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Parker Solar Probe launches on historic journey to touch the sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of ... Read More »

Defence Minister launches Defence India Startup Challenge

With a vision to build an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in defence sector and make India self reliant for meeting defence requirements, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman launched defence India start up challenge in Bengaluru. The highlight of the event was launch of 11 challenges by MoD now thrown open ... Read More »

PM Modi launches several development projects in Mirzapur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Bansagar Canal Project to the Nation in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. This project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the region, and will be greatly beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh. Bansagar Dam project is a joint ... Read More »

PM launches projects worth over 900 crore rupees in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gifted his constituency Varanasi with developmental projects worth over Rs 900 crore.  He highlighted the efforts made by both the state and central governments to transform Kashi. A city that till four years ago struggled with inadequate infrastructure is today morphing into a Smart ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal launches ‘Rail Madad’ App and ‘Menu on Rails’ App

The application was launched by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday as the Modi government completes four years in office. ‘Menu on Rail’ will display menu to passengers travelling in Mail/Express, including Humsafar Train, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Gatiman Express and Tejas Express, the railways said in a statement. The food ... Read More »

DoT launches 5,000 WiFi choupals in partnership with CSC

“My dream will come true if you accept the challenge to open extension counters of banks in 2.9 lakh places. If required we can collaborate with renewable and power ministry to set-up small solar units at your places so that electricity becomes free,” Goyal said after IRCTC and CSC e-Governance ... Read More »

IMD launches new ensemble prediction systems to improve weather forecast

These new systems, according to IMD, shall improve upon deterministic forecasts that are prone to high margins of error. The EPS involves generation of multiple forecasts using slightly varying initial conditions. The 450-crore acquisition of eight petaflops high-power computing systems will help in generating newer forecasts which have a higher ... Read More »

BJP launches nationwide ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’

The BJP President met constitution expert Subhash Kashyap at Kashyap’s residence in Delhi. Earlier, he met former Army chief Dalbir Singh in New Delhi and gave him details of initiatives and achievements of the Modi Government. As part of the initiative, BJP’s National President  Amit Shah will reach out to ... Read More »

BJP launches mass contact programme

As part of the campaign, all the party Karyakarta including the party President Amit Shah and booth level workers will take part in the Initiative. BJP’s National President  Amit Shah will reach out to 50 people personally with details of initiatives and achievements of the Modi Government whereas each karyakarta ... Read More »

I&B Minister launches six-day ASEAN India Film Festival

The ASEAN India Film Festival began in New Delhi on Friday. The six-day event was inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that there is a lot of similarity between India and the ASEAN nations be it historically or culturally. ... Read More »

HRD Ministry launches Samagra Shiksha scheme

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education. The scheme focuses on improving quality of education, enhancing the Learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers. The Minister said, an annual grant of five thousand to 20 thousand rupees will be ... Read More »

HDFC Bank launches Digital Loans against Mutual Funds (LAMF)

Udaipur : In a first in the country, HDFC Bank today launched its Digital Loan against Mutual Funds (LAMF), in partnership with transfer agent CAMS. Customers can now pledge mutual fund assets online and get overdraft limit set in their account in under 3 minutes. Customers can now avail of this ... Read More »

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying telecom and climate satellites

The private aerospace company headed by Elon Musk said the rocket carried two earth monitoring satellites used for tracking the movement of the Earth’s mass, plus five communication satellites for Iridium, which SpaceX called the “only satellite communications network that spans the entire globe”. It said the Iridium satellites are ... Read More »

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 »