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China launches relay satellite to explore Moon’s far side

The satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), was carried by a Long March-4C rocket that blasted off at 05:28 from southwest China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). About 25 minutes after liftoff, the satellite separated from the rocket and entered an Earth-Moon transfer orbit ... Read More »

WHO launches ‘REPLACE’ to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023

Elimination of trans fats is key to protecting the health and saving lives, the WHO said. The global health body estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to over 5,00,000 deaths worldwide from cardiovascular diseases. Industrially-produced trans fats are contained in hardened vegetable fats such as margarine and ghee, ... Read More »

Chinese state-run bank launches India-dedicated investment fund

The fund, named the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Credit Suisse India Market Fund, will “invest in exchange-traded funds listed on more than 20 exchanges in Europe and the US that are based on the Indian market”. It is China’s first publicly offered fund for investing in India, ... Read More »

SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

“Three, two one, zero, ignition, liftoff,” a SpaceX commentator said as the rocket launched at 4:14 pm (2014 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1. Its debut ... Read More »

China launches new satellite to monitor air pollution

The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 274th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. The satellite, launched as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project, was developed and ... Read More »

NASA  launches its latest mission to Mars

The project aims to expand human knowledge of interior conditions on Mars, inform efforts to send human explorers there, and reveal how rocky planets like the Earth formed billions of years ago. If all goes as planned, the lander should settle on the Red Planet on November 26. Its name, ... Read More »

Centre launches Swachh Bharat internship

A first-of-its-kind initiative of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), in association with the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the three-month internship period will commence from Tuesday (May 1) and conclude on July 31, a statement said. “The programme aims ... Read More »

M P Birla launches its super-premium cement brand, “Perfect Plus”, with ‘Hyper-Active’ Molecules

M P Birla Cement launched its new super-premium brand, Perfect Plus, simultaneously from its Chanderia (Rajasthan) and Maihar (Madhya Pradesh) plants. The superior technology product contains enhanced deflocculated ultra-fine particles of cement, with ‘Hyper Active Molecules’, which results in the formation of superior binding gel(C-S-H) that enhances the performance of ... Read More »

Tata Power launches IoT based, asset-tracking, automation solution

Tata Power has launched IoT based, asset-tracking, automation solution enabled by Tata Communications. Tata Power worked on a state-of-the-art IoT solution to create process efficiency in monitoring and harnessing insights from the data collected from an internal Geographical Information System (GIS). This solution also allows for various features like asset ... Read More »