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ISRO Adds Human Angle to Space Missions, Taking Cue From ‘MARTIAN’ Film

Beyond man launch in next mission, Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) is also contemplating the mechanism to rescue its astronauts in case of mid-space abortion of a mission. In case of an emergency, the astronauts can eject themselves to safety from their rockets but capturing them on to another safe rocket is the challenge that ISRO is determined to explore ...

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Climate Change: India Furnishes INDCs, Sets $206 Billion Spend in 15 Years

As announced earlier, India unveiled today its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) coinciding with Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, which entails a target for a 33-35 percent cut in its carbon emission intensity by 2030. The base level was 2005 and it becomes a 25-year plan. However, the required percapita emission target was not set by India ...

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India Sets up Green Climate Fund with Rs.350 Crore Budget

The Government has established the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) with a budget provision of Rs. 350 Crores for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17, with an estimated requirement of Rs. 181.5 Crores for financial year 2017-18, said the minister. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has been appointed as National Implementing Entity (NIE) under the ...

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Baahubali vs Magadheera: How They Stack Up?

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Director S.S. Rajamouli can proudly look back and say he has top two memorable films made in Telugu which can stand out forever. When his earlier magnum opus “Magadheera” was made, it had brought to the audience the graphics experience, which can overwhelm the quality of any film, supported by rich story and good actors. His unprecedented attempt not merely ...

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MERS Outbreak: Samsung Hospital Offers Apology as South Korea Gears up with $9 Billion

South Korea is buckling under MERS pressure with four more cases reported on Wednesday, fearing the imminent outbreak at the crossroads, departing from its last week stand that the disease has ceased to spread. Fearing an outbreak, the government has set aside an emergency budget of 10 trillion won ($9 billion) and extended the partial shutdown of Samsung Medical Center ...

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World Environment Day: PM Modi to Kick Off Plantation Drive from Home First

Begin with your home first is an ancient advice and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take it literally planting a sapling on Friday to kick off the World Environment Day. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wrestler Sushil Kumar will kick off the function at the ministry’s Paryavaran Bhawan while Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and ...

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Cabinet Okays ISRO Plan for 15 PSLV Missions Costing Rs.3090 crore

The Union Cabinet approved ISRO’s proposal to continue the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) program with 15 new operational flights ¬†from PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50, costing Rs.3,090 crore. The cabinet gave approval to “enable launch of satellites required for earth observation, navigation and space sciences along with the possibility of clinching commercial launch service contracts”, said a statement. The program will ...

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One Rank One Pension Scheme Accepted but Legalities Pending: Minister

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, said defence minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration, the financial implication need to be calculated, once the modalities ...

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