When you think of a space rocket launching into space it's likely heavy machinery, metals and extensive soldiering comes to mind. A Silicon Valley-funder space launch company called Rocket Lab is set to change all this. On Thursday, the company successfully launched the maiden flight of its 3D printed, battery-powered space rocket from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
The goal of the low cost, 3D printed rocket is to bring down financial and logistical barriers to launching rockets in outer space, which is currently a costly affair. The location of New Zealand has also been chosen carefully, since the skies are relatively less crowded as compared to US and the country is positioned well to launch satellites into north/south pole orbits.
"Our focus with the Electron has been to develop a reliable launch vehicle that can be manufactured in high volumes - our ultimate goal is to make space accessible by providing an unprecedented frequency of launch opportunities," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and chief executive in a statement to Reuters.
The customers of Rocket Lab include NASA, earth-imaging firm Planet and other start-ups such as Spire and Moon Express. Two more tests are planned before the company opens for commercial operations, expectedly by the end of the year....
Veteran actor Anupam Kher says the 1984 classic film "Saaransh" has trended in his life every day."Saaransh", which tells the story about a retired school teacher and his wife, who come to terms with life after the death of their only son, completed 33 years on Thursday. Anupam thanked the film's director Mahesh Bhatt and tweeted that his life since "Saaransh" has come a long way."Today, 33 years back my first film 'Saaransh' was released. I am 507 films old now. Life has come a long way. Thank you all for your love," Anupam tweeted on Thursday. The 62-year-old also thanked the Indian film industry for its love and faith. "33 years of 'Saaransh' has trended in my life every single day. I was 28 years old when I did the role of a proud and righteous Indian BV Pradhan," he added. "Saaransh" also stars Rohini Hattangadi, Madan Jain, Nilu Phule, Suhas Bhalekar and Soni Razdan.
The two-day G7 summit, that will focus on issues surrounding security and growth, began on Friday in Italy.Those participating in the Taormina summit include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with the Prime Ministers of Italy, Japan and the UK, Paolo Gentiloni, Shinzo Abe and Theresa May respectively, Efe news reported.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will be representing the European Union at the summit.The summit is being held at the iconic Taormina theatre. After the opening ceremony, the leaders will pose for a G7 family photo.The agenda of the first day includes three working sessions that will start around midday and focus on foreign policy, international security, economy and sustainable development.In the evening, the leaders will attend a concert at the theatre by Milan's La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra and then dine with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Timeo hotel.The seaside town of Taormina, located between the Ionian coast and the Etna volcano, has been in lockdown for the summit and security has been beefed up massively with almost 10,000 military personnel on the streets.
Singers Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and the musical band Backstreet Boys will perform here despite terror threats.Security will be tightened for the concert after the bombing that took place at singer Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester in the Manchester arena in the United Kingdom which killed 22 people.Dion and Lopez are all set to perform this weekend, whereas the Backstreet Boys will be performing next month, reports TMZ....
Director: James Erskine; Starring: Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem
One of the very few documentaries that gets the Bollywood film treatment, Sachin: A Billion Dreams starring Sachin Tendulkar himself has lived up to all the expectations and beyond. The movie was first premiered to the Indian Armed Forces, then shown to the Indian cricketing fraternity, then to Bollywood stars before it released to the general public.
A biopic on the life of the 'God of cricket' Sachin Tendulkar, the movie shows the real Sachin as he grows up in a joint family and follows his dreams. The innocence and the perseverance shown by Sachin makes the movie strike a familiar chord with even those who have no knowledge of cricket.
The documentary includes priceless shots directly from Sachin's home-videos and matches depicting his journey as the 'Master Blaster'. However, Sachin did not reach the heights of success and fame in cricket without struggle. His hard work turned him into the national hero he is today, as he follows his simple philosophy of good existence and hard work.
In contrast to typical Bollywood films, the Sachin: A Billion dreams does not focus on controversy or scandals, but instead introduces Sachin to the public in an honest and direct avatar where he often speaks directly to the camera.
Apart from Sachin, his wife plays a major role in helping Sachin scale the heights of success and support him throughout his cricketing journey.
A simple man with a focused mind, in Sachin: A Billion Dreams we come to know the person behind the fame and his inspiring story....
Coming as a big relief to the students, the CBSE has finally decided not to challenge Delhi High Court's decision on the marks moderation policy.
Now, there is a possibility of results coming out soon.
Earlier, there were reports that the CBSE would to approach Supreme Court of India with a Special Leave Petition (SLP), challenging the Delhi High Court order on marks moderation policy.
CBSE's decision for scrapping moderation policy left students in confusion. What added more to this tussle was the Board's delay in declaring the result. There is still no confirmation from the CBSE on the date of announcement of results.
The reports that CBSE would approach the apex court over moderation of marks policy had added to the woes of students and parents who are eagerly awaiting their result....
NWI 'Operation Vrindavan' Impact: Probe Team To Send Report On Widows Ill-Treatment In 3 Days
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March 31 , 2016 , 13:51 IST
Two days after News World India's investigative report shed light on the ill-treatment meted out to widows in Vrindavan, the administration has seemed to pull up its socks. A 7-member probe team was formed on Wednesday which will submit its report to the state authorities in 3 days time.
The probe team comprises Ram Babu Sharma, Ashok Sharma, Vinesh Sonwal, Poonam Yogiraj, Yogesh Yogiraj, Tajender Kumar and Lokesh Soni.
Soon after the report was aired on News World India, Permanent Secretary of Social Services, Pawan Kumar Srivastav moved into action and passed on the report to the DM and CMO.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi had laid the foundation stone of a 1,000-bedded state-of-the-art widow home at Vrindavan aimed at providing better living condition, vocational training and medical facilities to such women, News World India discovered an even darker truth.
During the exclusive investigation by the team of News World India, it was revealed that these women, who still face stigma as widows, are not only being ill-treated but also harassed both mentally and sexually by those who are supposed to be taking care of them. Though the state and Central Government have provided many such widow housing, there is a certain lack of care and review of this scheme and the widows living in them.
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Taking cognizance of this matter, the Permanent Secratary of Social Services, Pawan Kumar Srivastav issued a letter to concerned state authorities seeking an investigation.
In the letter he said, these widowed women face harassment, death threats, and usurpation of their rations. He also shed light on those women who have passed away but their names are still listed in the register with their rations being used for other services, thereby corrupting the scheme.
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