In 2012, in a case that prompted nationwide protests, Jyoti Singh Pandey, 23, was gang raped by six men on a moving bus in Delhi. It was one in just under 25,000 rapes reported across the country that year. By 2016, that number had shot up to about 40,000, according to government statistics. … [Read more...] about How a child rape revealed the problems facing modern India
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There is so much fear inside me, and I feel that this is all wrong and it should never happen. The punishment should be delivered hand to hand, there should not be any delays and the cases should not go on for years. People like these [the culprits] should be hanged. … [Read more...] about India’s problem with rape: Do women feel safe?
Russia is a signatory to the Paris Agreement on controlling greenhouse-gas emissions, but the official Russian response to climate change has at times been slow. This summer, dozens of Russian cities were covered with smoke from wildfires that swept through the Arctic region. … [Read more...] about Record high temperatures cast gloom over festive season in Moscow
At a news conference Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan said that the government has approved a third lunar mission. The mission, named Chandrayaan-3 — which means "moon vehicle" in Sanskrit — will include a new propulsion module, moon lander and rover, Sivan said. … [Read more...] about Months after failed lunar landing, India reveals plan for third moon mission
Landing on the lunar surface is a complex maneuver fraught with challenges and had earlier been described by ISRO head Sivan as "15 minutes of terror." It involves reducing the velocity at which the lander comes down to ensure a touchdown so soft that it prevents damage, tilting or crashing. Only about half the 38 attempts to land on the moon have been successful. … [Read more...] about India’s Moon Mission Suffers Setback as it Loses Contact With Landing Craft