The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the seventh and final satellite IRNSS-1G of Indian Regional Navigation S
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- Indian Academician Radha Kumar appointed to UN University Council
Radha Kumar - an Indian academician is among 12 people appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the United Nation’s University Council.
She along with other members will formulate its principles and policies, consider and approve biennial budget and work programme. They will serve for terms of either three or six years.
Radha Kumar : Ms Kumar is a specialist in ethnic conflicts, peacemaking and peace-building. She is former Director of the Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia University. She has also been a Senior Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in the city.
United Nations University :
The United Nations University (UNU), established in 1973, is the academic and research arm of the United Nations. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with diplomatic status as a UN institution. Since 2010, UNU has been authorized by the UN General Assembly to grant degrees.
- Russia’s brand new cosmodrome launches first-ever rocket
Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome (Russian spaceport under construction) in the Amur Oblast, in Russian Far East region bordering China.
The unmanned Soyuz-2.1a rocket is carrying three satellites namely Mikhailo Lomonosov (scientific satellite), SamSat-218 (an experimental nanosatellite) and Aist-2D (a civilian distance viewing satellite) . These satellites will monitor the Earth and measure cosmic rays.
What is Vostochny Cosmodrome ?
The Vostochny Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport under construction. When completed in 2018, it is intended to reduce Russia's dependency on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as the standing lease contract with Kazakhstan ends in 2050. The total cost of the project is estimated at around $2.7 billion. During its peak the process involved up to 8,000 workers and 1,000 heavy duty vehicles.
- EC launches mobile app e-voter for Kerala assembly polls
The Election Commission has launched an innovative mobile application titled e-voter with comprehensive details about the forthcoming Assembly polls in Kerala.
The app is envisaged for voters' facilitation for search in electoral roll, location of polling station, information regarding candidates, affidavit filed by them, filing of complaint and so on.
About e-voter app :
The e-voter app was developed by the state IT Mission. It is aimed at ensuring great transparency and conduct of free and fair elections.
The 'know your candidate' option in the app would provide constituency wise details of candidates, while 'constituency list' option would give segment wise details of voters (number of male voters, female voters and total number of voters) and total polling stations.
- Narendra Modi to address joint session of US Congress on June 8
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to address a joint meeting of the US Congress on June 8 during his visit to the US. He was invited by President Barack Obama for a bilateral visit during the fourth nuclear summit.
PM Narendra Modi will be the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress, and the first since 2005.
Prior to this Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi (July 13, 1985), P V Narasimha Rao (May 18, 1994), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (September 14, 2000) and Manmohan Singh (July 19, 2005) had addressed the joint meeting of the US Congress.
The tradition of foreign leaders and dignitaries addressing Congress began with the Marquis de Lafayette of France, who spoke in the House chamber on December 10, 1824. Modi's visit is likely to be the last official meeting between the two leaders during President Obama's final year in office.