Author Archives: Loknath

Robotics Are Helping Paralysed People Walk Again, but the Price Tag Is Huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again. A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised alone. Life in a wheelchair was not an option. ... Read More »

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures the Universe’s Brightest Galaxies

HIGHLIGHTS Telescope has captured close-up views of the brightest infrared galaxies The galaxy images revealed a tangled web of misshapen objects The unusual forms may have been produced by collisions between galaxies Using a cosmic magnifying-glass effect, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the brightest infrared galaxies in the universe which are as much as 10,000 ... Read More »

SpaceX’s First Reused Dragon Capsule Arrives at ISS

HIGHLIGHTS SpaceX’s first-ever reused spaceship arrived at the ISS on Monday Live images showed the spaceship approaching the orbiting outpost The latest mission is SpaceX’s 11th cargo resupply trip to the ISS SpaceX’s first-ever reused spaceship arrived Monday at the International Space Station, two days after the unmanned Dragon cargo capsule launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, ... Read More »

Jupiter Is the Oldest Planet in the Solar System, New Evidence Shows

HIGHLIGHTS Jupiter’s age key to understanding how the solar system evolved Jupiter had an immense effect on the dynamics of the solar accretion disk Jupiter’s core grew to about 20 Earth masses within 1 million years Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – is also the oldest, say scientists who found that the gas giant formed within ... Read More »

IRCTC Offers Rs. 50 Cashback on Tickets Bought Using New mVisa Payment Method

Rail travellers using IRCTC can now book train tickets by mVisa payment method that allows them to scan a QR code and pay through smartphones. Users can securely link their visa debit, credit, or prepaid account to the mVisa application on their smartphones and make their travel bookings by simply scanning their mVisa QR code on the Indian Railway Catering ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur and Indiana University will soon study the shrinking Kolkata wetlands

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and IIT Kharagpur have come together and collaborated for the Summer Study Abroad Programme India, 2017. The wetlands of Kolkata, a Ramsar site, which are gradually shrinking in size have come under the focus of a study by the joint team. Representative image The Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the ... Read More »

Aston Martin unveils limited edition Vantage AMR

Aston Martin has unveiled a limited edition version of the Vantage, called the Vantage AMR. Produced in a limited run of just 300 units, the Vantage AMR commemorates the brand’s success in GT4, GT3 and GTE racing. The AMR brand to Aston Martin is like the M division to BMW and the AMG brand to Mercedes-Benz. The brand was first ... Read More »

Amazon’s FDI Proposal in Food Retail to Be Cleared ‘Soon’: Badal

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon had proposed $500 million investment in retail of food products Govt had received investment proposals from Amazon, Grofers & Big Basket Amazon’s proposal will now be vetted by the DIPP under Commerce Ministry The government will soon clear the US retail giant Amazon’s proposed $500 million investment in retail of food products in India, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat ... Read More »

Google My Business Website Builder Now Launched for SMEs in India

HIGHLIGHTS Google on Tuesday rolled out “Google My Business” website builder It will help SME in building a mobile optimised website instantly Google My Business can be used to build websites in 10 languages In a move to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) leverage the power of Internet, Google on Tuesday rolled out “Google My Business” website builder, a ... Read More »

GST E-Way Bill Implementation Date May Be Extended Due to Lack of Software

HIGHLIGHTS E-Way bill may be delayed for a few months, govt says It’s required for movement of goods over Rs. 50,000 to be pre-registered The goods have to be registered on the GSTN website With just a few days left for GST rollout, the Centre is in favour of postponing by a few months the implementation of the e-way bill, ... Read More »