India’s communications satellite GSAT-16 was put on a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by the European launcher Ariane 5 VA221, from the Kourou space port in French Guiana.
India has eased foreign direct investment rules for the construction sector in an effort to attract more money into the country to build new hotels, housing and townships.
Kerala strongly opposed the Union government’s plan to interlink state rivers Pampa and Achenkovil with Vaipar in Tamil Nadu, holding that there was no excess water in rivers in the state.
Defence projects worth Rs. 80,000 crore were cleared by the government. The decisions were taken following a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
China launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe