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22 Feb 2024, 09:23

Govt eases FDI norms in space sector; 100% in making components for satellites

Govt eases FDI norms in space sector; 100% in making components for satellites

Govt eases FDI norms in space sector; 100% in making components for satellites

The government on Wednesday eased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms in the space sector by allowing 100 per cent overseas investment in making components for satellites, as part of efforts to attract overseas players and private companies into the segment. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Space success: India ushers in 2024 by orbiting XPoSat successfully
01 Jan 2024, 10:23

Space success: India ushers in 2024 by orbiting XPoSat successfully

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)India on Monday ushered in the New Year in a grand manner by orbiting its X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat). At about 9.10 a.m. on the first day of the calendar year 2024, India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C58 (PSLV-C58) standing 44.4-metre tall, with a lift off mass of 260 ton blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, here.

Celestial dance: Lunar and solar eclipses in 2024
BI India Bureau
29 Dec 2023, 15:32

Celestial dance: Lunar and solar eclipses in 2024

In 2024, four eclipses in total will occur – two solar and two lunar eclipses. The first one of the year will happen on 25 March 2024 and it will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. The second one will be a total solar eclipse, which will occur on 8 April 2024. The third eclipse of the year described as a partial lunar eclipse will happen on 18 September 2024.