Fossils Point to Life on Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

Scientists have discovered remains of microorganisms in Canada that are between 3.8 and 4.3 billion years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on the Earth. Tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria that lived on iron were found encased in quartz layers in the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt (NSB) in Quebec, … Continue reading Fossils Point to Life on Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

National Science Day is celebrated today to commemorate discovery of the Raman Effect

National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm on 28th of February every year in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928. For his great success in the field of science in … Continue reading National Science Day is celebrated today to commemorate discovery of the Raman Effect

Bharat QR code launched to push less-cash economy

The Union Government has launched Bharat QR code, a quick response (QR) code to enable digital payments without card swiping machines. It is world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution launched by Indian Government to move towards less-cash economy. Highlights Bharat QR code has been developed by jointly by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Visa, … Continue reading Bharat QR code launched to push less-cash economy

7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star discover by Astronomers

Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination … Continue reading 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star discover by Astronomers

SpaceX Launches Rocket from NASA’s historic Moon pad

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended almost six years ago, and SpaceX’s first liftoff from … Continue reading SpaceX Launches Rocket from NASA’s historic Moon pad

104 Satellites in One Go with PSLV-C37: ISRO creates record

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history on 15 February, 2016 by successfully launching a record 104 satellites in single mission. The 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites were launched on board of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37, on its 39th mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Key Highlights … Continue reading 104 Satellites in One Go with PSLV-C37: ISRO creates record

India Successfully Tests Advanced Air Defense (AAD) Missile: ASHWIN

Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile dubbed as Ashwin was successfully test-fired from launching complex-IV of Dhamara Abdul Kalam defence base off Odisha coast. The test assed missile’s killing capability by intercepting a target, mimicking an incoming enemy missile in mid-air. The success of test has boosted India’s position in the exclusive club of AAD … Continue reading India Successfully Tests Advanced Air Defense (AAD) Missile: ASHWIN

World’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons released

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the Special Edition of “Atlas for Visually Impaired (India)” in English Braille in New Delhi. This Braille Atlas has been prepared by National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) under Department of S&T. It is world’s first braille atlas for the … Continue reading World’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons released