ISRO chief on a mission to cut expenses on launches: Times Quest

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The Department of Space (DoS) is anticipating an increase in financial outlay in next month’s Budget, even as its new Secretary K. Sivan said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was working to reduce the cost of its satellite and launch vehicle missions. Speaking to The Hindu, Dr. Sivan, who formally took charge on January 22 as DoS Secretary and ISRO Chairman, said the space body was trying to lower the cost of satellites by using miniaturized avionics, advanced electronics and the recently tested EPS — electric propulsion system — among others.   Launch vehicles…

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Payal Singhal opens doors to her first store in New Delhi- Times Quest

The past few years have seen New Delhi’s Mehrauli district evolve into a melting pot that houses countless ateliers and multi-brand stores established by Indian designers. Payal Singhal adds to the repertoire, as her eponymous label celebrates the launch of their second store in the country, which is housed in the area. The store is will be run in association with Carma, the multi-designer platform. Delhi’s fashion set has shown much love and appreciation to the collections doled out by the designer over the years, and it comes as no surprise that she chose the capital…

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Google Announces 4 New Indian Startups for Fresh ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ Batch

Google on Friday announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class. The shortlisted startups – BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops – will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers’ Launchpad Space in San Francisco in the US. Class 5 of the mentorship will kick off on January 29 and will include two weeks of all-expenses paid training, as part of the the full six-month programme.…

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