satellite

Barely a month, after 250 students launched a nano-satellite PISAT, under the mentorship of PES University staff, another group of students have started work on developing another satellite at the university, the PISAT-2. While the earlier satellite, which entered orbit on September 26 on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) operated by the Indian […]

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India successfully conducts twin trial of Prithvi-II missile

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The two surface-to-surface missiles which have a strike range of 350 km and are capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads […]

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DRDO sets another deadline for indigenous Kaveri engine

Tests of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) powered by Kaveri engines will be held in the next 18 months, said Dr C P Ramanarayanan, Director General of Aeronautical Systems, Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO). Apart from military use, the Indian Railways has also evinced interest in using it to power trains. Bharat Heavy Electricals […]

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GE Aviation unveils configuration data exchange to optimise maintenance

GE Aviation has launched Configuration Data Exchange (CDE) for aviation industry to drive asset productivity and maintenance optimisation. It will work with the $13-billion Capgemini to bring the CDE to the market, and for implementation services. The CDE launched at the GE Digital’s Minds and Machines here is the foundation of GE’s Intelligence Fleet offering […]

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Aerospace & Strategic Sector Conclave by CSIR in IITF, Pragati Maidan

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a day after the inauguration ceremony of its Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest, unveiled the thematic representations of ‘Aerospace & Strategic Sector’ in the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF) at PragatiMaidan. Dr. GirishSahni, Director General (CSIR) interacted with the industrial partners and several notable dignitaries attended the […]

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ISRO creates a ‘Moon’ in Challakere to simulate Chandrayaan-2 landing

Ground tests for soft-landing Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon have begun. ISRO has created Moon-like conditions by creating lunar craters in Challakere, Chitradurgha district, to conduct the tests. Once the mission lands on the Moon, the lander and the rover will remain active for just a day. The mission, unlike Chandrayaan-1, which only orbited the Moon, is aimed at placing […]

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INS Vishal, India’s next aircraft carrier, will be nuclear-powered: Report

INS Vishal, Indian Navy’s second indigenously built aircraft carrier, is going to be a one with nuclear propulsion and will be comparable to any of the world’s most advanced naval carriers. Indian Naval planners and designers have reportedly opted for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier featuring the latest US launch system, electro-magnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) […]

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