Watch Live: ISRO Launches 104 Satellites Today at 9:28 AM

ISRO launched its PSLV C-37 at 9:28 as scheduled with precision and successfully enroute to loft them in their respective orbits. (ISRO)

ISRO launched its workhorse PSLV C-37 today, Wednesday February 15, 2017, at 9:28 in an unprecedented feat of carrying 104 satellites along to minimise the launch cost and emerge as the competitive player in commercial space launch journey. The mission was successfully accomplished by 10:05 AM and ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar congratulated all the scientists for the historic feat ...

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Watch ‘Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu’ with Chiranjeevi – Review of Episode 1

Chiranjeevi to host Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu to be aired from February 13, 2017. (Photo: Star TV Network)

As announced, Star TV-owned MAA TV aired its opening grand episode of “Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu”, the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi on Monday with a participant locking in Rs.12.5 lakh, short of three crucial questions to get megaprize of Rs.1 crore. The opening episode clearly missed Ngarjuna, the host who has familiarized the show ...

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114 Earth-Like Planets Found, Possibly Supporting Life or Aliens

Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire in England said they were astonished when found 60 new planets orbiting stars near the Earth’s own solar system, while another 54 planets were also found nearby, bringing the total number of potential planets to 114, which they believe have the potential to support life system or could be hosting aliens already. Dr Mikko ...

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Tamil Nadu Politics: DMK to Decide Who’s AIADMK Leader Now

In a strange coincidence, the opposition DMK will decide who should govern the state of Tamil Nadu as O. Panneerselvam has no clear majority unless there are massive change of hearts among he partyment. Following the Supreme Court verdict that sentenced Sasikala to four years jail, the AIADMK general secretary sacked Panneerselvam from primary membership and sent Edapadi K Palanisamy ...

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On Valentine’s Day Cassini Sends Stunning Images of Saturn with Love

Ever since Cassini arrived at Saturn in 2004 for scientific exploration of the planet, it has allure all along for its images of beautiful outer surface of the planet. Now that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, images sent by Cassini provide dramatic views from the spacecraft’s imaging cameras — and other sensors that observe in infrared, ultraviolet and radio frequencies — ...

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PM Congratulates T 20 World Cup Team for Blind Cricketers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Indian Blind cricket team for winning the T20 World Cup held in Bengaluru. “Delighted that India won the Blind T20 World Cup. Congratulations to the team. India is proud of their accomplishment,” the Prime Minister said. Sports Minister Vijay Goel said, after success of Para Athletes at Rio Paralympics 2016, Indian team for ...

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Meet Ahead of AERO India 2017 Opens in Bangalore

The 11th edition of the Aero India International Seminar, a prelude to the Aero India 2017 was inaugurated on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Yelahanka in Bengaluru by Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog and President of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI). The three-day joint seminar organized by DRDO and AeSI will have more than 900 delegates including 25 ...

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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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India Successfully Test Fires Second Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile

On the morning of Saturday, February 11, 2017, India successfully test-fired at 7:45 am an Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile which had intercepted an incoming ballistic missile target off the Bay of Bengal. The first one was conducted in April 2014. With this, India has crossed an important milestone in building its overall capability towards enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats ...

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is Back in Operation After Glitch

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, en route to a January 2019 encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent to observe dwarf planet Pluto faced a glitch and went into automatic safe mode to protect itself, suspending its operations briefly. Since the antenna faced to Earth for instructions was alive, NASA said it could undertake restoring it to normalcy with signals from the Mission Operations Centre. The US space agency said New Horizons is ...

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Four-in-One Quadpill Found, Termed Magic Pill to Treat BP

British researchers have combined four blood pressure drugs into one pill and the small pilot clinical trial showed normalcy restored in patients within one month, making it a magic pill that has high potential. In their study, they administered the four-in-one ‘quadpill’ on every patient and the results within a month showed their blood pressure drop to healthy levels of ...

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News on Shawna Pandya as NASA’s Next Astronaut Turns Fake

She is Dr. Shawna Pandya, a Canada-based physician, who has turned famous overnight following news repoerts, mostly Indian print media, that she has been chosen for NASA’s 2018 Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) program and soon join the league of Indian-origin astronauts such as Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Every media house has bought the story and some went ahead to ...

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Haj Applications Online Made Open, Haj Review Committee Formed

The government has launched a trilingual website www.haj.gov.in for Haj Matters on January 2, 2017 in Hindi, Urdu and English for Haj online applications, which has received wide attention. Besides giving giving information about the Haj Department of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, it provides information on Haj Pilgrimage, rules and regulations. The Haj affairs are being looked after by ...

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Despite All Odds, Sasikala Set to Become Tamil Nadu CM

V K Sasikala

The Sunday meeting of AIADMK party in Chennai was not unexpected as the rumour was there much before Amma Jayalalithaa was declared dead in the hospital officially on December 6, 2016. When O. Pannerselavam was made Deputy Chief Minister in November and Chief Minister in December after the death of J.Jayalalithaa, several questions were raised over the possibility of his ...

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Nobel Laureate Yunus Opens Ujjivan Bank’s First 5 Branches in Bangalore

Shifting its business focus from microfinance to core banking, Bangalore-based Ujjivan Financial Services opened on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, five branches in Bangalore with Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus as the chief guest. One significant feature that Ujjivan Bank will offer is to let its customers unlimited access to ATM transactions on its network and six free transactions on other ...

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BREXIT, Trump, Walls Can’t Protect Jobs: Nobel Laureate Yunus

BREXIT and Trump’s election are knee-jerk reaction from the fear that the jobs may go to someone else, said Microfinance pioneer, Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus. Speaking at the the Indian Institute of of Science on Monday on theme "The zero effects of social business", he said erecting walls may not end the problem as machines may ...

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