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India’s Conflict Minerals

The gunman at the jungle’s edge lived and died by different names. Some knew him as Prashant, others as Paramjeet. Occasionally he called himself Gopalji, trading the alias with another insurgent leader to further confuse the Indian authorities trying to hunt him down. When I met him, he was fresh

Plastic Peril (DownToEarth)

Waste management is key to keeping the oceans free of plastic waste, new research suggests Marine debris and plastic pollution along Haiti’s coastline (Courtesy: Timothy Townsend) The ocean is the final receptacle of a substantial amount of waste generated on land. Plastic pollution in the ocean was first reported in

India’s next Navigation Satellite enters Orbit after flawless PSLV Launch

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully lofted the country’s fourth IRNSS Navigation Satellite into orbit on Saturday, continuing a worldwide drive to launch navigation satellites. Over the course of this week, the United States launched a new Global Positioning System Satellite while Europe launched a pair of Galileo satellites followed

PSLV launches with IRNSS-1D to open India’s 2015 campaign

India has continued deployment of its IRNSS navigation system Saturday, with the launch of the fourth satellite atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. Launched on schedule at 17:19 local time (11:49 UTC), the IRNSS-1D mission marks India’s first orbital launch of the