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ISRO launches IRNSS-1I: All you need to know about NavIC, the Indian GPS

SRIHARIKOTA: In yet another success, the Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday through its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41) successfully launched the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1I Navigation Satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. PSLV-C41 lifted off at 4:04 am from ...

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China’s space station hurtles back to earth and breaks up over the South Pacific

China’s Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered the atmosphere around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (0015GMT) and the “vast majority” of ...

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Instagram brings GIFs back to Stories with stricter moderation

Instagram was very quick to remove GIFs from Stories after it was discovered that Giphy — the company responsible for overseeing the GIF library — had let a racist image slip through. (Snapchat also removed GIFs as a result of the incident.) ...

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ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A, one of India’s biggest communication satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) much-anticipated GSAT-6A was launched on Thursday, but India’s premier space agency confirmed that it has lost communication with the satellite on Sunday. After a successful launch of GSLV-F08 ion Thursday, the satellite finished its ...

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Honda launches automatic scooter, Activa 5G in India for Rs 52,460

The popular scooter, Activa whose revamped avatar was unveiled during the Auto Expo 2018 has been launched by Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India. Activa 5G has been launched at a price of Rs 52,460 for the standard model and Rs ...

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Russia Test-Fires ‘Ideal’ Hypersonic Missile

MOSCOW: Russia said Sunday it successfully launched a hypersonic missile which President Vladimir Putin called “an ideal weapon” as he unveiled a new array of next-generation arms earlier this month. The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 ...

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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ start at ₹57,900

Electronics major Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its flagship smartphones — Galaxy S9 and S9+ — in India priced ₹57,900 onwards. The Korean giant had introduced the latest generation of its premium Galaxy S range a couple of days back in ...

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Vodafone’s Holi offer, launches Voice over LTE or VoLTE in Goa, Maharashtra; check how to activate

It is indeed a Happy Holi for Vodafone users in Maharashtra and Goa. One of the biggest telecom giants in India, Vodafone, has started rolling out their 4G VoLTE services in few circles today. Vodafone has started the 4G Voice ...

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”Dhanush” ballistic missile successfully Test-Fired

BALASORE, ODISHA: India today successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 kms from a naval ship off Odisha coast, defence officials said. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed ‘Prithvi’ missile, was ...

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Scientists identify molecule that kills tumour cells, may help fight cancer

Scientists have identified a molecule that can rapid kill  tumour cells and could potentially be used to develop new cancer therapies. Humans need the chemical element selenium for good health. The selenium-containing enzyme thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR1) can be used ...

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ISRO releases first image taken by Cartosat-2 series satellite

The first day image captured by India’s recently launched weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite shows a part of Indore city in Madhya Pradesh with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre. The image was acquired on January 15, three days ...

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Farthest known galaxy in the universe discovered: NASA

Washington, Jan 14 (PTI) NASA scientists have spotted the farthest known galaxy in the universe, a primitive cluster of stars just 500 million years old. An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASAs Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has ...

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You might prevent spam in WhatsApp soon

San Francisco: WhatsApp is working on a feature in its app which will empower its users to prevent spam messages in the next update version 2.17.430, an app watcher said. According to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tests new features, ...

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Mark Zuckerberg loses $3.3 billion after Facebook news feed change

Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change the news feed operation by Facebook cost him a big loss amounting to $3.3bn. The net worth of the CEO dropped by 4.4 percent out of his personal fortune. The leading social networking site had ...

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