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The Elusive National Encryption Policy

Subhasish writes draft National Encryption Policy (NEP) was formulated by an Expert Group set up by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and was released in Sep 2015 for comments and suggestions from the public. However, the draft was withdrawn as some of its provisions were criticised by activists and experts. Even after two years DeitY is yet to release a new draft of the policy.

PSLV C 29 launches satellites

ISRO Set to Make Record:104 Satellites In One Go

Sanjay Kumar writes: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to script history on 15 Feb 2017 with the launch of record 104 satellites in one go from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, wave during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

China’s White Paper on Space : 2016

Sanjay Kumar writes: The White Paper states that all countries in the world have equal rights to peacefully explore, develop and utilize outer space and celestial bodies. The outer space activities should be beneficial to country’s economic development and social progress, and to the peace, security, survival and development of mankind.


China Launches Two Astronauts To Space Station Mission

Sanjay Kumar writes: China’s space program has made commendable progress during the last few years. In August, 2016 China also launched the world’s first quantum satellite, aimed at achieving “hack-proof” communications between space and ground control.