"O-SMART" by Ministry of Earth Sciences approved.

 “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling and Science (O-SMART)”, for implementation at an overall cost of Rs.1623 crore in next five years.  The scheme encompasses a total of 16 sub-projects addressing ocean development activities such as Services, Technology, Resources, Observations and Science. Central Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave formal approval to the project.

Kerala rains: Before and after images taken by NASA shows magnitude of flooding


Following the heavy rains and flooding that wreaked havoc in Kerala, scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have released images which show the state before and after the devastation occurred.

In the image, one can see the heavily impacted areas of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha as well as the neighboring district of Kottayam as a sea of blue, showing the extent of the flooding.

The first image was taken on February 6 this year, while the second was taken on August 22.

Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO): Reusable Launch Vehicle.

On May 23, 2016, India became the fifth nation to successfully conduct the flight demonstration of a scaled down version of a winged-body reusable launch vehicle, thereby validating the critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance & control, reusable thermal protection system and re-entry mission management. This flight represented the first baby step towards the realisation of a future fully reusable Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) space transportation system.

Rolls Royce to make inroad in Flying Taxi Sector.

EVTOL Vehicle or Electric verticle take off and landing- otherwise a "flying taxi" with carrying capacity of four to five persons, can zoom to a speed up to 250 miles per hour, can traverse 500 kilometers,  being developed to fly in the coming years, can revolutionize personalized. air travel.

World known Jet engine makers Rolls Royce from England have designed a propulsion system to suit "flying taxi" concepts are seeking partners to develop it into a project , could realize the dreams the future air travellers.

ഐ .ഐ.എസ്.റ്റി യുടെ ആറാമത് ബിരുദദാന ചടങ്ങ് ബുധനാഴ്ച


ബഹിരാകാശ ശാസ്ത്ര പഠനത്തിനും,ഗവേഷണത്തിനുമായുള്ള    കൽപിത സർവ്വകലാശാലയായ തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തെ  വലിയമലയിലുള്ള ഇന്ത്യൻ ഇൻസ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട് ഓഫ് സയൻസ് ആൻറ് ടെക്നോളജിയുടെ (ഐ.ഐ.എസ.റ്റി) ആറാമത് ബിരുദദാന ചടങ്ങ്  ബുധനാഴ്ച (2018 ജൂലൈ 18 )   നടക്കും.മുഖ്യാതിഥിയായ കേന്ദ്ര ഗവൺമെന്റിന്റെ മുഖ്യ ശാസ്‌ത്രോപദേഷ്ടാവ് പ്രൊഫസർ  കെ.വിജയ്  രാഘവൻ ബിരുദദാന പ്രസംഗം നിർവഹിക്കും.തുമ്പ വിക്രം സാരാബായ്  ബഹിരാകാശ കേന്ദ്രത്തിലെ ഡോക്ടർ ബി.എൻ.സുരേഷ് അധ്യക്ഷം വഹിക്കും. ഐ. എസ്.ആർ.ഒ. ചെയര്മാൻ  ഡോ.കെ. ശിവൻ, ഐ.ഐ.എസ.റ്റി. ഭരണസമിതി അധ്യക്ഷൻ ഡോ. വി.കെ. ദധ്വാൾ  എന്നിവരും സംബന്ധിക്കും . 

"Jio Giga Fiber" to change India mobile telephone structure

Jio fiber to Jio Giga Fiber shall change the Indian mobile telephone spectrum to a new platform to reach every home with ultra high definition entertainment on television,video conferencing,voice-activated virtual assistants who would obey every command of yours,digital shopping,etc.

Added highlight would be “smart home solutions” where it can control devices like home appliances,security cameras,switches of lights in the home and others.

ISRO’s first ‘pad abort’ test successful

Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure to quickly pull the astronaut cabin along with crew out to a safe distance from launch vehicle during a launch abort.

The first 'pad abort' test critical for a future human space mission was conducted successfully on Thursday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation has announced. The test was conducted at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

“The Pad Abort Test demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad,” the space agency said.

ISRO offers Transfer of Technology- Lithium ion.

ISRO- Premium institution offers to transfer know-how of Lithium-ion technology which has the better edge on lead- Acid battery or Nickel-Metal Hydride battery. This could be a boost to electric Vehicle Start-ups. 

'Make in India' drive and ISRO's offer to the transfer of technology to Indian manufacturing industry is to make it possible to increase the production of Lithium-ion batteries to various needs like electric vehicles in India.

The Asus ZenBook Pro 15, unveiled the new touch screen at COMPUTEX 2018.

The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 introduced 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display below the keyboard at the trackpad. It controls function likes messaging or apps including a calculator, music & video player, calendar.  It also serves as a function command screen for Microsoft Office. The 'ScreenPad' can also play YouTube videos via an extension or you can browse on chrome. It doubles up a toggle for settings – mostly the connectivity options, brightness control etc. 

Vistara Introduces RADA , to assist passengers in the Airport.

The Vistara airline introduced a robot called RADA, using artificial intelligence technology. The robot will be placed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on July 5, 2018. RADA can scan boarding passes and will help the passengers to know about their flight status, the designated boarding gate and provides details about weather conditions. It will greet the customers and interact with them using basic hand movements, it will also entertain the passengers with their favourite movies and children with video games.

The Defence Research and Development Organization ( DRDO).

 The Defence Research and Development Organization is an Indian  Research and Development wing for the Military needs.  Established in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment (TDEs)  and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO). It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India and the headquarters is in NewDelhi. 

A new charge against Facebook for spying user's data..

Facebook is again under the issues of misusing users data after the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. The new claim is that Facebook collected information on users and their friends through its apps. This made in a filing submitted last week to the superior court in San Mateo, California. It is part of a suit brought against Facebook in 2015 by now-defunct startup Six4Three. It alleges that Facebook tracked users, sometimes without their express consent. 

