Friday, 19 August, 2022
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Topic: Chang’e-4

When it comes to space, China’s almost certain to be a runner-up behind the US

If we’re in a new race to the stars, the U.S. remains a good bet to win.

Apple cuts sales forecast, Tim Cook blames it on China sales, trade tensions

China lands probe on far side of moon and the partial US government shutdown enters 12th day.

China’s Chang’e-4 first spacecraft to land on dark side of the moon

The feat caps a series of lunar missions China has launched over the past few years as part of its plan to become one of the world’s top three aerospace powers by 2030.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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