ISpA, which was established as the primary representative organization for the Indian space industry, and GIFAS (Groupement des industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales), the French Aerospace Industries Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the event Space 

Strengthening Indo-French Relations in Space: ISpA and GIFAS Sign Agreement

The Indian Space Conclave 2023 organized by the Indian Space Association (ISpA) began in New Delhi on Monday, focusing on promoting space cooperation between India and France. The event was attended by representatives from both the French and Indian space industries, including executives, startups and government officials. ISpA, established as the primary representative of the Indian space industry, and GIFAS (Groupement des Industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales), the French Aerospace Industries Association, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the event to enhance mutual understanding of space. industry capabilities, increase…

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Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajiv Chandrasekhar said if social media intermediaries do not act swiftly, their safe harbour under section 79 of the IT Act would be withdrawn, implying that the platforms can be directly prosecuted under the applicable laws and rules even though the content may have not been uploaded by them. (REUTERS) News 

X, YouTube, Telegram Ordered to Remove Child Sexual Abuse Content by Government

The government of India has officially notified three major social media platforms, X (previously known as Twitter), YouTube, and Telegram, to immediately remove any child sexual abuse material discovered on their platforms within the country. Rajiv Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, has issued a strong caution, indicating that if these social media intermediaries do not act swiftly, they may lose the protection granted to them under section 79 of the IT Act. This caution suggests that these platforms could potentially be directly prosecuted under relevant laws…

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Laptop brands were supposed to get license to import products into the country but the deadline has been extended for multiple reasons. News 

India Extends Deadline for Laptop Import Regulations: Details of New Rules

The deadline for India’s laptop import restrictions has been extended as manufacturers find it difficult to comply with the new regulations in a short period of time. The first deadline was set for November 1 this year, which would hardly be enough for brands to comply. The new deadline is currently unclear, but conditions are said to be changing so that brands such as Apple, Samsung and Dell can continue to supply their products and meet the potential demand that will arise during the Christmas period in the coming weeks.…

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The construction of the semiconductor plant has begun on 500,000 square feet of planned cleanroom space and it is expected to become operational in late 2024. (Bloomberg) News 

Micron Launches Construction of $2.75 Billion Semiconductor Facility in Gujarat, India

Micron Technology, a computer memory manufacturer based in the US, has started construction on a semiconductor testing and assembly plant in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant, which will cover 500,000 square feet of land, is estimated to cost $2.75 billion. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared the news about the construction, which began just three months after Micron announced its plans to open a plant in India. This investment by Micron also marks the largest contribution under the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), with the company providing $825 million. The remaining funds are…

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K Sivan, the former chairman of ISRO, is quite optimistic about Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover waking up to restart the Chandrayaan-3 mission. (ANI) Space 

If Pragyan Rover and Vikram Lander Succeed, Chandrayaan-3 Will Be a Success

Yesterday, September 22, marked a significant day for the Chandrayaan-3 mission as the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) embarked on its mission to revive the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. These modules have been dormant on the Moon’s South Pole for the past 14 days, enduring extreme temperatures as low as -200 degrees Celsius during the lunar night. Although there were initial reports of potential delays, ISRO director Nilesh Desai confirmed that the revival process was indeed underway. Unfortunately, no signals have been received from the modules despite ISRO’s efforts.…

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Know whether the Chandrayaan-3 mission can begin again as ISRO prepares to establish a connection with Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO to Revive Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover as Sun Illuminates the Moon’s Surface with Chandrayaan-3

According to reports, today, September 22, marks the potential date for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to attempt reconnecting with the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover in order to resume the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which is currently on hold. Both the lander and rover were put into a dormant state in early September after completing a 14-day investigation period, coinciding with the onset of the lunar night. The original mission was designed to operate during this lunar day, a 14-day period without sunlight and extremely cold temperatures. However, the lunar…

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Know whether the Chandrayaan-3 mission can begin again as ISRO prepares to establish contact with Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. (ANI) Space 

ISRO to Revive Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover in Chandrayaan-3 Mission with India Aiming for Success

