Isro gets new facility to track and tackle space debris, save assets in Low Earth Orbit

As the threats from space debris continue to rise in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) as more and more satellites, rockets and hardware is launched, the India Space Research Organisation (Isro) is ready for the challenge. A new facility dubbed the System for Safe & Sustainable Operation has been inaugurated in Bengaluru that…

PM Modi in Varanasi: Conclave with CMs of BJP-ruled states, programme at Swarved Mahamandir | Day 2 details

On his 48-hour visit to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham on Monday. On Tuesday, he will chair a conclave with chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and he is also scheduled to attend a programme at the Swarved Mahamandir .…

China, Russia join hands to establish space weather centre in Beijing

In major cooperation between China and Russia, the two countries inaugurated a joint space weather centre in Beijing “to enhance meteorological services for international civil aviation,” China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said. Built and operated by CMA, the Civil Aviation Administration of China…

Who is Guru Shankaracharya, the saint whose statue was unveiled by PM Modi in Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya at the seer’s rebuilt samadhi on Friday. The samadhi of the eighth century seer was rebuilt after it was damaged in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods. “There was a time when spirituality and religion were believed to be…

Want to get vaccinated in Chennai? Here’s the list of centres that function 24×7

The Greater Chennai Corporation Saturday opened 24×7 vaccination centres in all the 15 zones of the city. Minister for Municipal Administration and Water Supply KN Nehru inaugurated the camp at Urban Community Health Centre in Adyar. The initiative comes after the state health department had opened such 24×7 centres…

Mumbai: Pilot project launched to clean Mithi river

A Mithi river clean-up pilot project was inaugurated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in the presence of Maharashtra environment minister Aaditya Thackeray at Bandra Kurla Complex on Friday. The objective of the project, which has been launched in collaboration with the Marine Debris…