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ISRO’s navigational satellite launch failed: ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar confirmed


India’s latest navigational satellite IRNSS 1H in its indigenous GPS system NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) failed due to a technical issue on Thursday. This satellite was supposed to serve as a replacement to the IRNSS-1A, all three of whose atomic clocks have failed. A setback for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission, the satellite’s fourth stage in the launch…

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Chinese investment along the Silk Road is soaring


(Hong Kong) — Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initiative are soaring, even as Beijing cracks down on China’s acquisitive conglomerates to restrict capital outflows. Chinese acquisitions in the 68 countries officially linked to President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy totaled $33 billion as of Monday, surpassing the $31 billion…

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Countries with nuclear weapons


North Korea may have more than triple the number of nuclear weapons that experts recently estimated, according to a story in The Washington Post. The new count comes via a July 2017 report created by the US Defense Intelligence Agency. According to the newspaper, which obtained the document, “up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.” It’s…

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Nandan Nilekani : Chairman & EX-CEO of Infosys


Nandan Nilekani (born 2 June 1955) is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat, and politician. He co-founded Infosys and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys replacing R Seshasayee and Ravi Venkatesan, who were the co-chairs of the board, on 24th August 2017. He was the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). After a successful career at Infosys, he headed the Government of India’s technology committee, TAGUP. He is…

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Doklam standoff ends: India, China begin to pull troops out from site


There may be an end in sight to the Doklam standoff indicated the external affairs ministry (MEA) on Monday as it announced that both Indian and Chinese troops are slowly being pulled out from the face-off site. “…expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is ongoing,” said a statement from the ministry. The MEA is…

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