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Cyclone Sagar forms over Gulf of Aden

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A cyclonic storm named Sagar has formed in the Gulf of Aden and is moving westwards. The storm was a deep depression over the Gulf of Aden but intensified into a cyclone and moved westwards during the past six hours with a speed of 11 kilometres per hour (kmph).

According to skymetweather.com, cyclone Sagar is the first cyclonic storm of the season in Indian waters.

Eyeing ISROs market share China prepares for first private sector rocket launch

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China's government-run space agency has long tried to make a mark in the launch market for small satellites. But it has been unable to make any sort of a dent in the weight of reputation that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made for itself in this segment. But now, a Chinese 'private' aerospace start-up is set for its maiden launch with the aim

Watch Humongous sandstorm in Bikaner is a scene straight out of horror movies

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Jaipur: A massive sandstorm engulfed Rajasthan's Bikaner on Monday evening - reducing on-road and air visibility to almost zero and forcing locals to take cover inside buildings.

In what looked like a scene out of a horror or a thriller movie, the sandstorm dwarfed buildings and trees as it swept through the city - aided amply by relatively high-speed winds. Local

More than 87 million Facebook users data stolen claims ex-Cambridge Analytica employee

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LONDON: A former Cambridge Analytica employee has claimed that the number of Facebook users whose data must have been compromised by her firm may go beyond 87 million, in a testimony before a parliamentary committee in the United Kingdom.

According to a Guardian report, Brittany Kaiser told the parliamentary committee on Tuesday that Cambridge Analytica had a suite of

ISRO launches IRNSS-1I All you need to know about NavIC the Indian GPS

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SRIHARIKOTA: In yet another success, the Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday through its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41) successfully launched the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1I Navigation Satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. PSLV-C41 lifted off at 4:04 am from the first launch pad. Just over 19 minutes into the flight, the rocket slung IRNSS-1I

ISRO loses contact with communication satellite GSAT-6A efforts on to establish link

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has reportedly lost contact with its high power S-band communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on Thursday last using Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08). According to reports, ISRO is still making attempts to re-establish contact with the satellite.

The launch had taken place at 4:56 pm from the

Orange snow covers Eastern Europe Heres why it happened

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New Delhi: People in eastern Europe are baffled at the appearance of orange-tinted snow that has turned the mountainous regions of Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Romania into a Martian surface. 

According to a report in the BBC, the orange colouration is caused by fine particles of sand being lifted from the Sahara into the atmosphere, travelling across the world a

Disaster assured Too late to save 13 of worlds glaciers say researchers

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No matter what humans do to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions, one-third of the world glaciers can no longer be saved, German and Austrian scientists have concluded. But every 1 km you drive in your car today will make 2 kg of glacier ice to melt after the year 2100, their calculations showed.

Scientists studying the impact of climate change on all glaciers in th

IAF agrees to induct 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas

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New Delhi: After being critical of the Tejas fighter jets for several years, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has now agreed to induct as many as 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA), reports said on Thursday.

The induction of 324 Tejas fighter jets will make up for the IAF's depleting number of squadron strength.

The IAF has, for years, maintaine

EXCLUSIVE - China prepares to deploy nuclear submarines at Pakistans Gwadar Port True face of CPEC

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China has already begun work on infrastructure required to station nuclear submarines at the Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan. This vindicates India's long-standing discomfort over the possibility that the true purpose of China's involvement in Gwadar is strategic more than trade.

Gwadar Port, which China has financed and built, would give Beijing the direc

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