Hyderabad from the Eyes of “Big Bird”

Advertisements
Posted in earth | Leave a comment

A Night Shot of Bangalore from Above

Posted in earth | Leave a comment

7 Quick Tips for Mistake-Free Writing

Guest Post by Sunny Agarawal

Have you ever read a blog & thought that “the Blogger has great ideas but the grammatical errors are driving me crazy”?

pic

Writing any type of content is extremely important in today’s society as it is the frame work of our communication. It is a skill that requires innovative ideas and great command over grammar. If you have both at the same time, no one can deny that you are a good writer. But the grammatical glitches within the content make your writing harder to read, makes it tough to convey your ideas in an understandable ways and subsequently turn readers off. We know that content is the king, but you’ll gain a lot more respect and credibility if your writing is just as brilliant as the ideas you convey.

Here are some 7 quick tips on how to present your content in the best possible way:

  • Always Organize your ideas before you pen them down

Being clear about your thought process helps you to set the flow of content and the chances of making mistakes gets diminish. Your readers find easy to comprehend & they are more likely to share your content.

  • Analyze your weak points that lead toward making mistakes.

Make it a point to always analyze the loopholes of the content, the things you might lack while designing the flow of your content. If you pick your weak points and do a bit more homework to understand how to overcome them, it can help you a great deal to mastering sophisticated writing.

  • Repetition of Keywords – clearly this should never happen

It should always be kept in mind that one should never use same keywords in the same content repetitively as it does not leave a good impression on your readers.

  • Always go for simple & concise sentence making

Simple sentences keep you and your reader from getting confused. It reduces the complexity or sophistication of the content. So try to go for crisp & concise wherever complexity is not required.

  • Inculcate the habit of Proofreading after writing

Have a habit of proofreading after writing as it does not only make you able to detect the mistakes, but also increase your knowledge regarding grammar.

  • Best use of Online Grammar/Plagiarism Checker Tool

One must always take the help of online grammar check tools such as GrammarlyCheck since they remove various types of mistakes from your text. Generally, people make mistakes while formatting & other spelling-related errors, etc. These tools have been designed in a way to detect these kinds of mistakes within no time. These mistakes are minor, but sometimes they change the meaning of the whole sentence.

 

  • Final Thoughts on Error-free writing

Error-Free content is not only about noun, verb, pronoun, active-passive related mistakes, but much more than that. To correct these types of mistakes, reading will offer you excellent examples of how to construct sentences. Sentence construction is something that requires time and effort to learn. You need to pay attention to how strong writers arrange different types of clauses in the form of one sentence.

  • Sunny Agarwal is a Creative Consultant for GrammarlyCheck & also a great
    software engineer. He considers writing as an art, with enormous innovative
    ideas just like developing a software. He reads a lot & always make sure that
    the things he gets to learns from those books are inculcated in life.
Posted in earth | Leave a comment

With Century of Satellite launches, India’s ISRO and ISRO’s India are in New Orbit

India began 2018 scoring a perfect century of satellites launched into space. The PSLV C40 successfully placed the 100th satellite, Cartosat-2 series, a weather monitoring one into orbit in a smooth launch from the Sriharikota space port this morning. It also launched 29 more smaller satellites sequentially during a window of two hours of skilful manoeuvres.

Implications

It also sets up a blistering pace and challenge to the incoming Chairman K Sivan, Director of the Thiruvananthapuram based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, who is expected to take over later this month.

Buoyed by the growing business that Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO is attracting for the PSLV, the Government recently announced that it will fund the space agency’s efforts to develop an exclusive Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). This launcher can cater exclusively to mini and micro satellites. There is growing demand from private sector, research institutions and universities who want to put small payloads into low orbit for space data.

India offers cost competitive advantage vis-a-vis Big players like Arianespace, US, Russia, ESA etc. through PSLV. The SSLV can emerge more lucrative as ISRO can bring down its launch costs and offer better price to customers, instead of the present piggyback ride on the PSLV, which can then focus on higher payloads.

The present flight carried satellites from US, Uk, France, Finland, Korea, Finland and Canada. About 25 are nano satellites and rest are micro types.

The success also sets the tone for the hectic schedule of launches spread over the year. It will also push confidence for the upcoming GSLV Mark III Launch. GSLV is key to India’s big leap into space business and long interplanetary and Moon and Mars missions in future.

CHEQUERED JOURNEY

India’s satellite launch story did not have a great beginning. In fact, it began on a disastrous note. The first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) failed in the first attempt in 1979. The second attempt proved successful.

As it advanced into the Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle, the going became tougher as both the ASLV 1&2 failed in 1987 &88. It was a only in 1992 on the third attempt, the ISRO tasted success. Then it moved on to the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV). Here again it was unlucky on its maiden flight in 1993.

However, after getting the act together and learning from failures it got everything right in 1994. There was no looking back for the PSLV and ISRO. In 42 missions, the workhorse has just failed less than half a dozen times.

 India’s satellite journey began with Aryabhatta Launch from the Soviet Union in 1975. The indigenous Rohini 1 was launched subsequently and it grew from strength to strength into communication, remote sensing, ocean studying, geographical data collecting satellites being placed into orbit both from Arianespace Vehicle in Kouru and PSLV.

LUCRATIVE MARKET

With the PSLV firmly establishing its niche strengths, the next challenge for the ISRO will be to operationalise the GSLV at the earliest. If it can add the SSLV in a couple of years, the space agency will emerge as a formidable force in the multi-billion dollar Launch Vehicle sector, where several private players like SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and are entering in a big way.

For 2018 ISRO has ambitious plans of having one rocket launch every month, with the mission carrying different payloads and applications. The focus will be on getting increased business by Antrix and strengthening the country’s own satellite based coverage.

Source(s):

The Hindu

Posted in earth, Satellites, Space | Leave a comment