Delhi HC notice to Centre on plea in Jamia violence
Monday, February 17, 2020, 8:59 PM
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices on a petition filed by a Jamia Millia Islamia student seeking compensation of Rs 2 crore for injuries he sustained during December-15 violence. In the petition, student named Shayyan Mujeeb asserted that he received injuries after the protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act turned violent. Mujeeb contended that he spent over Rs 2.5 Lakh on medical treatment.
Delhi AQI turns very poor, thunderstorms likely soon
Monday, February 17, 2020, 8:57 PM
The pollution level in the national capital on Monday stood in the "very poor" category as the Met forecast thunderstorm with lightning by Wednesday. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 303, said the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Major pollutants such as PM 2.5 and PM 10 in the city docked 123 and 234, respectively.
Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings
Monday, February 17, 2020, 8:56 PM
A cargo ship rocketed toward the International-Space-Station carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings. Northrop Grumman launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia seashore. The nearly 4-ton shipment should arrive at the orbiting lab Tuesday. It took three tries over the past week to get the Antares rocket off the pad, with it finally taking flight at 3:21-p.m. an auspicious 3-2-1.