France’s CNES calls for long-term collaboration with ISRO on human spaceflight
The CNES president highlighted how France has acquired more than 40 years of experience in human spaceflight and developed highly sophisticated facilities in this field in Toulouse, such as the CADMOS (centre for the development of microgravity applications and space operations) and the MEDES (space medicine and physiology institute).
ISRO to send humanoid Vyommitra in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft ahead of human spaceflight
Before orbiting astronauts on India's first manne...
Satya Nadella at WEF: Data privacy must be seen as a human right
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday said data privacy must be seen as a ...
Communication Resource Unit created to provide support to national flagship programmes
The Unit provides social and behavioural change communications (SBCC) to state governments as well as to central government schemes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharath Mission among others. It is currently operating in three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Data privacy must be seen as a human right: Satya Nadella
On privacy, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that data dignity is crucial and the next level of work is not just privacy, but one should be able to control how one's data is used in the world. He also said we need to understand why AI marks a departure from previous software. Regulation should be more at the run-time than the design-time, he added.
World's most important human rights law: Roopa Ganguly on CAA
"In no way, the CAA will have any adverse impact on Indian citizens. Opposition parties are spreading lies and misleading people for narrow political purpose," she said.
'Novel Chinese coronavirus may have transmitted to humans from snakes'
According to the researchers, including Wei Ji from Peking University Health Science Centre in China, patients who became infected with the coronavirus -- named 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO) -- were exposed to wildlife animals at a wholesale market, where seafood, poultry, snake, bats, and farm animals were sold.
Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus
Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two people in Guangdong province in southern China caught the virus from family members, state media said. Some medical workers have also tested positive for the virus, the English-language China Daily newspaper reported.
Government will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds: Ramesh Pokhriyal
Srinagar, Jan 24 () Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday said the government will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds.
View: Ominous signs for India as China regains pole position in Myanmar
As an ASEAN country, Myanmar is also India’s gateway to South-East Asia. No Act East policy is possible without Myanmar’s active participation. It is in this context that the return of China as a dominant power in Myanmar has ominous implications.
Global resource consumption tops 100 bn tonnes for first time
The resources fuelling the world economy increased more than eight per cent in just two years from 93 billion tonnes in 2015 to 100.6 billion in 2017, the last year for which data is available.
JNU students' union to move high court on Monday for quashing new hostel manual
Early this month, the university had witnessed tussle between student groups over the issue of registration. Amid the stir, masked men had gone on a rampage on January 5 in the campus assaulting students and teachers and storming hostels, drawing widespread outrage.
China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets
The first cases of what has been identified as a novel coronavirus were linked to a seafood market in Wuhan, suggesting animal-to-human transmission, but it now is also thought to be spread between people.
First phase of payload selection for Gaganyaan done: ISRO chairman K Sivan
Isro plans to send a humanoid in the first of the two unmanned missions to space later this year using its most powerful rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkIII. The rocket will be human rated - fine tuned to be safe with zero or minimum errors so that it can carry crew capsule on board.
Pak has 'limited options' to respond to India's decision on Jammu and Kashmir: CRS report
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) in its second report on Kashmir in less than six months also said that Pakistan's ability to alter the status quo through military action has been reduced in recent years, meaning that Islamabad likely must rely primarily on diplomacy.
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