The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated a process of formulating a National Space Act for India for regulating space activities in India, MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh said yesterday.
“ISRO is presently implementing the space debris mitigation guidelines endorsed by the United Nations in design and operation of all its space systems,” Singh said, and added, “ISRO is also actively participating with various international fora for conducting relative analysis of new techniques for debris removal. “
Towards this, a two day national workshop was held n January at ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore in which experts from across the country participated. A draft version was also prepared, which is under consultation with experts.
India has also signed co-operation agreements with 35 countries for peaceful uses of outer space.
Five international treaties on outer space activities formulated under the aegis of United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space are already in place.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Thursday launched ninth generation of the Redmi Note series smartphones Note 9 Pro Max and Note 9 Pro with support for ISRO’s indigenously developed navigation system, NavIC in India.
“Redmi Note 9 Pro series is built for true Mi Fans and we hope they would appreciate this perfect amalgamation of Aura design, Pro Cameras and Max Performance as we continue to bring the best specs with highest quality at honest pricing,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said in a statement.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available in three colour variants, interstellar black, aurora blue and glacier white in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB storage variants for Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively across mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting March 25.
Meanwhile, Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available in same three colour variants in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage variants for Rs 12,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively starting March 17.
Both the devices will be available across all offline partner stores soon.
In terms of specifications, both the smartphones feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels along with triple Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Both the phones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor along with Adreno 618 GPU.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 32-megapixel in-display selfie shooter.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro also comes with a quad-camera setup with a combination of 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 16MP in-display selfie shooter.