Tag: India

India Cancels Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Launch Minutes Before Takeoff

India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission launch that will probe the south side of the moon was postponed due to technical problems. The Indian Space Research Organization will announce a reschedule date for the liftoff.

Space July 15, 2019

Study Links Ocean Behavior With Seasonal Monsoons

The South Asian monsoon is the most intense in the world due to the combination of the presence of the Himalayas and the wind-ocean interplay. In a study, researchers found that the ocean influence the strength and timing of the monsoon.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft In July For Historic Moon Mission

Dates are finally set for the launch of India’s Chandrayaan-2 for their moon mission. Will India be the next nation to send a spacecraft to the moon?

Space May 4, 2019

India Satellite Missile Test Created So Much Space Junk That Now Threatens The ISS

India's satellite missile test generated a pile of junk in space, leaving NASA officials disappointed. NASA said the event places astronauts and ongoing space experiments in the ISS at risk.

Space April 2, 2019

Spotify Finally Comes To India, With On-Demand Songs Available On Free Tier

Spotify is now available in India. The music streaming platform offers a library of 40 million songs and support for different languages across the country plus on-demand music access to free-tier users.

Apps/Software February 28, 2019

Methyl Alcohol In Homemade Liquor May Have Killed At Least 154 In India

Hundreds were hospitalized in the northeast state of Assam in India after consuming tainted alcohol. The brew may have used methyl alcohol instead of ethyl alcohol, which made the liquor poisonous.

Public Health February 25, 2019

Superbug Gene First Detected In India Found In One Of Most Remote Places On Earth

Antibiotic-resistant genes first detected in India in 2008 have spread to the Arctic, one of the most pristine environments on Earth. How did the superbug genes get there?

Feature | Health January 28, 2019

The Galaxy M Is The First Samsung Phone With A Notch

Samsung will try to take on Xiaomi’s strong performance in India with its midrange Galaxy M series. It’s the first Samsung phone with a notch, but don’t expect it of ever reaching stateside.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2019

Apple Will Begin Producing Top-End iPhones In India This 2019

Apple could begin manufacturing top-end iPhone models in India via Foxconn. The company already makes iPhones in the country, but only older and lower-end models.

Apple December 27, 2018

iPhone Banned In India? It May Happen, If Apple Doesn't Give In To The Government

Apple is struggling with iPhone sales in India, but it may face an even bigger issue soon. The government may ban iPhones if Apple continues to refuse approval for an anti-spam app developed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

Apple July 23, 2018

Apple Struggles In India This Year With Less Than A Million iPhones Sold So Far

Apple’s journey to dominate the Indian smartphone market don’t seem to be working. Bloomberg says it has barely sold 1 million iPhones in the first half of 2018, and sales predictions for the rest of the year aren’t so positive.

Apple July 16, 2018

Uber Introduces Condensed App 'Uber Lite' To India’s Android Phone Users

Ride-sharing service Uber just released a condensed version of its app, Uber Lite. The app will be test-piloted in India by Android customers and it would make booking rides easier.

Apps/Software June 12, 2018

New Study Reveals Which Countries Have The Highest And Lowest Cases Of Cancer

A new study reveals that India ranked as number 10 on the list of countries with the least amount of cancer cases. Australia, New Zealand, and the United States ranked as the top three countries to have the highest amount of cancer incidences.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018

A 43-Year-Old Man Had 4,100 Gallstones Removed From His Body In A 2.5-Hour Surgery

A 43-year-old hardware store manager in India just had 4,100 gallstones removed from his gallbladder during a two-hour surgery. He had complained about pain for some time.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2018

Brain-Damaging Virus Kills At Least 11 In India: What Is Nipah Virus?

