- Nasa’s Lucy mission
A spacecraft has launched from Cape Canaveral on a mission to uncover “the fossils” of the Solar System.
The Lucy probe will head out to the orbit of Jupiter to study two groups of asteroids that run in swarms ahead of, and behind, the gas giant. (Source: bbc.com)
- Gandhiji’s 152nd birth anniversary
The UAE’s iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated with images of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary on October 2.
The skyscraper was lit with colorful LED display that honoured Gandhiji’s journey and commemorated his 152nd birth anniversary. (Source: news18)
- Zojila tunnel
India’s longest road tunnel, and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel – The Zojila tunnel, under construction in Jammu and Kashmir, is a 14.15 km long tunnel located at an altitude of about 3,000 m. The tunnel is situated under the Zojila Pass on NH-1. (Source: The Quint)
- Fumio Kishida
Japan’s former foreign minister Fumio Kishida is set to replace Yoshihide Suga as prime minister after he won the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership vote on Wednesday. (Source: The Indian Express)
- Samudra Shakti
Indian Naval ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Jakarta, Indonesia on September 18 to participate in the third edition of bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ with the Indonesian Navy. (Source: indiatoday.in)
- Inspiration4 amateur astronauts return to Earth
Four amateur astronauts have splashed down successfully in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space. They are the first all-civilian team ever to orbit the Earth. The crew left on a SpaceX capsule from Florida on Wednesday, and landed off the state’s coast on Saturday. (Source: bbc.com)
- The Gulf of Mannar
A large shallow bay forming part of the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean with an average depth of 5.8m. It lies between the west coast of Sri Lanka and the southeastern tip of India. Denmark & Tamil Nadu has partnered to create an energy island in the Gulf of Mannar (Source: Wikipedia)
- Avani Lekhara
Avani Lekhara is an Indian Paralympian and rifle shooter. She won a gold medal in 10m air rifle standing and a bronze medal in 50m air rifle standing at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. (Source: The Indian Express)
- ICGS Vigraha
The 98 meters offshore patrol vessel has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Ltd and is fitted with advanced technology Radars, Navigation and Communication Equipment, Sensor and Machinery capable of operating in tropical sea conditions. (Source: ZEE News)
- Panjshir Valley
The Panjshir Valley, Valley of the Five Lions is in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River. The valley is home to more than 100,000 people, including Afghanistan’s largest concentration of ethnic Tajiks.
- Runaway Elephants Are Going Home
A herd of elephants is close to returning to its natural habitat after spending nearly four months trekking across southwestern China and making themselves social media stars. (Source: vice.com/)
- Neeraj Chopra wins gold medal
Neeraj Chopra on Saturday clinched a gold medal with a stunning throw of 87.5m in the men’s javelin throw final at the Tokyo Olympics. With the win, Neeraj became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics (Source: The Indian Express).