NEW DELHI: More than 43,000 persons died in mishaps because they were not wearing helmet. The exact figure was 43,600 in the country in the year 2018.
Similarly, the figure of deaths due to non-compliance of the seat belt rule in four-wheelers was 24,400. The figure of deaths due to riders not using helmet was highest in Uttar Pradesh and followed by Maharashtra.
Also, pillion riders on two-wheelers who died because they were not wearing helmet, was over 15,360. The government figures suggest that the deaths for not wearing seat belts saw a decline compared to 2017.
[September 17, 2019 NewsBits.in]
NEW DELHI: The Chandrayaan 2, an ambitious project that cost Rs 978 crore, has failed to meet its objective and couldn't land on moon.
Just before it was about to land, the connection was lost. The ISRO ground station lost its contact when lander Vikram was just 2.1 km above the moon (lunar surface).
The scientists were in tears. However, PM Narendra Modi said that it was a great effort and that the country stands behind its scientists.
Modi said that India is proud of our scientists. "They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!"
[September 7, 2019 NewsBits.in]
MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court asked why Vernon Gonsalves kept the book 'War and Peace' at his home.
Surprising it may seem but the judge asked Gonsalves to explain why kept the book which was about 'war in another country' at his house.
Justice Sarang Kotwal who was hearing the bail plea of Gonsalves and activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, asked the question. Gonsalves is an accused in Bhima Koregaon case and prosecution had submitted 'incriminating material' recovered from his place when he was arrested last year.
Gonsalves' counsel said that keeping books and CDs doesn't make him a terrorist or member of a Maoist outfit. The judge, however, said that Gonsalves must explain why he kept it at home.
[August 28, 2019 NewsBits.in]