ISRO successfully launches India-Bhutan developed PSLV-C54 rocket.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C54 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, ISRO said.The satellite jointly developed by India and Bhutan was launched along with eight other nanosatellites on an Indian rocket, paving the way for the Himalayan country to use high-resolution imagery for the management of its natural resources.India’s Earth Observation Satellite-06 (EOS-06), a third-generation...

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Ethanol pumps will be installed across India soon: Nitin Gadkari.

Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the day may not be far when bikes, auto-rickshaws and cars would completely run on ethanol across the country.Inaugurating a week-long agro-exhibition In Nagpur on Friday, Gadkari said soon there would be ethanol pumps at various locations. “We will soon see ethanol pumps set up at various locations,” said the minister.“Toyota has put its 100% ethanol-driven car on display at the expo and soon other brands like BMW,...

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Terrifying video of massive landslide in Italian holiday island, 8 die.

Eight people died on the Italian holiday island of Ischia when a landslide caused by heavy rain engulfed some buildings, infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini said."There are eight people dead in the Ischia landslide. Rescuers are working in difficult conditions," he said. Earlier it was reported that thirteen people were missing after the landslides.In Casamicciola Terme, on the north of the island, "a landslide engulfed a house, and searches are under way for possible missing persons", the fire...

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US bans authorizations for Chinese devices.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it adopted new rules “prohibiting communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorized for importation or sale” in the US. “This is the latest step by the Commission to protect our nation’s communications networks,” the FCC said in a statement.The new rules “prohibit the authorization of equipment through the FCC’s Certification process, and makes clear that such equipment cannot...

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Ukraine president’s chief of staff: Russia ‘will pay’ for Soviet-era famine.

The head of Ukraine's presidential administration said on Saturday Russia would answer for a Soviet-era famine that left millions of Ukrainians dead during the winter of 1932-33."The Russians will pay for all of the victims of the Holodomor and answer for today's crimes," Andriy Yermak wrote on Telegram, using the Ukrainian name for the tragedy.In a rare public spat involving Ukrainian leaders, President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday criticised the mayor of Kyiv for doing what he said was a poor job setting...

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‘Not forgotten, will never forget’: Rajnath, Jaishankar, among leaders, to pay tributes to 26/11 Mumbai attack victims.

Several leaders from across the country on Saturday paid homage to hundreds who lost their lives during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai as India marks the 14th anniversary.A statement by President Droupadi Murmu on Twitter read: “We share the enduring pain of their loved ones and families. Nation pays homage to the security personnel who fought valiantly and made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” the tweet further read.External affairs minister S Jaishankar also paid tribute by sharing...

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China builds 26-storey ‘pig skyscraper’, experts warn of disease outbreak risks.

A 26-storey apartment-style building- by far the biggest pig farm in the world, with a capacity to slaughter 1.2 million pigs a year has been built on the southern outskirts of Ezhou, a city in central China’s Hubei province, a report said.The ‘pig skyscraper’ has been made to meet China's demand for pork, the most popular animal protein in the country, Guardian reported. The new skyscraper-sized farm began production at the start of October when the company behind the facility – Hubei Zhongxin...

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‘India’s Constitution its biggest force,’ says PM, launches e-court initiatives.

India's Constitution is its biggest force, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday as he launched four digital court initiatives - to mark the Constitution Day celebrations in the Supreme Court - in the presence of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud. "Constitution is the biggest force propelling the country's progress," PM Modi said, urging youth to take part in debates and discussions. "The spirit of our Constitution is youth-centric. I request government institutions and judiciary...

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China struggles with anti-Covid measures as cases hit new record.

China on Friday reported another day of record high daily Covid-19 infections as local governments struggled to control the ongoing Omicron-driven outbreak through lockdowns and restrictions, while addressing the increasing pushback from frustrated citizens.Millions of Chinese citizens, especially in large cities like Beijing in the north, Guangzhou in the south and Chongqing in the southwest, have been asked to stay home for the weekend with at least 32,695 new local infections recorded for Thursday...

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European Union’s big 5G rollout announcement in flights: ‘Sky no longer a limit’.

The European Union announced that airlines flying in and out of the EU member nations will be able to provide the latest 5G technology on their planes as well as previous mobile technology generations. This means that flyers can now make and receive phone calls, text messages and use data just as they would on the ground, the European Commission said in a statement.The development came as the European Commission updated the previously implemented decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board...

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