British Council to give 7 scholarships for higher education

British Council to give 7 scholarships for higher education

The British Council IELTS Scholarships 2018 is offering three scholarships worth Tk 300,000 each to study abroad and four scholarships worth Tk 150,000 each to study in country, according to The British Council website.

The core ethos of this scheme is to enhance ‘access to higher education’, thus building the foundation for a stable, economically prosperous and more equal Bangladesh,” the website reads.

Applications for the scholarship close on March 31, 2018, according to the website.

ieltsscholarships@bd. britishcouncil.

Alternatively, you can send hard copies of your application to the offices of The British Council across Bangladesh.

https://www. britishcouncil. org.

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ISRO Releases First Image Captured By Cartosat-2 Series

ISRO Releases First Image Captured By Cartosat-2 Series

ISRO released an image of a part of Indore with Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre. The image was captured by the satellite on Monday. Cartosat-2 series is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40 on Jan 12

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday released the first image captured by Cartosat-2 series satellite, four

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Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals

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Authors: Subcontinent Times

Updated: Jan 14, 2018 13:47 IST

Washington DC [United States], Jan 14 (ANI): The Trump administration has resumed accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a programme that protects certain illegal immigrants from deportation, renewal requests as a result of

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India launches 31 satellites successfully

India launches 31 satellites successfully

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s old workhorse the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40, 44. metre tall, blasted into a cloudy sky after lifting off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, about 110km from Chennai city, around 9:00am and placed all the satellites in two separate orbits in an exercise lasting two hours and 20 minutes.

Addressing the media after the launch, outgoing ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar said everything went as planned today and that the team was able to put 30 satellites into the orbit, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

Around 17 minutes after the lift-off, the rocket injected its main payload -- the 710kg Cartosat-2 Series, the seventh satellite in the series, into the Polar Sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 510km. Within a span of seven minutes, the rocket also ejected 29 nano-satellites into a different orbit as it worked its way up the altitude to 519km.

The Cartosat-2 series satellite will provide regular remote sensing services using its panchromatic and multispectral cameras and images sent by the satellite will be useful for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and man-made features and various other land information system as well as geographical information system (GIS) applications.

Today’s successful launch came as a big relief to ISRO scientists as it came four months after their mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard rocket PSLV-39 ended in a rare failure on August 31 last year.

In August, the heat shield of the rocket did not separate in the final leg of the launch sequence, trapping the satellite in the fourth stage of the rocket. But that problem did not crop up today.

A visibly relieved and jubilant ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar, who will step down soon, announced that the Cartosat-2 series weather satellite, a nano-satellite and 28 other satellites of France, Canada, Finland, the USA, Britain, South Korea and…. ere successfully injected into the orbit one by one by the PSLV C-40 in the space of about 17. 33 minutes since lift-off.

ISRO is starting 2018 with the successful launch. all customer satellites (besides Cartosat and nanosat) released and the microsat after one hour. So far, Cartosat performance is satisfactory," he said at the ISRO’s mission control room.

ISRO’s chairman-designate K Sivan, who will succeed Kumar, said "we came to the launch pad after four months. Many of our customers came ready with satellites after our previous failure. It shows their confidence in us. We have some exciting launches coming up including Chandrayaan-2, a space mission to the moon.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO for today’s success and called it a moment of pride for every Indian.

Modi said the successful PSLV C-40 mission signifies the ISRO’s achievements as well India’s "bright future" in space programme. e launch by "@isro signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India's space programme," he said a tweet.

The Indian PM said the success in the New Year will bring benefits of the country's rapid strides in space technology to citizens, farmers and fishermen. Further, benefits of India's success "are available to our partners," he added.

Out of the 31 Satellites, 28 belonging to six other countries are carried by today's launch," he said in another tweet.

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India begins countdown for launching 31 satellites

India begins countdown for launching 31 satellites

A 44. 4-metre tall rocket, ISRO’s trusted old workhorse “PSLV-C40,” will lift off for its 42nd mission from a launch pad of the organisation’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, 110km from southern city of Chennai at 9:28am on Friday. cket will carry the weather observation 'Cartosat-2' series satellite and 30 co-passengers together weighing about 1323 kg.

With the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board of ISRO having cleared the countdown for the launch, the Indian space agency on Thursday said "the 28-hour countdown activity of PSLV-C40/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started at 05:29 hours IST today (Thursday)".

The co-passenger satellites consist of one micro and nano satellite each from India as well as three micro and 25 nano satellites from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, Britain, and the United States. The 28 international customer satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangements between ISRO and its commercial arm 'Antrix Corporation Ltd'.

Seeking to grab a major slice of the international market of commercial satellite launch worth billions of dollars, ISRO has already earned a reputation of being the most cost-effective launchers of satellites.

The images sent by Cartosat-2 series satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps and change detection to bring out geographical Land Information Systems and Geographical Information System applications.

According to ISRO, the Cartosat-2 series satellite launch is a follow-on mission with the primary objective of providing high resolution scene specific spot imageries. It carries panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras capable of delivering high resolution data.

Tomorrow's launch also marks the first for ISRO this year after the unsuccessful mission of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on August 31 last year when the heat shield of the rocket did not separate in the final leg of the launch sequence.

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Comcast Ventures is betting on blockchain technologies in 2018

Comcast Ventures is betting on blockchain technologies in 2018

“In 2018 we’re doubling down on blockchain,” says Gil Beyda, managing director of Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of one of the world’s largest media and telecom companies.

For the venture capital arm of Comcast, an investment in blockchain isn’t opportunistic, Beyda insists. “Just to be clear, if bitcoin were at $15 instead of $15,000 we wou

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