Remote Sensing in India

India’s Remote Sensing starts following the successful demonstration flights of Bhaskara-1 and Bhaskara-2 satellites launched in 1979 and 1981, respectively, with the to development of indigenous Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite program. Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite system was commissioned with the launch of IRS-1A, in 1988. With eleven satellites in operation, IRS is the ..


Reproductive Tourism in India

What is Reproductive Tourism? · Reproductive Tourism is the practice of travelling to another country for fertility treatments. It is closely linked to the practice of commercial surrogacy. Today, India is a major destination for surrogacy. Apart from the absence of strict regulations, Indian surrogates have been increasingly popular with fertile couples in industrialized nations ..


Rustom-1 is the name of India’s a medium-altitude and long-endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which is being developed by the Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). It was successfully tested recently. Rustam-1 follows two other UAVs developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment. The duo is Lakshya and Nishant. Laksya is a drone can be remotely piloted ..

Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme

Union Government has approved the new Tax saving scheme called the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme", with a view to provide tax benefits. The scheme is exclusively for first time retail investors in the securities market with annual income of below 10 lakh rupees in a financial year. The maximum investment permissible under the scheme ..

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh was established in 1993 as a Society with an initial corpus of Rs. 31 crore, which has been raised to Rs. 100 crore by additions to the corpus made between 2006-07 to 2011-12. It extends micro-credit to poor and underprivileged women through a collateral-free, quasi-formal delivery mechanism where NGOs, women co-operatives, federations ..