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World Students’ Day (WSD)

The World Students’ Day (WSD)  is celebrated every year on October 15 to observe the birthday of India’s former President and great scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He was the 11th President of India, who served from 2002 to 2007, and was widely referred to as the people’s President besides being credited for India’s civilian ..

Physicist Thanu Padmanabhan wins M P Birla Memorial Award 2019

Noted Physicist Thanu Padmanabhan, a professor of Inter-university Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, has won the M P Birla Memorial Award 2019 for his contributions to the world of cosmology. It consists of a citation, trophy and a cheque for Rs 2,51,000.

Sheikh Hasina conferred with Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has been conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka for her vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism. It acknowledged her contribution to fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh. The award has been instituted in the memory of ..

Govt proposes to significantly reduce fees for IPRs

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has proposed to reduce fees for various intellectual property rights like patents and designs for micro, small and medium enterprises and startups to promote innovation. Reduction in IPR Fees The fees for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and startups for filing of patent applications will be reduced to ..

Lander Vikram detaches successfully from Chandrayaan-2

In a major success for the Indian Space Research Organization, the lander Vikram successfully detached itself the orbital module of the Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft. The lander will now make a four day journey to moon’s surface. About Vikram The lander component of the Chandrayaan-2 is known as Vikram. Named in honor of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, ..

Kailasavadivoo Sivan awarded with Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award

On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day 2019, ISRO Chairman Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan has been honoured with the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam award by the Tamil Nadu government. However, Dr. Sivan could not receive the award at the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George but he is expected to collect the ..

India’s first private Space Science Museum opened in Hyderabad

India’s first private Space Science Museum has opened in Hyderabad to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (BACRI). It is a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the B M Birla Science Centre. The ISRO on its part is providing some 65 models of various ..

Kerala Government signs MoU with VSSC to develop Space Park

The Kerala government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) to support its efforts in promoting Space Technology vertical in the State. The agreement will facilitate VSSC to support the Kerela’s project to set up India’s first state-of-the-art Space Systems Park at Knowledge City in Thiruvanathapuram to attract global ..