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To the Moon! ISRO releases teaser video and first images of ‘Chandrayaan 2’

ISRO shared videos on YouTube informing about moon exploration and features of Chandryan-2.

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Budget 2019: Three reasons why PM Modi called it a ‘Green Budget’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her first union budget in the Parliament on Friday.

The government informed about the benefits of sustainable growth and shared achievable futuristic goals. News

India to host one of the world’s largest renewable energy expansion programmes

Globally India stands 4th in wind power, 5th in solar power and 5th in overall renewable power installed capacity.

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Himalayan glaciers in India are receding at highly alarming rate

"The studies carried out by NCPOR in Chandra basin indicates varying rates of retreat of these glaciers in the range 13 to 33 mm per year. The rate of melting varies from glacier to glacier depending

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Space Activities Bill: India’s great galactic leap

Today, India is increasing its investments in space. Their second mission to Moon is at the doorstep and have major plans for the near future like the human space mission and establishment of a space

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Big update on Gaganyaan, India’s first mission to send humans to space

The Indian Space Research Organisation has signed a contract with a Russian company for selection support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts for the country's proposed maiden

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First cruise ship powered with battery sails for the Arctic

Named 'the Roald Amundsen', the ship is a hybrid expedition ship and can take up to 500 passengers.

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Total Solar Eclipse Tuesday: Important things you need to know

Different parts of the Earth will witness the celestial event and a few will fall under Umbra of the Moon.

Total Solar Eclipse is a situation in which the Moon is directly between the Sun and the Earth. News

Big breakthrough! Astronomers discover precise location of cosmic radio waves

"This is the big breakthrough that the field has been waiting for since astronomers discovered fast radio bursts in 2007," said Dr Keith Bannister, lead author of the study, which was published in the

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Where’s Pika? Monsoon arrives but no sign of Odisha’s famous migratory Cuckoo birds

The black and white bird travels thousands of kilometers from Africa to reach the country during May and June, ahead of south-west monsoon and returns to its home usually after January.

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Kedarnath at risk again? Satellite images show growing glacial lake; experts deny threat

The increase in water bodies at this height and sub-zero temperature zones is a result of global warming.

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Now an app to reduce energy consumption! Yamuna Power to guide users on saving electricity

BSES has planned to target over two lakh more residential consumers which will give a boost to the initiative

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Combating global warming: Tata to start first industrial-scale CO2 capture plant in the UK

The new plant will take the carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of a natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant, which supplies steam and electricity to the company’s operations and other bus

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Space Debris: How Artificial Intelligence can play critical role in clearing it

With the human dependence on space technology increasing at a great speed, the traffic to space has become as congested as traffic on the roads than ever before.

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New clues found to decipher the mystery of the origin of life

Researchers were surprised to discover that cyanide, along with carbon monoxide (CO), were binding with iron to form stable compounds in the meteorites.

They found that the meteorites containing cyanide belong to a group of carbon-rich meteorites called CM chondrites. (Representational image) News

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites

``It was a long shot,'' tweeted SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk.

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Chennai Water Crisis: The reason why Tamil Nadu capital is facing severe drought

Chennai's water resource has vanished over the decades due to the government's neglection. The city had over two dozen water bodies which have reduced to almost half a dozen now.

Chennai's condition is worrying as people have very scarce water even for daily needs like bathing and sanitation. News

Scientists develop method to turn your smartphone into a scientific tool! Here’s how it is done

"Our standardised calibration method will make it easier for anyone to use a consumer camera to do things like measure pollution by detecting aerosol particles in the air," said Olivier Burggraaff, wh

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Ominous signs! Another lake, similar to the 2013 Himalayan tsunami trigger, formed in Kedarnath

Speculation of formation of a lake similar to the one that caused the 2013 Himalayan Tsunami has come to limelight and the scientists who study Himalayan geology have been informed.

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Mega clean-up drive in pacific ocean! Initiative to clear 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic relaunched

The devices broke apart under constant waves and wind last time and it wasn't retaining the plastic it caught.

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Robots to have ‘blood’! Liquid circulating system created to store energy in robots

"In nature we see how long organisms can operate while doing sophisticated tasks. Robots can't perform similar feats for very long," said Rob Shepherd, an associate professor at Cornell University in

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Climate change damaging Himalayan ecosystem, glaciers melting doubled since 2000

A study has found that glaciers have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000 -- double the amount of melting that took place from 1975 to 2000.

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Sri Lanka successfully launches its first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ into orbit

Raavana 1, the cube satellite measuring 11.3 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, and weighing around 1.05 kg, was launched into orbit at 3:45 pm (Sri Lanka time) on Monday.

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Great innovation for ensuring security! A portable sensor to detect explosives like DNT and TNT in real time

The device, described in the journal Scientific Reports, paves the way for light weight and compact explosive sensor for field use as well as for environmental monitoring.

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Secrets of Sun’s mysterious past in hidden Moon’s crust, says NASA

According to their estimates, within its first billion years, the Sun took at least nine to 10 days to complete one rotation.

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NASA to teach Hindi? Videos funded by space agency have lesson plans in the language

The NASA-funded programme STARTALK, which makes it a priority issue for national security to expand the teaching and learning of Hindi, Arabic, Chinese and other world languages, made a USD 90,000 gra

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ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 moon mission all set for July launch! Here’s all you need to know

Chandrayaan 2 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota by GSLV Mk-III between the launch window July 9-July 16 and is expected to land on the moon by September 6, 2019.

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