Xiaomi introduces smartphone "Mi 8" with in-display Fingerprint.

Chinese electronics and software company Xiaomi introduces next flagship smartphone "Mi 8" is supposed to be the sequel to "Mi 6". It will be launched with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The Xiaomi, Chinese Android manufacturer’s flagship includes a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature, the Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging. Xiaomi had two other high-end phones "Mi Mix 2" in 2017, "Mi Mix 2s" in 2018, which both have feature larger displays. 

Free Internet to 20 lakh families.

Kerala government has plans to provide free internet facilities to 20 lakh families who come under 'poor' category.

To achieve this, Kerala government is intending to set-up a joint venture company to have a new optic fibre pathway.

"Kerala Fibre Optic Network Limited will be formed to provide internet connections free of charges to 20 lakh poor families, at an affordable rate to public and government institutions", said Pinarayi Vijayan.

PSLV C 41 paves way to India's own GPS in orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO launched its navigation satellite IRNS-1l from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota today at 4.04 am Indian standard time.The satellite was put into orbit 19 minutes 19 seconds after the lift-off, as the replacement satellite for IRNSS- 1A in the second attempt.

The satellite IRNSS-1l has been placed geosynchronous orbit at a fixed location and will travel along the earth at a height of 36,000 kilometers.

Rishi Mohandas, pin points security flaw in a premier Institute's web server

Rishi Mohandas, a cyber expert from Kannur, North Kerala during routine networking, found the web server of IIT, Delhi having a possibility of hackers to enter the site, by using SQL injection, one of the simple, common hacking technologies.  Had they found entry through this, a hacker could gain access to their admin login, which leads to the website, user's name, password of students in the campus, confidential details of employees and academic staff.This could have been a big deterrent.

Pick, drop live bacteria-by Mobile Nano Tweezers

Pick, drop live bacteria-is possible now, according to a group from Indian /Institute of Science, Bengaluru, by a mobile nanotweezers that can pick up, hold and move tiny cargo, which is the size of molecules in a fluid. Souvik Ghosh and Ambarish Ghosh from the Nanoscience and engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have overcome the earlier limitations of nanotweezers that were only able to trap and hold the molecules. apart from the nanoscale assembly where tiny objects such as nanodiamonds or quantum dots need to be picked up and moved to the desired location.

Robots to scavenge Manholes-successful trial by a start up

Genrobotic- a startup company has successfully developed a robot to clean manholes, which otherwise done manually, a century-old practice. A group of young techies wanted to put an end to the menial job of scavenging men replaced by Robots.

The name "Bandicoot" the new robot which cleaned about 30 kg of garbage from a nonfunctional manhole which had choked the flow. Trivandrum city has 5000 manholes which have been cleaned manually has similar malfunctions which are humanly impossible to clean.


 Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found.

What ultimately may have been stolen is uncertain, but the hackers clearly exploited a national vulnerability in cybersecurity: poorly protected email and barely any direct notification to victims.

"Falcom Heavy"-utmost powerful rocket launched

"Falcon Heavy"-world's most powerful rocket was successfully launched on Tuesday by SpaceX.Falcon-Heavy, a powerful rocket zoomed into the sky tearing apart with thunders equivalent to the power of eighteen 747 jet-engines. Thousands witnessed the launch of Falcon Heavy from Florida's space coast, being the first in the line to test the rocket-powered by 27 engines in three boosters strapped together.

No food,no litter-Robo cats for kids,Youth and old


TOKYO (AP) — Japan, home of the “kawaii” cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. The Associated Press spent some time recently with three relatively affordable home robots from Japanese makers that target the elderly, kids and hard-working salarymen pressed for time. Unlike real children or pets, they have off switches and don’t need constant attention, dog food or cat litter.


Four day Conclave- Young Entrepreneurs from 5th to 8th February,2018

Kerala Startup Mission to hold the four-day conclave at Kozhikode from 5th to 8th February 2018. The conclave shall be a platform to men with ideas to project before the Investors, Venture Capital Providers with a team of technical experts and policymakers to enable the ventures to take off.

More than 100 startup aspirants getting an opening on "Ninth Idea day " on the 5th February to present their ideas to the team.

Rajan Anand, CEO, Google India with many cyber Industrialists will be looking up to bright ideas to support their projects in all respects.

ഇന്ത്യയിലെ   ഏറ്റവും മികച്ച അടിയന്തര രക്ഷപ്രവർത്തന വാഹനം  കൊച്ചിൻ റിഫൈനറിക്ക്

    ഇന്ത്യയില തന്നെ ആദ്യത്തെ അത്യന്താധുനിക  അടിയന്തര  രക്ഷാപ്രവർത്തന  വാഹനം  സ്വന്തമാക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നത്  കൊച്ചിൻ റിഫൈനറിയാണ് . എട്ടുകോടി രൂപയാണ്  വാഹനത്തിന്റ വില .

PSLV-C40/Cartosat- 2 series satellite mission launched

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, on its forty-second flight (PSLV-C-40), will launch the 710 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for observation of earth and 30-co-passenger satellite together weighing about 613 kg at lift-off. PSLV-C-40  launched from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota, off 150 kilometers from Chennai.

Dr.K.Sivan, ISRO's Chairman(incumbent)

Dr.K.Sivan, incumbent chairman, the highest ranked official in the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) the space agency in the country. Dr.Sivan occupies the chair which has a legacy of Vikram Sarabhai, M.G.K Menon, Satish Dhawan, U.R.rao, Kasturirangan, K.Radhakrishnan and alike. Dr.Shivan.K  shall be taking over the charge as the Chairman on the 14th January 2018.


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