Subtly Shaded Map of Moon Reveals Titanium Treasure Troves

A map of the Moon combining observations in visible and ultraviolet wavelengths shows a treasure trove of areas rich in Titanium ores. Not only is Titanium a valuable mineral, it is key to helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the Moon’s interior.  Mark Robinson and Brett Denevi will be presenting the results from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission today at ...

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Full moon hampers bright Draconid Shower Show

  For those who have missed Draconid meteor shower on Saturday, here are some links and vidoes to watch. On Saturday, October 8, 2011, Earth enountered several trails of dust between 16h00m and 21h00m Universal Time (UTC) produced by comet 21P/Giacobini–Zinner, which witnessed a peak of up to 10 shooting stars per minute. Visible only in the United States west ...

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Kaspersky Lab launches Endpoint 8 for Windows security

Kaspersky Lab has announced the launch of new security software Endpoint 8 for Windows, designed to protect companies introducing new software. The online security software Endpoint 8 constitutes a protection suite that is centrally managed and incorporates a comprehensive, unified protection management system. The “business product full testing” was conducted in July and August of 2011, during which the beta ...

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Ministry extends date for filing DIN-4e form for company directors

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs through a clarification on the Allotment of Director’s Identification Number (DIN) under Companies Act, 1956 has extended the time for filing DIN-4 by DIN holders for furnishing the PAN and to update PAN details upto 15.12.2011. It amends a General Circular issued by the ministry on May 31, 2011 that said with effect from June ...

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Direct Tax Collection for April-Sept. 2011 crosses Rs 257,042 crore

India’s gross direct tax collection during the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2011) was up by 23 percent at Rs 257,042 crore as against Rs 208,971 crore (Rs 2 billion) in the same period last fiscal. While gross collection of corporate taxes was up 23.17 percent (Rs.175,360 crore against Rs 142,368 crore last year), gross collection of personal ...

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Cisco experiments cloud-based remote class near Bangalore

Cisco is experimenting its remote education system in government schools using the Cisco Education Enabled Development (CEED) platform under its Inclusive Growth initiative. The pilot will deploy specialized remote supplementary teaching for five government schools in Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District in the state of Karnataka. AN MoU has been signed with the government of Karnataka. “Using the CEED platform, ...

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