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Migratory birds mysteriously dying at Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake

A double bench of the Rajasthan High Court, headed by Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty, has instructed the centre and state governments to suggest names of officers and scientists who may be deputed to ascertain the impact of salt mining on the ecology of Sambhar Lake.

IMD to improve impact based weather forecasts, flood predictions

Impact based weather forecast is a technique that helps in monitoring impact of rainfall and helps authorities to take real-time decisions. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed this technology to assess rise of water level in rivers.

Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize for Economics

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."

Three scientists get Nobel prize in Physics, one for discoveries about origin of Universe, two for discovering first exoplanet

Three scientists were awarded the 2019 Nobel prize in physics for groundbreaking discoveries about the evolution of the Universe and the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system.

Astronaut Nick Hague and his fellow passengers landed safely on Earth from Space Station

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his two fellow passengers — Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates returned to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz crew capsule after being in space for over 200 days. They safely landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, October 3, NASA reported.

‘Cobots’ – NASA testing Shape-Shifting Robots to explore Saturn’s moon Titan in Progress

NASA is working on a unique concept which aims to develop shape-shifting robots that will be sent to explore planets and moons within our Solar System in the future.

Kolkata to host India International Science Festival, 2019 from November 5 to 8

Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, on Tuesday, September 24, said the fifth edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 will be held in Kolkata from November 5 to November 8.

No communication with Vikram lander yet, next priority is Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Sivan on Saturday, September 21, said the space agency had not been able to establish contact with the Vikram lander as the 14-day deadline for its mission ended on Saturday.

NASA analyzing images of Chandrayaan-2’s landing site: Report

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft on September 17 snapped a series of images of Vikram's attempted landing site near the Moon's uncharted South Pole during its flyby, according to a media report that quoted a project scientist of the US space agency.

Brad Pitt dials NASA astronaut and enquires about Chandrayaan 2

Brad Pitt on Monday night (September 16) made a call to his friend, American astronaut Nick Hague at the International Space Station (ISS) enquiring...

Professor invents Model to convert Hindi, English, Gujarati Text to Braille for visually impaired

 Professor Dr Nikisha Jariwala at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University developed a model to help visually impaired people translate text of Hindi, English and...

Chandrayaan 2: NASA attempts to make contact with lander Vikram on the Moon

Along with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) is also making attempts to elicit a response from lander Vikram that...

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After talking of health trouble, Rajinikanth says he will decide on contesting 2021 polls soon

His announcement comes at a time when his doctors have advised him against entering politics during pandemic as it may impact his health.

PM Modi defends farm laws, says Centre’s intention not to mislead the farmers

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar for the second time in less than 24 hours as protesting farmers rejected the centre's proposal of holding early talks and shifting their protest venue.

PM Modi to chair all-party meet on December 3 to discuss Covid-19 situation

The meeting comes in the backdrop of India's Covid-19 cases count that crossed the mark of 94 lakhs on Monday. This is the second all party meeting called by the government since the outbreak of pandemic.