Friday, 28 January, 2022
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Topic: comet

This is how you can see Leonids, annual November meteor showers that peak on 17th of the month

Leonids occur when Earth passes through trail left behind by Tempel-Tuttle comet on its 33-year orbit around Sun. They are called Leonids as they radiate from Leo constellation.

Leonid meteor shower set to peak tomorrow, will send shooting stars across the sky

During the peak, 10 to 15 meteors are likely to be visible every hour. The phenomenon will be best viewed after midnight and before dawn Tuesday and Wednesday.

Comet NEOWISE to make closest approach to Earth today — where, when & how to see it

Comet NEOWISE is visible to the naked eye and can be spotted near the Big Dipper constellation after sunset.

Catch a comet sighting in India as NEOWISE remains visible through July into August

The comet is visible right before sunrise for the next couple of days, and post sunset afterwards.

Scientists discover familiar gas molecule on newly-named interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

The discovery of gas molecules suggests the possibility of directly observing and understanding what objects from other star systems are made of.

A newly discovered comet is likely to be from interstellar space

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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