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Saturday, January 7, 2017

INDIA Aims For World Record With 100+ Satellite Launches In One Go.



“We are making a century by launching over 100 satellites at one go,”  said  the, Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

 If successful, India will set a world record as the first country to launch the most satellites in one go and leave behind Russia, which launched 39 satellites in a single mission in June 2014.

The space agency had earlier planned a launch of 83 satellites in the last week of January, of which 80 were foreign ones. But with the addition of 20 more foreign satellites, the launch was delayed by a week and will now take place in first week of February.

As India looks to grab a larger slice of the lucrative commercial space market,   this step will be a significant milestone. Launching several satellites at one go reduces cost and India has been trying to position itself as a key player as an effective but low-cost operator.

In June,2016, India set a national record after it successfully launched a rocket carrying 20 satellites, including 13 from the US.

In May, it successfully launched its first mini space shuttle as it joined the global race to make reusable rockets.

It sent an unmanned rocket to orbit Mars in 2013 at a cost of just $73 million, compared with NASA's Maven Mars mission which had a $671 million price tag.

India  is also mulling the idea of missions to Jupiter and Venus, according to PTI.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

India jumped up 16 positions on a global index of the world's most competitive economies






In a big jump, India has moved up 16 positions to rank 39th on a global index of the world's most competitive economies. The report  showed that India fared well in goods market efficiency, business sophistication and innovation


India’s competitiveness improved across the board, particularly in goods market efficiency (60), business sophistication (35) and innovation (29). WEF said recent reform efforts by the government have concentrated on improving public institutions (up 16 places), opening the economy to foreign investors and international trade (up 4), and increasing transparency in the financial system (up 15).


India still needs to cover a lot of ground, the WEF said, citing labour market deficiencies, large, public enterprises that reduce economic efficiency, especially in the utilities sector and the financial market. Lack of infrastructure remains a critical bottleneck, the report said.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Top Quotes from India @UNGA 2016 in respose to Pakistan PM's speech



The land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centres of ancient times, is now host to the  Ivy League of terrorism.
 
The effect of its (Pakistan's) toxic curriculum are felt across the globe.

Pakistan’s nuclear proliferation record is marked by deception and deceit.

Pakistan channelises billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid, to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against it neighbours.

Pakistan is a terrorist state.

Pakistan extends support to extremist groups, it suppresses minorities and women and denies basic human rights including through draconian laws.

Terrorist entities and their leaders continue to roam the streets of Pakistan freely and operate with State’s support.

Pakistan is a democracy deficit country and practises terrorism on its own people.

It is ironical that a country which has established itself as the global epicentre of terrorism, is preaching human rights and talks about the ostensible support for self-determination.

What my country and our other neighbours are facing today is Pakistan’s long-standing policy of sponsoring terrorism.