Soumya Pillai covers environment and traffic in Delhi. A journalist for three years, she has grown up in and with Delhi, which is often reflected in the stories she does about life in the city. She also enjoys writing on social innovations.
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The teenager’s family alleged Delhi government’s Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI), and the centre-run Safdarjung hospital and AIIMS refused treatment citing lack of medicines, beds
These experiments also form the basis of sending humans to the moon and bringing them back safely—a mission recently approved by PM Modi, and expected to happen by 2040
“In another unique experiment, like the hop experiment on the Vikram Lander, the PM of Chandrayaan-3 was mobed from an orbit around Moon to an orbit around the Earth,” the statement said.
XPoSat mission is capable of simultaneous studies of temporal, spectral, and polarization features of the bright x-ray sources
Children who undergo liver transplants lead an active life and many patients continue to have great careers, they get married and have a completely normal life
NISAR is a low earth orbit observatory jointly developed by NASA and Isro to map the globe in 12 days
Pollution likely affects the part of the brain that regulates emotions, leading to or aggravating issues such as anxiety, depression and memory loss
Firecrackers emit high levels of ultrafine particulate matter, exceeding the national standard, causing immediate discomfort and long-term health problems.
The mission called LUPEX is for lunar surface exploration and subsurface water search. Rover has been equipped with instruments from JAXA, ISRO, NASA, and ESA.
A senior official of MoES said they are already working with Isro to identify stubble-burning hotspots
On September 2, Isro launched the Aditya-L1 spacecraft—the country’s maiden mission to study the Sun—from the spaceport in Sriharikota
Prolonged exposure to such high levels of air pollution can increase risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders
The findings highlight that impacts of pollutants on children’s health were far more adverse as compared to finer particulate matter
The Gaganyaan, India’s first human spaceflight mission, envisages to demonstrate of human spaceflight capability.
Heatwave frequency will increase as much as four to seven times, the analysis by DST’s Mahamana Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research has predicted, which could increase five to 10 times in the mid and long term
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully completed a test launch and recovery of a crew module for the Gaganyaan mission, bringing the country's first human space flight project one step closer to reality. The test involved simulating an emergency situation to ensure the crew module could safely remove itself from the test vehicle and land in the sea. Isro aims to launch an unmanned flight for the Gaganyaan mission in the first half of 2024, followed by a manned mission around 2025.
The lift-off was postponed twice from its initial launch time (8am) and was later temporarily put on hold five seconds before the lift-off due to a technical anomaly, which was rectified immediately before the take-off
Space Agency chief S Somanath said that the test flight would be rescheduled soon after checking the anomaly
Last-minute checks were on for a test flight that will enable the agency to carry out a series of safety tests for the Gaganyaan mission, one of the officials aware of the matter said
Rainfall patterns over the Indo-Gangetic plains will undergo significant changes in the coming years due to climate change.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set ambitious goals for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), including establishing an Indian Space Station by 2035 and sending the first Indian to the Moon by 2040. The Prime Minister also called for the development of a roadmap for future Moon missions, the construction of a new launch pad, and the exploration of interplanetary missions. ISRO's crucial test flight for its first manned space mission, Gaganyaan, is scheduled for October 21.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to aim for a manned mission to the Moon by 2040 and to establish an Indian Space Station by 2035. Modi also called for the development of a roadmap for future Moon missions, the construction of a new launch pad, and the setting up of human-centric laboratories. Isro's test flight for India's first human spaceflight, Gaganyaan, is scheduled for 21 October. The mission will demonstrate India's ability to send manned space missions.
The increase in aerosols in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau region could be the reason behind increase in temperatures, altering rainfall patters and accelerating glacier retreat, a study by Isro’s Physical Research Laboratory has shown
Doctors and administrative staff said that the servers crashed on Wednesday night, making it difficult for medics to access medical records and reports of patients
Doctors and administrative staff said servers crashed Wednesday night, making it difficult for medics to access medical records and patient reports
The space agency said the manoeuvre ensures that the spacecraft is on its intended path towards the Halo orbit insertion around L1.
A senior official from the Indian space agency said that the abort capability demonstration can be expected later in the month, if “all goes per plan”
Predicting the pre-winter air quality crisis is difficult since there is wide variation in factors: whether farmers choose to burn the paddy residue is a key determinant, as is the sort of weather that prevails
India is preparing to send its second spacecraft, Mangalyaan-2, to Mars, nine years after its successful first attempt.
India's Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the country's first observatory to study the Sun, has travelled over 920,000 km from Earth on its way to the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point-1. The spacecraft will remain in a halo orbit around L1, about 1.5 million km from Earth, to observe the Sun's corona and other aspects without interruptions. This mission follows the success of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which also travelled beyond Earth's influence.