Trump says India, US will together explore stars & space, hails Chandrayaan-2 mission
Monday, 24 February 2020 Giving an indication of a joint space programme with India in coming years, US President Donald Trump, during his speech at the world’s largest stadium Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, said the “US and India will be friends and partners on a voyage to stars and space”. He also hailed Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defense and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region. Soraya Ali reports.
The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Florida-based member of the right-wing Proud Boys group on charges of storming the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago in a crowd of Donald Trump supporters challenging his election defeat, the Justice Department said.
Newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden got straight to work on Wednesday, signing a stack of executive actions from the Oval Office that undo some of his predecessor’s work, adding that former President Trump left him a “generous” letter. Gavino Garay reports.
Former first lady Melania Trump reportedly asked an employee to write thank you notes on her behalf. According to Business Insider, the notes were to be given to the White House staff that has served her the past 4 years. Sources told reporters that Melania asked the staffer to write the notes "in her voice". The staffer wrote approximately 80 notes that Melania then signed. During her farewell speech issued on Tuesday, Mrs. Trump said the last four years had been "unforgettable."
Ahmedabad-based artist Aejaz Saiyed gave final touch to an artwork featuring United States of America's new President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Mahatma Gandhi. Through his artwork, Saiyed hopes for the peace and good relations between India and US. Meanwhile, Biden took oath as the 46th President of USA on Jan 20. Harris also took oath as the first female VP of USA.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on January 19 said that the government has decided to rename the dragon fruit as 'Kamalam' since it resembles to lotus. According to the CM, the word dragon fruit sounded inappropriate and so the Gujarat government has decided the fruit be called Kamalam. "Farmers say it looks like lotus and that is the reason we have renamed it 'Kamalam. So, the Gujarat government has decided to call the fruit Kamalam," said Chief Minister Rupani. Appreciating the government's decision, a shopkeeper in Ahmedabad said, "It's good that the government has decided to rename the fruit as Kamalam. India and China keep fighting. So, it's better to name it as Indian fruit." Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio program Mann Ki Baat in July 2019 had praised the farmers of Kutch for the cultivation of dragon fruit so that India can be self-reliant.
During his address in the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ahmedabad and Surat metro rail projects, PM Modi said that the best example to see the work difference between previous governments and current government is the expansion of metro rail network across country. He further said that there was a time when there was no modern thinking regarding metro network and no metro policy. "Best example to see difference between approaches of previous governments' work and work of current government is the expansion of metro rail network across country. Before 2014, only 225 kms of metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In last 6 yrs, over 450 kms of metro network became operational. Work is underway on over 1000 kms of metro network in 27 cities across the nation, as of now. There was a time when there was no modern thinking in nation, regarding metro network. There was no metro policy. As a result, there were different kinds of metro in different cities."
A senior scientist working with the Indian Space Research Organisation has claimed that he was poisoned in 2017. Tapan Misra wrote a Facebook post claiming that he was poisoned with arsenic trioxide during a promotion interview at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. He called the following 2 years a 'nightmare' as he described the various health problems he suffered from. Misra ascribes the attack to either his work on technologies with defence and commercial application, or 'seniority adjustment' at ISRO. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Senior Advisor Tapan Misra on January 06 claimed that he was poisoned by arsenic three years ago, and suspected involvement of some sophisticated espionage agency. "Someone definitely wanted to do some harm to Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO). The only solution is to catch the culprit and punish them. Not provide security to 2,000 scientists," Tapan Mishra told ANI.