Category Archives: Science & technology

ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle : Explained

  A reusable launch system (RLS, or reusable launch vehicle, RLV) is a launch system which is capable of launching a payload into space more than once. This contrasts with…

Gravitational Waves: All you want to Know

  Last week Scientists have declared that for the first time they have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in…

The Importance Of Agni-V to India’s Security

    The fourth Agni-V test is scheduled to be conducted during the month of February 2016. This will be the second canister launch. Agni-V will be ready for induction…

Hydrogen Bomb, Nuclear Bomb & Atomic Bomb: Explained

  Nuclear Bomb is an umbrella term which is associated with a weapon which derives its destructive power from nuclear reactions. It can do this by either fission (fission bomb) or a…

Solar-powered coaches: IISc team projects annual savings of 7,200 units

  Fitting a solar panel module on the roof of a railway coach can yield more than 7,200 units of electricity every year. If implemented on all 63,511 coaches in…

Astrosat: India Eyeing Deep Space !!

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( He is an Aerospace Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.) It is said that astronomy is as old…

FAME Scheme: Boosting eco-friendly Vehicles

  Union Government on 1 April 2015 launched Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME) – India Scheme. The scheme was launched as part of the National…

Indian Agriculture : Sustainability and Design Intervention

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ) This blog-series under the title of ‘Indian…

IPCC Synthesis Report: Explained

  IPCC’s Synthesis Report released in Copenhagen on Sunday reiterates that human activities are having an “unequivocal” and “irreversible” warming effect on the Earth’s climate system. What is the Synthesis…

Indigenous Test Kit for Intestinal Disorder launched

  As a part of the recent initiative to expand the activities of Department of Science & Technology into the health sector, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science…