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.
Articles by Soumya Pillai
AIIMS paper leak happened from exam centre in Rajasthan, not Delhi: Probe
On June 3, AIIMS conducted the Nursing Officer Recruitment Common Eligibility Test (NORCET-4) in various cities for the appointment of 3,055 nursing officers.
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 05:08 AM IST
AIIMS services in Delhi hit by malware attack
Since the systems were impacted only for a few hours, there was no noticeable effect on patient care
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 11:50 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 launch window opens from July 12: Isro chief
HT on May 22 reported that the launch of the much-awaited mission is likely to happen on July 12 and the lunar touchdown is expected on August 23.
Published on Jun 04, 2023 02:13 AM IST
How NavIC aims to become a global navigation tool
In its present status, NavIC is competing with QZSS from Japan, which also targets only the Japanese and neighbouring regions.
Updated on May 31, 2023 06:24 PM IST
India’s navigation system gets a boost after ISRO successfully launches NVS-01 s
The NVS-01 launch with GSLV after a failed attempt in 2021 will augment navigation system by providing accurate and real-time navigation, the space agency said.
Updated on May 30, 2023 07:53 AM IST
BySoumya Pillai, New Delhi:
ISRO successfully launches GSLV-F12 with next-gen navigational satellite NVS-01
NVS-01 is the first of the second-generation satellites envisaged for the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) services
Updated on May 29, 2023 02:36 PM IST
‘Study global warming impact, form climate adaptation plans’: Govt to states
States will have to formulate local climate adaptation plans, which will help create an expansive database on the impact of climate crisis.
Updated on May 28, 2023 05:15 AM IST
India develops first local test to detect flu, Covid in single swab
The Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has developed the kit, known as a multiplex single tube realtime RT-PCR test.
Updated on May 23, 2023 04:51 AM IST
Isro's Chandrayaan-3 launch likely on July 12
The mission's lunar touchdown, on the other hand, is expected for August 23.
Updated on May 22, 2023 04:59 AM IST
G20 meet will help shape future climate talks: Experts
G20 summit will play a crucial role for future climate discussions and help shore up action required from both developed and developing countries, experts said.
Updated on May 24, 2023 08:08 PM IST
ByJasjeev Gandhiok, Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
Mocha intensifies into extremely severe cyclonic storm: IMD
The India Meteorological Department has issued rain and storm warnings for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, parts of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam on Saturday and Sunday
Updated on May 13, 2023 06:48 PM IST
National Technology Day: PM Narendra Modi launches projects worth ₹5,800 crore
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for LIGO-India, Hingoli; Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jatni, Odisha; and Platinum Jubilee Block of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
Updated on May 11, 2023 01:35 PM IST
Five more cheetahs at Kuno Park to be released in the wild
The Centre has decided to release five more cheetah from acclimatisation camps into free-roaming zones at the Kuno National Park.
Updated on May 09, 2023 12:46 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
Frequency of intense heatwaves to rise further: Experts
Between 2031 and 2060, the likelihood of ‘mega heatwaves’, the area impacted by heatwaves and the population impacted by such conditions are likely to increase.
Updated on May 08, 2023 05:44 AM IST
ISRO's missions to moon, sun likely to take place in July
Chandrayaan is a series of outer space missions by Isro, and Aditya-L1 is India’s first scientific mission to study the sun
Updated on May 07, 2023 04:44 AM IST
IMD to release weather-wise hazard score for each state
A heat hazard analysis will be an annual exercise carried out by the IMD between March and June, when temperatures soar in various parts of the country.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 07:05 AM IST
4-year-old swallows whistle, undergoes surgery at AIIMS
A four-year-old boy in India swallowed a whistle attached to a new pair of shoes he was given for Eid. His mother took him to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences where doctors successfully removed the whistle. The institute sees 80 to 100 cases a year of children ingesting foreign objects that can block their airways, and is warning parents to monitor their children closely.
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:09 AM IST
Isro’s PSLV successfully places 2 Singapore satellites into orbit
The Isro) on Saturday successfully placed two Singaporean satellites, TeLEOS-2 and Lumelite-4, in orbit aboard the trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, the space agency said.
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 12:11 AM IST
Cabinet clears ₹6k-cr plan to scale up quantum research
The mission aims to place India in an elite club of nations that have developed quantum computing, senior officials of the ministry of science and technology said
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:07 AM IST
Govt tells district admins to file daily Covid-19 reports
A senior official of the Delhi government’s health department said that all hospitals have been directed to submit daily health reports of patients admitted with Covid-19
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:05 AM IST
AIIMS to launch internal navigation system for faster transit on campus
AIIMS officials said If a patient or a caregiver has to reach from point A to B, they will now be able to do so hassle-free. AIIMS has a large campus, and it often becomes difficult for patients to find their way.
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 02:46 PM IST
College in rural Delhi wants basic security infrastructure
Some students alleged that there have been several instances of men throwing lewd notes over the dilapidated boundary walls of the college.
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 11:50 PM IST
Doctors at Fortis Escorts conduct auto-liver transplant on Kyrgyz woman
Dr Vivek Vij said the patient was suffering from abdominal pain for the past three months
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 11:27 PM IST
Delhi’s Covid admissions, deaths low despite uptick
As many as 70% of the deceased were between 40 and 60 years of age, and a majority were vaccinated with two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, a health official said.
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:18 AM IST
450-bed isolation facility for Covid at Lok Nayak hospital in Delhi
Delhi reported 293 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the daily health bulletin of the state government. This was a sharp fall from Sunday’s numbers, when the city reported 429 infections
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 12:09 AM IST
World Autism Awareness Day: Early detection, intervention can help patients
In India, approximately 18 million people suffer from autism, according to estimates.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 11:49 PM IST
Above-normal temperatures in most parts of country till June: IMD
After a cooler March that saw unseasonal rains and hailstorms, April could be much hotter than usual, the IMD predicted on Saturday
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 11:32 PM IST
ISRO successfully launches 36 satellites for OneWeb
This batch of 36 satellites by the UK-based OneWeb will be its 18th launch to date, its third this year and the second with ISRO
Published on Mar 26, 2023 10:24 AM IST
Delhi now has full MR vaccine coverage, say officials
According to officials, the month-long drive started with the aim to eliminate the two diseases from Delhi by the end of 2023. However, officials added that the government will continue the sweeping drives till March 29 to ensure that children who were left out are vaccinated
Published on Mar 24, 2023 10:51 PM IST
AIIMS panel for intestinal transplants in Delhi
Senior AIIMS officials said while the programme is still at a nascent stage, the facility will be provided to recipients at a much cheaper rate as compared to their private counterparts
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:44 PM IST