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GSAT-7 Satellite Launched Successfully

GSAT-7 satellite was launched by ISRO on 30th Aug 2013, from launch site Kourou, French Guiana (South America).The launch vehicle used in the launch was Ariane-5 VA-215 of European space agency. What are GSAT-7 capabilities ? A multi crore satellite (approx Rs 185 Crore),has been designed to impart advanced marine communication capabilities with the help


INSAT-3D, India’s advanced meteorological satellite was successfully launched by an European rocket, Ariane-5 (VA214) from the spaceport of Kourou, French Guiana, giving a boost to weather forecasting and disaster warning systems. According to ISRO, INSAT-3D adds a new dimension to weather monitoring through its atmospheric sounding system, which provides vertical profiles of temperature, humidity and integrated

Indian Navigation Satellites Launched

Recently, ISRO launched the first of seven  Indian Navigation Satellites, making India join a handful of nations with their own independent navigation capabilities. By 2016, the remaining 6 will be placed in their orbits, up in the sky which would then offer navigational guidance on Road, in Water and in the Sky. What are the

Scientists Developed a Sensor Chip that detects Diseases from Blood drop

A team of researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology( NJIT), engineered a sensor chip which has a capacity to detect the diseases from a blood drop. The researchers- Reginald Farrow and Alokik Kanwal along with their team has developed a carbon nanotube based device with the help of sensors detect the mobile single cells

Bio satellite Launched

Russia launched BION-M1 Biological Research Capsule (Bio Satellite) from Baikonur Launch Pad in Kazakhstan on 19th April 2013(Friday). It is the world’s only Returnable satellite. The capsule contained 45 mice, 8 Mongolian gerbils, 15 geckos snails, fish eggs, micro organisms and plants. What was special about this bio satellite ? The aim of the mission is to

Landmark Verdict- Novartis Plea for Patent Rejected by Supreme Court

Novartis plea for the patent of drug used to treat Cancer has been rejected by Supreme Court. Novartis is a Swiss pharma company present in India since 1947. What was the issue with Novartis of which it was claiming Justice? Novartis was seeking Patent for the beta crystalline salt form of Imatinib Mesylate, a modified  form

Antarctic Sea Ice is increasing: A Study

Antarctic Sea Ice is increasing: A Study led by a team of Researchers from Netherlands, Richard Brintanja has recently explained by their study reason for expansion of sea ice in Antarctica is climate change. This phenomenon may be caused because of cold plumes of fresh water which is derived because of melting that happens beneath

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