Science and Technology

Indian Navy Inducted Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘ INS Sumedha ‘
The Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel  ‘ INS Sumedha ‘ was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy at Goa on 7 March .Sumedha is the third ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project to be inducted into the Indian Navy.The ship has been designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited.

Astronomers Discovered Hypergiant Star 1300 Times The Size of Our Sun
In the month of March 2014 A hypergaint star which is 1300 times wider than wider than the sun has discovered. This is the biggest yellow star ever spotted. It is named as HR 5171. This star is 12,000 light years away. The star was studied by a team lead by Oliver Chesneau of the Cote d’Azur Observatory in Nice, France with the Very Large Telescope in Atacama, Chile. This star can be about one million times brighter than the Sun.

Ludhian and Kanpur Among World’s Top 10 Most Polluted Cities
According to a 2011 World Health Organisation (WHO) report on World’ Most Polluted Cities, released on 17 March, Ludhiana and Kanpur are among the 10 most polluted cities in the world.Ludhiana made it to the fourth position along with Quetta in Pakistan.Kanpur made it to the ninth position. The most polluted city in the world was Ahvaz in Iran.

India Successfully Tested Nuclear Capable Prithvi-II Missile
India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha on 28 March.The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar.The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army conducted the test as part of a regular training exercise.Prithvi is India’s first indigenously-built ballistic missile.


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