India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III-M1 blasts off carrying Chandrayaan-1 from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, India. Reuters
The successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 is a significant step for India which is aiming to be a low cost space power (“India joins elite club, successfully lands a spacecraft on the Moon”, July 22, Gulf Today). It has been a long wait for India considering that the first moon landing was in 2008, but it is nonetheless historic
Fifty years ago, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people.
India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the moon.
The soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago, is a matter of huge concern and it is disappointing that the marking of the World Diabetes Day on Thursday did not help create significant alertness about the challenge posed by the sweet killer.
“That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was already a sympathetic witness and the President’s tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real-time characterising it as witness tampering or intimidation — adding an article of impeachment real-time.”
Mass expulsion or the physical extermination of an entire ethnic or religious community — ethnic cleansing — is usually treated by the media in one of two different ways: either it receives maximum publicity as a horror story about which the world should care and do something about, or it is ignored and never reaches the news agenda.
I cannot recall an election where politicians have not said it was the most important in a generation. We all remember the slogans — “Last chance to save the pound” from William Hague in 2001, or “Last chance to save the NHS” from every single Labour campaign since 1950.