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Remote Sensing in India

December 31, 2012

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...

Reproductive Tourism in India

November 24, 2012

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...

Rustom-1

October 2, 2012

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...

Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme

October 1, 2012

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...

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh

October 1, 2012

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...

RGSEAG

October 1, 2012

RGSEAG refers to Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls, which was launched in 2010. The scheme is being implemented in 200 districts across the country on pilot basis. This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for adolescent girls from 11 to 18 Years also known as SABLA. It...

RCH scheme

September 27, 2012

RCH refers to Reproductive and Child Health Project. Under this Scheme, supplies of drugs, equipments and other consumables are made to Sub-Centres, Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and other First Referal Units (FRUs), as appropriate, for providing maternal and child health care. The availability of drugs and other supplies from...

ROC-cum-OLs

September 27, 2012

ROC-cum-OLs refer to Registrar of Companies-cum-Official Liquidators. Their main functions are registry, scrutiny of annual returns, balance sheets and other documents of public and private companies under the provisions of Companies Act, 1956 and to take necessary action on the irregularities noticed as a result of such scrutiny. ROC-cum-OLs...

Robonaut 2

September 26, 2012

NASA’s humanoid robot "Robonaut 2" was delivered to the International Space Station in first half of 2011. The test involved sending power to all of Robonaut’s system. Robonauts are part of humanoid robotic development project conducted by the Dextrous Robotics Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston....

Robojelly

September 25, 2012

Researchers at Virgina Tech have created a hydrogen-powered robotic jellyfish labelled Robojelly. Robojelly could be used in underwater search and rescue operations. Robojelly is being fuelled by hydrogen, and that also means that it could never run out of energy. Robojelly has been constructed from Carbon nanotubes and some...

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