NASA Pauses Mars Mission Communications Due to Solar Conjunction

NASA Pauses Mars Mission Communications Due to Solar Conjunction

NASA has temporarily halted communication with its robotic explorers on Mars, including the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This decision is due to the upcoming Mars solar conjunction, a period when Mars, Earth, and the Sun align in a way that disrupts radio signals.
MKU Limited Revolutionizes Ballistic Protection with Launch of Groundbreaking Rifle-Rated Helmet

MKU Limited Revolutionizes Ballistic Protection with Launch of Groundbreaking Rifle-Rated Helmet

MKU Limited, a leading Indian defense and homeland security company, has made a significant breakthrough in the field of ballistic protection with the launch of its Kavro Doma 360 helmet. This groundbreaking helmet is the first of its kind to offer uniform protection against a wide range of rifle threats, including the formidable AK-47. The Kavro Doma 360 is a game-changer for military personnel, law enforcement officers, and security forces around the world, providing them with unparalleled protection in high-risk scenarios.
Indian Scientists Develop New Method to Assess Biodiversity Using eDNA

Indian Scientists Develop New Method to Assess Biodiversity Using eDNA

Indian scientists have developed a new method to assess biodiversity using environmental DNA (eDNA). eDNA is DNA shed by organisms into their surroundings through natural processes. By collecting and sequencing eDNA from environmental samples, such as water, soil, or air, scientists can identify all kinds of organisms present in an ecosystem, including viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi, plants, insects, birds, fish, and other animals.
Japanese Scientists Develop New Plastic That Is Stronger, Stretchier, Biodegradable, and Shape-Shifting

Japanese Scientists Develop New Plastic That Is Stronger, Stretchier, Biodegradable, and Shape-Shifting

In a major breakthrough, Japanese scientists have developed a new type of plastic that is stronger, stretchier, biodegradable, and can remember complex shapes. This new material, dubbed VPR, is a type of vitrimer, a class of plastics that is known for its strength and ability to be reshaped. However, vitrimers are also notoriously brittle, which has limited their applications.
India Unveils List of Critical Minerals

India Unveils List of Critical Minerals

The Government of India (GOI) has unveiled a list of critical minerals for the country. The list includes 30 minerals that are essential for India's economic and strategic interests. These minerals are used in a wide range of industries, including:
Google's Bard Chatbot to Launch Globally, Including India

Google’s Bard Chatbot to Launch Globally, Including India

Google is set to launch its innovative chatbot called Bard globally, including in India. Bard utilizes state-of-the-art natural language processing and machine learning techniques to engage in conversational interactions, providing users with personalized assistance and information. With its global expansion, Bard aims to enhance user experiences and revolutionize the way people interact with technology.
CBSE Ready to Introduce AI and Coding from Classes 6 to 8

CBSE Ready to Introduce AI and Coding from Classes 6 to 8

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Coding as part of the curriculum for students in classes 6 to 8. This forward-thinking move aims to equip students with essential digital skills and prepare them for the future workforce. The inclusion of AI and Coding in the curriculum reflects the growing importance of these subjects in the age of technology.
AI Godfather Geoffrey Hinton Quits Google

AI Godfather Geoffrey Hinton Quits Google

Renowned artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has announced his departure from Google, marking the end of an era. Hinton, often referred to as the "AI Godfather," has made significant contributions to the field of deep learning and played a crucial role in advancing AI technologies. His departure leaves a void in Google's AI research division and raises curiosity about his future endeavors.
India Edges Past China to Send More Students to US in 2022

India Edges Past China to Send More Students to US in 2022

In a significant development, India has surpassed China in sending the highest number of students to the United States in 2022. This milestone reflects the growing global reputation of Indian education and the aspirations of Indian students to pursue higher studies abroad. It also highlights the potential for increased cultural exchange and bilateral cooperation between India and the US in the field of education.
Apple and Google Collaborate to Combat Creepy Tracking Tactics

Apple and Google Collaborate to Combat Creepy Tracking Tactics

In a landmark collaboration, technology giants Apple and Google have joined forces to combat intrusive tracking practices that compromise user privacy. The partnership aims to introduce enhanced privacy measures and limit the ability of advertisers to engage in "creepy" tracking tactics. This united effort underscores the commitment of both companies to prioritize user privacy and foster a safer and more transparent digital ecosystem.
ISRO Launches Space Science and Technology Awareness Training Programme

ISRO Launches Space Science and Technology Awareness Training Programme

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a new programme aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of space science and technology among school students and teachers. The Space Science and Technology Awareness Training programme will provide training and resources to teachers and students, with the goal of fostering a greater interest in space science and technology in India.
Rare Sun Halo seen in Prayagraj

Rare Sun Halo seen in Prayagraj

People in parts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) witnessed a rare celestial event as a mysterious ring enveloped the Sun in the skies. The multi-colored ring which appears like a rainbow circling the star in our solar system is called the sun halo.
Twitter reinstates blue tick on high-profile accounts

Twitter reinstates blue tick on high-profile accounts

Twitter has restored the verification badges on several high-profile celebrity accounts, including those of Indian actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, just days after the platform culled blue checkmarks for non-paying users.
What is LockBit ransomware?

