Category: India News

  • A Sea Diver Who Always Puts On his Trunks

    A Sea Diver Who Always Puts On his Trunks

    Well, the sea diver that we are talking about always moves around with his trunk. Wonder why? It is attached to him.. Any guess who that could be? It a 63-year-old elephant named Rajan. Not many elephants swim this way. Elephants love to play with water but are not keen swimmers. In 1970s around ten elephants […]

  • Elections in India

    Elections in India

    India is in a race to pick its new leader – the prime minister of India. In India, the prime minister is elected after every five years. India’s population is 1.2 billion, out of which 81.4 crores will cast their vote to elect their new leader. The number of voters in 2014 has increased by 10 crores since […]

  • The Concrete Zoo

    The Concrete Zoo

      Singrauli, a town in India, is famous for its coal production and power plants of India. All this fame has a cost. Forests have been cut down to create space for the industrialization. The city lost its forests and wildlife. It was also famous for its wild life once. Tigers and elephants were commonly […]

  • India’s First Navigation Satellite in Space

    India’s First Navigation Satellite in Space

    India successfully launched the first satellite of Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System yesterday. The system will constitute a total of seven satellites. India will have full control and access to this navigation system, the existing systems are in accessible in hostile situations. By 2015, India aims to have the whole navigation system in space. It […]

  • Amazon.In India

    Amazon.In India, the world’s largest online shopping site has finally opened up an online market in India at the website Amazon believes that this new site will be very successful in India. The site is actually a market since it allows companies to open little shops inside the site, online, where they can sell their […]

  • India Test Fires Agni II

    India Test Fires Agni II

    India on Sunday successfully test fired the intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), Agni-II from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. What is Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile in the first place? Intermediate range just refers to the strike range of missile which in this case is about 2,500 Kms. A missile in general means any object thrown aimed […]

  • India Launches Seven Satellites

    India Launches Seven Satellites

    One rocket. Seven satellites and a big feat achieved by India at Sriharikota. On Monday evening, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C20 (PSLV-C20) carried seven satellites into space including the Indo-French satellite Saral, the world’s first smart phone-operated nano satellite, a space telescope satellite and four other foreign satellites. President Pranab Mukherjee witnessed the event and was full of praise for […]

  • The Holiest Day at Maha Kumbh Mela

    The Holiest Day at Maha Kumbh Mela

    Maha Kumbh mela , the biggest religious gathering in the world, started on January 14th this year. Hindus believe that taking a dip in the holy waters of river Ganga and Yamuna will cleanse all their evils. Sunday, 10 February, was the holiest day to take a dip. About 30 million people took a dip on Sunday  and the total […]

  • New lakes in Himalayas

    New lakes in Himalayas

    In Himalayas, Glaciers have been melting for 47 years. Do you know why the glaciers are melting? They are melting because of global warming. This has formed seven new lakes in the Chandra-Bagha Basin of western Himalayas. Scientists from IIT, Bombay, showed that the glacier lakes have been undergoing continuous changes for the past 47 years. […]

  • Maha Kumbh Mela Begins

    Maha Kumbh Mela Begins

      Kumbh Mela is the biggest religious gathering in the world. During the Mela, Hindus gather at the banks of river Ganges, river Godavari and river Kshipra to take a dip in the holy river water. It is believed that bathing in the river water at the time of the Mela cleanses the person of […]

  • World’s Largest Solar Plant in Ladakh

    World’s Largest Solar Plant in Ladakh

    World’s largest solar telescope will be in India soon. It will be located  near Pangong Lake Ladakh and would be used to study the sun’s atmosphere and understand more of it. Currently the world’s largest solar telescope McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope is  in Kitt Peak National Observatory at Arizona in the US. It will be a Rupee 300 Crore project […]

  • When Mount Everest was not Everest?

    When Mount Everest was not Everest?

    Yes, it is true!  NASA, the US Space company  had recently posted a picture of Mount Everest that was taken by Yuri Malenchenko from ISS. There was only one problem, it wasn’t the picture of Everest. It was actually a mountain named Saser Muztagh, in the Karakoram Range of the Kashmir region of India. A […]

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