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Mangalyaan is launched successfully - What Next ?

At 2:38 PM, 5 November - Two days post Diwali, ISRO successfully lauched a rocket "Majestic PSLV C25" towards planet Mars as if they were celebrating Diwali, after spending numerous sleepless nights in their endeavour to make the launch successful, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

India is the first Asian country and the fourth in the world to undertake a mission to the red planet. That's the reason, "A Billion Hopes" were riding with the Mangalyaan launch. ISRO made us feel proud and we can held our head high for the success.

About 45 minutes after the launch, Mars Orbitor Mission (MOM) Satelite, Mangalyaan, separated from its launch rocket and launch rocket has placed the Orbiter very precisely in an elliptical orbit around Earth, which makes the First Stage successful.

Now, Mangalyaan, is expected to go around the Earth for about a month, to attain the escape velocity. So that it can break free from Earth's gravitational pull. Only then Mangalyaa…

Three Double Tons - Which one is the best ?

It was November 2 - still one more day for Diwali - but, every Indian, whether sitting in M. Chinnaswamy or in their homes - glued to their TV screens, were watching the fireworks showering and thundering in and around the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

It was the last ODI (One Day International) of 7 match India vs Australia Star Sports Cricket Series and both the teams were 2-2 in the series before the match. India was batting first and then came a magnificent double ton knock (209) from Rohit Sharma. It was, only the third ODI double century and interestingly, all three by Indians. India ultimately claimed 57-run victory in match and eventually won the series title despite some heroics by James Faulkner.

Other two double ton knocks - first one from The Little MasterSachin Tendulkar and second one from Multan ke SultanVirendra Sehwag.

On 24th February 2010 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Sachin became the first batsman on the planet to get the elusive double hundred in an ODI against South Africa.…

All the Best ISRO - for Successful Mars Orbital Mission (MOM)

Billion eyes are set on the India's Maiden mission to the red planet. ISRO's Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan, is India's foray into interplanetary missions and space exploration. MOM will be India's giant leap in Space.

Mars Orbital Mission will be launched on November 5 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The initial lauch date was October 28, which is postponed due to bad weather in Pacific Ocean.

If Weather God permits and everything else goes great, ISRO's MOM will be a huge Diwali Bonanza for the Indians. Otherwise, the launch window will remain open till November 19.

ISRO has deployed two ships, SCI Yamuna and SCI Nalanda hired from the Shipping Corporation of India, in Pacific Ocean to monitor and track the upper stages of the PSLV C25-Mars Orbital Mission.

One of the main objectives of the Mission is to develop the technologies  required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission.

For more details on Mar…

iPhone 5S, 5C launched in India today

Just before the festival of lights, there's a good news for iPhone lovers. Apple Inc., has launched their new offerings - iPhone 5s and 5c in India today. It's a just-in-time(JIT) launch as the Indians are already in festive mood and are ready to spend some extra thousands to own a brand new iPhone. iPhone launch got a overwhelming response everywhere in India.

It's only yesterday, Google has launched their new Nexus 5 - "The  smart new phone from Google" and Android 4.4 (KitKat), next version of android OS. Though it will take some more time to be available in Indian market, iPhone 5S and 5C will be available at stores from tomorrow (2nd November 2013).

Apple has priced the iPhone 5S at Rs. 53,500 for 16GB, Rs. 62,500 for 32 GB and Rs. 71,500 for 64GB Models. The 16GB variant of iPhone 5C will cost Rs. 41,900 and 32GB variant will cost Rs. 53,500 in India. 

Telecome carriers, Reliance Communications, Airtel, Vodafone etc., are also offering the new iPhones with t…

Much Awaited Nexus 5 is live in Google Play Store

Good news for all those who were waiting for, the remarkably hyped, Nexus 5 - The smart new phone from Google - tagline mentioned on the Google Play Store.

It's been leaking for months, so you could have already seen a lot of leaked images and rumors about this new smartphone. The phone's launch was speculated about for much longer - but, on 31st October, 2013 Google officially unveiled it's new offering in the Nexus series.

The Nexus 5 is available now at the Google Play store and the best part, pricing is exactly same as it was in the leaked reports – $399 for 32GB and $349 for the 16GB phone. In India, the pricing is Rs. 32,999 for 32GB and Rs. 28,999 for 16 GB. Even the specifications are same as leaked.

We, Indians, have to wait a little more.

The phone is available in two colors - all black and the white/black panda-phone model.

Full list of technical specifications from Google Play:
OS
Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)

Screen
4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)
Full HD IPS
Corni…