26th Mela of Ladakhi-Kisan-Jawan-Vigyan Mela inaugurated in Leh

The 26th Ladakhi-Kisan-Jawan-Vigyan Mela was recently inaugurated by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir. It was organised by Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). About Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) It is constituent laboratory of DRDO. It was established in 1960 to meet fresh food requirement of soldiers deployed in the harsh terrain of Ladakh. It has core competence in cold arid agro-animal technology. It aims to meet fresh food requirement of the soldiers at…

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Dr. Vikram Sarabhai’s 100th Birth Anniversary

The country is celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of scientist and innovator Dr Vikram a Sarabhai. Considered to be the father of India’s space program, Dr Sarabhai’s centenary comes just weeks after India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon. Dr Vikram A Sarabhai started a project for the fabrication and launch of an Indian satellite. As a result, the first Indian satellite, Aryabhata, was put in orbit in 1975 from a Russian cosmodrome. Recent Honour The lander of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the moon, is named ‘Vikram’ to honour the…

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2-day exhibition on DAE Technologies: Empowering India through Technology, inaugurated in New Delhi

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, is organizing a two-day exhibition on DAE spin-off technologies for non-power applications at New MotiBagh recreation club, New Delhi. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Shri Rakesh Gupta here today. The exhibition is open to public for two days (Aug 11-12, 2019). Exhibition Overview The exhibition is covering the technologies developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Raja Ramanna Centre for Advance Technology, Indore and other Units of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), which…

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India observes 77th anniversary of Quit India movement

Every year 8 August is celebrated in India as August Kranti Din, in which tribute is paid to revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives in freedom struggle against rule. Also, teachings given by Father of the Nation (Bapu), Mahatma Gandhi are remembered. 8 August 2019 is being observed as 77th anniversary of August Kranti Din, which is considered as one of important milestones in history of freedom struggle of our country. Kranti Din On this date in 1942, Mahatma Gandhi gave a clarion call to end the British rule and launched…

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