Sci-Tech

With atomic regulator’s nod, Kudankulam reactor being fuelled (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Atomic regulator’s nod for fuel loading at Kudankulam (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Atomic regulator gives fuel loading clearance for Kudankulam


September 21st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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HAL makes Mars orbiter panels for space agency


September 21st, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said it has fabricated spacecraft panels for the Mars orbiter mission that will be launched by the state-run Indian Space ... Read more...

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‘Digital Super Highway’ launched for panchayats in Kerala


September 21st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Technology-driven governance got a major boost in Kerala with a 'Digital Super Highway', enabling unlimited data sharing between panchayats in a secure mode, becoming a reality ... Read more...

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India to soon fly home-grown surveillance radar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 20 (IANS) India will soon join the elite group of countries by flying its own airborne radar for surveillance to detect enemy fighters and cruise missiles, as ... Read more...

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Kudankulam safety steps a matter of public interest, says SC


September 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday told the government not to treat as an adversarial litigation the petition seeking implementation of all safety steps before the commissioning ... Read more...

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India committed to nuclear safety, says AEC chief


September 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) India is committed to nuclear safety and will implement the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) "Action Plan on Nuclear Safety", a top nuclear expert has said.Addressing ... Read more...

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TRAI to fine operators for contravening MNP rules


September 19th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday said it will levy financial disincentives on operators for contravention of mobile number portability (MNP) regulations ranging ... Read more...

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India offers to build IT, educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan


September 19th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Wednesday offered to build information technology (IT) and educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan to provide better education.The offer was made by India's Communications Minister ... Read more...

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Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three crew members from the United States and Russia landed safely aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in the central steppe of Kazakhstan on early Monday morning, wrapping up ... Read more...

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IAEA team to review safety of Rajasthan atomic plants


September 18th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of growing nuclear safety concerns in India, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Rajasthan in ... Read more...

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Chennai varsity students win prizes in space contests


September 18th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Students of the SRM University near here have won prizes in two international student aerospace competitions held in the US and China, an official said here ... Read more...

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Kochi Startup Village to have 2,000 IT firms


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said that in three years, 2,000 IT firms will be incubated at the Startup Village in Kochi, which has already ... Read more...

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Microsoft eyes opportunities in China’s push for innovation


September 18th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) China's efforts to be a global innovation leader offers opportunities to foreign companies like Microsoft, a senior executive of the software giant said."We're committed to ... Read more...

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Google buys Instagram rival Snapseed


September 18th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Following social networking site Facebook's purchase of photo-sharing app Instagram, Google has announced the acquisition of Nik Software, maker of the popular Snapseed photo editing and ... Read more...

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Google acquires Nik Software


September 18th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Google has announced that it has acquired Nik Software, a German software company behind the popular photo application Snapseed on Apple's iOS platform."We want to ... Read more...

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iPhone 5 sets a 2 million sales record


September 18th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) iPhone 5 has emerged as the fastest-selling device Apple has ever released with more than two million first-day orders, twice the one million orders iPhone 4S ... Read more...

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Indian manned space flight delayed further


September 18th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 17 (IANS) India's first human space flight would be delayed further for want of requisite technologies and capabilities, a top space official admitted Monday."The launch programme of ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to comply with AERB stipulations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is still in the process of complying with the pre-conditions laid down by the atomic regulator for fuelling ... Read more...

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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, laid to rest


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic in a burial-at-sea service aboard ... Read more...

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President rues no Indian varsity in world’s top 200 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Sep 15 (IANS) Expressing concern that no Indian university featured among the top 200 global institutions, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged the country's premier educational institutes to ... Read more...

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Memmoo, a phone to speak with many, to launch in Kerala


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 15 (IANS) Britain's KloudPaD, a mobile electronics convergence brand, is ready with its non-GSM based wireless open phone memmoo network for consumers in Kerala.This was announced at the ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to train recruits for Gurgaon metro


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Delhi Metro will start a special training programme for recruits selected to man Gurgaon's Metro stations that will become operational by April 2013, an ... Read more...

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Education tool that understands child’s needs and abilities


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 16 (IANS) Edualert, a US-based Education Management Company with an avowed aim to revolutionise the education system in India, has just launched a new education tool, Learn 360, ... Read more...

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Global meet on technological innovation from Sep 20 in Delhi


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A two-day global conference to promote technological innovation in India will be inaugurated here by chairman of the National Innovation Council Sam Pitroda Sep 20.The ... Read more...

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India’s ICT expertise helping many countries


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas came to India earlier this week, the three MoUs inked between the two countries went by largely unnoticed. But the ... Read more...

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Safer to sit in the back of the plane: Crash test


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A passenger jet deliberately smashed into the ground has led experts to believe that passengers sitting at the back would have the best chance of survival, ... Read more...

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Repair work of Airport Metro to end by October: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) More than two months after the Airport Metro Express line was shut down by the concessionaire citing safety concerns, union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 ... Read more...

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‘Kerala can become vibrant R&D; hub for different sectors’


September 13th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala has the potential to become a research and development (R&D;) hub for various sectors with its scientific talent pool and the presence of several institutes, ... Read more...

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... Read more...

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More incentives to renewable energy sector: Farooq Abdullah


September 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Generation-based incentives and depreciation allowance to incentivise generation of power from new and renewable sources will be at the top of the 12th Plan agenda ... Read more...

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Kudankulam safe but fuel loading permission not given: Atomic panel


September 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India's atomic energy regulator Thursday termed the project safe but ... Read more...

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Kerala should do more science and technology: Vayalar Ravi


September 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala should formulate a policy for science, technology and innovation and align it to the National Policy 2013, said union Minister for Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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