Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth's orbit, moves towards moon: ISRO
India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' left the earth's orbit early on Wednesday, 23 days after being launched, and is moving towards the moon following the successful completion of a crucial manoeuvre by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency said it has carried out a manoeuvre called 'Trans Lunar Insertion' (TLI) at 2:21 am on Wednesday, following which the spacecraft has successfully entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory.
Pakistan seeks emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over J&K
Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to meet over India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The move by India blocks the right of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to frame its own laws and allows non-residents to buy property there.
National Medical Commission bill to curb corruption, boost transparency, says PM Modi
Amidst controversies over the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that this is a far-reaching reform in the medical field and seeks to correct the prevalent problems.In an interview with news agency IANS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the NMC bill contains multiple reforms that curb avenues of corruption and boost transparency.
J&K, Ladakh to develop as per the wishes of locals, says PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will be developed as per the aspirations and ambitions of the local people. In an exclusive interview with news agency IANS on completion 75 days of Modi government's second tenure, the Prime Minister likened Article 370 and Article 35(A) to chains that have now been broken, and the people in the region "will now shape their own destiny".
China's industrial output hits 17-year low
China's economy showed further signs of strain in July with output at its factories falling to its lowest level in 17 years, while investment and retail sales slowed, official data showed Wednesday. The figures are the latest to highlight how the world's second-largest economy is being battered by an escalating trade war with the United States and slowing global demand.
Japan's Softbank plans to invest in Punjab's real estate sector
Japan's Softbank Group on Tuesday evinced interest to invest in Punjab's real estate sector, with a focus on student housing through OYO startup. Indian hotel start-up OYO is backed by the SoftBank Group.A high-level delegation of the group, led by its MD Hiroki Kimoto, called on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here, who extended his government's full support in the realisation of Softbank's investment plans in the state.
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