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ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus

ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus

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Updates from : The Hindu : Seeks experiment ideas from space agencies, universities and researchers An 18-month-old pitch for what could be the first Indian orbiter mission to Venus has just been refreshed and relaunched, opening it up now for international experiments. Tentatively marking the yet to be named ‘Mission Venus’ for mid-2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to study the planet from an elliptical orbit that is closest to Venus at 500 km and 60,000 km at the farthest end — similar to its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of 2013. The latest announcement opportunity (AO) does not specify the weight of the spacecraft; it plans to send up instruments or payloads totally weighing 100 kg. (MOM’s payloads weighed nearly 15 kg.) The new round invites spa
Cyber crime hubs of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district

Cyber crime hubs of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district

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Updates from : The Hindu : Karmatar, a small town, has slowly emerged as the epicentre of cybercrime in the country. Many of its ''vishing'' experts have never left town, but their reach spans the nation The quiet railway station in the heart of Karmatar draws its name from one of the country’s greatest social reformers, but today hardly anyone seems to be aware of the connection of this place to Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Only a few hundred metres from the Vidyasagar railway station is the place where he lived for 18 years, taught girls in a thatched school, and distributed medicines from a home clinic. Some of the articles used by him are still lying here but the place, which should have been a tourist destination, does not get any visitors these days. Instead, this nondescript litt
Infosys, Wipro lay off 1% of staff in six months

Infosys, Wipro lay off 1% of staff in six months

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Updates from : DH News Service.. The fear of job losses is slowly becoming a reality as two of the top five IT firms based in Bengaluru reduced their headcount by 1% in the first six months of the current financial year. Hit by the slowdown in spends across the world, India’s second and third largest IT companies — Infosys and Wipro — have downsized their workforce by 3,646 engineers between April and September this year. While Wipro saw a sudden headcount decline of 1.82% in the second quarter, the decline at Infosys has been more gradual. Infosys has laid off 1,924 employees during the six-month period, while Wipro has seen a net reduction of 1,722, according to data provided by the companies in their regulatory filings. The two giants employed a total of 3,65,845 at the begi
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