Global Positioning System (GPS): News

27 Sep 2022

Indian Government

No timeline fixed for NavIC implementation yet, clarifies Centre

After media reports suggested that the Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to adopt NavIC, the country's indigenous navigation system, within months, the Centre has come out with a clarification.

04 Aug 2022


26 green express highways in India by 2024, promises Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the government will construct 26 green express highways by 2024 and bring down travel time between key cities across the country.

02 Jan 2020


Soon, Xiaomi phones could use India's own version of GPS

Xiaomi could soon become the first smartphone maker to offer navigation services with the Indian version of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

28 Dec 2019


In 2020, China will have its own GPS alternative

In a matter of months, China will have the competition for the US Global Positioning System (GPS) up and running.

12 Sep 2019


One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

A stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, which started after dawn on Wednesday, has been resolved after high-level talks, reports said on Thursday.

04 Dec 2018


How parents are using GPS-equipped ankle monitors to track teens

For years, authorities have been using GPS-equipped ankle monitors to track criminals on parole or house arrest.

China: Two more satellites added to BDS, the GPS rival

China has added two more satellites to its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which rivals the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

22 Sep 2018


Soon our phones could have 'desi GPS' system: Details here

At an event in Delhi, ST Microelectronics, a French-Italian semiconductor-manufacturing company, launched India's first-ever 'desi GPS' module.

20 Aug 2018


Kota girl develops device that sends distress calls without Internet

A Class 12 girl in Kota has developed a safety device that can be attached to a women's wristwatch to help her send emergency alerts to family members in case she is threatened or assaulted without the Internet.

26 Mar 2018


SpaceX's Falcon 9 created a giant hole in the ionosphere

A group of researchers have determined that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launched in August 2017 (the Formosat-5 mission), created a gigantic circular shock wave, carving a nearly 900-km-wide hole into the plasma of the ionosphere.

01 Feb 2018


Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

Come February 15, all public transport vehicles must have functional GPS in their vehicles, announced the Delhi government on Wednesday.

18 Jan 2018


GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

From April 1, it will be mandatory for all public transport vehicles, primarily taxis and buses, to have a tracking/GPS device and an alert button.

06 Dec 2017


New Google Maps: Two-wheeler mode, locating toilets, SOS-alert, and more!

Google launched yet another India-first feature for Google Maps -two-wheeler mode with voice-guided navigation- at its third "Google for India" event.

30 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

You can now track train's real-time location using GPS

In a move that is expected to overhaul operations, the Railways is experimenting with a system to allow passengers to track trains in real time.

22 Nov 2017


Android devices covertly send location data to Google

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Google receives cell tower location data from Android devices even when a device's location service is disabled.

28 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

GPS that's super accurate is a modern-day need

Google Maps are a lifesaver when you are at an unknown destination. However, often the directions provided by them, are a tad bit off the track. It's not the navigation app's fault.

07 Sep 2017


Delhi: Nearly 4,000 DTC buses untrackable due to defective GPS

Lakhs of Delhiites commuting by buses operated by Delhi Transport Corporation could be at risk as the GPS (global positioning system) devices installed in these buses are out-of-order.

06 Sep 2017


Maharashtra Police control rooms to be modernized at Rs. 429cr

The Maharashtra Government has given its go-ahead to a Rs. 429cr-worth project for modernizing the police control rooms in the state.

31 Aug 2017


ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails

ISRO launched its navigation satellite, IRNSS-1H at 7 pm today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, but the mission was not successful.

14 Aug 2017


Phone went missing? Find your lost Android phone easily

Ever had a mini panic attack because you couldn't find your phone? We all did. The smartest thing you can do to prevent your phone from going AWOL is to setup some nifty measures.

05 Aug 2017


ISRO signs MoU for desi GPS system

With both, ISRO and CSIR-NPL signing an MoU, India is one step closer to having its own GPS system- Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).

01 Jun 2017


Does our brain have a "GPS" neuron?

In a breakthrough, scientists have now identified a neuron in our brain, which might play a significant role in our ability to navigate through our environments.

29 May 2017


NavIC, India now has its very own GPS

In modern world, one is never lost; thanks to Global Positioning System (GPS), which lets you track location with the help of internet connectivity.

27 Dec 2016

Google Maps

Indian IS sympathizers use al-Qaeda's encryption application: NIA

The National Investigation Agency revealed a group of alleged sympathizers of the Islamic State terror outfit - conspiring to target Hyderabad's police stations - used a host of encrypted applications.