India on Thursday added another feather to its outer-space cap as the GSAT-17 communication satellite was successfully launched into orbit by the heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou in French Guiana.
European Space Agency Arianespace confirmed the successful launch in an official statement. The 3,476 kg GSAT-17 satellite expands the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) current fleet of 17 telecommunication satellites.
"It is to provide continuity of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in Normal...
As the countdown begins for the launch of the Goods and Services Tax nationwide on July 1, retailers, both online and offline have launched pre-GST sales. Whether it's simply a way to use old stocks or celebrate the arrival of GST, the good news is massive sales are here!
Online retailer Flipkart launched its pre-GST sale from Wednesday midnight itself. International online retail giant Amazon has also been running similar sales, with discounts of nearly 40-50 percent, in areas of consumer electronics...
Regardless of China's declaration that no Indian pilgrim will be allowed to proceed on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra until the so-called Sikkim 'border row' is resolved, the Yatra continues as usual via the Uttarakhand route.
Although the trekking is considered to be more difficult via the Lipulekh pass in Dharchula near Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand as compared to the Nathu La Pass in Sikkim, the pilgrims have not been deterred in their quest.
Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN), the agency that coordinates...
Opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar has finally responded to the video and article shared by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj which showed Kumar during her tenure as Lok Sabha speaker interrupting Swaraj repeatedly who was the then leader of the opposition.
Speaking to NDTV, Kumar said "During elections, some people get insecure and angry. That's when they throw mud on others," adding that "Yes, we are friends."
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In the midst of unstable relations with China and frequent accusations flying both ways, China's aggressive road building in the Chumbi valley in the tri-junction border area between China, India, and Bhutan is being touted by experts as an attempt to gain strategic advantage in the area.
India had initially stopped the road building attempt of China, which was reciprocated by Chinese troops destroying Indian bunkers. Recently, China accused Indian Army troops of trespassing over the border in...
One of the biggest critics of the demonetisation step announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and in the face of another major step to be taken regarding the economy of the nation, she has once again spoken out in protest.
As the deadline approaches for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, the nation gears up to prepare itself for the landmark legislation which will be officially in place at the stroke of midnight on June 30, exactly...
PM Narendra Modi To Launch Stand Up India Initiative Today
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April 5 , 2016 , 09:03 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday launch the Stand Up India initiative at Noida.
The initiative will promote entrepreneurship among the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and women, by facilitating loans in the range of Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 100 lakh, an official statement said.
As per the scheme, each branch of a scheduled commercial bank shall facilitate at least two such loans. A web portal will also be launched for the initiative, to enable online registration and support services.
PM Modi will also flag-off 5,100 e-rickshaws and also interact with the beneficiaries, besides inaugurating a Kaushal Vikas Kendra (skilling centre).