n18
$doaminname = 1
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |

Washington: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has joined the search hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which disappeared shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur airport.The plane dropped off the air traffic controllers' (ATC) radar less than an hour later and the whereabouts of 227 passengers and 12 crew members still remain unknown.Activities under way include mining data archives of satellite data acquired earlier and using space-based assets, such as the Earth-Observing-1(EO-1) satellite and the ISERV camera on the International Space Station (ISS), to acquire new images of possible crash sites, NASA spokesman Allard Beutel was quoted as saying on Space.com.The ISERV camera system was launched in July 2012 to observe specific areas of the globe for disaster analysis and environmental studies, NASA said.The resolution of images from these instruments could be used to identify objects of about 98 feet (30 metres) or larger.NASA would send relevant data to the US Geological Survey's earth resources observations and science hazard data distribution system.This system facilitates the sharing of information whenever the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is activated.The charter which aims to mitigate the effects of natural and man-made disasters by streamlining the delivery of space-acquired data was activated by China 11 March.IANS

Internet voting a possibility in future: CEC

from firstpost

Internet voting a possibility in future: CEC

New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma today said voting by internet could be a possibility in the future and the first step in this direction is the EC's plan to make electoral rolls "...


Private member bill on forced conversions introduced in Lok Sabha

from firstpost

Private member bill on forced conversions introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: A bill to ban forced conversions was among the 37 private members' bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.Some of the other bills introduced included the ones on compulsory military tr...

Here's why Arvind Subramanians economic survey offers a subsidy 'Nirvana'

from firstpost

Here's why Arvind Subramanians economic survey offers a subsidy 'Nirvana'

If Raghuram Rajan seized the demographic dividend and Kaushik Basu laid the micro-foundations of macroeconomic policy, chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian offers us a subsidy management 'Nirvana...

Is Eco Survey's double-digit growth estimate right? FM's Budget holds the answer

from firstpost

Is Eco Survey's double-digit growth estimate right? FM's Budget holds the answer

Budgets typically are a situation where everyone wants everything, as a report by JP Morgan points out. But even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley readies to present what must rank as one of the most k...

PEB scam: No resignation yet, MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav keeps all guessing

from firstpost

PEB scam: No resignation yet, MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav keeps all guessing

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav kept everyone guessing on Thursday after the media jumped the gun to announce his resignation. The Raj Bhavan maintained a stoic silence over the issue...

South Korea to tighten gun rules after man kills 4 including himself

from firstpost

South Korea to tighten gun rules after man kills 4 including himself

Seoul, South Korea: A man fatally shot three people Friday and was found dead with a suicide note in the second deadly shooting in three days, prompting South Korean police to announce plans to tighte...

No privatisation of railways and retrenchment, says Prabhu

from firstpost

No privatisation of railways and retrenchment, says Prabhu

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today ruled out privatisation of railways and retrenchment of the workforce, saying the public transporter was committed to protect the interests of the emplo...