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Branded a spy, ISRO scientist gets compensation after 26 years

12 Aug 2020

Branded a spy, ISRO scientist gets compensation after 26 years

Nambi Narayanan deserved respect for emboldening India's space dreams by working on the liquid propulsion system at ISRO. Instead in the 90s, he spent all his resources to prove himself innocent after being falsely implicated as a spy.

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

02 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.

Indian techie claims Chandrayaan-2 rover intact, even moved a bit

02 Aug 2020

Indian techie claims Chandrayaan-2 rover intact, even moved a bit

In a major surprise, a Chennai-based techie has claimed that the rover element of ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission survived the harrowing crash-landing on the Moon last year.

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

05 Jul 2020

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

Like Earth has one, Mars hosts two elusive moons in its orbit - Phobos and its smaller, more distant sibling Deimos.

Shah Rukh Khan to turn journalist for R Madhavan's 'Rocketry'?

07 Jun 2020

Shah Rukh Khan to turn journalist for R Madhavan's 'Rocketry'?

You can keep Shah Rukh Khan away from the screen, but not from cinema.

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

16 May 2020

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that the government will boost private participation in the space sector.

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

01 May 2020

NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

Coronavirus outbreak: ISRO designing ventilators that can work without power

30 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: ISRO designing ventilators that can work without power

In a bid to support Indian healthcare in light of the coronavirus crisis, ISRO has agreed to help with the production of ventilators, oxygen canisters, and other supplies.

OPPO's Realme is launching a sub-brand called 'Narzo'

19 Mar 2020

OPPO's Realme is launching a sub-brand called 'Narzo'

In a bid to expand its footprint, Realme, the Chinese smartphone company owned by OPPO, has announced a new sub-brand called 'Narzo'.

Sorry Xiaomi, this Realme phone already offers ISRO's 'NavIC' tech

28 Feb 2020

Sorry Xiaomi, this Realme phone already offers ISRO's 'NavIC' tech

A few days ago, Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain announced that an upcoming phone under the company's Redmi sub-brand will use ISRO's own NavIC navigation system.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

26 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

This week, some major developments were noted in the tech space.

Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

22 Jan 2020

Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

In a matter of months, ISRO plans to conduct the first flight scheduled for its 'Gaganyaan' mission - the effort to send Indians into space.

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

22 Jan 2020

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

The four astronauts selected by ISRO for the highly-anticipated Gaganyaan mission - the project that aims to send three Indians into space in an Indian module - are heading to Russia for training.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Living robots, Windows 10 bug, AI-based Maths Solver, more

19 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Living robots, Windows 10 bug, AI-based Maths Solver, more

This week, we have witnessed some major developments in tech.

ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

17 Jan 2020

ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

ISRO's first satellite of 2020, the GSAT-30, has been successfully launched by Arianespace, the world's first commercial launch service provider.

ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

13 Jan 2020

ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to launch a new communication satellite on January 17.

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

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).

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

01 Jan 2020

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

Bringing to us one of the most controversial movies of recent times, a disappointing Oscars entry, many shoddy biopics, and some silent gems, 2019 was a mixed bag, as far as Bollywood is concerned.

ISRO launches India's latest spy satellite, marking PSLV's 50th mission

11 Dec 2019

ISRO launches India's latest spy satellite, marking PSLV's 50th mission

In a major development, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched India's latest spy satellite, RISAT-2BR1, aboard its PSLV-C48 workhorse.

Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

08 Dec 2019

Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission, the space agency has sought Rs. 75 crore from the Centre for the next phase, Chandrayaan-3.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Shanmuga Subramanian explains how he found Vikram's crash site

03 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Shanmuga Subramanian explains how he found Vikram's crash site

Earlier today, NASA announced it has located the crash site and debris of India's long-lost Vikram Lander.

Meet Shanmuga Subramanian, the techie who found Vikram on Moon

03 Dec 2019

Meet Shanmuga Subramanian, the techie who found Vikram on Moon

On December 3, India woke up to the news of Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 being discovered on the Moon.

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2 lander's crash site with Chennai engineer's help

03 Dec 2019

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2 lander's crash site with Chennai engineer's help

Almost three months after the Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander crashed on the moon, NASA has found the lander's debris on the lunar surface.

ISRO launches Cartosat-3, 13 US nanosatellites into space

27 Nov 2019

ISRO launches Cartosat-3, 13 US nanosatellites into space

After the Chandrayaan-2 upset in September, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Wednesday launched Cartosat-3 and 13 other US nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram hard-landed fairly close to the targeted site

21 Nov 2019

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram hard-landed fairly close to the targeted site

After failing to soft-land on the Moon in its first try, ISRO is said to be gearing up for Chandrayaan-3, another Lander-based lunar mission.

Chandrayaan-2 captures Moon's surface in 3D: Details here

14 Nov 2019

Chandrayaan-2 captures Moon's surface in 3D: Details here

Despite the failure of Vikram Lander, the Orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, India's second Moon mission, is doing its job to perfection.

Chandrayaan-3: ISRO to re-attempt Moon landing- Details here

14 Nov 2019

Chandrayaan-3: ISRO to re-attempt Moon landing- Details here

After failing in its first attempt to land on the south pole of the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up for a do-over- with the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

NASA orbiter fails to locate Vikram Lander, again

23 Oct 2019

NASA orbiter fails to locate Vikram Lander, again

NASA's second attempt to locate India's Vikram Lander on the Moon's surface has gone in vain.

Chandrayaan-2 captures Moon's surface in full glow: Pics here

18 Oct 2019

Chandrayaan-2 captures Moon's surface in full glow: Pics here

Just a few days after taking a close look at lunar craters, Chandrayaan-2 has released another mind-blowing shot of the Moon.

NASA's Moon Orbiter tries to locate Vikram Lander, again

15 Oct 2019

NASA's Moon Orbiter tries to locate Vikram Lander, again

After failing to locate Vikram Lander last month, NASA has conducted another flyby of the Chandrayaan-2 landing site to help ISRO find the silent contraption and assess its condition.

ISRO scientist killed by gay sex partner: Details here

05 Oct 2019

ISRO scientist killed by gay sex partner: Details here

Days after an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist was found murdered at his Hyderabad home, the police have solved the mystery.

Chandrayaan-2 takes close look at Moon, transmits high-resolution images

05 Oct 2019

Chandrayaan-2 takes close look at Moon, transmits high-resolution images

Despite the silence of Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2, the Orbiter element of the mission is doing its job to perfection.

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter studying lunar surface as Vikram remains silent

04 Oct 2019

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter studying lunar surface as Vikram remains silent

As the Vikram Lander of Chandryaan-2 remains mum in lunar darkness, the Indian Space Research Organization is using the Orbiter element of the mission to study the surface of the moon.

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

03 Oct 2019

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

India plans to have its own space station by 2030.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus TV, Amazon's smart ring, Facebook's 'mind-reading' wristband, more

29 Sep 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus TV, Amazon's smart ring, Facebook's 'mind-reading' wristband, more

The last week of September was full of hardware launches and interesting feature upgrades from leading tech giants.

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

24 Sep 2019

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

No communication with Vikram Lander, says ISRO chief

21 Sep 2019

No communication with Vikram Lander, says ISRO chief

K Sivan, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization, has confirmed that the space agency hasn't been able to establish contact with the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2.

What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

20 Sep 2019

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.