South Asia Satellite, Our ‘Priceless Gift’ to Neighbours, Set for May 5 Launch

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The South Asia Satellite, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described as India’s “priceless gift” to its neighbours, will be launched on May 5. Seven out of eight SAARC member nations are a part of the project which Pakistan refused to join as it did not want the “gift” from India, PTI reported. “On Read More

Wikipedia blocked in Turkey

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Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked online free encyclopedia Wikipedia in the country, citing administrative measures. According to a report in the BBC, it was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed. “After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651, an administrative measure has been taken for this website,” Turkey’s Read More

NASA May Run Short of Space Suits: Report

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Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA appears to be ill prepared to have a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, media reported citing the space agency’s auditor report. The spacesuits NASA astronauts currently use on the International Space Station (ISS) — known as Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMU) — were developed more than 40 years Read More