Articles about Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

India flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

23 Jul 2021

India flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

India on Friday successfully flight tested the New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur which is located off the Odisha coast, the DRDO sources said.

DRDO nod for Mankind Pharma to manufacture COVID-19 drug 2-DG

08 Jul 2021

DRDO nod for Mankind Pharma to manufacture COVID-19 drug 2-DG

Pharmaceutical firm Mankind Pharma on Thursday announced that it has received approval from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to manufacture and market the COVID-19 drug 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose or 2-DG.

COVID-19 drug 2-DG launched: All you need to know

28 Jun 2021

COVID-19 drug 2-DG launched: All you need to know

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Monday announced the commercial launch of COVID-19 drug 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG).

DRDO's anti-coronavirus drug: Its efficacy, price, and more queries answered

17 May 2021

DRDO's anti-coronavirus drug: Its efficacy, price, and more queries answered

The first batch containing 10,000 doses of the anti-coronavirus drug - 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose or 2-DG - was launched by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today.

DRDO's anti-coronavirus drug cleared for emergency use by DCGI

08 May 2021

DRDO's anti-coronavirus drug cleared for emergency use by DCGI

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the emergency use of an anti-coronavirus drug developed by a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to treat moderate to severe patients, reports say.

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

28 Apr 2021

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up 500 medical oxygen plants within the next three months from the allocation made by the PM-CARES Fund, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Aero India takes off on February 3 amidst COVID-19

02 Feb 2021

Aero India takes off on February 3 amidst COVID-19

The country's premier aerospace and defense exhibition, Aero India 2021, takes off in Bengaluru on Wednesday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with buzz around "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" and "Make in India" push.

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

16 Nov 2020

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

30 Sep 2020

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

14 Sep 2020

17 Lok Sabha MPs test coronavirus-positive as Monsoon Session begins

On the day the Monsoon Session of the Parliament began amid a raging coronavirus crisis, a record 17 Lok Sabha MPs, most belonging to the ruling BJP, tested positive for the highly-contagious disease.

Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

07 Sep 2020

Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

In what marks a huge achievement for India, the country on Monday successfully tested the indigenously-developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off the coast in Odisha.

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

06 Sep 2020

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

SSR case: NCB team conducts raids at Rhea Chakraborty's home

04 Sep 2020

SSR case: NCB team conducts raids at Rhea Chakraborty's home

Days after it formally joined the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sent a team to actor Rhea Chakraborty's home to conduct searches on Friday morning.

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

02 Sep 2020

Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows

The government's decision to disallow question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on September 14, has brought it at the receiving end of criticism from the opposition.

Sushant Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty summoned for third consecutive day

30 Aug 2020

Sushant Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty summoned for third consecutive day

Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the third consecutive day today, in connection with the death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session

29 Aug 2020

MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that all parliamentarians will be requested to get themselves tested for coronavirus, 72 hours before the monsoon session of Parliament begins.

Rhea poisoned Sushant, killed him, claims the actor's father

27 Aug 2020

Rhea poisoned Sushant, killed him, claims the actor's father

In a major twist in the death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, his father has claimed that accused Rhea Chakraborty used to poison him.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI might conduct "psychological autopsy"

25 Aug 2020

Sushant Rajput case: CBI might conduct "psychological autopsy"

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), tasked with probing the high-profile death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, might conduct a psychological autopsy of the late actor, reports have suggested.

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

24 Aug 2020

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI questions actor's friend Siddharth Pithani, cook

23 Aug 2020

Sushant Rajput case: CBI questions actor's friend Siddharth Pithani, cook

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials today recorded the statements of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and flatmate, Siddharth Pithani, and a staff member, reportedly his cook Neeraj Singh, as part of its investigations in Mumbai.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI team at actor's home for investigation

22 Aug 2020

Sushant Rajput case: CBI team at actor's home for investigation

A special team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrived at his Mumbai house, where late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died in June.

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

15 Aug 2020

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, a sophisticated military tech developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) formed a part of his security.

COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

01 Aug 2020

COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

With the economy struggling to get back on its feet after being ambushed by coronavirus pandemic, the only way to return to normalcy is testing, isolating, and treating the patients.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

05 Jul 2020

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

03 Jun 2020

Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

When it was confirmed that the novel coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours, governments began deploying disinfection techniques to keep public spaces sanitized.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus X-ray cam, DRDO's currency-sanitizer, POCO F2 Pro, more

17 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus X-ray cam, DRDO's currency-sanitizer, POCO F2 Pro, more

This week, plenty of developments were noted in the world of technology.

COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

11 May 2020

COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across parts of India, people are doing everything possible to protect themselves from contracting the disease.

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

01 May 2020

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

The government on Friday assured that it has enough supply of medical supplies to arm frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

The Ministry of Defence on Thursday unveiled a mobile laboratory that will serve as testing facilities for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

Facing a dearth of personal protective equipment (PPE), India ordered thousands from China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but a large chunk of these items didn't pass safety tests, a report in ET said on Thursday.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

All that was new at this year's Republic Day parade

26 Jan 2020

All that was new at this year's Republic Day parade

Earlier on Sunday, India's rising military was on full display as the celebrations for the 71st Republic Day went off at Rajpath in New Delhi.

This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army

19 Nov 2019

This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army

If you love Iron Man, you will surely appreciate the efforts of this Varanasi-based man who has designed an Iron Man suit of his own.

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

19 Sep 2019

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

As veganism continues to grow popular, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have created an egg substitute derived from plants.

#CareerBytes: Top PSUs accepting #GATE2020 score and other important details

16 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Top PSUs accepting #GATE2020 score and other important details

After completing engineering, a number of candidates who want to secure a job in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) opt for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

07 Aug 2019

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

A new paper on biomedical engineering (BME) will be introduced in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from next year.

#CareerBytes: What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

29 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Apparently, debris from India's anti-satellite missile is still orbiting Earth

29 Jun 2019

Apparently, debris from India's anti-satellite missile is still orbiting Earth

Back in March, India reaffirmed its position as a space power by demonstrating the ability to destroy a satellite in low-Earth orbit.

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

12 Jun 2019

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

In a couple of months, the Indian Air Force will select 10 potential candidates for the country's first-ever manned space mission - the Gaganyaan.