Exercise INDRA – 2017

Giving the Indo-Russian defence cooperation a major boost, Exercise INDRA-2017, the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces will be conducted in the Eastern Military District of Russia. Exercise INDRA in its previous nine avatars has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between Read More …

Mechanized infantry

Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat (see also mechanized force). Mechanized infantry is distinguished from motorized infantry in that its vehicles provide a degree of protection from hostile fire, as opposed to “soft-skinned” wheeled vehicles (trucks or jeeps) for motorized infantry. Most APCs and IFVs are fully tracked or Read More …

All you need to know about INS Kiltan

INS Kiltan is an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette that will be commissioned into the Indian Navy. This is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28. The Kamorta-class corvettes are a class of anti-submarine warfare corvettes currently in service with the Indian Navy. With a Read More …

Quasi-Zenith Satellite System

Japan launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth. An H-2A rocket carrying Japan’s fourth and final quasi-zenith satellite, the Michibiki No. 4, lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan Read More …

IALA to change its status from NGO to Inter-Governmental Organization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) to change its status from Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO).  The move will facilitate “to foster the safe, economic and efficient movement of vessels”. Read More …

Birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh

The crux from PIB: The Prime Minister of India today attended the inauguration of the birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh at IARI at Pusa in New Delhi.  The Prime Minister visited an exhibition on the theme “technology and rural life.” The exhibition showcases good practices and applications, as well Read More …

International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.  This conference is fourth in this series of ‘dialogues’ initiated by National Read More …

Bakhshali, Jambudvipa and India’s role in science

London’s Science Museum on Tuesday unveiled a new exhibition that traces India’s contribution to science and technology over the past 5,000 years.  The Bakhshali manuscript, loaned to the exhibition by the Bodleian Library in Oxford, which contains the oldest recorded origins of the symbol “zero”. Dated to 3rd century The Read More …

The Napier Museum building

The Napier Museum building, with its unique architectural style, stands apart from all the other heritage structures in and around Thiruvananthapuram. Set in the sprawling grounds of the Public Gardens, the majestic structure is a fine specimen of Indo-Saracenic style in architecture. The advent of Indo-Saracenic style in erstwhile Travancore Read More …