On some sunny day next summer, in front of a crowd at Kennedy Space Center, a rocket carrying NASA''s next, best hope at finding life on Mars will launch into the sky.
The department of telecommunications has asked operators to conduct a self assessment of dues after last month s Supreme Court verdict upheld the government s definition of adjusted gross revenue. It is the responsibility of licencees to pay licence fees and other dues after carrying out their own assessment as prescribed in the licence agreement. You are therefore directed to make the payment in accordance with the order of Supreme Court and submit requisite documents to ensure compliance within stipulated timeframe," DoT said in a 13 November letter to operators, a copy of which was reviewed by Mint. Self assessment of dues will minimize the risk of mismatch in calculations. On 24 October, the court directed operators to pay at least 92,000 crore in past dues to the government within three months.
Addressing the graduating students on the occasion, Dr. K Sivan, ISRO, Chairman said, I am an alumni of IIT Bombay and from my own personal experience, I can say that IITs are the holy grail of technical education in India. And I am sure that you all will continue the glorious tradition of Delhi as well as that of IIT ans who have excelled in every field they have worked. He added, When I graduated, more than 3 decades back, the job scenario was not as vibrant as today. Area of specialization limited the career options. Today, the options are many. There is an added volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity about the global economy. However, you all are much smarter and aware about these scenarios than the older generations. Nevertheless, remember, you are unlikely to fall into your dream career or create a successful business simply by wishing for it. Here you have to be pragmatic in your approach and learn from the experience of the older generation. Keep in mind that, there is only one life and there are many career options. You all need to identify your passion amp; natural talent and align your career. Choose an industry that reflects your passion and interests. Rather than choosing a job for money, choose it for your happiness. Be good at what you do. Remember, passion is not the only ingredient needed for success. You also need skills and strengths. Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi while presenting the Director s report said, On the inter disciplinary research front IIT Delhi has entered into MoUs with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Institute of Immunology (NII), Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), five CSIR labs and the All India Institute of Ayurveda. 95 new funded projects under the faculty interdisciplinary research programme have been sanctioned between faculty within the Institute and with the faculty from AIIMS, ICAR, and NII etc. IIT Delhi is also taking major steps to connect with the Industry. Prof Rao added, The research output of the Institute has shown significant enhancement due to different initiatives fostering interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute as well as with other institutions. In comparison to the average research funding of about Rs 100 Cr per year in the period from 2014 16, the research funding has shown four times increase to about Rs 380 Cr per year in the period 2017 18 and 2018 19. About 300 new research projects and 290 industry consultancy projects have been undertaken in the year 2018 19 alone. The number of new research projects initiated per year has increased two times. We are expecting our sponsored R amp;D funding per year to cross Rs 500 cr in the next one or two years. On the occasion of the 50th Convocation of the Institute, IIT Delhi and ISRO have signed an MoU to jointly set up ISRO Space Technology Cell at IIT Delhi. The MoU was signed today by Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi. Dr Sivan, Chairman, ISRO said, I am very happy to be here in IIT Delhi to sign the MoU for establishing a new Space Technology Cell. I appreciate the interest taken by IIT Delhi for establishing the Cell here. Prof Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, IIT Delhi and ISRO have signed an MoU for the creation of a Space Technology Centre at IIT Delhi for strengthening research collaborations between the two organisations. With this collaboration IIT Delhi would like to be part of some of the key initiatives by the ISRO. We would like to work with ISRO closely. All of us working together will only put our nation ahead of others in space