What is LockBit ransomware?

On April 16, reports emerged that LockBit ransomware was found to be targeting Mac devices, in a first. Cybercriminals have developed new ransomware encryptors designed to target macOS devices, making this the first major ransomware operation to specifically target Apple computers. The new encryptors target both older Macs and newer ones running on Apple Silicon.
What is AutoGPT Check details and comparison with ChatGPT

What is AutoGPT: Check details and comparison with ChatGPT

Auto-GPT is a free, open-source Python application which uses OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology. GPT-4 is a multimodal large language model created by OpenAI as part of its GPT series. Auto-GPT also runs autonomously which means it is capable of generating its own ideas and suggestions based on human input through prompts.

NASA to test nuclear-powered spacecraft by 2027

NASA will partner with the US military's research and development agency, DARPA, to develop nuclear-powered rockets that could fly astronauts to Mars. NASA says it could allow spacecraft to travel faster, reduce transit time, and have other benefits such as increased payloads on missions.
Airtel partners with Meta to develop undersea cable infra for high-speed internet

Airtel partners with Meta to develop undersea cable infra for high-speed internet

Bharti Airtel has partnered with Facebook parent Meta to develop undersea cable infrastructure which will support high-speed internet in the country and boost data-carrying capacities between geographies. The two companies, along with Saudi Telecommunication Company, will bring the world’s longest subsea cable system 2Africa Pearls to India, at Airtel’s landing station in Mumbai.
India to have ‘tilting trains’ by 2026 to help maintain speed on curves

India to have ‘tilting trains’ by 2026 to help maintain speed on curves

The Indian Railways plans to introduce ‘tilting trains’ by 2026 with an aim to maintain higher speed on curvy stretches, railways officials said. According to the officials, 100 new units of the semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains are being manufactured using this technology.Around 100 Vande Bharat trains will be equipped with this technology by 2024. These trains with sleeper coaches will be operational by the first quarter of 2024.
China launches 2nd lab module for its space station

China launches 2nd lab module for its space station

China has launched the space lab module Mengtian, taking the construction of the country's space station Tiangong into final stage.Mengtian, Tiangong's second lab module now flying to join the two-module combination already about 400 km above Earth, is the last "building block" that allows Tiangong to form a T-shape structure, the planned layout at the space station's completion.

PM to launch 5G services on 1st October

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch 5G services on 1st October at 10 AM in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. 5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications. It will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.

Union Bank of India launched ethical hacking lab

Union Bank of India inaugurated ‘Ethical Hacking Lab’ at the Cyber security Centre of Excellence (CCoE) in Hyderabad. The aim of this unique initiative is to build cyber defence mechanism to safeguard the Bank’s Information Systems, Digital Assets, Channels etc. against potential cyber threats.

What is SOVA virus: 200 mobile banking apps hacked

Several Indian banks, including SBI and PNB, have warned that a new type of virus known as SOVA virus is targeting Indian consumers. This new virus enters the mobile phones of users and is hard to uninstall. The alert was issued by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team or CERT-In. 

Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) System Indian Railway

Real Time Train Information System (RTIS), developed in collaboration with ISRO, is being installed on the locomotives for automatic acquisition of train movement timing at the stations, including that of arrival & departure or run-through. They get automatically plotted on the control chart of those trains in the Control Office Application (COA) system.
Nasa’s Moxie instrument successfully makes oxygen on Mars

Nasa’s Moxie instrument successfully makes oxygen on Mars

An instrument the size of a lunchbox has been successfully generating breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the work of a small tree. Since February last year the Mars oxygen in-situ resource utilisation experiment, or Moxie, has been successfully making oxygen from the red planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere.
Google announces cyber security upskilling program for 100,000 developers in India

Google announces cyber security upskilling program for 100,000 developers in India

Search and internet major, Google India, announced a campaign to upskill cyber security researchers and developers in the country. The campaign will be part of the company’s Cyber Security Roadshow, which will cover multiple cities across India and offer tools, tutorials and mentorship on security practices for building consumer apps — as well as enterprise programs.
World’s FIRST-EVER fleet of hydrogen-powered train launched in Germany

