Science, Health and Technology Updates

GSAT-29 Launched by ISRO

India’s communication satellite GSAT-29 was launched by the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 14, 2018. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Rural Jharkhand now Open Defecation Free

During a regional review meet of the eastern states at Kolkata in West Bengal, rural Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on November 15, 2018.

Delhi Air Quality Deteriorates

The air quality in Delhi continues in the ‘severe’ category and is only further deteriorating. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) went ahead to form a committee to stop activities that lead to environmental harm and degradation on November 13, 2018.

Global Cooling Prize Launched

The prize was launched as an international competition for the development of residential cooling technology with five times less climate impact. This was announced by the Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan as he inaugurated the Global Cooling Innovation Summit held in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.