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Delhi, Oct. 1 PIB A new study has suggested a formula that can help probe black holes. Black holes (BH) cannot be observed directly, but their presence can be detected by the huge amount of energy that is liberated through temporary accumulation of matter outside the BH, before it dives into the BH, a process called accretion. Scientists have found the formula that...
Delhi, Oct PIB Scientists have uncovered an important clue on how the dark ages of the Universe ended and how the first extreme-UV light appeared. India's first multi-wavelength satellite, AstroSat, has detected extreme-UV (EUV) light from a galaxy, called AUDFs01, 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. At the time, our universe was forming stars at its peak rate. Such EUV radiation...
Delhi, Sept. 28 PIB Dignitaries discussed the challenges and opportunities that the COVID 19 pandemic brought out at an online panel discussion on ‘The Other Side of the Pandemic’ organized as part of the DST Golden Jubilee Discourse series commemorating 50 years of DST. “This theme has two different sides. The compelling lessons that we learn from this pandemic and how to...
Delhi, Sept. 28 PIB In the cold, dry desert of Ladakh, 4500 meters above the mean sea level, for two decades, the 2-m diameter optical-infrared Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT) at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) has been scanning the night sky in search of stellar explosions, comets, asteroids, and exo-planets. The telescope remotely operated using a dedicated satellite communication link from the Centre for Research &...
Shimla, Sept. 28 Keekli Bureau 2016 Polish-born Israeli statesman Shimon Peres—who served as prime minister (1984–86 and 1995–96) and president (2007–14) of Israel and shared the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994 for helping to negotiate the Oslo Accords (the historic Israeli-PLO peace agreement of 1993)—died in Ramat Gan. 2008 SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 1, becoming the first privately owned company to send...
Shimla, Sept. 26 Keekli Bureau 2019 French politician Jacques Chirac, who served as president of France from 1995 to 2007, died at age 86. 2008 American actor Paul Newman, whose striking good looks and compelling performances made him one of Hollywood's most popular leading men, died in Westport, Connecticut. 1969 The Beatles released Abbey Road, their last-recorded album (Let It Be, though mostly recorded earlier...
Shimla, Sept. 24 Keekli Bureau 2015 According to Saudi officials, 769 people died in a stampede during the hajj to Mecca; however, other estimates claim that more than 2,400 were killed, making it one of the deadliest accidents in the pilgrimage's history. 1995 The BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, debuted on British television, and it became one...
Delhi, Sept. The National Webinar to discuss the implications of the National Education Policy for developing Alternative Models of Education in the country was held on 22 September 2020. The webinar was hosted by the National Institute of Open Schooling. Eminent educationists Prof. N K Ambasht, Former Chairman, NIOS and Prof. GirishwarMisra, Former VC, Mahatma Gandhi Hindi AntarrashtriyaVishwavidyalaya, Wardha were the panelists of the webinar....
Delhi, Sept. 24 PIB The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog will organize a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ from October 5-9, 2020. RAISE 2020 will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in...
Delhi, Sept. 24 The foundation stone of ‘Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh’ will be laid at a function organized by DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment through video conferencing  on 26 September, 2020. Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh will be the Chief Guest and Shri ThaawarchandGehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment...