Avinash Nair

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ISRO scientists in Ahmedabad use ‘spares’ for weather satellite to save cost and time
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

About 40 per cent parts of this 310 kg satellite, ScatSat-1, which is expected to be launched in July 2016, are literally “leftovers” from previous satellite missions that have been built at the SAC.

ISRO conducts 1st satellite-based warning system trial for Railways
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Of around 30,000 level crossings, as many as 11,000 are unmanned. Around 7,000 people die every year at these unmanned crossings

Hardlook: Incubating ideas
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

A policy and an ecosystem target to cultivate 2,500 start-ups in Gujarat in five years.

Ahmedabad: Housing projects surge 50% in 6 months, ahead of Real Estate Bill
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

The real-estate bill not only provides for a real-estate regulator but also puts pressure on developers to change the traditional ways of managing funds, seeking approvals and completing projects.

Flood of new homes in Ahmedabad before passage of Real Estate Bill
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

The report shows that over 7400 new housing units were launched in the six months between July-December 2015.

Gujarat: Shipbreakers at Alang criticise new policy as charges shoot up to 35%
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Shipbreakers are worried about the rise in charges levied by the state government on them through a new notification which is yet to take shape of a “gazette”.

Work to rehabilitate 1,000 affected families begins from Gyaspur
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The R&R process has started at Gyaspur, where a depot is being built with heavy repair, stabling and light inspection facilities and test tracks.

Gujarat to announce new startup fund in state budget
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

Experts who spoke at the event said that there were over 110 start-up firms in incubations centres across Gujarat

ISRO works on 4 back-up satellites for IRNSS
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

IRNSS will provide services like terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation, help in vehicle tracking and fleet management, disaster management and navigational aid for hikers and travellers among others.

NCB claims largest haul of narcotics over 4 years
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

The NCB in Gujarat has arrested 279 persons for drug trafficking from Gujarat between 2012-15. “We have a very high conviction rate of 90 percent,” adds Gandhi.

ISRO’s ability to build communication satellites in Ahmedabad to rise five-fold
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

This new facility which is coming up on 60 acres in Bopal locality of the city, will cater to ISRO's demand for building newer and more sophisticated communications satellites.

ISRO scientists at SAC to have trees named after them
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

Trees will be named after the employees or their nearest kin and will be part of a GIS map where the employees can monitor trees that bear their name.

Six farmers in Gujarat village join to trap sun — and power the grid
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Switch to solar panels to irrigate fields, sell excess power to state discom

No network for mobile users in 1,275 Gujarat villages: Centre
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

In a statement in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the Telecom Minister informed the House that there are over 55,669 villages in the country which have no telecom service.

Gujarat govt finalises tenders for first five vertical industrial estates
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

The move to build such estates for MSMEs comes at a time when the market price of industrial land in Gujarat has shot up by over 25 % in three years.

Milk influx from rural-Gujarat forces Amul to lean on private dairies in MP, Rajasthan & Maharashtra
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Past experiences have shown that milk procurement during drought years increases as the farmer's income from agriculture declines and he tends to concentrates on producing more milk.

Ahmedabad air quality: From worse to just bad?
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

A study by Greenpeace showed that pollution levels in Ahmedabad and other Indian cities like Kanpur and Banaras exceed air pollution levels in Beijing and other Chinese cities.

Mehsana village Govindpura first ‘smokeless’ village in Gujarat
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

The village has a population of over 600 and a literacy rate of 91 percent - higher than the state average.

Gujarat witnessed closure of over 2,500 firms in four years
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

According to the data, tabled in Parliament by Minister for Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley, Gujarat has 83,804 companies registered with the RoC.

Plug-and-play way for Toyota arm in Gujarat’s corridor
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Approximately 200,000 square meters within the industrial park at Mandal, about 90 kilometers from Ahmedabad city — has been allotted to Japanese firm, Toyota Tsusho.

Gujarat looks to make a mark in defence manufacturing
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

NDA government has granted about 22 industrial licences to Gujarat to set up defence manufacturing units in the state.

Japan commits to Rs 4,456 crore loan to Ahmedabad metro project
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

The fourth phase of Chennai metro will also get a loan of Rs 1,080 crore.

Viramgam municipality elections: Cong already 5-0, no end to BJP woes
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

BJP may face the public ire for poor leadership and corruption that is prevalent in the municipality, say local party leaders

Hardik’s mother, sister detained during Anandiben’s rally
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Hardik's mother and sister were later released, even as Anandiben in an anti-Patidar outburst accused those agitating for quota of “defaming Gujarat across the world” and embarrassing her on discussions of the “Gujarat model”.

In 2002 Gujarat riot colony, BJP opens an election office
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The newly formed ward has about 70,000 Muslim voters, including residents of Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in Ahmedabad, and 6,000 Hindu voters who live in residential societies at the “border”.

‘NISAR mission biggest collaboration of ISRO and NASA’
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

The collaboration between NASA and ISRO began in 2005 with the Chandrayaan-I mission where an eight-kilogram Moon Mineralogy mapper from NASA accompanied the mission, resulting in "joint-discovery" of water on moon.

NISAR biggest outcome of ISRO-NASA partnership, says NASA scientist
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

NASA and ISRO will be collaborating to make Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System and GPS more accurate and NASA will also be providing navigation and trajectory support to Chandrayaan-2.

Gujarat’s firms helping ISRO shape up ‘manned space mission’
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

ISRO is working on a chamber that will house astronauts and where the environment within the chamber can be controlled, making it habitable for human beings for an extended period of time.

A graveyard goes silent
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

For years, ageing liners and cruise ships have queued up at Alang, where they would be dismantled and sold for scrap. That’s changing.

With eye on Japan, two ship-breaking yards in Gujarat tread ‘green’ path
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

These certification comes at a time when most shipbreaking yards at this recycling unit near Bhavnagar have been battling issues of pollution and contamination for last three decades.

In bid to lure them, builders’ offer to buyers: Buy 2, get one plot free
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Bakeri Group, one of the oldest and biggest developer of Ahmedabad is offering a flat 20 percent discount on nine residential schemes.

Realty check: Gandhinagar sees 50% dip in launch of new homes
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

There are hardly about 1,500-2,000 new housing units that have been launched this year.

Ahmedabad Metro project to affect over 1,000 families
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

MEGA scripts a Rs 60-crore rehabilitation plan for project-affected families.

Mangalyaan’s Mars camera has clicked over 1,000 images so far
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Currently the Mars orbiter is placed in an elliptical orbit around the red planet and the camera on-board clicks pictures at different altitudes ranging from 400 to 70,000 kilometres.

Mars Colour Camera has clicked over 1000 images so far: SAC director
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

"The MCC was developed at SAC at the cost of about Rs 10 crore and has so far clicked 1020 images. Some of these images are part of the Mars Atlas," said Tapan Misra, director of SAC while speaking to The Indian Express.

Patidars rush to crowd-fund stir, banks run out of cash
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

It was in Vadrad, 25 km away from Kherol, that Patidars first began pulling out money from their accounts Monday to crowd-fund the agitation.