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LIVING PLANET REPORT 2020 REVEALS HUMANS DEVASTATING IMPACT ON NATURE

The Living Planet Report 2020, reveals that nature is being lost at an alarming rate due to human activities. It shows our relationship with nature is broken. 2020 has been the year that has forced us to stop. A global pandemic, extreme weather conditions, forest fires etc.

INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TESTED HYPERSONIC MISSILE TECHNOLOGY

India in a technological breakthrough successfully tested an indigenously developed (that is developed entirely in India) hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV). The test was conducted from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast on September 7, 2020. These weapons can travel six times faster than the speed of sound (Mach6 that is speed of 7,408 kilometer per hour) and penetrate any missile defence.

HAISHEEN TYPHOON BATTERED JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA AND HEADS TO NORTH KOREA

Powerful Typhoon Haishen battered the Asian nations – Japan and South Korea causing major damage to both the countries. The typhoon is categorized as Category 4 storm which means that properly constructed framed houses could suffer severe damage to roof and exterior walls.

MOON’S POLES ARE RUSTING – CHANDRAYAAN 1

ISRO’s PSLV is considered to be one of the world’s most reliable launchers. Chandrayaan 1 was launched aboard PSLV C – 11 on October 22nd, 2008. This launcher was also used later in 2013 to launch March Orbiter Mission.

IPL 2020 KICKS OFF ON SEPTEMBER 19 IN UAE

The IPL Governing Council announced the schedule for Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 to be held in United Arab Emirates. The 13th edition of IPL will take place in UAE from September 19 to November 10, that is a total of 53 days which is three days longer than last two sessions.