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Japan Launches World’s Biggest Transport Spaceship For Space Station

  • Japan launched an unmanned spacecraft towards the International Space Station after a fire early this month delayed the mission. The H-2B rocket lifted off at 1:05 am local time (1605 GMT Tuesday) with cargo vessel Kounotori8, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    The launch took place from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan.
  • Public broadcaster NHK cited Mitsubishi Heavy as saying the fire was likely ignited by static electricity generated when liquid oxygen from the rocket came into contact with heat-resistant material on the launch pad.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

  • It is strategic airlift cargo aircraft designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukrainian SSR within the Soviet Union during the 1980s.
  • The single example built has the Ukrainian civil registration UR-82060. A second airframe with a slightly different configuration.

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Agriminister Narendra Singh Tomar Launches CHC Farm Machinery And Krishikisan App In New Delhi

  • The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched 2 mobile apps named CHC Farm Machinery andKrishiKisan App for geotagging purposes in New Delhi for easy access of technical agricultural equipments at farmers’ doorstep.

Key Points:

  • CHC Farm Machinery App: Narendra Singh Tomar launched the CHC Farm Machinery App for the farmers to connect with the Custom Hiring Centers(CHC) located within 50km radius. So far, more than 40,000 custom hiring service centers have been registered on this mobile app with over 1,20,000 agricultural machineries & equipment rented. This app is already available to the custom service provides for registration and uploading purposes.
  • KrishiKisan App: Through this app, farmer will be provided with information about high-yielding crops and seeds in their nearby area. It helps in geo-tagging and geo-fencing of crop and also gives weather forecast messages to farmers.
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