1. 5 Rafale jets inducted in IAF, 4 jets to arrive next month
India conducted the induction ceremony of 5 Rafale jets at the Ambala airbase in Haryana. The event was carried out in the presence of India and France’s defence ministers. 5 jets are now in service in the IAF and 4 more will arrive next month
2. Maharashtra Governor expresses displeasure over demolition of Kangana’s office
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyatri has joined the Sena-Ranaut controversy by expressing his strong displeasure over Maharashtra government’s move of demolishing actress Kangana Ranaut’s office without providing her any prior legal notice.
3. UK witnesses 50% rise in alcohol consumption during pandemic
Amid the rising number of COVID 19 cases in the UK, the citizens have started consuming more alcohol than ever as of result of undergoing anxiety and depression. The country witnessed a 50% rise in the consumption
4. Joe Biden attacks Trump for hiding crucial information from citizens
After president Trump admitted the he intentionally ‘played down the COVID 19 threat’ when questioned by a group of journalists, Joe Biden, US presidential candidate, cast a sharp verbal attack on Trump blaming him for the deaths of millions. Trump in his defense said that he took this decision to keep panic at bay
5. US Spacecraft to be named after Kalpana Chawla
An American commercial cargo spacecraft of the International Space Station has been named after NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the first India-born woman to enter space.
An American global aerospace and defence technology company, Northrop Grumman announced that its next Cygnus capsule will be named the “S.S. Kalpana Chawla”, to remember the mission specialist who died with her six crewmates aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.