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The central government has asked states to work on five major areas including the improvement of overall testing numbers. In picture - Covid-19 testing center in Thane.(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Centre directs states to scale up Covid-19 testing

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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The Centre estimates that the new guidelines will boost the geospatial data sector to a value of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh crore by 2030, create jobs for 2.2 million people, and have a multifold impact on the economy. (Mint)
The Centre estimates that the new guidelines will boost the geospatial data sector to a value of 1 lakh crore by 2030, create jobs for 2.2 million people, and have a multifold impact on the economy. (Mint)

Centre deregulates geospatial data and map-making in India

By Anonna Dutt, Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:27 PM IST
Under the new policy, geospatial data from government agencies will be made available to public, private companies.
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Tapan Mishra, Senior Advisor of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), leaves his residence, in Ahmedabad, Wednesday, Jan. 06, 2021. Mishra alleged he was poisoned with arsenic trioxide on May 23, 2017, during a promotion interview at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Tapan Mishra, Senior Advisor of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), leaves his residence, in Ahmedabad, Wednesday, Jan. 06, 2021. Mishra alleged he was poisoned with arsenic trioxide on May 23, 2017, during a promotion interview at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.(PTI)

ISRO scientist claims to be poisoned 3 years ago, seeks punishment for culprit

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Gujarat
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:41 PM IST
In a Facebook post titled ‘‘Long Kept Secret’‘, Senior Advisor ISRO, Mishra on Tuesday claimed that in July 2017, Home Affairs security personnel met him and alerted him of arsenic poisoning and helped doctors to focus on the exact remedy.
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An ISRO scientist has claimed that he was poisoned three years ago.(Tapan Misra/Facebook Photo)
An ISRO scientist has claimed that he was poisoned three years ago.(Tapan Misra/Facebook Photo)

‘Someone definitely wanted to harm ISRO’: Scientist on claim of being poisoned

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:13 PM IST
“Fatal dose was probably mixed” with chutney along with Dosa, in snacks after lunch, Misra claimed in a Facebook post titled ‘Long Kept Secret’ on Tuesday.
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Tapan Misra also posted the medical report on the social media platform to claim he has been diagnosed with Arsenic toxication by the AIIMS, New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Tapan Misra also posted the medical report on the social media platform to claim he has been diagnosed with Arsenic toxication by the AIIMS, New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Top ISRO scientist claims he was poisoned three years ago

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:22 PM IST
In a Facebook post titled ‘Long Kept Secret’, Tapan Misra claimed that in July 2017, home affairs security personnel met him and alerted him of arsenic poisoning and helped doctors to focus on exact remedy.
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Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in July, 2019.(AP)
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in July, 2019.(AP)

Isro releases Chandrayaan 2 orbiter data, data from payload looking for water awaited

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:06 AM IST
The lander and rover were destroyed during the attempted landing in September last year
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address farmers across states on Friday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address farmers across states on Friday.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi to address farmers today as BJP plans to scale up outreach and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019 and inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20.(PTI photo)
Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019 and inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20.(PTI photo)

ISRO releases Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 08:15 AM IST
On completion of one year of the orbiter being in space, Isro had said that the spacecraft was ‘healthy’, performance of subsystems were normal, and there was adequate onboard fuel to remain operational for about seven years.
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IIT- BHU campus. (HT File)
IIT- BHU campus. (HT File)

ISRO to open Regional Academic Centre for Space at IIT BHU

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:35 PM IST
ISRO and the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday and the move can help propel the culture of research and development among students, the statement said.
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File photo: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 ahead of launch of CMS-01 communication satellite on Thursday.(PTI)
File photo: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 ahead of launch of CMS-01 communication satellite on Thursday.(PTI)

Recently launched communication satellite CMS-01 placed in final orbit

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:52 PM IST
This was the second launch of the space agency this year when most of the planned launches were delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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PSLV-C50 lifts off successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Thursday.(Twitter/@isro)
PSLV-C50 lifts off successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Thursday.(Twitter/@isro)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Isro’s K Sivan says next PSLV launch for Indian space startups and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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File photo: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 ahead of launch of CMS-01 communication satellite on Thursday.(PTI)
File photo: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 ahead of launch of CMS-01 communication satellite on Thursday.(PTI)

Next PSLV launch to carry 3 satellites made by Indian start-ups

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:08 PM IST
This comes just six months after the government announced the opening up of the space sector to private players with the inception of Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe).
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Isro took to Twitter to share this image.(Twitter/@Isro)
Isro took to Twitter to share this image.(Twitter/@Isro)

#ISRO trends on Twitter as space agency launches 42nd communication satellite CMS-01

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Isro took to Twitter to share the news of the successful launch of 42nd communication satellite CMS-01.
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 carrying CMS-01 communication satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), in Sriharikota, on Thursday.(PTI)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 carrying CMS-01 communication satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), in Sriharikota, on Thursday.(PTI)

ISRO launches PSLV with communication satellite

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:13 PM IST
This was the second launch for the ISRO this year, with most of the missions – including big-ticket solar mission and first unmanned flight of the Gaganyaan mission – delayed due to the pandemic
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The NWS predicted that residents across central Pennsylvania and south-central New York State will wake up to one to two feet of snow.(AP file photo)
The NWS predicted that residents across central Pennsylvania and south-central New York State will wake up to one to two feet of snow.(AP file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Amid vaccination drive US residents warned of severe snowstorm and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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This will be the 77th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR and the new satellite would replace the GSAT-12 in the orbit, which was launched in 2011.(PTI Photo)
This will be the 77th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR and the new satellite would replace the GSAT-12 in the orbit, which was launched in 2011.(PTI Photo)

