December 7, 2016
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Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And  Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And  Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams & Kalpana Chawla’s Family In US + 5 Must Read Stories From Today

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is currently in the US paid his respects to Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla who died in Colombia space shuttle crash, 2003.
The Indian Prime Minister laid wreath at the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ and ‘Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial’ at the Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

The event was attended by officials from NASA, Kalpana Chawla’s husband Jean-Pierre Harrison and the family of American astronaut Sunita Williams who is also of Indian origin.

Remembering Chawla, Williams said she was a great friend and a mentor.

She was a great friend, a mentor and someone you can always sit down and have a cup of tea with. Great person,” Williams said.

She also thanked PM Modi for inviting them to visit India.

Here’re other stories that will surely intrigue your mind :

1.This Village In Kerala Has Decided To Get Future Ready And Become Carbon Neutral

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And Kalpana Chawla Family In US

On Sunday June 5, when the world marked Environment Day, a sleepy village in Kerala took a bold step towards a better future. Meenangadi in Wayanad aims to cut down carbon emissions and become the first panchayat to be free of greenhouse emissions.
The project aims to reduce and offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve carbon neutrality. As the first step, the panchayat will soon commence a carbon audit, covering 9,000 households in its limits to assess emissions from all types of human activities. Read more here

2. 70-Year-Old Hindu Priest Hacked To Death In A Month Of Attacks On Minorities In Bangladesh

A 70-year-old Hindu priest was found hacked to death western Bangladesh, with his head almost decapitated from his body, in an ongoing spate of attacks on minorities by suspected Islamists.

The body of Ananda Gopal Ganguly was found near his home in Jhenidah district after he had gone missing on his way to morning prayers. Investigators have said the killings bore the hallmarks of recent attacks by Islamist extremists who have carried out 10 other similar killings in the last 10 weeks.

3. Filmmakers Are Making Movies In Dying Languages To Keep Them Alive For The Next Generation

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Here, the language is the hero.

In Madurai, 70-year-old V K Neelarao is desperately trying to keep his mother tongue Saurashtram alive, spending his money to direct films in it, releasing his movies to “sometimes housefull, sometimes empty” shows at theatres.
He has earlier produced a feature film -starring his family and friends -and though he has never managed to break even, he refuses to give up, insisting on giving his language a voice among the 200-odd Tamil films that hit the box office every year.

Though statistics claim on fifth of the population of Madurai speaks Saurashtram, a mix of Gujarati and Tamil, Neelarao says that no one knows the real number. Read more here

4. Ganja Worth Rs 75 Lakh Fond In A Tamil Nadu Rived Bed!

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Ganja valued at around Rs 75 lakh and meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was seized today from a dry river bed near Veepankulami village in Ramanathapuram district, police said. Acting on a tip off, police rushed to the spot in the village and found 158 kg of ganja packed in 170 bags buried in the river bed. Investigations are on in this regard, police said.
5. Fifty Years Ago On 6/6/66, The Economy Of India Changed Forever

Modiji Meets Sunita Williams And Kalpana Chawla Family In US

Half a century ago, June 6, 1966 – or 6/6/66 – turned out to be a defining day in independent India’s economic history. It was the day on which Indira Gandhi devalued the rupee by 36.5%, increasing the dollar’s value against it by 57.4%. The move sparked bitter, nationwide criticism.

In both politics and economics, 1966 was India’s annus horribilis. On January 11, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri – a popular, respected figure – died of a heart attack at Tashkent, and was replaced by Indira. Apparently, the Congress party old guard had conspired to install an inexperienced person, so they could call the shots.

Indira’s inheritance in 1966 was onerous. Drought had ravaged foodgrain crops, forcing India to import rice and wheat for the first time. This was easier said than done, for India’s foreign exchange reserves were sparse. In 1965, with imports of Rs 2,194 crore and exports of only Rs 1,264 crore, India’s trade deficit of Rs 930 crore was the highest during the sixties.

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