Earth Is A Borderless Unit, Says Sunita Williams

williams_sunitaHyderabad: Sunita Williams said that the earth is a borderless unit, and experiencing it could alter people perceptual knowledge. While talking to the pupils and media-persons at the 58th International Astronautical Congress in Hyderabad, She said, “When you are in space, what hits you is the futility of drawing maps and marking boundaries.

Gammon India Fined 10% of Project Cost for Flyover Collapse

New Delhi: The research team on the flyover collapse in Hyderabad has given a clean chit to Gammon India. The report stated that heavy rains were the main reason for the collapse.

But it added that Gammon had not taken enough care, regardless of facts and skill.

Gammon India has been penalized 10% of the entire project cost.

The report told that the collapse was because of soil erosion caused by digging of trenches by the water board, for which action should be taken against the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation or GHMC.

Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Lake dying a slow death due to idol immersion

Hyderabad, Sept. 27 : With every passing year Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Lake is dying a slow death due to the immersion of thousands of idols during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, environmentalists said on Wednesday.

Environmentalists said materials like Plaster of Paris do not dissolve easily and reduce the oxygen content in the water, which in turn results in the death of fish and other aquatic species.

NASA confident about Mars Mission by 2037

NASA MARS MissionHyderabad: The United States Space Research centre NASA aspires to put a man and set up a space civilisation on Mars by 2037. While addressing the 58th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Michael Griffin, Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said, “We have a long-term plan to put a man on Mars by 2037.”

Sunita Williams to speak at International Astronautical Congress in Hyderabad

New Delhi, Sep 23: After sharing her experience with the students of Gujarat, Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams will speak at the 58th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which is starting tomorrow in Hyderabad.

The 58th Session of the IAC, with theme "Touching Humanity: Space for Improving quality of life", is being hosted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) which will last til September 28.