Nipah virus is a fairly new disease that is pretty lethal with a 30 to 70 percent mortality rate. Small outbreaks across Asia and Bangladesh have been recorded since its discovery in 1998.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Deadly Nipah Virus With A 70 Percent Mortality Rate Kills At Least 9 People In India

Several people in India have died due to the Nipah Virus. The disease, which has a 70 percent mortality rate, is often transmitted by animals, such as fruit bats.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Over 95 Percent Of The World's Population Are Breathing Deadly Air, India Worst Hit

According to the State of Global Air, almost all of the world's population are breathing unhealthy air. The report also disclosed that India is now the country suffering the most from outdoor deaths due to unsanitary pollution.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018

India Loses Contact With Brand New Satellite: Will It Crash Like The Tiangong-1?

The Indian Space Research Organisation lost contact with the GSAT 6A satellite, which was just launched several days ago. Will the GSAT 6A crash back to Earth just like the Chinese space station Tiangong-1?

Space April 4, 2018

The Google Pixel 3 Smartphone Will Have A Mid-Range Version: Will It Be Available In The US?

According to an ET Tech report, Google is planning to launch a mid-range version of the its upcoming Pixel 3 smartphone. The question now is whether the device will be made available to customers in the United States.

Google April 3, 2018

Elephant In India Chomps Wood Coal, Appears To Be Breathing Smoke

A pachyderm elephant was caught on video while breathing smoke in a forest in Southern India. Baffled scientists said the elephant only ingested wood charcoal, a natural laxative.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2018

LOOK: Street Snake Charmer Passes Out When Python Strangles Him During Live Show

A snake charmer in India passed out in front of a crowd after his python wrapped itself around his neck. Here are some things you may want to know about pythons.

Animals March 23, 2018

Man Goes In For Surgery Ends Up With Two Hearts

Doctors had to perform an obscure procedure to save a man’s life during a heart transplant. The man now has two hearts instead of one.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018

Cow Urine Being Planned To Be Sold As A Health Drink In India

In India, where cows are sacred, cow waste is seen to have various practical and health benefits. Cow urine may soon be sold as a health drink in one of its states.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2018

KFD Tick Virus Kills 19 People In India: What Are The Symptoms Of Kyasanur Forest Disease?

Traveling To India? Deadly tick virus KFD has killed 19 people in the country, infecting hundreds. Here are all of the signs and symptoms of Kyasanur Forest disease.

Public Health February 6, 2018

India Successfully Launches 100th Satellite Into Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched its 100th satellite into space on Friday morning IST. The launch vehicle lifted 31 satellites into space.

Space January 12, 2018

Jurassic Ichtyhosaur Fossil Found In India For The First Time

The first almost-complete Jurassic ichthyosaur fossil was found in the Kachchh Region of Gujarat, India. Though the skull and tail are incomplete, the ancient marine reptile was likely 5.5 meters long.

Ancient October 27, 2017

Reliance Jio May Have Suffered India's Worst Data Breach: Personal Information Of Over 120 Million Subscribers Possibly Compromised

Various reports claimed that the personal information of Reliance Jio subscribers were leaked online. If the allegations are true, the incident could be the worst data breach in India, with data of more than 120 million customers compromised.

Security July 10, 2017

Facebook Profile Picture Guard And Other Tools Aim To Protect Women In India

Facebook has kicked off a new pilot program in India to give users more control over who can access and use their profile photo. With guarded photos, the social network aims to prevent misuse.

Internet June 22, 2017

India’s Mars Orbiter Completes 1,000 Earth Days In Orbit

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has just completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit, with signs of continuing good health. ISRO has also started work with NASA on their joint mission called the NISAR satellite.

Space June 21, 2017

Rape Victim Sues Uber For Obtaining And Sharing Her Medical Records

An Indian woman filed rape and won against an Uber driver in India in 2014. Now, she has alleged that the company, its three executives including CEO Travis Kalanick in particular, obtained her medical records illegally to discredit her.

Business Tech June 16, 2017

Uber Executive Fired Over Handling Of Rape Case In India In 2014

Uber has been working overtime to salvage its image, recently firing 20 employees as a result of legal probes into the company. Another firing has joined the list, with a top level executive being let go over the handling of a 2014 rape case in India.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Were India’s First Few Zika Cases Hidden From The Public After They Were Detected?

