SOFIA

Comeback man Vikas Krishan adjudged 'Best Boxer' at Strandja Memorial

Comeback man Vikas Krishan adjudged 'Best Boxer' at Strandja Memorial

It was a double delight for Indian boxer Vikas Krishan at the Strandja Memorial Tournament as he didn't just claim a gold medal but was also adjudged the best boxer of the event in the Bulgarian capital Sofia -- a first for an Indian.

Feb 26, 2018, 15:11 PM IST
MC Mary Kom, Seema Poonia settle for silver at Strandja Memorial boxing in Bulgaria

MC Mary Kom, Seema Poonia settle for silver at Strandja Memorial boxing in Bulgaria

Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom had to be content with a silver medal after going down in the final of the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament for men and women on Sunday.

Feb 25, 2018, 20:09 PM IST
Seema Poonia enters final at Strandja Memorial boxing

Seema Poonia enters final at Strandja Memorial boxing

Asian Championships bronze-medallist Seema Poonia (+81kg) entered the final, while two other women boxers settled for bronze medals at the Strandja Memorial Tournament.

Feb 24, 2018, 10:19 AM IST
Saweety Boora, Meena Kumari in semifinals of Strandja Memorial boxing

Saweety Boora, Meena Kumari in semifinals of Strandja Memorial boxing

Former world silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) and Meena Kumari (54kg) assured themselves of medals by entering the semifinals on a second successive day of mixed results for Indian boxers at the 69th Strandja Memorial Tournament.

Feb 20, 2018, 21:03 PM IST
One medal assured for India at Strandja Memorial draws

One medal assured for India at Strandja Memorial draws

Seema Punia was assured of a medal without a fight, while the likes of MC Mary Kom and Shiva Thapa were handed tricky draws in the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament for men and women on Monday.

Feb 19, 2018, 18:54 PM IST
Studying comets and Saturn's moon Titan on NASA's agenda for 2018

Studying comets and Saturn's moon Titan on NASA's agenda for 2018

This will be the fourth year of full operations for Sofia, short for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, with observations planned between February 2018 and January 2019.

Jan 02, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
NASA's flying telescope to study Saturn's moon, comets

NASA's flying telescope to study Saturn's moon, comets

Sofia is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. It is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre, DLR. 
 

Dec 30, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
NASA's SOFIA detects cool dust around active black holes!

NASA's SOFIA detects cool dust around active black holes!

SOFIA flies above 99 percent of the Earth's water vapour, enabling the research group to characterise the properties of the torus-shaped dust structures at far-infrared wavelengths.

Jun 14, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
NASA's flying obervatory 'SOFIA' reveals nearby planetary system is remarkably similar to our own

NASA's flying obervatory 'SOFIA' reveals nearby planetary system is remarkably similar to our own

NASA's SOFIA, the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory, recently completed a detailed study of this nearby planetary system.

May 03, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

Centre-right party wins 32.6 percent in Bulgarian election, 90 percent of votes counted

Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party led in a parliamentary election, scoring 32.58 percent of the vote with 89.7 percent of ballots counted on Monday, data from the electoral commission showed.

Mar 27, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Mobile app lets you drape clothes before buying

Mobile app lets you drape clothes before buying

Hyderabad-based startup Trupik Virtualisation has developed this app, where one can get to virtually drape clothes on a 3D replica of himself.

Mar 05, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
NASA's SOFIA discovers the birth of young suns from collapsing clouds! - See pic

NASA's SOFIA discovers the birth of young suns from collapsing clouds! - See pic

When a gas cloud collapses on itself, the cloud’s own gravity causes it to contract and the contraction produces heat friction.

Oct 06, 2016, 08:49 AM IST
NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

NASA's 'flying' telescope begins studying asteroids, stars

SOFIA’s instruments observe infrared energy - one part of the electromagnetic spectrum which includes visible light, x-rays, radio waves and others.

Feb 22, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

More than 100 migrants found in Bulgarian refrigerated truck

130 migrants were discovered on Saturday in a refrigerated truck on the Bulgarian border with Turkey.

Nov 01, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Balkan states 'ready to close borders if need be'

Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia pledged on Saturday to seek a Europe-wide solution to the migrant crisis but warned they would close their borders if other EU countries stopped taking new arrivals.

Oct 24, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

Bulgaria detains 137 migrants in sweep in central Sofia

Bulgaria’s security forces have detained 137 foreigners in the capital Sofia in a sweep aimed at combating illegal migration, the country`s latest effort to tackle the migrant crisis challenging the Balkans region.

Sep 19, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

Bulgaria detains 125 migrants for entering country illegally

Bulgarian authorities detained 125 foreigners in the capital Sofia for illegally crossing into the country without submitting an asylum request, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Sep 03, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

Bulgaria border police chief fired as migrant numbers rise

 Bulgaria`s government on Tuesday sacked the head of the border police and 25 customs officials, as it struggles with a sharp rise in migrants trying to enter the EU member state.

Apr 28, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

Bulgarian parliament recognises Armenian killings as `massacre`

Bulgaria`s parliament recognised for the first time on Friday the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago, holding a minute`s silence but avoiding the word genocide.

Apr 24, 2015, 19:12 PM IST
Last boxer to beat Floyd Mayweather lives on $435 a month

Last boxer to beat Floyd Mayweather lives on $435 a month

Floyd Mayweather -- with a perfect 46-0 record -- has never lost a professional bout. But he did lose to Bulgarian boxer Serafim Todorov -- in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics semifinals.

Apr 05, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

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