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UN GlobalSat: Naming After Abdul Kalam, a Befitting Tribute to Astrophysicist

In a befitting tribute to the former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a UN-sponsored global satellite will be named after him. The satellite, GlobalSat, is an effort of 150 partner nations for observation of Earth and Disaster Risk Reduction and the decision to name it after Dr Kalam came when Milind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS (Canada-Europe-US-Asia) headquartered in ...

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China; Japan Too Jolted, 39 Injured

At least two people were killed and around 54 injured in China when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit south-west China’s Sichuan province at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong town, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Soon another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan injuring 39 so far and many ...

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Japan Niigata region rocked by 6M earthquake, a day after LA jolt

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Japan’s Niigata prefecture on Sunday morning, with strong tremor being felt in Tokyo, said a meteorological agency. The epicentre was at 35.8 degrees north latitude and 140.1 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 80 km, Xinhua reported citing the agency. USGS, however, put the intensity at 4.5 magnitude, which not ...

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