Did the government deliberately hide the first few confirmed cases of Zika virus in India? Today, national guidelines are spread to prevent a Zika outbreak in the country already hit by other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Public Health May 30, 2017

Controversial IVF Doctor Helps Make Mothers Out Of Indian Women Age 50 And Beyond

An Associated Press report introduced Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who employs in-vitro fertilization treatment on Indian women over age 50 and well into their 70s. Learn more about his controversial IVF technique and criticism of his practice.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Apple Looking To Take Advantage Of India's Growing Smartphone Market

While Apple has been a dominant force in the smartphone industry, there are still some markets that remain unconquered. Now, Apple is looking to dominate those emerging markets as well, starting with India.

Apple May 17, 2017

Snapchat CEO's Harsh Remarks Take Toll On Snapdeal Due To Name Mix-Up

An alleged untoward comment of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is sending backlash to a similarly named Indian company: Snapdeal. Angry Indians are reportedly giving the app one-star reviews.

Apps/Software April 17, 2017

Young Tarzan Girl: 8-Year Old Found Living With Monkeys In India [Update]

An 8-year-old girl behaving like an animal and with no understanding of human language has been found by the Indian police in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, India. Authorities say she appears to have lived with animals for quite some time.

Feature | Culture April 8, 2017

Lost In Space: How New NASA Radar Technique Found India’s Chandrayaan-1 Orbiter

NASA successfully found two missing spacecraft, including India’s lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 that got lost in 2009. Learn more about how a new application of NASA's interplanetary radar technology made it possible.

Space March 13, 2017

World’s Heaviest Woman Loses More Than 100 Kilograms: Here's How She Did It

The world's heaviest woman lost more than 100 kilograms before she underwent bariatric surgery to remove the fats in her body. She is expected to lose another 100 kilograms more in the next 45 days.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017

New Frog Species Found In India Can Sit Comfortably On A Coin Or Thumbnail

Seven new miniature species of frogs belonging to the genus Nyctibatrachus have been discovered in India. Some of them are so tiny they can sit atop a coin or thumbnail, the team that discovered them at Western Ghats has revealed.

Animals February 22, 2017

India Can Build A Space Station, But Government Is Yet To Decide: ISRO Chief

It's only a matter of time before India decides on when to build its own space station, according to ISRO chief A.S. Kiran Kumar. The pronouncement was made hot on the heels of the country's record-breaking 104-satellite launch aboard a single rocket.

Space February 21, 2017

China And India Pump Up Space Programs

China and India have enhanced their space spending. China has many space ventures in 2017 including a lunar mission while India jacked up space budget by 20 percent and put Mars and Venus missions on high priority.

Space February 15, 2017

YouTube Go Beta Released On Google Play Store: Save Videos For Offline Viewing, Share Them With Friends

Google has silently released a beta version of the YouTube Go app on the Google Play Store. The app works like the regular YouTube app, but with added features to cater to users who are often on limited internet connections.

Google February 10, 2017

Elon Musk Hopes To Launch Tesla In India This Summer, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

Tesla has long been mulling an Indian expansion and it's apparently getting closer to sealing the deal. In response to a user query, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he's hoping to launch Tesla in India as soon as this summer.

Business Tech February 8, 2017

BlackBerry Scores Major New Licensing Deal To Bring Smartphones To 1.5 Billion More Potential Customers

BlackBerry has officially announced a new licensing agreement with Optiemus Infracom, which can now 'design, manufacture, sell, promote and support' BlackBerry-branded smartphones in India and neighboring markets. Through this deal, BlackBerry aims to reach 1.5 billion potential customers.

Business Tech February 7, 2017

Doctors Pull Live Cockroach From Woman’s Skull After She Complains Of ‘Crawling Sensation’

In Chennai in India, doctors have successfully removed a live cockroach from a woman’s skull. The patient says she felt a weird, itchy sensation around her nose and eyes, prompting her to seek medical help.

Medicine February 7, 2017

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