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A-SAT test ahead of polls bid to shift focus from bread-and-butter issues: PM seeks to benefit from nationalism debate
Politics

A-SAT test ahead of polls bid to shift focus from bread-and-butter issues: PM seeks to benefit from nationalism debate

The EC will decide whether Narendra Modi's speech on Mission Shakti violated the Model Code of Conduct, but there is little doubt that the move was a political one.

Mission Shakti approved in 2016; scientists worked round-the-clock to meet deadline, says DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy
India

Mission Shakti approved in 2016; scientists worked round-the-clock to meet deadline, says DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy

As a responsible nation we wanted to be sure all space assets were safe and all the debris decayed fast, added DRDO Chairman Reddy.

Successful A-SAT test announcement shows PM, BJP keen to shift narrative to national security before polls
India

Successful A-SAT test announcement shows PM, BJP keen to shift narrative to national security before polls

The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Mission Shakti’s success in a televised address before the nation gives the development an overt political colour

With A-SAT test, India takes leap in space defence: Mission Shakti can nullify Chinese cyber attacks at time of war
India

With A-SAT test, India takes leap in space defence: Mission Shakti can nullify Chinese cyber attacks at time of war

A-SAT strikes can nullify the usual space-based cyber attacks which, according to Chinese strategists, constitute the first stage of 'comprehensive war'

Fake GPS apps with over 50 million installs on Google Play Store misleading users
News & Analysis

Fake GPS apps with over 50 million installs on Google Play Store misleading users

Some of these apps also ask for payments to get rid of ads, and dialer access to users.

SpaceX's first national security space mission for US halted due to thunderstorms
science

SpaceX's first national security space mission for US halted due to thunderstorms

The cancellation for the SpaceX mission came as thunderstorms swirled around the launch site.

Indian study warns of 8.5-magnitude earthquake in Himalayas; noted US geophysicist Roger Bilham supports findings
India

Indian study warns of 8.5-magnitude earthquake in Himalayas; noted US geophysicist Roger Bilham supports findings

The new study, led by seismologist CP Rajendran says the "enormous stacking up of strain in the region portends at least one earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more in one of the overlapping segments of the central Himalayas anytime in the future".

New quantum technology could reduce reliance on GPS, which is vulnerable to hacking
News & Analysis

New quantum technology could reduce reliance on GPS, which is vulnerable to hacking

US engineers are working to harness quantum sensing technology to reduce current reliance on GPS.

Autonomous fleet of drones to help aid rescue operations in forests without GPS
News & Analysis

Autonomous fleet of drones to help aid rescue operations in forests without GPS

The fleet of drones can collaboratively search for lost hikers in dense forest without using GPS.

Google to expand its 'Emergency Location Service' feature for Android in US
News & Analysis

Google to expand its 'Emergency Location Service' feature for Android in US

The Google location tracking service is compatible with Android version 4.0 and above.

Garmin launches Fenix 5X Plus multi-sport watch priced at Rs 79,990 in India
News & Analysis

Garmin launches Fenix 5X Plus multi-sport watch priced at Rs 79,990 in India

The wearable device has scratch-resistant sapphire lens fitted with Garmin's "Chroma Display".

Maharashtra government asks state police to develop GPS-based emergency alert system for senior citizens
India

Maharashtra government asks state police to develop GPS-based emergency alert system for senior citizens

Apart from the emergency alert mechanism, the Maharashtra police have also been told to set in place a senior citizens' helpline in all districts and commissionerates.

GPS will soon track even centimetre-level precise positioning on smartphones
News & Analysis

GPS will soon track even centimetre-level precise positioning on smartphones

Researchers say that improved GPS will revolutionise applications that require cm-level positioning.

Delhi High Court warns AAP govt of strict action if scheme to regulate cabs is not set up by November end
India

Delhi High Court warns AAP govt of strict action if scheme to regulate cabs is not set up by November end

It was hearing a PIL initiated by the Delhi court on 14 September, 2017 after taking cognisance of a 12 September incident in which a driver of a black-yellow taxi allegedly offered a lift to a woman and then sexually assaulted her.

Railways not to roll back flexi-fare scheme; only applicable in 1.5% of mail, express trains, say official
Business

Railways not to roll back flexi-fare scheme; only applicable in 1.5% of mail, express trains, say official

Under the flexi-fare scheme, applicable in premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi, the base fare increases by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold, subject to a prescribed maximum limit.

UK Space Agency chooses Scotland's north coast as country's first space port
science

UK Space Agency chooses Scotland's north coast as country's first space port

The choice of Sutherland for the new space port confirms Scotland's ambitions in the sector.

NavIC frequency is too close to that of Wi-Fi, may cause interference: Study
science

NavIC frequency is too close to that of Wi-Fi, may cause interference: Study

A new study has warned that signals from NavIC satellites may interfere with WiFi signals in receivers.

Garmin India launches GPS enabled and on-device music storage equipped running watch at Rs 39,990
News & Analysis

Garmin India launches GPS enabled and on-device music storage equipped running watch at Rs 39,990

National Sales Manager of Garmin said “Garmin focuses on innovating products for a healthy lifestyle”

Indian Army could soon get six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters as US approves sale in $930 million deal
India

Indian Army could soon get six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters as US approves sale in $930 million deal

The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 million, the State Department said on Wednesday

ISRO has a packed schedule as it plans to launch nine missions including Chandrayaan-2 in the next eight months
India

ISRO has a packed schedule as it plans to launch nine missions including Chandrayaan-2 in the next eight months

If this holds true then ISRO would be averaging a mission a month and that in itself would be a remarkable achievement.