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The Zoological Survey of India Celebrates 100 Years
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has drawn a...
Digital India Initiative Kicks Off in Indore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kicks off his Digital...
India’s Infrastructure Output Rebounds in May
India's infrastructure output expanded for the first time in...
MAGIC Project Helps Determine Malaysia’s Territorial Waters
The Marine Geodetic Infrastructure in Malaysian Water (MAGIC) project,...

March 1st, 2013
China’s Navigation System Set to Top the World

The Beidou network has 16 navigation satellites hovering over the Asia-Pacific region, but global coverage will be achieved when the network has more than 30 satellites. “By 2020, China will introduce a world-leading navigation system to more than 100 cities and 200 million users across the country,” Vice-Minister of Science and Technology Cao Jianlin said. Beidou has advantages, Cao said, over the three other global navigation systems – GPS of the United States, Europe’s Galileo and Russia’s Glonass – such as short-message communication. Read More