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2011 April 19 to 20 Current Issues

Launch of PSLV C-16 successful

The seventeenth consecutive successful flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-16 has placed India’s latest remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2, in a Polar Sun Synchronous orbit.

In its standard configuration, the PSLV stands 44.4 meters tall and weighs 295 tons.

The PSLV C-16 carries Advanced Mission Computers and Advanced Telemetry Systems.

The Resourcesat -2,is India’s latest remote sensing satellite weighs 1206kg at lift-off. It has three cameras for high, medium and low resolution.

ADB to provide 150 million US dollars to India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide India, 150 million US dollars in credit guarantees to increase solar power generation in the country.
It will help to mobilise long term funding for solar energy development and support India's efforts to push its programme to diversify energy mix.

Wipro Technologies ranked 2nd globally by US Diversity Council

Wipro Technologies, the global IT, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited, announced it has been ranked second in the list of Top 25 US diversity councils, by The Association of Diversity Councils.

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta defeats Parimarjan

World Junior Champion and Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta defeated BPCL team mate Parimarjan at Dubai. Abhijeet finished the tournament on 7.5 points out of a possible nine.



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