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12 Nov 2015


Modi congratulates ISRO on GSAT-15 launch

"Congratulations to the entire team @Isro for the successful launch of GSAT-15 Communication Satellite," tweeted PM Modi.

5 Nov 2015


PM, President launch project 'Imprint India'

PM Modi along with the President, launched Imprint India.

3 Nov 2015


ISS celebrates 15 years of astronaut inhabitation

The International Space Station (ISS) marked 15 years of continuous human presence in space on 2 November 2015.

3 Nov 2015


Google gets Indian government nod for balloon internet

Google has got India's nod for its Project Loon which provides internet connectivity by using large balloons.

28 Oct 2015


Government tells research labs to 'self-finance' projects

The Ministry of Science and Technology mandated organisations involved in scientific research to start 'self-financing' projects, send in monthly updates and ensure that research stays in sync with the Central government's 'social and economic objectives.'

28 Oct 2015


Net Neutrality is an important principle: Zuckerberg

Speaking at the townhall session at IIT-Delhi, Mark Zuckerberg said that was a voice for people who did not have access to internet.

22 Oct 2015


SanDisk acquired in a $19 billion deal

SanDisk, the notable flash memory company is being taken over by hard-disk drive maker Western Digital.

22 Oct 2015


Humanoid robot makes European debut in France

A humanoid robot, named Pepper, made its European debut, helping shoppers "with wine, and more" in a Carrefour shop in the Claye-Souilly region of France.

21 Oct 2015


'Interview' lawsuit costs a pricey $8million to Sony

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc will have to pay $8 million in "The Interview" lawsuit where employee data was stolen.

7 Oct 2015


Anti-cancer DNA research wins Nobel prize for Chemistry

The $960,000 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry will be shared between three scientists from Sweden, USA and Turkey - Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar respectively.

6 Oct 2015


Nobel Prize for Physics announced

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".

5 Oct 2015


Three scientists awarded Nobel prize in medicine

Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China - William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu - have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine.

29 Sep 2015


Does water boost chances of extraterrestrial life?

Following NASA's announcement on 28 September 2015 regarding Martian water, NASA's associate-administrator for science John Grunsfeld, talked of sending a spacecraft in the 2020s to directly look for life on Mars.

28 Sep 2015


ASTROSAT launched after a decade of delays

India's first space observatory, ASTROSAT entered into orbit 25 minutes after its 10 AM lift-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

27 Sep 2015


Google's 17th birthday

Incorporated in 1998, Google Inc. celebrates its 17th birthday today.

22 Sep 2015


Encryption controversy: Social media and whatsapp exempted

As the draft of the proposed encryption policy was made public, there was a huge outrage among the netizens.

20 Sep 2015


Cancer stents, drugs to sell at economic prices

The Indian health ministry is working on making cancer medicines available at substantially lower price.

10 Sep 2015


#instagram #advertising #newideas #newleapforward

Instagram has decided to take a leap forward with its latest announcement that it will now be allowing advertisements.

2 Sep 2015


Neonatal tetanus: Hurrah, it's gone!

Modi announced at the Call for Action-Summit that India is officially free of neonatal-tetanus.

30 Aug 2015


Mars isolation experiment gets underway

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) will now see six people from different nationalities shut themselves inside a dome for a year in an isolated area in Hawaii.

18 Aug 2015


The big name reveal: Android M is Marshmallow!

Google has officially revealed the name of the latest mobile operating system - Android M as Marshmallow.

08 Aug 2015


Rs.10.8 crore fine imposed on telecom companies

Having been found guilty of exceeding radiation limits set by the government in 2012, telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance and other major companies in India have been fined large amounts.

4 Aug 2015


Facebook's solar powered Aquila aircraft ready to fly

Aquila, Facebook's first full-scale aircraft launched under the initiative was fully constructed by the aerospace team in UK.

3 Aug 2015


Microsoft is back in the game

Microsoft has come out with the latest update to Windows- the Windows 10 improving on Windows 8.

26 Jul 2015


Emphasis on health programs decreasing?

The proposed cut of Rs 60 Billion in the healthcare budget and restrictions in health programmes sparked issues over the falling importance of AIDS programmes.

21 Jul 2015


The search for extra-terrestrial life is fuelled

The biggest ever search for alien life, termed "Breakthrough Initiatives", with a funding of $100 million has been launched.

20 Jul 2015


Apple introduces the newer, snazzier iPod Touch

The latest iPod Touch released last week is almost as good as the iPhone 6, but cheaper and smaller, with the upgraded 64-bit A8 chip.

18 Jul 2015


WhatsApp, Viber local calls may not remain free

Upholding the concept of net neutrality, a high level government committee recommended that users will not be able to make free domestic calls using WhatsApp, Skype and Viber.

15 Jul 2015


Muslims applaud Snapchat's Mecca livestream!

Muslims all around the world are in awe of Snapchat's 300-second long live story on Ramadan prayers in Mecca.

11 Jul 2015


New Horizons probe sends new pictures of Pluto

NASA's probe New Horizons has sent a new image of the dwarf planet to reveal some of its geology to the scientists.

6 Jul 2015


Mastercard catches the 'selfie' bug

As an alternative to SecureCode, Mastercard is looking to introduce facial recognition as its security software which will ask the online shoppers for a selfie while making purchases.

2 Jul 2015


Digital India project garners Rs 4,50,000 crore investment

Indian government's pet project Digital India got investments worth more than Rs 4.5 lakh crores from various industry players after the launch of the Digital India week.

22 Jun 2015


4G services at Haryana’s doorstep

After Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, Airtel launched its 4G plan in Haryana. Hisar is the fourth city in Haryana to get 4G connectivity.

16 Jun 2015


Philae wakes up from hibernation after 7 months!

European Space Agency's Comet Lander-Philae woke up from its seven month long hibernation and sent a 300 data packet signal to ESA's operations at Darmstadt, Germany.

13 Jun 2015


MERS labelled as "large and complex"

Calling the MERS outbreak 'large and complex', the WHO said that more cases were being expected.

11 Jun 2015


M. Williams pleads for legalisation of medicinal marijuana

TV personality Montel Williams came out in the support of legalisation of medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania, by sharing his thoughts in an op-ed column.

5 Jun 2015


Celebrate World Environment Day today!

World Environment Day is a United Nations initiative started in 1972 and is celebrated on June 5. It aims at encouraging global awareness about the degrading state of our environment and calls for people to take some positive action. Run by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it has unique themes every year.

3 Jun 2015


R.I.P. Typo

Typo Products and BlackBerry Ltd. have agreed to settle their patent war over the sale of smartphone keyboards.

18 May 2015


Meizu set to enter Indian mobile market today

According to Meizu's Facebook page, the Chinese mobile maker will most likely launch its products in India on 18 May.

20 Apr 2015


Airtel CEO commits to net neutrality in email

CEO Gopal Vittal defended Airtel Zero amidst online campaigns that have urged users to defend India's net neutrality.