World’s FIRST-EVER fleet of hydrogen-powered train launched in Germany

German officials have confirmed to incorporate the world’s first-ever hydrogen-powered passenger train fleet. It will replace 15 diesel trains, which were previously being operated on tracks that lacked electric supply in Lower Saxony, Germany. The fleet comprises 14 trains, which use fuel cells to generate power, making it the cleanest-greenest train fleet ever.
India unveils first Saline Water Lantern using sea water to power specially designed LED lamps

India unveils first Saline Water Lantern using sea water to power specially designed LED lamps

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh unveiled India’s first Saline Water Lantern which uses the sea water to power the specially designed LED lamps. The saline Water Lantern will bring “Ease of Living” to the fishing community living along the 7500 Kilometres long coastal line of India. Saline water-powered Roshini LED lamps will also boost and supplement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UJALA scheme
SPARK: New Virtual Space Museum Launched By ISRO

SPARK: New Virtual Space Museum Launched By ISRO

While the country is celebrating 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' marking the 75th year of Independence, the Indian Space Research Organisation has come up with an innovative idea of showcasing digital content regarding various ISRO missions in an interactive manner.The virtual space museum 'SPARK' was launched by ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Wednesday for public use.
Isro successfully tests Gaganyaan Low Altitude Escape Motor

Isro successfully tests Gaganyaan Low Altitude Escape Motor

In another important milestone in the Gaganyaan project, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully carried out the test-firing of the Low Altitude Escape Motor (LEM) of Crew Escape System, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.The LEM is a distinctive special purpose solid rocket motor with four reverse flow nozzles and generates a maximum sea level thrust of 842 kN (nominal) with a burn time of 5.98 seconds (nominal).
Microsoft joins the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)

Microsoft joins the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)

Microsoft has become the first global Big Tech company to join the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) which is an Indian government initiative for developing a first-of-its-kind open network for digital commerce. The world’s second-largest technology firm intends to introduce social e-commerce via its app in the Indian market later this year.
China successfully launches pilot reusable spacecraft: Report

China successfully launches pilot reusable spacecraft: Report

China successfully launched a pilot reusable spacecraft with its Long March-2F carrier rocket, state media CCTV reported.The unidentified spacecraft, which was launched from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, will return to a planned landing site after operating in the orbit for some time to provide technical validations for reuses.
ISRO to send Small Satellite Launch Vehicle – Azaadi SAT

ISRO to send Small Satellite Launch Vehicle – Azaadi SAT

The Indian Space Research Organization will send a small satellite launch vehicle on 07 August from Sriharikota. It is a three-stage vehicle with all solid propulsion stages. The mission is to launch Earth Observation Satellite, EOS-02, and a co-passenger satellite, 'Azaadi SAT', into low earth orbit. The 'Azaadi Satellite' is designed by 750 girl students of government schools in rural areas from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
South Korea’s first Moon orbiter ‘Danuri’ launched into space

South Korea’s first Moon orbiter ‘Danuri’ launched into space

South Korea has joined the race to the Moon with the launch of its first lunar orbiter by Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX.Danuri – meaning “enjoy the Moon” – was carried on a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida by Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX. It aims to enter the Moon’s orbit in December. 
Indus International School introduces teaching robot – Eagle

Indus International School introduces teaching robot – Eagle

Indus International School has introduced the novel and first Teaching Robot in India, the ‘Eagle Robot’, developed by the school, as part of a collaborative learning model at its schools.21 Eagle Robots have been deployed across three of the Indus Schools, seven each in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune. Eagle Robot is highly interactive, makes the experience personalised along with emotion emulation through the digital face.
Chinese rocket falls to Earth

Chinese rocket falls to Earth

A Chinese rocket fell back to Earth on 30 July over the Indian Ocean but the NASA said Beijing had not shared the "specific trajectory information" needed to know where possible debris might fall.US Space Command said the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Indian Ocean on 30 July.NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that all spacefaring nations should follow established best practices and do their part to share this type of information in advance to allow reliable predictions of potential debris impact risk.
Microsoft announces ‘Viva Engage’ app in Teams to help build community

Microsoft announces ‘Viva Engage’ app in Teams to help build community

Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it is introducing Viva Engage, a new app in Teams that helps build community and connection, along with providing tools for personal expression.Built on the foundation of Yammer, Viva Engage brings people together across the organisation to connect with leaders and coworkers, find answers to questions, share their unique story, and find belonging at work.