Daily Archives: August 20, 2018

India building new fighter jet

The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), India’s next indigenous fighter, is expected to make its first flight by 2032. Development work on the jet is under way. “The AMCA will feature geometric stealth and will initially fly with two GE-414 engines. Once we develop our own engine, it can be …

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‘IITs need to hire foreign faculty’

The Indian Institutes of Technology need to hire regular foreign faculty to break into top global rankings, IIT Delhi Director V. Ramgopal Rao says. In an interview with The Hindu , Professor Rao underlined the need for the brightest minds to pursue research rather than land a finance job or …

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‘Give Perarivalan remission data’

The Central Information Commission has directed the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to provide copies of all orders passed by the Union Government from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015, granting remission to various prisoners across the country to A.G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts undergoing life imprisonment in …

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‘Old GDP data only a draft’

The government on Sunday clarified that the back-series GDP data purportedly released by it was just a draft using one of the several possible calculation methods, and the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation would announce the results when it settled on a final method. “It is clarified through this …

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When help dropped from the skies

Air Marshal B. Suresh’s primary concern as he air-dropped relief supplies over flood-hit Chenganoor on Sunday was to ensure that he did not accidentally injure citizens marooned on roofs. The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command, had made a mid-day sortie into the swamped locality on board an MI-17 B, …

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