The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the postponement of its much-awaited second lunar mission — Chandrayaan 2. The mission was expected to be launched in October this year but ISRO says it will now conduct it in the first quarter of 2019. READ MORE: India's Manned Spaceflight Plan Gets Boost With Astronaut Escape Feature Trial "We are aiming to launch the mission on January 3 next year, but the window to land on the lunar surface is open until March 2019. Chandrayaan-2 mission is the most complex mission attempted by ISRO so far. The mission has three components — orbiter, lander, and rover. We set up a committee of eminent scientists from across the country which studied the project and suggested changes. It is nothing less than the Apollo mission," ISRO Chairman K. Sivan told reporters in Bengaluru. © AFP 2019 / ARUN … [Read more...] about India’s Second Moon Mission as Complex as NASA’s Apollo Mission – Space Agency
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DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was upset when he missed four of 12 free throws in the first three quarters of Saturday night’s game against Toronto. Then, he went 7 for 7 from the line in the fourth quarter as Dallas built on its one-point lead and the Mavericks went on to beat the Raptors 110-102. “I don’t expect to make all of them, but I want to make all of them,” Doncic said Doncic finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds, including a career-best 15 free throws in a career-high 19 attempts. “(Doncic) can do it all,” said guard Fred VanVleet, who scored 24 points for Toronto. “He’s a threat at every level, mid-range and 3, and kicking out to his teammates. Thought we did a good job on him tonight, just couldn’t keep him off the free throw line. Raptors coach Nick Nurse seemed tired of seeing Doncic at the line. “I thought that he got all his points from the foul line. I thought he was treated very well tonight,” Nurse … [Read more...] about Doncic scores 26 points, leads Mavs past Raptors 110-102
Video PlayerClose JERUSALEM, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israel's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.1 percent on an annualized basis in the third quarter of 2019, according to a report released Sunday by the state's Central Bureau of Statistics. This is a relatively high increase in Israel's growth pace, after a moderate 0.8-percent rise in the second quarter. The data showed an increase of 2.8 percent in private consumption in the third quarter, or a slight 0.8-percent increase in private consumption per capita, compared with a decrease of 2.5 percent in the second quarter. The Israeli GDP per capita rose by 2.1 percent in the third quarter, after a 0.9-percent decline in April-June period. The increase in growth was mainly affected by the surge in vehicle purchases and the expenses of the Israeli government. The data also showed that Israeli imports of goods and services rose by 1.9 percent in the third quarter this year, following a 2.5-percent increase in the second quarter. On … [Read more...] about Israel’s GDP sees 4.1-pct increase in Q3: report
“It is too early to say if the slowdown in the economy has bottomed out. Also, it is too early to say whether Asia’s third-largest economy would be able to stick to its fiscal deficit targets,” said a top source in the Indian finance ministry. The statement came against the backdrop of subdued economic activity in July-September, which clearly indicated that the slowdown has actually intensified in comparison to last year. The impact was seen on country’s growth numbers in the second quarter of 2019 and also other macro data. Domestic car sales fell by 37 percent in the third quarter year-on-year, indicating weakness in a sector which provides a considerable amount of employment. Additionally, Indian Railways' passenger rail traffic witnessed negative growth (-2.1percent) in the third quarter. Stirrings were also felt in the financial sector, where bank lending to industry grew only 2.7 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, compared with 6.5 … [Read more...] about Has Asia’s Third-Largest Economy Just Slipped Into a Downward Spiral?
DENVER (AP) — Falling into a 12-0 hole less than three minutes in brought back unpleasant memories for the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young rewrote the ending with another big game. The second-year point guard scored 15 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 assists to lead Atlanta over the Denver Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday night. Young finished seven points shy of his career high set March 1 against Chicago last season. He was 13 of 21 from the field and finished 8 for 13 on 3-pointers to flip the script on the Hawks’ last visit to Denver. The Nuggets scored the first 13 points on their way to a 45-point rout of Atlanta last November, but this time the Hawks pushed back. “We didn’t want the same thing to happen again,” Young said. “We wanted to get back rolling.” Jabari Parker had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Alex Len scored 17 for the Hawks, who played most of the second half without guard Kevin Huerter. Huerter was hurt … [Read more...] about Young scores season-high 42 as Hawks beat Nuggets 125-121
Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. Talk of that UCLA football resurgence may have been premature.UCLA FOOTBALLRemember when UCLA won three games in a row, and fans thought maybe the program had turned a corner? Remember when Bruins fans were excited that the team could reach the Rose Bowl game? Remember when Bruins fans thought, while it would be tough to beat Utah, it was certainly possible, and seemed almost likely after the offense began clicking the last three weeks? Remember all of that? Keep that memory, because here is what happened Saturday:Utah 49, UCLA 3. Advertisement That’s not a misprint. Let me run that again for you: Utah 49, UCLA 3. To paraphrase Harry Doyle in “Major League,” “That’s all we got, three lousy points?”UCLA (4-6 overall, 4-3 Pac-12) had won three consecutive games against average-to-good teams but did not stack up against one of the nation’s best. Now the Bruins’ margin for error in reaching a … [Read more...] about The Sports Report: UCLA tries to cash in, gets reality check instead