News for the day – 3 December 2019

Headlines

  • Rajya Sabha passes the SPG Bill. HM Amit Shah says ‘This Bill hasn’t been brought keeping in mind the Gandhi Family. There’s no connection between the two’

  • TN Chief Minister EPS visits the Mettupalayam tragedy site

  • The State Govt. must provide Government job to the family members of the deceased : MK Stalin

  • Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan representing Muslim parties sacked from further appearance in Ayodhya review : Bar & Bench

  • Chennai Engineer Shanmuga Subramanian (@Ramanean) on his twitter handle shares that NASA has credited him for locating the Vikram Lander debris

  • The Chandrayaan2 Vikram lander debris has been found by our NASA Moon mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter : NASA

  • The Govt has taken care of Article 370 without creating any new problems in Jammu and Kashmir : PM Modi in Jharkhand

  • Major fire breaks out at sand mining baron Sekar Reddy’s office in T.Nagar, Chennai

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation Launches Round 4 of Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN. Focus on Priority Regions NorthEast Region, Hilly States, J&K, Ladakh, and Islands

  • A proud moment for Indian Navy, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi created history as the first woman Naval pilot

  • Delhi Commission for Women, Chairperson, Swati Maliwal is on an indefinite strike at Jantar Mantar. She has also written to PM Modi over crimes against women in the country

  • Leaders pay tributes to Bharat Ratna, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of Independent India on his birth anniversary

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‘Provide Government job to the family members’ : MK Stalin

  • DMK President MK Stalin met the family members of the 17 people who were killed in a house collapse at Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu.
  • He demanded the State Government must provide Government job to the family members of the deceased.
  • He said the Rs 4 lakh solatium announced by the TN CM to the kin of the each of the deceased is not enough.

In Lok Sabha today DMK MP Kanimozhi demanded better facilities for students in hostels

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Rajya Sabha passes the SPG Bill. HM Amit Shah says ‘This Bill hasn’t been brought keeping in mind the Gandhi Family’

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Pic Courtesy : RSTV
  • This Bill hasn’t been brought keeping in mind the Gandhi Family. There’s no connection between the two. The SPG has been taken away after proper threat assessment on them.
  • The Special Protection Group isn’t just for the security of the PM, it will also take care of the communications, the health, the bugging in his office and home and further more.
  • The SPG is formed by CRPF, ITBP, SSF, police and other such forces. I want to tell everyone that these three protectees are being protected by people who’ve been part of the SPG even today.
  • Chandrasekhar Ji’s security was taken away as well. VP Singh’s security, too, was taken away. Narsimha Rao went through the same. IK Gujral, too, went through it.
  • Recently, Manmohan Singh Ji’s security was reduced as well. Congress did not do anything or raise any voice.
  • Laws should be same for everyone; it can’t be specially made for just one family. We aren’t against the family, we’re against family-ism.

The Chandrayaan2 Vikram lander debris has been found : NASA

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This image shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. “S” indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian. This portion of the Narrow Angle Camera mosaic was made from images M1328074531L/R and M1328081572L/R acquired Nov. 11.
Credits: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University.

The Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander was targeted for a highland smooth plain about 600 kilometers from the south pole; unfortunately the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with their lander shortly before the scheduled touchdown (Sept. 7 in India, Sept. 6 in the United States).  Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team released the first mosaic (acquired Sept. 17) of the site on Sept. 26 and many people have downloaded the mosaic to search for signs of Vikram. Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris. After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images. When the images for the first mosaic were acquired the impact point was poorly illuminated and thus not easily identifiable. Two subsequent image sequences were acquired on Oct. 14 and 15, and Nov. 11. The LROC team scoured the surrounding area in these new mosaics and found the impact site (70.8810°S,  22.7840°E, 834 m elevation) and associated debris field. The November mosaic had the best pixel scale (0.7 meter) and lighting conditions (72° incidence angle).

The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification in that first mosaic (1.3 meter pixels, 84° incidence angle). The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

Source & Pic Credit : NASA

Chennai Engineer Shanmuga Subramanian on his twitter handle shares that NASA has credited him for locating the Vikram Lander debris

Chennai Engineer, Shanmuga Subramanian, used lunar images from NASA’s Moon’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and studied them to locate the debris of the lander.

Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan says he has been sacked from Babri case

@RajeevDhavan :

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The Govt has taken care of Article 370 without creating any new problems in Jammu and Kashmir : PM Modi in Jharkhand

Addressing a rally in Jharkhand ahead of the second phase of polling on December 7, PM Modi said ‘We abolished Article 370, we have taken hard decisions. We took care of it without creating any new problems in Jammu and Kashmir’.

@narendramodi :

  • Thank you Jharkhand for the affection!
  • Here are glimpses from today’s rallies in Khunti and Jamshedpur.
  • The people of Jharkhand do not want an unstable and corrupt Government of Congress and JMM.
  • They want a development oriented government of the BJP.

 

NCP leader Supriya Sule raised the issue of social security for media personnel

@supriya_sule :

During the Zero Hour in the Parliament, I spoke about the difficult conditions in which the Reporters, Cameramen and their team have to work while covering the News.

 

Sub Lieutenant Shivangi created history as the first woman Naval pilot

A proud moment for Indian Navy, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi created history as the first woman Naval pilot. The coveted “Wings” were presented to her by VAdm AK Chawla, FOCinC (South).

As the first woman pilot to enter the naval aircraft cockpit Sub Lt Shivangi opens yet another avenue for other aspiring youngsters.A proud moment for her being shared by Vice Adm AK Chawla and her parents.

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Pic Courtesy :@indiannavy

 

India wins three more medals in athletics to take their overall tally to 23 at the South Asian Games in Nepal

@KirenRijiju : 

India won three more medals in athletics to take their overall tally to 23 at the South Asian Games in Nepal. India won gold (Sarvesh Anil KU) and silver (Chetan Balasubrahmanya) in men’s high jump while Kavita Yadav won silver in women’s 10,000m

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