Technological and Scientific Studies
The DGCA Guidelines - A Step Forward

On 02 Nov 2018, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) governing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) by civilians in the National Air Space. A time period of one month has b....

Vimarsha: Talk on ‘Technology for Sustainable Development’, by Prof M Jagadesh Kumar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, hosted its monthly event, Vimarsha, On 8 August 2018, the topic being, ‘Technology for Sustainable Development’ and talk delivered by Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor ....

Withdrawal from FGFA: The Decision and Way Ahead

Post-FGFA
On 13 Jul 18, the Defence Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman informed that India has conveyed to Russia that it will not be a part of the Project to develop a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) anymore but may join the pro....

One More Step towards Self-esteem in Defence

Whenever we move closer to acquiring an indigenous capability, we actually move a notch up in our swabhiman (self-esteem), in our national pride and in our celebration of "Make in India". One such event took place recently, when the Defence Re....

Australia Defines Priorities of National Security Science and Technology Policy - Relevance for India

The Government of Australia, on May 1, 2018 (Australian Government 2018), released a document called ‘National Security Science and Technology Policy Agenda’. Through this, the Government of Australia has set the agenda to prioritise science and ....

नीला हौज़ निर्मित झील प्रणाली (सीडब्ल्यूएस)

22 मार्च, ‘विश्व जल दिवस’ के रूप में मनाया जाता है. पृथ्वी में केवल २ प्रतिशत ताज़ा पानी उपलब्ध है. इ....

The Future of Batteries belongs to China

China’s rapid climb to become the second largest economy in the world in a span of 40 years has also meant that it is now the world’s largest carbon emitter. The air pollution has been so severe that in 2015, a research paper indicated that it ha....

Commentary: The Neela Hauz Constructed Wetland System

22nd March is commemorated as ‘World Water Day’. Only two percent of the water on the globe is fresh water. Of this nearly 70 percent is locked in the polar ice sheets and the rest is distributed unevenly. Recycling of waste water is a....

A talk by Dr RB Grover on Nuclear Industry in India

On January 11, 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by Dr. Ravi Grover, Member, Atomic Energy Commission and Former Director, Homi Bhabha National Institute. The talk was moderated by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, ....

Commentary: International Solar Alliance - India’s Radiant Multilateralism

On March 11 ,2018 India led the world into a new era of mutually beneficial multilateral effort, so necessary for the survival of the humanity, through the inauguration of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra....

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