Perodic Table Turns 150

February 11, 2019

The ‘Periodic Table of Elements’ or ‘The Table’ has turned 150 years old in 2019. The United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO have decided to observe 2019 as the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)”. History of the Periodic Table Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier wrote the Traité Élémentaire de Chimie (Elementary Treatise

US Cargo Spacecraft Cygnus Released from ISS

February 10, 2019

The US cargo spacecraft Cygnus was released from the International Space Station (ISS) on 8th February. About Cygnus The Cygnus is an American automated cargo spacecraft developed by Orbital Sciences. It is built and launched by the Northrop Grumman (an American global aerospace and defense technology company). It is part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation

DD Arun Prabha Channel Among Other Programmes Launched

February 9, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the DD ‘Arun Prabha’ Channel in Itanagar on 9th February. It is a 24×7 satellite television channel for Arunachal Pradesh. It is also Doordarshan’s second channel for the north-eastern region, after DD North East. Other Launches Several projects worth over Rs. 4000 crore were inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi, the

New Programmes Launched under Asiatic Lion Conservation Project

February 9, 2019

The Gir National Park in Gujarat will be provided dedicated ambulances and veterinary hospitals for injured and sick lions as part of the Asiatic Lion Conservation Project. This decision comes after 39 lions tested positive for the viral disease called canine distemper, out of which 24 died last year. What is the Asiatic Lion Conservation

 

Anti-Tank Missile Helina Test-fired

February 9, 2019

India has test-fired its helicopter-launched version anti tank missile ‘Helina’ from the Odisha coast near the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore district on 8th February. The missile has been developed by DRDO and is one of the most-advanced anti-tank weapons in the world. About Helina It is a version of the Nag anti-tank