Technology Archive

27 Apr 2017

Wikipedia founder to launch new site to tackle fake news

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales is going to launch Wikitribune, a news site aimed at tackling the spread of false information, a major issue faced by a majority of other sites such as Facebook. The site
27 Apr 2017

NASA launches Super Pressure Balloon from New Zealand

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 25 April 2017 successfully launched its football-stadium-sized and heavy-lift Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand. The balloon will float for 100 or more days at 110000 feet
26 Apr 2017

President of United States Donald Trump wants to send men to Mars

The President of United States, Donald Trump announced on 25 April 2017 that he wants to send men to Mars during his first term.Trump made the announcement while video conferencing from his Oval office with two NASA
26 Apr 2017

Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new space record for most days in space

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has set a new space record for most days in space by a US astronaut. She has broken the previous record set by Jeff Williams who had spent a total of 534 days in
26 Apr 2017

Northeast India’s largest IT hub opens in Agartala, Tripura

Northeast’s sixth and largest hub for information technology has been inaugurated in Agartala. The hub has been set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore to boost employment and e-governance besides export of software technology. The
26 Apr 2017

IIITM-Kerala develops Kshemam app for coffee growers

Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) has launched an application named Kaapi Soil Health Management and Monitoring (Kshemam) app to provide soil nutrient information and fertiliser recommendation for coffee plantation owners. The app will help in proper identification
26 Apr 2017

Railways to set up ₹200-crore solar power plant in Bhilai

The Indian Railways is looking to set up a solar power plant in Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), where it has spare land, through Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL). The project cost of the 50 MW plant is estimated
25 Apr 2017

In a first, Uttarakhand deploys drones to monitor forest fires

In a first, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has deployed three drones for real-time monitoring of the forest fires. This is the first time that drones are used to monitor forest fires in India. Besides monitoring of forest fire,
25 Apr 2017

Haryana launches mobile app Kilkari to create awareness among pregnant women

The National Health Mission (NHM) in Haryana on Friday launched a mobile-based application Kilkari to create awareness among pregnant women, parents and health workers on the importance of ante and post natal care, institutional delivery and immunisation.
25 Apr 2017

China, Iran sign first agreement on reconfiguration of Arak reactor

China, Iran sign first agreement on reconfiguration of Arak reactor. The deal was concluded between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and a Chinese company at the official ceremony in the Austrian capital, the Mehr News Agency reported. In 2016,
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