technologies. The Cell will work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an Institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research areas for example AI, nanotechnology, functional textiles, smart manufacturing or any area of joint interest. On the occasion of the Convocation Ceremony 2019, President s Gold Medal was awarded to Mr Kacham Praneeth (B. Tech in Computer Science amp; Engineering). Director s Gold Medal was awarded to Ms Mallika Singh (B. Tech in Biochemical Engineering amp; Biotechnology) and Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medial to Ms. Himakshi Barsiwal (M. Tech in Chemical Engineering). List of Perfect Ten Gold Medalists: 1. Mr Arka Mukherjee - MS (R) in Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology amp; Management 2. Mr Deepesh Kumar Gautam - M. Tech in Industrial Tribology amp; Maintenance Engineering 3. Ms Ankita Pramanick - M. Tech in Fibre Science amp; Technology 4. Ms Diksha Gupta - M. Tech in Water Resources EngineeringList of Silver Medalists: 1. Mr Utkarsh Sinha - B. Tech and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering 2. Mr Abhinav Kumar Shukla - B. Tech and M. Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology 3. Mr Vaibhav Bhagee - B. Tech and M. Tech in Computer Science amp; Engineering 4. Mr Raunak Lohiya - B. Tech and M. Tech in Mathematics amp; Computing 5. Mr Rahul Khetan - B. Tech in Biochemical Engg amp; Biotechnology 6. Mr Harman Singh - B. Tech in Civil Engg. 7. Ms Urvashi Gupta - B. Tech in Chemical Engg 8. Ms Narayani Bhatia - B. Tech in Electrical Engg 9. Ms Prakhar Agrawal - B. Tech in Electrical Engg, Power Automation 10. Mr Paras Gupta - B. Tech in Mechanical Engg. 11. Mr Krishaanu Syal - B. Tech in Production amp; Industrial Engg 12. Mr Summet Khandelwal - B. Tech in Mathematics amp; Computing 13. Mr Vishnu Raghuraman - B. Tech in Engineering Physics 14. Ms Jessica - B. Tech in Textile Technology The 50th Annual Convocation ceremony also witnessed IIT Delhi honouring its esteemed alumni with Distinguished Alumni Award 2019 and Distinguished Alumni Service Award 2019. Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to: 1. Prof. Srinivasan Keshav, Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo for his outstanding contributions in Teaching amp; Research. 2. Dr. Mohit Aron, Founder and CEO of Cohesity for outstanding contributions made in Entrepreneurship. 3. Mr. Binny Bansal, Co Founder, Flipkart for outstanding contributions made in Entrepreneurship. Distinguished Alumni Service Award 2019 were presented to: 1. Mr. Arun Duggal, currently Chairman of ICRA Ltd., Mangalore Chemicals amp; Fertilizers Limited and International Asset Reconstruction Company for significant efforts and contributions made towards the development and progress of the institute. 2. Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Bakshi Group, Mr. Amarjit Singh Bakshi, who is a Delhi based business conglomerate and a first generation entrepreneur for significant efforts and contributions made towards the development and progress of the institute. There were also eight Guests of Honour who graced the Convocation Ceremony 2019 with their presence. Guests of Honour include: Mr Raghu Hari Dalmia, President, OCL India Ltd.; Dr Seema Vinayak, Director, SSPL, DRDO; Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, CEO, Air Asia; Shri MS Unnikrishnan, CMD, Thermax; Mr Thomas Varghese, Business Head Textiles, Acrylic Fibre, Overseas Spinning, Aditya Birla Group; Dr Ashvini Kumar, Sr Director, Former MD, Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd; Dr Manish Gupta, Head, AI Lab, Google India; Prof Ritabrata Munshi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
As the weather continues to get cooler across the UK, Christine McGuiness is not bothered by it in the slightest, as she made another bold choice fashion statement while out in Cheshire.The Real Housewives star looked the part as she headed out to the KP Aesthetics treatment centre in the village of Hale, rocking a black jumper and glittery miniskirt embroidered with white buttons, which she paired with black boots and black knee high socks, while carrying a white handbag.
Kaleb James Cole, 24, is a self avowed member of the Atomwaffen Division, which the Anti Defamation League (ADL) describes as a neo Nazi group whose members "train in preparation for an impending race war and promote the use of violence to reach their goal of 'uncompromising victory.'"Officials believed Cole posed a "significant danger in the near future" of carrying out violence by having firearms under his control.
