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India approves Oxford Vaccine Covishield a day after UK’s approval

India’s drug Controller DCGI on Friday approved the Covishield coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, following the data scrutiny by manufacturer in India Serum Institute (SII) a day before. The decision comes after the United Kingdom’s approval on Thursday, bringing hope as the New Year dawns. India has recorded the world’s second-most Covid-19 infections after ...

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Cabinet Okays ISRO Plan for 15 PSLV Missions Costing Rs.3090 crore

The Union Cabinet approved ISRO’s proposal to continue the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) program with 15 new operational flights  from PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50, costing Rs.3,090 crore. The cabinet gave approval to “enable launch of satellites required for earth observation, navigation and space sciences along with the possibility of clinching commercial launch service contracts”, said a statement. The program will ...

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NASA’s Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft Design Approved, Launch in July 2018

NASA’s challenging and ambitious Solar Probe Plus mission is inching closer to reality when the design of the spacecraft was approved by successfully by its Critical Design Review (CDR) panel recently. The independent NASA review board met at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland to review the mission plan that was presented by APL, which will ...

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One Rank One Pension Scheme Accepted but Legalities Pending: Minister

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, said defence minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration, the financial implication need to be calculated, once the modalities ...

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Despite Vaiko’s Opposition, Centre Approves Neutrino Project in Tamil Nadu

Government has approved India-based Neutrino Observatory Project with estimated cost of Rs. 1583.05 crore, informed minister Jitendra Singh to Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The Government has approved the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project, to be located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu and financial sanction has been issued on January 6, this year, said MoS in the Prime ...

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Net Neutrality Approved by US Regulator, What it Means? Reactions

The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved the much-sought-after proposal to make Internet a public utility or allow Net Neutrality, which means the regulator will allow increased regulation of online activities to guarantee the open access to Net. The 3-2 vote to approve the “Net neutrality” came as expected since the move received support from the Democratic members of ...

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