ISRO gears up for two launches in November

Last mission executed from Indian soil was PSLV-C48 with earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 in December ‘19

19 Sep 2020

After nine-month hiatus, ISRO gears up for two PSLV rocket launches in November

Although the GSLV-F10 launch was planned on March 5, the mission had to be postponed due to technical reasons. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic has crippled ISRO operations.

18 Sep 2020

NGT panel eases curbs on feeding stray dogs at IIT Madras after animal lovers raise concerns

There are now 14 feeding areas instead of five. Besides, home cooked food has been permitted.

17 Sep 2020

NGT nod for tuna fishing harbour

As per the Detailed Project Report, the proposed harbour will have fish handling halls, auction hall, cold storage, ice factory, fuelling station, power backup centres and dormitory for workers.

15 Sep 2020

IIT-M bars unauthorised feeding of stray dogs, introduces regulations

The violations of the order will be treated as a nuisance to the public and will be punishable with a fine, circular said. 

15 Sep 2020

National Green Tribunal vacates stay on construction of tuna fishing harbour near Chennai

The relief was granted after the fisheries department obtained environmental clearance from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA)

14 Sep 2020

ICAR-CIBA helps fisheries graduates set up India’s first startup in seabass hatchery

This is the first attempt, made in India, for setting up a seabass hatchery in private sector on a start-up mode. 

13 Sep 2020

Only surplus water from Srivaikuntam dam should be released to industries: NGT

The bench, comprising Justice K Ramakrishnan and expert member Saibal Dasgupta, said priority should be given to fulfilling drinking water needs.

12 Sep 2020

Nod to route Srivaikuntam dam water for industries

TWAD had earlier commissioned 20 million gallons of water per day (MGD) (roughly about 9.2 crore litres), under the Closed Circuit Scheme in 2011,

11 Sep 2020

47 new Covid cases at ISRO's Sriharikota space station, AP ramps-up testing

Additionally, the Andhra Pradesh government has also converted the State transport corporation’s (APSRTC) Garuda buses into testing facilities.

10 Sep 2020

Sriharikota space centre reports 47 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally goes past 100

Considering the gravity of the situation, the Nellore district administration has deployed a 'Sanjeevini' bus at the space centre to beef-up Covid-19 testing.

09 Sep 2020

Sterlite closure: Vedanta accuses Madras HC of 'favouritism' in SC petition, later calls it oversight

Vedanta also said there was no intent, deliberate or otherwise, to state anything that was even remotely disrespectful of the divisional bench

08 Sep 2020

Covid concerns skyrocket at space centre in Sriharikota

Despite the sudden spurt in cases, Shar administration has decided not to suspend the operations and 50 per cent staff are asked to attend the duty

08 Sep 2020

Record spike of 33 COVID-19 cases at Sriharikota spaceport

This comes barely a week after the lockdown restrictions were relaxed and operations resumed with 50 per cent staff at India’s sole spaceport.

07 Sep 2020

Oil spill will not reach Indian or Sri Lankan coast say ocean science experts

However, TM Balakrishnan Nair of INCOIS said if the oceanic conditions change drastically and wind starts blowing towards the coast, things may change

05 Sep 2020