Beijing China : Propelling bilateral tensions further between New Delhi and Beijing by rolling out provocative statements, the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times has warned that India "could face military pressure" from China, Pakistan or even Nepal if tensions along the border continue to escalate.Quoting Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, an editorial published in the state newspaper on Wednesday said, "India has engaged in border disputes with China, Pakistan and Nepal at the same time. As Pakistan is a reliable strategic partner of China, and Nepal also has close ties with China, and both of them are key partners under the China proposed Belt and Road Initiative, if India escalates border tensions, it could face military pressure from two or even three fronts, which is far beyond India''s military capability and this might lead to a disastrous defeat for India."
Megan Fox is one of the most talked about women in the world, and from her Hollywood life and beauty secrets to her rumoured relationships, she never fails to make viral news.It was a serious matter that saw her name propelled into the headlines recently however, with the internet taking against Hollywood directors as Megan s comments from a 2009 interview resurfaced.
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Patti Smith has covered some of the best and brightest talents of the music world, lending her unique vocal and impassioned performance to tracks from esteemed artists like Ramones, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, and many more. The singer who initially found fame following her mix of poetry and the new punk ethos that was beginning to swell around the trash filled streets of New York, soon established herself as a far more encompassing artist. While her album Horses would propel Smith into the relative limelight, it was her unstoppable artistic drive which endeared her to so many ''s hearts and continues to see her as a champion of punk spirit and creative endurance. Yet it is her ability to express another artist ''s work that shows her true power.
A team of scientists have made a path breaking discovery that could greatly improve performances of electronic items.The pioneering work by the team, published in Nature Materials, could usher in a revolutionary development in materials science, opening exciting new directions, both theoretical and experimental.
By the late 1800s, Britain s national rail system had sprouted from one line to reach across Great Britain, propelling cargo and passengers alike. By the looks of it, you d think Britain s railways had been expanding for over a century. The inaugural Liverpool Manchester route only launched in the 1830s and it was a period of Railway Mania in the coming decades which saw massive amounts of investment poured into the industry. Investors came out of nowhere to propose new tracks just as their American adventurists counterparts rushed to California to find gold. By 1880, British rail business was booming. Space was being traversed unlike any time before.Rail travel not only rapidly shaped how people in Europe saw travel more broadly, but how they perceived space and time itself. A 1939 Quarterly Review article alludes to the establishment of a UK wide rail system, which would see the whole population of the country at once advance en masse, and their chairs nearer to the fireside of their metropolis by two thirds of the time which now separates them from it. With the railway one could travel to and from Manchester with a quickness hitherto unseen, but the true exploitation of space is how the train traveler perceives their journey.
NEW DELHI : Amid the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked officials to work towards ensuring round the clock supply of power to all consumers.At a meeting to review the power sector and the impact of covid 19 pandemic on it, he also discussed various long term reforms for enhancing sustainability, resilience, and efficiency of the sector, an official release said. Underlining the significance of the power sector in propelling country s economy, Modi stressed on the need for effective enforcement of contracts for attracting private investments during the meeting, which was among others attended by home minister Amit Shah, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and minister of state for power, skill and NRE R.K. Singh, it said.
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Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
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The Elon Musk led SpaceX has completed a series of static fire engine tests of its new passenger spacecraft, Crew Dragon, paving the way for an in flight launch escape demonstration. In April, during a similar set of engine tests, the spacecraft experienced an anomaly which led to an explosion and loss of the vehicle. In the following months, a team made up of SpaceX and NASA personnel determined that a slug of liquid propellant in the high flow helium pressurisation system unexpectedly caused a titanium ignition event resulting in an explosion.Based on that investigation''s findings and months of testing, SpaceX redesigned components of the system to eliminate the possibility of slugs entering the high flow pressurisation system.
Ethereum (ETH) has been trapped beneath its near term resistance level at $190 for over a month and has shown few clear signs of gaining any notable momentum that will allow it to decisively propel past this level.Analysts are now noting, however, that Ethereum may be nearing the apex of a bullish flag formation that could send its pricing surging higher in the near term, meaning that it may soon decisively break above its long held resistance level at $190 and target a movement up towards $200.
The awards, with a total value of $43.2 million, are the fourth in a series of Tipping Point contracts from NASA s Space Technology Mission Directorate that support work for up to three years on technologies ranging from propellant production to avionics. Winning companies will also contribute their own funds to the projects, with a minimum percentage based on the size of the company. These promising technologies are at a tipping point in their development, meaning NASA s investment is likely the extra push a company needs to significantly mature a capability, Jim Reuter, NASA associate administrator for space technology, said in an agency statement announcing the contracts. These are important technologies necessary for sustained exploration of the moon and Mars.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday thanked Indians in the country and abroad for the support it received after the space agency lost contact with the lander of the second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, minutes before touchdown on the lunar surface on September 7. "Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!" ISRO said in a tweet. #ISRO #VikramLander #Chandrayaan2 #NarendraModi #Modi #KSivan #DRDO #ISRO-DRDO
Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday expressed its gratitude for the support it received after it lost contact with the Vikram lander during its Moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, earlier this month.
The launch, scheduled to take place at 6:33 AM JST, instead was officially scrubbed at around 4:34 AM JST due to a fire on the mobile launcher upon which the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H IIB rocket was sitting ready for launch. The fire began at 3:05 AM JST according to Tamura, and efforts began immediately to extinguish it immediately, with the fire finally being completely put out (as far as JAXA and MHI can tell) by 5:10 AM JST.So far, all that is known about the fire is that it occurred in a small hole in the platform located between the third and fourth solid propellant boosters, which is designed to provide a venting channel for fire put out by the rocket 's engines when it 's operating normally during launch. This aperture is made of metal, and surrounded by fire retardant materials, which makes it very unlikely for it to catch fire normally. Both Tamura and Fujita confirmed that this specific situation has not happened previously with any prior launches.
High blood sugar levels in diabetics slowly attack the artery walls and facilitate deposits of cholesterol. The ensuing lipid rich plaques can block arteries in the heart, brain, and legs, raising the risks of heart attack, stroke, and claudication with possible amputation.In theory, high blood sugar levels may impair the capacity of heart cells to contract and propel blood throughout the body, leading to heart failure. However, whether patients with diabetes are at greater risk of developing heart failure when suffering a heart attack has not been extensively studied.
The global virtual reality in gaming market is expected to reach approximately USD 48 billion by the end of 2028 with 30% CAGR during the forecast period 2019 2028.The market for VR in gaming is propelled by factors including, increasing disposable income of people worldwide and continuous improvement in existing gaming technologies including, 3D effects, motion tracking, and interactive graphics for drawing user s attention. With the increase in the spending capacity of people, people are demanding new sources of entertainment and VR games offer a unique way of entertainment.