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NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Washington, June 21 (IANS) In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of near-Earth objects (NEOs) — asteroids and comets — whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA has released a federal planning document. The US space agency along with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Federal Emergency […]

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National Digital Library launched

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use. The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images, etc) in 200-plus languages from more […]

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Raje seeks national status for Rajasthan canal project

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

Jaipur/New Delhi (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday asked the Central government to consider special additional budgetary support challenge to the state to meet the challenge of safe drinking water availability, while seeking national project status for the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP). In her address at the 4th NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting […]

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National Education Policy by end of 2018: Javadekar

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Hyderabad  /  No Comments

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the much awaited National Education Policy’s “zero draft” is ready and will be implemented by the end of 2018. “The draft of the policy is ready. We are giving it the final shape,” said Javadekar, who was briefing the media over the achievements […]

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Railway employee arrested for molesting French national

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Railway employee arrested for molesting French national

[India], Jun 12 (ANI): A railway employee was arrested from West Bengal’s Burdawan over a complaint of molestation by a French national. Arshad Hussain, who is a resident of Jharkhand, while getting off the train offered his seat to the French lady who was standing at the door. The accused showed the empty seat to […]

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Jagan shines at national racing tourney

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Coimbatore, June 8 (IANS) Reigning national champion Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing set the benchmark in the premier Super Sport Indian (165cc, Open) class by topping the time sheets in free practice session as the Rolon Round of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship commenced at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Friday. Jagan, who notched […]

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Scientists unveil genome of India’s national bird

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Bhopal, June 4 (IANS/Mongabay .com) : After a two-year-long effort, a team of researchers from IISER-Bhopal has been able to sequence the genome of India’s national bird, the peacock (Pavo cristatus). Knowledge of the genome can provide insight into the genetic reasons that enable peacocks to have ornate feathers and fly despite their weight — two […]

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I’ve got faith in Argentina in World Cup: Messi

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Buenos Aires, May 29 (IANS) The captain of the Argentine national football team, Lionel Messi, said despite the “faith” he has in his squad, they must go into the Russia World Cup with a “calm” attitude and not take victory for granted because he doesn’t feel that they are “the best” in the tourney this time […]

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Saudi National Handicrafts Program, Turquoise Mountain Foundation agreement to support artisans

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: The National Handicrafts Program (Bari) and the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (TMF) of the UK’s Prince Charles have entered an agreement to expand handicraft production and improve artisans’ skills. “In the presence of SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman, the commission represented by Bari concluded a work program with the TMF, to expand the production […]

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Pakistan’s national airline to formally invite newlywed British royals to visit

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will formally invite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the newlywed British royal couple, to visit the scenic northern areas of the country, the airline’s spokesman told Arab News on Monday. “We have prepared the official draft of the invitation that will be delivered to the British High Commission in Pakistan […]

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