India has become UN's greatest match-winner at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction being the first country to have come up with a national plan and a local strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and having made significant progress in its commitment to bring down disaster losses and on the climate change.
An exhibition “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” has begun in National Museum, Janpath. It has been organised to mark the safe return of three stone sculptures (Seated Buddha; Worshippers of Buddha; & Goddess Pratyangira) from Australia to India.
Scientists have used X-rays to solve the mystery behind how some rocks can float on water for years at a time. A team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US scanned samples of lightweight, glassy and porous volcanic rocks known as pumice stones.
The world’s largest aircraft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the massive helium-filled airship one step closer to commercial use. The hybrid aircraft dubbed the Airlander 10 combines technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 May 2017 proposed expanding the scope of oversight committees and a larger role for credit rating agencies as it draws up an action plan to deal with the Indian banking system’s Rs7.7 trillion bad loan problem.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, assumed charge at the IP Bhavan, following the sudden and untimely demise of former Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri Anil Madhav Dave.
Researchers have discovered a new giant planet orbiting an extremely bright star 320 light years from Earth that has the density of styrofoam. This “puffy planet” outside our solar system may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life.
In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth.
China has successfully mined ‘flammable ice’ from under the South China Sea, describing the advance as a major breakthrough and the key to future global energy supply. The ice-like compounds, called Methane hydrates, hold vast reserves of natural gas trapped in water molecules.
India is expected to roll out a new drug policy and devise rules for clinical trials that may bring new projects to the country. A team of Indian officials led by G.N. Singh, Drug Controller General of India, said a set of new procedures to facilitate clinical trials are expected to be unveiled shortly.
Scientists have discovered a new moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, that resides in the frigid outskirts in our solar system.With this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt larger than 965 kilometres across have companions.
The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy. The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee.
ISRO will usher in an age of high-speed internet in India by launching a series of three communication satellites — GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — in the next 18 months.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day second meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR). The theme of the Second meeting of NPDRR is “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India resilient by 2030”.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday pledged to pump billions of dollars into the new Silk Road initiative as he described his signature foreign policy push as inclusive, one that should not be held hostage to old rivalries and power games.
It’s a Mother’s Day gift for lakhs of children and their moms in Uttar Pradesh. ‘Maa’ will now keep an eye on mid-day meals served to students in state-run primary schools to ensure that they get nutritious food prepared in hygienic conditions.
India’s longest river bridge, capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, will be inaugurated in Assam close to the border with China on May 26 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India test fired ‘Spyder’ surface-to-air missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a series of tests of the short-range quick reaction missile. The trial was carried out for validating various parameters of the sophisticated weapon system to further strengthen its air defence system.