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ISRO and NASA jointly working on NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission


News: NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission is a dual frequency (L & S Band) Radar Imaging Satellite. In this joint mission, JPL/ NASA will be responsible for design & development of L-band SAR, 12m unfurlable antenna, GPS system and data recorder. ISRO will be responsible for design & development of S-band SAR, Spacecraft Bus, data transmission system, Spacecraft integration ...

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India set to become water scarce by 2025

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News: The average annual water availability for the country has been assessed by the Central Water Commission to be at 1,869-billion cubic metres. Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said that that India’s demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce by the year ...

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Airmen Selection for Indian Air Force goes online


News: The website “airmenselection.gov.in” was launched by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP), Air Marshal S Neelakantan in tune with the national policy Digital India. Aspiring candidates for airmen selection would be able to apply online for all recruitment tests. Source: DefenceNews

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Government starts proposal for building 4 rail lines along China border

Two workers walk along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway as they check the railway track in Dangxiong county of the Tibet Autonomous Region, April 20, 2007. REUTERS/Simon Zo/Files

News: The Defence Ministry has identified four strategic lines along India-China border – Missamari-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), Bilaspur-Manali-Leh (498 km), Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai (227 km) and North Lakhimpur-Bame-Silapathar (249 km), Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said. Government said it has initiated the proposal for construction of 1,352 km long four strategic railway lines along the China border. Source: ET

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DRDO to invest in IITs to kick-start aerospace defence technology

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News: DRDO is pumping in over Rs 400 crore into IIT Bombay and IIT Madras to kick-start advanced defence-related aerospace research and development. Products and technology now under development include aircraft that can morph into a missile, gas turbine engines used to run aircraft and missile propulsion, hypersonics that enable flights to go at several times the speed of sound, and rockets for long-range missiles. “This is one of the biggest ...

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Government mulls allocation of coal mines for commercial mining


News: To boost coal production, the government is working on a methodology for allocation of coal mines for commercial mining. In order to augment production of coal to meet the demand in the country especially of the medium and small scale enterprises, the government is considering allocation of coal mines for commercial mining. Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp Ltd may apply ...

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Over 38 lakh urban poor given skill training


News: Over 38 lakh urban poor have been provided with skill development training with assistance from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. Skill development of urban poor to enable either self- employment or salaried employment was undertaken under the ‘Skill Training for Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP)’ of the erstwhile Swarn Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana launched in ...

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States to be penalised for delay in transferring AMRUT funds


News: States and Union Territories will be penalised for any delay in transfer of funds to urban local bodies (ULBs) under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. States and UTs shall release the central assistance, along with the State/UT share, to the ULBs within seven working days of the release of central share, failing which penal interest will ...

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Centre tracking 315 stalled projects worth Rs 13.3 lk crore: V K Singh


News: “315 projects are under consideration entailing huge investment of Rs 13.33 lakh crore by the Project Monitoring Group (PMG),” said Statistics Minister V K Singh. There are 285 projects still under consideration costing Rs 12.27 lakh crore and 30 projects cost Rs 1.06 lakh crore are yet to be considered by the sub-groups. The minister said that the issues ...

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