An undercover activist, who worked at the research facility near Hamburg between December 2018 and March 2019, is claiming to have witnessed shocking instances of animal cruelty against dogs, monkeys, cats and rabbits. The LPT, which carries out toxicity testing for companies all over the world to ensure they reach regulatory standards, is alleged to have kept animals in terrible conditions and performed ”barbaric ” tests on them including forcing tubes down their throats and allowing untrained professionals to administer injections. It is reported that the workers are untrained in animal care.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said private vehicles ferrying schoolchildren in uniform will be exempted from the odd even road rationing scheme that will be effective from November 4 15. The scheme is being implemented in view of high air pollution in the national capital. Two wheelers will also be exempted under the scheme. Violations of the rule will be punished with a fine of Rs 4,000 which was earlier Rs 2,000. The government has already announced that vehicles driven or carrying women and those carrying physically disabled persons will be exempted.
Safiyya Amira Shaikh of West London was arrested last week on charges of preparing acts of terrorism and spreading ISIS propaganda, according to court documents. The 36 year old woman was accused of looking at St. Paul's, which was consecrated originally as Old St. Paul's Cathedral in 1300, as well as a London hotel for possible locations in which to place explosives. Prosecutors in the Westminster magistrates court claimed that Shaikh made contact with an individual who could prepare explosive devices for her to use in carrying out terrorist plots. They also said between Aug. 19 and Oct. 10, Shaikh prepared words of a pledge of allegiance to ISIS, also known as Daesh, and shared ISIS documents through the encrypted Telegram messaging service.
Brazil has accused its South American neighbor of responsibility for the leakage that began in early September and affects a 2,000 kilometer (1,200 mile) stretch of the Atlantic coast charges Venezuela's state oil giant PDVSA denies.Describing the incident as "very complex and unprecedented," Brazil's navy says it is investigating "lots of hypotheses" for the cause of the massive spill, including a ship accident.
Central to Virgin Orbit s ambitions is a modified 747 called Cosmic Girl, which it has adapted to be able to carry its LauncherOne rocket into the air. That rocket would fire up its own engines at an altitude of around 35,000 ft (10,700 m) and blast its payload into space, which could be satellites as small as a loaf of bread and as large as a fridge. Cosmic Girl would then come down to land and be prepared to go again.In the last year or so we have seen the Virgin spin off company edge towards commercialization, carrying out Cosmic Girl s first captive carry flight and then in July this year, releasing the LauncherOne rocket from the airborne plane for the first time. The company has previously said it hopes to launch commercial services in the UK by 2021, but soon after its reach could extend much, much further.
Being overweight and obese can put you at risk of diseases like thyroid, PCOD and diabetes at a very young age. Belly fat, which is accumulation of fat in the abdomen, not only looks unpleasant on your body, but also puts you at risk of blood lipid disorders, diabetes and heart disease. We are not trying to scare you here. It is our effort to inform you about the health risks associated with being overweight, obese or carrying extra weight near the belly (belly fat), and that you should take quick action towards it. With exercise and proper diet, you can lose weight and even belly fat.
Two foreign nationals have been arrested by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport on Wednesday for carrying satellite phones, a senior official said.
Lauded across the world for its success and cost effectiveness in its very first attempt, Mangalyaan had already fulfilled all its mission requirements, half a year in orbit. MOM blasted off atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Station, carrying five miniature scientific payloads. It reached its destination after a 298 day transit through space, pulling off a series of seven Earth bound manoeuvres to perfection.
