Government Launches SMS-based Cyclone Warning System

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today launched an SMS-based warning system which will provide alerts on cyclones, tsunami and other weather-related natural calamities. Inaugurating the system on the occasion of Good Governance Day, Harsh Vardhan said information on warnings will be disseminated to officials involved in administration, district magistrates/collectors

Five ways to secure your e-mail

Concerns have been raised after hackers exposed months of e-mails of Sony employees The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee e-mails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and

Taj: the pollutants causing discolouration identified

Particulate carbon and fine dust particles cause browning of the marble Finally, the specific pollutants in the air that are responsible for the discolouration of the white marble of Taj Mahal have been identified. Particulate carbon and fine dust particles that are deposited on the marble are responsible for its

Scientists ‘map’ water vapour in Martian atmosphere

Scientists, including NASA researchers, have created a ‘map’ of the distribution of water vapour in Mars’ atmosphere. Researchers observed seasonal variations in atmospheric concentrations in Mars using data collected over ten years by the Russian-French SPICAM (Spectroscopy for Investigation of Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Mars) spectrometer aboard the Mars

Govt asks ministries, departments to shun use of private email services

The government has asked all central and state departments and ministries to stop using private email services for official communication and instead use indigenous services provided by NIC, to prevent “misuse” or “leakage” of classified data. A recent circular, accessed by PTI, issued to all government bodies by the CERT-In

Small enterprises as big businesses

India’s heritage, with all its creative potential, can boost an unprecedented re-skilling enterprise, bigger and more inspirational than any brand The lion of Gujarat roars as I switch on the television in a small village of Southern Europe. Bold, the tricolour sweeps across a silhouette revealing a beast that looks

NIA to probe NDFB(S) mass killing in Assam: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency would probe the brutal NDFS(S) attacks on adivasis and its violent aftermath in Assam, which left 78 “poor and innocent” people dead. Mr. Singh told a press conference after touring affected Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts, “I have