A European Space Agency mission to make unprecedented close-up observations of the Sun is due for launch.
By studying the solar radiation much closer to its source, scientists aim to transform their understanding of 'space weather'.
This could pave the way for making much more accurate forecasts, so that Earth can prepare for bad space weather.
The observations it will collect will be far more detailed than in previous solar missions because it has an unprecedented array of sensitive cameras, telescopes and sensors recording and measuring different wavelengths of light, such as X-rays and radio waves, as well as the various components of solar wind.
Global cancer rates could rise by 60 per cent over the next 20 years, according to WHO report
India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018,which said that one in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in 15 will die of the disease.
Cancer patterns in India are dominated by a high burden of tobacco-related head and neck cancers, particularly oral cancer, in men and of cervical cancer in women, which are associated with lower economic strata.
The burden of cancer types, such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer, associated with overweight and obesity, lower levels of physical activity are associated with higher socio-economic status.
The Seattle City Council, one of the most powerful city councils in the U.S., has unanimously passed a resolution condemning India’s recently-enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The resolution urges the Parliament of India to uphold the Indian Constitution by repealing the CAA, and to stop the National Register of Citizens, and take steps towards helping refugees by ratifying various UN treaties on refugees.
A report by Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has pulled up the Army for deficiencies in the provision of special clothing, rations and housing for troops in high-altitude areas, including Siachen.
There were delays of up to four years in the procurement of high-altitude clothing and equipment, leading to an acute shortage of essential clothing and equipment.
The CAG said Indian National Defence University (INDU), proposed by the Kargil Review Committee in 1999, was yet to fructify, even as the project cost had been revised from ?395 crore to ?4,007.22 crore.