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

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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

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Rustom-1

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

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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

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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

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RGSEAG

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 is being implemented using the platform

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RCH scheme

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 the programme is essential for maintaining

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ROC-cum-OLs

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 are also attached to the High

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Robonaut 2

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. The latest in the series is

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Robojelly

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 other smarter materials which give this

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