ISRO plans to set up telescope on the moon
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has planned to set up a telescope on the moon. This development will certainly take India's space astronomy research a step forward.
"As a follow-on mission to Astrosat, discussions are in progress with an international body, regarding setting up of a telescope on moon," said ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar.
At present, the organisation is exploring various possibilities of operating this scientific observation capability, analogous to the one in Handley in West Virginia, US, remotely controlled at Bengaluru.
Last September, ISRO launched Astrosat, the country's first astronomical satellite with two telescopes.
India is now the fifth largest carmaker in the world
India is now the fifth largest carmaker in the world, with over 25.7 lakh cars manufactured in 2016 till date. India overtook South Korea to take this position.
Germany, Japan, the USA and China are still ahead of India.
Last year, South Korea manufactured 45.5 lakh cars while India had produced 41.2 lakh.
Reports from the Korean market suggest that India could retain this spot next year as well, since the industry there is facing a slump, which has resulted in a dramatic fall in both its domestic and export markets.
Denying sex to husband for long period is ground for divorce: Delhi HC ruling
Denying sex to husband for a long time without any justification amounts to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce, Delhi High Court has said.
The verdict came on a petition by a husband seeking divorce, complaining that his wife had subjected him to mental cruelty by not allowing him to have physical relations for four-and-a-half-years though she was not suffering from any physical disability.
While allowing the husband's appeal, the high court granted a decree of divorce to him noting that the wife in a trial court had not specifically denied the allegation.
China to sign $24 billion in loans to Bangladesh as Xi visits
China is set to sign off on loans worth over $24 billion to Bangladesh during President Xi Jinping's visit on October 14, Dhaka's biggest foreign credit line to date that will help it build power plants, a seaport and railways.
Xi's trip, the first by a Chinese president in 30 years, is aimed at boosting China's involvement in infrastructure projects at a time when India is pushing investments of its own in Bangladesh.
Sharp fall in food prices pushes retail inflation to 4.31% in India
India's retail inflation eased sharply to 4.31% in September, the slowest in more than a year, from 5.05% from August, mainly on account of a sharp fall in food prices.
Not only does it make the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) look prescient, it also gives the central bank room to contemplate another rate cut, especially in the backdrop of the contraction of industrial output in August.
Food inflation slowed to 3.88% in September from 5.91% in August as prices of vegetables and pulses fell.
This is the second consecutive month in which retail inflation has eased.