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UK Buys £400m Stake in Failed Space Startup

UK buys £400m stake in failed space startup

The UK government announced it will invest $500m (£400m) and take a “significant equity share” in OneWeb, a British company which develops satellite technology, as part of a consortium which also includes India’s Bharti Global.

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ICMR’s Rush to Produce ‘Indian Vaccine’ for COVID-19 Suggests Politics is Driving Science

ICMR's Rush to Produce 'Indian Vaccine' for COVID-19 Suggests Politics is Driving Science

July 2 turned out to be an unexpectedly tumultuous day for the Indian medical community. Director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Balram Bhargava sent a letter to various institutions around the country asking them to begin human clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine named COVAXIN, to be manufactured by Hyderabad-based drugmaker Bharat Biotech (BB).

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Commercialization of Space Activities in India

Commercialization of space activities in India

On May 16 this year, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman electrified the Space community with the bold announcement on boosting private participation in Space activities. Here is what the minister said: Indian private sector will be a co-traveler in the country’s Space sector journey. India will provide level playing field for private companies in satellites, launches and Space-based services.

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Quantum Computers Will Disrupt Multiple Businesses, Says Honeywell India President

Quantum computers will disrupt multiple businesses, says Honeywell India President

Excerpts: What has been Honeywell’s approach towards Machine Learning for driving growth? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based analytics solutions require aggregating and analysing data to train them to mimic real-world observed behaviours. For industrial solutions, […]

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India’s Cabinet Clears Way to Open Up Space Sector to Private Players

Cabinet clears way to open up space sector to private players

See the original article here: Cabinet clears way to open up space sector to private players Swiftly acting on an earlier government decision to open up the space sector for private sector participation, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared creation of a new entity, called Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe), to facilitate private entities. The centre is

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India’s Space Programme: A Role for the Private Sector, Finally?

India’s Space Programme: A Role for the Private Sector, Finally?

See the original article here: India’s Space Programme: A Role for the Private Sector, Finally? The PSLV C48 ahead of launch, December 2019. Photo: PTI. India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced last week that India’s private sector will play a key role in augmenting India’s space programme, and that the government intends to share the facilities of the Indian Space

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Salient Features of Draft India’s Space Law Policy

Salient Features of Draft India’s Space Law Policy

See the original article here: Salient Features of Draft India’s Space Law Policy LEGAL MACHINERY Internationally, the space activities are governed by treaties and principles evolved under UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of space (UNCOPUOS). The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of space (COPUOS) was founded by the UN General Assembly in 1959 to manipulate the exploration and use of

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What for Space Programme Restructuring?

What for space programme restructuring?

See the original article here: What for space programme restructuring? This is the time in which lots of statements are made about structural changes in ISRO.(Representational Image) Some of the recent media reports project an alarming picture about the Indian space programme on its ineffectiveness to ensure industrial participation, and an idea of a possible restructuring to bring about more

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Free Rental Space, Stopping Layoffs — How Telangana’s Helping It Sector Come Out of Lockdown

Free rental space, stopping layoffs — how Telangana’s helping IT sector come out of lockdown

See the original article here: Free rental space, stopping layoffs — how Telangana’s helping IT sector come out of lockdown Telangana has registered a 17.93% growth in IT exports for 2019-2020, more than double the national average of 8.09% | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Hyderabad: From offering free rental space to Information Technology (IT) companies and counselling their

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