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10 Indian Achievements in the field of Science and Technology, 2016

India Just Launched 20 Satellites in 26 Minutes and Made History

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) just sent 20 satellites into orbit with one launch, marking the largest satellite launch in the space agency’s history. Their previous record was 10 satellites delivered with one mission, and this latest accomplishment takes them a lot closer to the delivery rates of NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency, solidifying India's place in the global space market.

ISRO to launch record 22 satellites in single mission

India is all set to script history by launching a record number of 22 satellites, including a number of micro and nano ones from foreign countries, in a single mission in May this year. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s workhorse Polar rocket PSLV C34 carrying India's Cartosat 2C would also have 21 other satellites from countries, including US, Canada, Indonesia and Germany as co-passengers, a senior ISRO official said today.

BMTC launches Intelligent Transport System

In one sweep, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has managed to address several customer complaints, like bus deviations, wrong amount charged, late buses among others, by introducing the Intelligent Transport System. The project, launched on Wednesday, will help the corporation check for problems with a vehicle tracking unit that has been installed across the entire fleet of 6,414 buses.

Apple is in India for the next 1000 years: CEO Tim Cook

"I am looking at India holistically and we are here for the next thousand years," Apple CEO Tim Cook, adding that he instantly feels like he belongs here in India.In an interview given to the news channel NDTV, Cook said: "India is much more strategic. We are thinking about a really long innings in the country. We are here for next thousand years. We are not making the most but the best. We will never make a product that we are not proud of."

Smartphone sales grew 3.9 per cent in Q1 2016

Global smartphone sales totaled 349 million units in the first quarter of 2016, which is a 3.9 per cent growth over same period in 2015. According to Garter, the smartphone sales accounted for 78 per cent of total mobile phone sales.
Gartner says smartphone sales were driven by demand for low-cost smartphones in the emerging markers. Gartner also attributes the sales to 4G connectivity plans offered by service providers in many markets worldwide.

21-year-old Indian researcher invents 'wearable tech' to help visually-challenged

The future of science in India is in sure hands. Abhinav S. Verma, a researcher student at the Chitkara University has made a paradigm-shifting innovation that would change the world of any visually-challenged person.
Abhinav has invented Live Braille, a wearable technology that sends Morse code-like vibrations by which the user can gauge any incoming object including its speed, direction, range, shape and type.

NASA, ISRO to Jointly Launch a Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation and US space agency NASA will jointly launch a satellite to monitor climate change and deformations in the Earth's crust. Both nations and cleared the basic mission. The two agencies have formed work groups and they will meet periodically. The satellite will help measure the variations in surface topography accurately. It will give primary data of surface deformation and frequency of measurement will be very different from how it is done now.

New Suzuki Access 125 Launched in India

Suzuki, the Japanese two-wheeler giant is all set to launch the 2016 version of its popular scooter, Access 125 on March 15. The new Suzuki Access will come with a refreshed design, all-new styling cues and some new features as well. Earlier last month, Suzuki showcased the new Access 125 at the Auto Expo 2016, and if you ask us it looks way better than the previous model.

India launches sixth satellite, set to complete own navigational network

Moving a step closer to completing the satellite network for its own location positioning system, India on Thursday successfully launched the IRNSS 1F, the sixth and penultimate of the series. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is to be a cluster of seven satellites that will provide location services over India and neighbouring countries, just like the Global Positioning Service (GPS) that most of the world, including India, currently uses.

Fitbit Blaze fitness smartphone hits Indian stores

Fitbit Blaze is the company's second stab at making a premium fitness watch. Blaze follows Fitbit Surge, one of our favourite fitness wearables so far. Unlike the Surge, which has a monochrome display, Fitbit Blaze gets a colour screen. That is an upgrade over the Surge. Should you buy the Blaze over an Apple Watch or an Android Wear smartwatch? Let's find out.