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India’s ASTROSAT completes five successful years of mapping stars

The ASTROSAT was the first multi-wavelength satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was launched on September 28, 2015. It has now completed five years of successful imaging of celestial objects. Highlights The ASTROSAT explored stars, star clusters and mapped large and small galaxies of Milky Way galaxy called “Magellanic Clouds”. The Magellanic ..

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Himalayan Chandra Telescope completes successful 20 years

The Himalayan Chandra Telescope is located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO). It has been scanning the night sky in search of comets, stellar explosions, exo-planets and asteroids. Highlights It operates using delicate satellite communication link from Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), IIA (Indian Institute of Astrophysics). The telescope marked ..

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Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles propelled by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

On September 24, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles propelled by Hydrogen Fuel Cells. About the new rules According to the new rules, the vehicles under Category M and N that are running on compressed hydrogen gas fuel cell are to be in accordance ..

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Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor to be commissioned in 2022

On September 22, 2020, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Atomic Energy and Space Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply said that the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor is to be commissioned by October 2022. Highlights The reactor was constructed by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI). When commissioned, the reactor will add 500 MW ..

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GoI: 21 Neutrino Observatories to be set up in the country

On September 21, 2020, the Union Minister of state of North Eastern region Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply said that around 21 neutrino observatory or to be set up in the country. Highlights According to the information provided by the Minister the observatory is or to be located as follows Six observatories in Karnataka ..

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