India’s historic lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, which aims to land on the Moon and explore its South Pole, is currently in a critical phase. Today, a decision will be made on whether the mission will continue or be deemed unsuccessful. The fate of the mission rests on the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. In early September, both were put into a dormant state as the lunar night arrived, preventing them from charging their batteries. Originally planned for a 14-day duration, the mission can now be revived as sunlight has returned to…

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WhatsApp has launched a number of key offerings for businesses that can give them a big boost in how they communicate. Mark Zuckerberg gave a virtual address during the launch event. (REUTERS) News 

Mark Zuckerberg Highlights India’s Pioneering Role in Messaging Adoption

During WhatsApp’s Conversations event in Mumbai on September 20, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a virtual speech. The purpose of the event was to introduce various features offered by WhatsApp Business, such as multiple payment options, customer experience flows, and Meta-verified businesses. In his speech, Zuckerberg praised India for its exemplary adoption of messaging as a more efficient means for individuals and businesses to accomplish tasks. “India is a country that is at the forefront of many of the things we’re going to talk about today. You’re leading the world…

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Know all about the Bima Sugam insurance portal. (Unsplash) News 

Exploring Bima Sugam: A UPI Moment for the Insurance Industry

In 2016, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a significant development in the digital finance industry. This initiative enabled the previously unbanked population to access banking services and conduct digital transactions, reducing their reliance on physical currency. Now, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has put forth a new platform called Bima Sugam, which aims to replicate the transformative impact of UPI in the insurance sector. This proposed platform has the potential to revolutionize the industry, similar to the UPI’s groundbreaking…

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Emergency alert pushed by the Indian government is being tested to help people in major situations and is being pushed out regularly. News 

Indian Government Issues Emergency Alert: Is It Cause for Concern?

The Indian government is aggressively testing its yet-to-be-released emergency alert feature, and millions of cell phone users in the country have seen its impact. Many users in Delhi-NCR region on Friday, September 15th got a buzzing sound on their phones and this message flashing on the screen: “This is a SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE sent by the Ministry of Telecommunication, Government of India via Cell Broadcasting System. Ignore this message as there is no need to do anything. This message has been deployed under the TEST Pan-India Emergency Alert System implemented…

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After ISRO earned accolades for India with Chandrayaan-3, Vikram and Pragyan on the Moon, Minister of Earth Sciences announces Samudrayaan mission. (Kiren Rijiju/ X) News 

Introducing Samudrayaan’s Matsya 6000: The Successor to Chandrayaan-3, Vikram, and Pragyan

India, having achieved success with the Chandrayaan-3 mission, is now embarking on a new venture to explore the depths of the Earth’s oceans. This upcoming mission, called “Samudrayaan,” is currently in the development phase and aims to be the country’s first deep ocean exploration endeavor. By delving into the ocean, India hopes to further support its “Blue Economy” initiative and expand its exploration of the universe beyond the Moon. About Samudrayan mission Earth Sciences Minister Kiren Rijiju shared a message on X saying, “Next is ‘Samudrayaan’ This is the ‘MATSYA…

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From iPhone 15 Ultra, Roblox's new features, to Indian astronauts going to ISS, know the biggest stories from the world of technology today. (REUTERS) Space 

Tech Roundup: Roblox Update, YouTube ‘Glow’ Feature, and No iPhone 15 Ultra?

In today’s tech briefing, despite the weekend coming to an end, there are still significant advancements in the tech industry. According to a report from Mark Gurman, it is unlikely that the iPhone 15 Ultra will be revealed at this year’s Apple event. Consequently, the iPhone 15 Pro Max branding will remain unchanged for at least another year. Additionally, there is exciting news of a partnership between India and the US to send Indian astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024. Stay tuned for more updates in today’s…

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India and the US have forged a cosmic alliance: Collaborating on space exploration and protection. (ANI) Space 

India and US Discussing Possibility of Sending Astronauts to International Space Station Following Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 Successes

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved great success with the Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 missions. Now, India and the US have formed an exciting partnership to send Indian astronauts into space in 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden announced this collaboration after their meeting at the G20 summit. They revealed that ISRO and NASA are in discussions about jointly visiting the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024 and are also working on a plan to cooperate in sending individuals into space. The finalization of this plan…

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Aditya-L1 could help us understand how solar phenomena affect satellites in space. Space 