Isro launches India’s 42nd communication satellite CMS-01

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:27 PM IST
The CMS-01 is envisaged to provide services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum whose coverage will include the Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands, according to news agency ANI. The satellite will be the first in a new series of communication satellites by India after the GSAT and INSAT series.
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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 is set to launch CMS-01 communication satellite on Thursday from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.(PTI Photo)
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-50 is set to launch CMS-01 communication satellite on Thursday from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.(PTI Photo)

India’s 42nd communications satellite moments away from launch

By Anonna Dutt | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:07 PM IST
The next much anticipated mission of the space agency is the maiden flight of the newly developed Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), with the capacity to launch a light 500kg satellite in the lower Earth orbit.
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CMS-01 is the 42nd communication satellite of the space agency and it is envisaged for providing services in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum covering India, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.(PTI)
CMS-01 is the 42nd communication satellite of the space agency and it is envisaged for providing services in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum covering India, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.(PTI)

Countdown begins for launch of communication satellite CMS-01 on-board PSLV-C50

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The polar satellite launch vehicle’s 52nd mission is scheduled for lift-off at 15.41 hours on Thursday from the second launch pad at the spaceport of Sriharikota ‘subject to weather conditions’.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)

IITs, IIMs, ISRO result of Nehru’s vision: Rajasthan CM

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, the strides that India has made in the fields of information technology resulting in a digital revolution is because of the vision and thoughts of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with industries, startups, and academia from the space sector via video conference, in New Delhi, on December 14.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with industries, startups, and academia from the space sector via video conference, in New Delhi, on December 14.(PTI)

PM meets space industry leaders; Spaceport in Tuticorin, fund for startups on agenda

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Prime Minister Modi met representatives of eight space agencies to improve participation and seek suggestions for the newly created Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

To encourage participation, PM Modi interacts with key industries leaders, startups from space sector

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:20 PM IST
The statement said that several ventures have submitted proposals with IN-SPACe under the department of space. “The proposals pertain to a vast range of activities including satellite constellation, small satellite launch vehicles, ground station, geospatial services, propulsion systems and application products,” it added.
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The Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Sriharikota in 2019. A third Chandrayaan mission with just a lander and rover was to take place either in late 2020 or early 2021. All the missions were delayed due to the pandemic.(AP File)
The Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Sriharikota in 2019. A third Chandrayaan mission with just a lander and rover was to take place either in late 2020 or early 2021. All the missions were delayed due to the pandemic.(AP File)

Isro to launch communication satellite on December 17, maiden SSLV launch to follow

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:43 PM IST
This will be the 42nd communications satellite to be launched by the space agency
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SpaceRS Policy 2020 is aimed at enabling wider stakeholders’ participation and ease of data access.(Reuters)
SpaceRS Policy 2020 is aimed at enabling wider stakeholders’ participation and ease of data access.(Reuters)

Government proposes easy access of satellite-based remote sensing data

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The Department of Space has published a draft “Space- based Remote Sensing Policy of India (SpaceRS Policy 2020)” along with draft “Norms, Guidelines and Procedures (SpaceRS NGP 2020)” for its implementation.
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“That (Ganganyaan mission) will be delayed because of Covid,” Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairperson K Sivan told PTI.(PTI file photo)
“That (Ganganyaan mission) will be delayed because of Covid,” Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairperson K Sivan told PTI.(PTI file photo)

Covid-19 delays Indian manned space mission

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:07 AM IST
The pandemic has also delayed other big-ticket missions that Isro had planned for the year, including India’s first solar mission , Aditya L1, originally scheduled for mid-2020.
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan.(File photo)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan.(File photo)

India’s human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’ to be delayed by a year due to Covid-19

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The pandemic has also delayed other big-ticket missions that ISRO had planned for the year, including India’s first solar mission – Aditya L1 – scheduled for mid-2020
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Sriharikota: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) carrying all weather Earth Imaging Satellite EOS-01 and nine other foreign satellites launches from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI07-11-2020_000143A)
Sriharikota: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) carrying all weather Earth Imaging Satellite EOS-01 and nine other foreign satellites launches from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI07-11-2020_000143A)

Gaganyaan likely to be delayed by 1 year due to Covid-19, says ISRO

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Gaganyaan is India’s first human space flight mission it. Two unmanned missions were slated for launch in December 2020 and July 2021, followed by Gaganyaan in December 2021.
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Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 to begin shortly. Watch Live here

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:50 PM IST
Day 5 of the 18th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 will host Michelin star chefs and restaurateurs Gaggan Anand and Massimo Bottura, tennis icons Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi and founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation Ashish Dhawan and former Isro chairman Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan.
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ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)

Shukrayaan: India’s proposed Venus mission attracts international payload proposals

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:00 PM IST
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.
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ISRO SAC apprentice recruitment 2020.(Screengrab)
ISRO SAC apprentice recruitment 2020.(Screengrab)

ISRO SAC apprentice recruitment 2020: Registration ends today, here’s direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 09:43 AM IST
ISRO SAC apprentice recruitment 2020: Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the position online at sac.gov.in on or before 5pm.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched phase two of the RuPay card scheme in Bhutan, via video conference in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched phase two of the RuPay card scheme in Bhutan, via video conference in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)

India to launch Bhutan’s satellite next year, train space engineers

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 04:03 PM IST
A ground earth station in Bhutan for using India’s South Asia satellite was inaugurated during Modi’s visit to the country in August last year, and Thimphu is using the facility for broadcasting and disaster management
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