Hazzaa AlMansoori arrives at the International Space Station. Image Credit: Nasa Also in this package UAE in Space: Hazzaa AlMansoori waves goodbye to his children UAE in Space: Unique traditions followed by cosmonauts since 1961 Astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori to witness 16 sunsets and rises a day, how will he pray in space? UAE makes history with the launch of Hazzaa AlMansoori to space. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying him and two other astronauts had blasted off to the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft successfully docked at ISS in about 6 hours after blast off and the Emirati austronaut and other crew members entered International Space Station. Here's how the events unfolded.2.30am
A former American Airlines mechanic who was arrested days before Sept. 11 for allegedly sabotaging an airplane who at the time said the act was part of a labor dispute and because he wanted overtime has terrorist ties and wanted Allah to harm non Muslims, prosecutors said Wednesday. Abdul Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is originally from Iraq but gained U.S. citizenship, had Islamic State videos on his phone, said Allah wanted to hurt non Muslims, and recently returned from a trip to Iraq, prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors presented the evidence at a bail hearing in Miami. Alani allegedly sabotaged a Boeing 737 carrying 150 passengers in July. A sensor detected the problem just before takeoff, and Alani was then paid overtime to fix the problem. But video also showed him inserting styrofoam into sensitive plane components to cause the problem, an FBI affidavit stated. American Airlines suspended Alani, and subsequently fired him. Out of my evil side, I wanted to do something, Alani admitted, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Medetis, The Associated Press reported. He could face 20 years in prison for willfully disabling an aircraft, but has not been charged with terrorism. His attorney, public defender Christian Dunham, asked for $200,000 bail, which he said would be secured by multiple relatives who are in the U.S. as well as former American Airlines co workers, the AP reported. The Federal Aviation Administration revoked his aircraft mechanic certificate, Dunham said. Judge Chris McAliley rejected bail, calling Alani s actions unconscionable. You may be very sympathetic to terrorists, she said. American Airlines has been engaged in a dispute with its unions, the Transport Workers Union of America and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The airline went to court in August to allege that mechanics were intentionally slowing down work causing 900 flights to be canceled over the summer in order to gain leverage in contract negotiations. The judge ordered a permanent injunction against the union requiring it to work normally. The unions caused enormous financial losses to American, and untold harm in lost customer good will, American said in its filing, asking the judge to order the unions to pay for the canceled flights. When Alani was arrested, he reportedly told investigators his efforts were part of this slowdown, and the arrest coming days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack by jihadist terrorists was reported in the press as a labor dispute. Alani explained to law enforcement that he was upset at the stalled contract dispute between the union workers and America Airlines, and that this dispute had affected him financially. Alani claimed that he tampered with the Target Aircraft in order to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work, an FBI affidavit filed at the time of his arrest stated. Gary Peterson, a vice president at the Transport Workers Union, told CNBC of the sabotage: From a union standpoint we wouldn t condone even the thought of doing this. Peterson did not respond to a request from the Daily Caller News Foundation about why, then, former colleagues were according to Alani s lawyer willing to pay the bail for someone who said he sabotaged an aircraft as a result of the labor dispute. The public defender, Dunham, did not return a request asking how many TWU members offered to pay his bail and what their names were. We are cooperating with federal authorities in this investigation. The safety of our customers and team members remains our top priority, an American Airlines statement reads. American Airlines suspended Mr. Alani immediately after he was charged, and was terminated soon thereafter. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email #160;protected Image: Reuters. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
In a bid to tackle knife crime in London, new technology that can detect whether people are carrying hidden weapons has gone on trial in a London train station.
All over the world, tick borne illness is a public danger. In the US, tick borne infections have more than doubled over the period 2004 2016 to the current number of over 48,000. Their severity may range from subclinical to fatal, and they mostly affect the very young and the old. Some are transmitted by the bite of a tick, but others also through blood transfusion. This latter category can seriously harm those who are already sick.In the current study, scientists collected ticks at multiple sites in Suffolk county, Long Island, a location for seven tick borne diseases. They looked at over 1,600 ticks using molecular biology techniques. They detected the presence of the Lyme disease agent (Borrelia burgdorferi) in well over half of the adult Ixodes scapularis, or deer ticks, but the most abundant pathogen species was R. buchneri, a non pathogenic strain which probably contributes immensely to the tick 's metabolism.
Gurugram: A Delhi man has been fined a whopping 23,000 here for riding a bike without wearing a helmet and also for not carrying important documents.Gurugram Police issued the man, identified as Dinesh Madan, a challan on Monday for not carrying the documents including his driving licence, registration certificate and the pollution certificate.
The Helicopter Scout will be the first rotorcraft to fly on another planet. And though the mission is considered high risk, it could also come with a high reward. If the helicopter is successful, more flying craft could be used in future Mars exploration missions. On this flight, the helicopter isn 't carrying any scientific instruments, though it could on future missions. If anything were to happen to the helicopter on Mars, it won 't affect the rest of the Mars 2020 mission. On the way to Mars, the helicopter will hitch a ride on the rover 's belly, covered by a shield to protect it during the descent and landing. But the rotorcraft won 't be deployed and flown until a suitable area on the surface is found.