India Sends Probe to Study Sun After Successful Moon Landing

According to a government official, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to replicate India’s success in the IT industry by focusing on space. The recent endeavors of the Indian Space Research Organisation demonstrate the country’s genuine commitment to establishing itself as a significant player in the field. Shortly after the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon, the space agency swiftly launched a rocket carrying Aditya-L1, India’s inaugural mission solely dedicated to observing the sun. Aditya-L1 will travel 930,000 miles over four months until it reaches the L1 Lagrange Point…

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New subscribers get 6 months of Apple Music free with a new iPhone or eligible AirPods, HomePod, or Beats. (Pixabay) News 

Score 6 Months of Free Apple Music Access on Your iPhone and iPad

If you are a music lover who relies on earphones and headphones to groove to songs every day, you are in for a treat. Apple is offering a fantastic opportunity to access Apple Music, which boasts over 100 million songs and is constantly updated, completely free of charge. This offer allows new subscribers to enjoy 6 months of complimentary access to Apple Music when purchasing a new iPhone or eligible AirPods, HomePod, or Beats. Let’s explore how you can make the most of this opportunity. Apple Music free for 6…

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India's licensing regime could impact shipments like Apple and Dell. (Pexels) News 

US Trade Representative Cautions India on Requirement for Licenses on Laptop and Tablet Imports

According to a statement, Katherine Tai, the U.S. trade chief, has expressed concerns to India regarding their recent requirement for licenses for importing laptops, tablets, and personal computers. Tai’s intervention stems from concerns that the licensing system could affect supplies from the likes of Apple and Dell, forcing companies to boost local production. “He noted that there were stakeholders who needed an opportunity to review and provide input to ensure that if the policy is implemented, it will not have a negative impact on US exports to India,” according to…

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Chandrasekhar, who is the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, was speaking at the Economist Impact B20 Forum. (PTI) News 

Ministry of IT Predicts All Services Will Be Delivered Digitally on Public Infrastructure Within Two Years

On Thursday, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar stated that the focus of the data debate has now shifted towards implementing safeguards to protect users, rather than discussing its usage or exploitation. He emphasized India’s strong commitment to finding a middle ground between promoting innovation and upholding individuals’ rights, privacy, and data protection. The India stack is growing deeper and broader at the application level, he said, adding that digital here in India is all about inclusion. Chandrasekhar, who is the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, was speaking at the…

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The tech upgrades ISRO sought to land the Chandrayaan-3 Landing Module on the South Pole of the Moon. (ANI) Space 

Chandrayaan-3 Successfully Lands on Moon with Indian Technology

After a four-year journey and a heartbreaking setback, India successfully launched the Chandrayaan-3 mission on July 14, 2023. Overcoming the challenges faced by the failed Chandrayaan-2 Landing Module and the recent mishap of Russia’s Luna-25 mission, the Indian spacecraft defied the odds and achieved its goal. As a result, India has become the fourth nation to land on the lunar surface and the first to reach the South Pole of the Moon. These accomplishments were made possible by the strategic technological advancements implemented by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).…

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Chandrayaan-3 is also India's first successful Moon lander. Space 

India Successfully Lands at Moon’s South Pole

India has achieved a significant milestone in space exploration as its Chandryaan-3 spacecraft’s Vikram lander successfully landed on the Moon. This achievement not only marks India’s first successful lunar landing but also makes it the fourth country, after the Soviet Union, US, and China, to accomplish this feat. What sets India’s achievement apart is that it is the first country to land near the Moon’s south pole, a challenging task due to the rugged landscape, but crucial for potential discoveries of water ice. Previous missions from other nations have only…

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India can make history by becoming the fourth country to successfully land on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-3 Countdown Timer is on as ISRO attempts to land spacecraft. (PTI) Space 

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission to Touch Down on the Moon in Under 8 Hours

India is set to achieve a significant milestone in space exploration in less than 9 hours, becoming the fourth country to do so after the US, Russia, and China. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) initiated the Chandrayaan-3 mission on July 14, aiming to send the Vikram Lander and Pragyan rover to the Moon’s south pole region. This marks ISRO’s second endeavor to land on the Moon, making it crucial to understand more about this space mission before its imminent landing attempt. Chandrayaan-3 components The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has three parts…

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