As the countdown ticked down to zero at 9:43 am at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, eight engines on the first stage and four boosters of a Long March 3B carrier rocket spat orange flames as they lifted the 19-story-tall vehicle and the satellite into cloudy skies. … [Read more...] about Launch marks milestone in nation’s space effort
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For a party that lost to regional players when it comes to complex caste arithmetic in the Hindi heartland States, can migrant workers form that new support base? With much criticism and anger against the Centre’s handling of the migrant workers’ issue, will they form a new ‘class’ of voters for the Congress? … [Read more...] about Analysis | Can the Congress form a new class of voters?
NGOs are engaged in awareness against dangerous impact of govt notification on environment. The websites of three environmental organisations, which are engaged in creating awareness among people against the dangers of the new draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 proposed by the Centre, have been blocked, with the NGOs blaming the central government for it. The EIA notification provides the framework for the country’s environmental policy and institutes rules for environmental assessments and clearances. non-profit organisation National Internet Exchange of India (NIEI), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and IT and Department of Telecom, blocked the access claiming there are issues with the domain name. The NIEI is a registry of domain names .in and has the authority to grant or deregister websites which are registered as .in. Speaking with Mirror, Yash Marwah of letindiabreathe.in said, “We are trying to create awareness … [Read more...] about Websites of 3 green NGOs opposing draft rules blocked
Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 11 national highway projects worth Rs 20,000 crore in Haryana as part of the new economic corridor. In the 'new economic corridor', more than Rs 20,000 crore will be invested to ensure smooth connectivity from Haryana to other states, including Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the Minister for Road Transport and Highways Gadkari said in his address through video conferencing. "These highways will pave the way for infrastructure development at large scale and farmers will get better market access," he said. The online function was presided over by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Union Ministers Gen V K Singh (retd), Krishan Pal Gurjar, Rao Inderjit Singh, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Chairman S S Sandhu were also present during the function. The 35.45-km 4-lane Rohna/Hasangarh to Jhajjar section of NH 334B costing Rs 1,183 crore, 70 km … [Read more...] about Union minister Nitin Gadkari kickstarts 11 highway projects worth Rs 20,000 cr in Haryana
China has been supporting the Colombian peace process with concrete action, he said. The two countries have had productive cooperation in such areas as agriculture, poverty reduction, energy, and mining. A number of joint infrastructure projects, such as highways and coal-fired power stations, are contributing to Colombia's development. In order to ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government and businesses have donated personal protective equipment and medical supplies to Colombia. … [Read more...] about Chinese envoy asks for peace through development in Colombia