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Beam me up, Bezos! Star Trek’s William Shatner becomes world’s oldest space traveler

Shatner was one of four passengers to journey for roughly 10 minutes to the edge of space aboard the white fully autonomous 60-foot-tall (18.3 meters-tall) New Shepard spacecraft, which took off from

William Shatner launch pad of Blue Origin New Shepard rocket

PM Modi launches Indian Space Association: What is it and why is it needed

PM Modi said that while scientists have caused the sector to grow leaps and bounds, it is now needed that the Indian talent is not restricted by division of public and private sector entities.

How a 2012 meteor shower near Nagpur helped scientists unravel composition of Earth’s lower mantle

The meteorite fragments were examined by a team of international scientists, and they published their findings in a paper in PNAS reports this month.

Punjab govt to utilise paddy stubble as animal fodder, check details

The report argued that the stubble also has a substantial amount of nutritional value including crude protein, digestible crude protein and other vital nutrients.

The researchers have maintained that for the maintenance of body weight of animals and nutritional needs, paddy straw alone is not sufficient and it should be supplemented with compulsory minerals and green fodder.

Delhiites should pitch in to bring down pollution in city: Arvind Kejriwal

"I have been tweeting air quality data for past one month. It shows pollution has started increasing because neighbouring states did not help their farmers who are forced to burn paddy straw stubble,"

kejriwal, delhi air pollution

Four tremors in 3 days in Kalaburagi raise concern

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre officials, a quake of 3.0 magnitude was reported near Gadikeshwar village of Kalaburagi on Monday morning and a tremor of 4.0 magnit

earthquake in Kalaburagi

NASA to launch Mission Lucy this week to study Jupiter Trojan asteroids: Everything to know

It is estimated that the mission, which will be powered by solar energy, will run for 12 years.

Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Who are the two journalists to be awarded for upholding freedom of expression?

The Nobel Committee said that giving these awards to the journalists was also a way to highlight the importance of upholding, protecting as well as defending freedom of expression and freedom of infor

India can cut carbon emissions by deploying renewables, gas power: GE Gas Power

"India can make substantive reductions in emissions from the power sector through the accelerated and strategic deployment of renewables and gas power," it stated.

Gas power

Bharti’s OneWeb, ISRO arm collaborate to launch satellite in India from 2022

It plans to start services this year to the Arctic region including Alaska, Canada, and the UK and in the second half of 2022 in India.

Bharti Group backed OneWeb , ISRO, satellite launch, NSIL, use Indian-built PSLV , GSLV-MkIII (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle), 648 LEO satellites

NGT directs DPCC to take action pollution, use of heavy machinery in South East district

The counsel for the DPCC said that though violations have been found and compensation assessed, further action is to be taken in coordination with the Delhi Police and the SDMs.

NGT

Heatwaves in India: Spatial shift towards southern India and increased occurrences raise new concerns, study finds

The researchers noticed a consistent warming phase in northwestern and southwestern India and a progressive cooling pattern in the northwest and southwest regions of the country.

heatwaves in india, spatial shift of heat patterns, heat conditions in India, Benaras Hindu University’s Mahatma Centre of Excellence and Climate Change research , heat conditions in India

India needs to avoid Moon Trap

NASA’s Artemis programme is about returning humans to the Moon, and going beyond. As a first step, they want the first women to land on the Moon surface by 2024.

Artemis Accords

IMD issues orange alert for 6 districts in Kerala from October 12 — check details

The weatherman, in a 4 PM bulletin, issued an Orange alert in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts for three days.

IMD issues orange alert for 6 districts in Kerala from October 12 — check details

Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcano in Spain

The blocks of red-hot magma flowed down the side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano were the size of three-storey buildings, the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining said.

La Palma Volcano (Reuters)

Delhi govt to enhance greenery to reduce dust pollution, beautify city, say officials

The move comes after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last month directed PWD officials to improve greenery to reduce dust pollution in the city.

Delhi Pollution

Earthquake of 3.0 magnitude recorded in Kalaburagi

On October 1 and October 5, mild tremors between 2.5 to 2.9 magnitude were felt near Basavakalyan in Vijayapura.

earthquake of 3.0 magnitude , Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre , earthquake from the Epicentre, tremors felt in Latur

Nuclear bombing to protect Earth from asteroids? Why not, say scientists

The research, published in Acta Astronautica journal, has Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) former scholar Patrick King as lead author.

Minimum temperature dips as southwest monsoon departs from large parts in Madhya Pradesh

Though the minimum temperature has started falling the maximum temperature in MP has gradually started soaring due to the clearing of the sky as the southwest monsoon is retreating.

At the same time, the maximum or day temperature in MP has started increasing. It has soared by one to two degrees Celsius in the central Indian state due to the clearing of the sky as the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from large parts of the state.

Climate refugee crisis beckons in India if water scarcity continues: ‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh

"Europe is seeing climate refugees from many African countries. Fortunately, Indians are not called climatic refugees right now but in the next seven years if the water scarcity in India continues to

He questioned what will India's future be like if water banks are emptying because of excessive pumping of groundwater.

Developed countries should do a Net-Minus in order to vacate carbon space in 2050 for developing countries to grow: India

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed that emissions must fall by half by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions no later than 2050 to reach the 1.5 Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement.

Space Race 2.0: Russia trumps the US again, shoots feature film in orbit

Director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild flew to the International Space Station in a Soyuz MS-19 aircraft earlier this week to film a sequence for Vyzov (The Challenge).

Russian space film

HAL delivers ‘heaviest’ semi-cryogenic propellant tank to ISRO

Various new projects like PS2/GS2 integration, Semi-cryo structure fabrication and manufacturing of cryo and semi-cryo engines are being taken up at HAL.

ISRO Gaganyaan

Delhi: Compliance to dust control norms increases to 90%

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday launched a web portal for self-monitoring of compliance of dust control guidelines at construction and demolition sites.

Man walks along a road on a smoggy morning in New Delhi

Delhi govt launches web portal for self-assessment of dust control norms

The training will be completed by October end and the DPCC will start monitoring the compliance of dust control guidelines at construction sites from November 1.

Delhi Pollution

Air pollution: WHO’s stark air quality message and the road ahead for India

The authorities must also acknowledge that Indians are equally susceptible to air pollution — so laxer standards for the sake of the economy puts the life of an average resident at risk.

India Gate Pollution

Every year, Delhi breathes its worst air from November 1 to 15: DPCC data

The capital's average PM2.5 level oscillates between “very poor” and “severe” categories from October 16 to February 15.

delhi pollution
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