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India’s Public Will Now Be Able To Rate Their Ministers

According to the app's description in the Google Play Store, it connects the users' profile with their constituency and presents them the trending political discussions of the area.

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The “Neta – Leaders’ Report Card,” an app that seeks to connect voters of India with political leaders, has been downloaded over 1 lakh times on Google Play Store within hours of launch on Thursday.

Developed by Flipped Pvt Ltd, the stated mission of the app is to increase transparency, strengthen participatory governance and ensure accountability of leaders within India.

After downloading the app, one needs to put the pin number of the area that concerns a particular user and it shows a list of politicians from different parties who contested the last Lok Sabha elections.

One can vote for a particular politician or skip this step to go ahead and use the other features of the app.

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At present, the app features polls on various “local” and “national” issues

At present, the app features polls on various “local” and “national” issues that allow users to participate in a discussion or and also state whether they are happy with the performance of a particular chief minister or not.

The users of the app can also see which politician is ahead of others in terms of votes.

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According to the app’s description in the Google Play Store, it connects the users’ profile with their constituency and presents them the trending political discussions of the area and politicians fighting for the elections are then notified with their concerns for their constituency.

“Any and every politician who can offer a solution/suggestion for the above issue can then post accordingly,” it said. (IANS)

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India’s PSLV Along With 2 British Satellites Launched Successfully

Two satellites aboard the PSLV belong to Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL), UK, and is carried under commercial arrangement with Antrix Corp Ltd - the commercial arm of ISRO.

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Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK
Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK. Flickr

Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, from the rocket port here on Sunday night.

The PSLV-CA (Core Alone) version, standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 230.4 tonnes, with thick orange flame at its tail lighting up the night skies rose up at 10.08 p.m. from the first launch pad.

The rocketport here has two launch pads.

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Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle  lifts off with two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4, as seen from Chennai. IANS

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), after 17 minutes, 44 seconds following the PSLV lift-off, the two earth observation satellites will be launched into a 583 km sun synchronous orbit.

NovaSAR weighing 445 kg is a S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite intended for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring.

 

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Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle  lifts off with two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4, as seen from Chennai on Sept 16. IANS

S1-4 weighing 444 kg is a high resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite, used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and for disaster monitoring.

 

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Two satellites aboard the PSLV belong to Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL), UK, and is carried under commercial arrangement with Antrix Corp Ltd – the commercial arm of ISRO. (IANS)