Pioneer 10 space craft have sent back some faint signals, on its journey to the edge of our solar system. Though voyager has over taken pioneer, still the pioneer brothers (10 and 11) will remain a major milestone in scientific history. Science hardly ceases to wonder us.
On one hand where america is preparing the missile defence systems, Indian defence minister George Fernandes has told the parliament, that Government is taking efforts to protect the country from possible nuclear and biological attacks. Its a welcome change to see that steps are being taken for the protection of the people, in the event of such happenings
George Fernandes had earlier created a furore by stating china to be india’s potential threat no.1. After one humiliating defeat in the hand of chinese, no defence minister can be complacent about the security of India.
Came accross an article which throws some light on the role of eroticism in our culture. A nice read.
As per a bbc report, police come in top of the corruption list in South Asia. The survey conducted in five countries took into account seven basic public services offered by the countries. Interestingly, Judiciary also figures in the corruption list. Though the credibility of survey is questionable (5000+ surveyed in india), the suggestion of judiciary being corrupt itself rings alarm bell.
In a post cold war era, america still is going ahead with the missile defence project. The lone protest has come from russia, where as rest of the nations have opted to keep mum. Is america right in setting up a missile defence system, if its for its defence. Isnt north korea then justified in working on its nuclear programme?
Bihar is in news, for a reasons other than notoriety. US firm intends to invest in a project to generate power from Garbage processing. It is menations that as per the firm this will be the first of its kind in asia, which seems to be refutable. Banglore Mahanagar palike also seems to have plans for the same.For those interested in the technical aspects of generating power from garbage, here’s an article from green-trust.
Three people were sentenced to death for conspiring with terrorists. Though the sentence can be challenged in higher courts, this incident will be bringing forth the discussion about capital punishment. Capital punishment, which is rare in india was last carried out in 1989, when Satwant singh and Kehar singh were hanged for the assassination of Ms. Indira Gandhi.
Indian Government is planning to link all the major rivers by 2016. After an initial estimate of 30 years for this project, the Government scaled the project timescale to 14 years. Given the scale of the project, it remains to see if the government will achive this by the time frame given.
I would imagine that such a project will help our agriculture, tackle untimely draught and flood, and also open up transport routes, in addition to the employment it will generate. Way to go.
I didnt know Narendra Modi had a website, until I read this article in Times of India. Not only is his site working(i visited his site), its also upto date. He seems to be more in touch with technology than the opposition members.Congress will soon be a antique political party, unless they wake up to the present.