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'Not your fault, judgement delivered in English': Giriraj Singh mocks Pakistan for tweeting 'big win' in Jadhav case


New Delhi: "Not your fault... judgement delivered in English," Union Minister Giriraj Singh took a witty jibe at Pakistan for claiming "big win" in Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

On Wednesday, Singh mocked the neighbouring country Pakistan after its government official Twitter handle tweeted, "Big win for Pakistan. India's demand of release and repatriation of Kulbhushan Jadhav rejected by ICJ. Kulbhushan Verdict." Following which, Singh tweeted, "Not your fault... judgement delivered in English." This comes after the ICJ on Wednesday continued its stay on the execution of the Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, held in a Pakistani jail on allegations of spying, and called for an effective review and reconsideration of the conviction.

Apart from Singh, Twitterati also took an opportunity to come up with multiple replies to Pakistan government's tweet in their wittiest way. Here are some of the reactions: A Twitter user said, "Bhai verdict English May hoga, in logo ko samjhane may time lagega." "Reaction of Pakistan People right now," another user tweeted along with a meme.

"Besides being masters of terrorism, they are also masters of illiteracy. Can't even read the judgement correctly. The same guys were openly claiming victory just a few hours before a humiliating surrender in Dacca in 1971," a Twitter user said. "Terror Conditioned Brains" in Pakistan think differently," another user tweeted. Jadhav, 49, was purportedly "arrested" from Balochistan by Pakistani security forces on March 3, 2016, after he allegedly entered the country from Iran, as claimed by Islamabad.

India has held that Pakistan, which faces several problems on its border with Iran, has been using Jadhav's case to blame India for its problems in Balochistan. It has used proxy groups such as Jaish al Adl against Iran, while Iranian officials have spoken of Pakistan's sponsorship of terror activities along the Iran-Pakistan border. It was on March 25, 2016, that then Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, had informed the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad of Jadhav's "arrest." Since then, Pakistan has not offered any explanation as to why Islamabad took over three weeks to inform the Indian High Commissioner about Jadhav's arrest.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on April 11, 2017. Following this, India on May 8, 2017, approached the ICJ against Pakistan "for egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963" in the matter. India alleged that Pakistan is in breach of Article 36(1) (b) of the Vienna Convention, which obliged Pakistan to inform India of the arrest of Jadhav "without delay".

 



Karnataka Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy says he will withdraw resignation, vote in favour of government


Bengaluru: In some relief to the embattled coalition government in Karnataka, Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy Wednesday said he has decided to withdraw his resignation from the assembly and will vote in favour of the trust vote to be sought by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

I will take part in the assembly session tomorrow and vote in favour of the party. I will continue to remain in the party and serve as MLA, he told PTI here. Reddy, a former minister, is among the 13 Congress and three JDS MLAs who have tendered their resignations while two independent legislators have withdrawn their support to the 14-month old Kumaraswamy government, leaving it tottering on the brink of collapse.

The survival of the Congress-JD(S) government hangs precariously on the eve of the trust vote with the Supreme Court Wednesday holding that the 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs, who had moved it, cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing assembly session. While most of the rebel MLAs have been staying in Mumbai, Reddy chose to be in the city amid reports that Congress was trying to pacify him. The party had also left him out while moving the Assembly Speaker for disqualification of the rebel MLAs, saying he was an "exception."

Reddy too had maintained he would remain in Congress and he has resigned only from the assembly. Hours ahead of the floor test Thursday, Reddy said he would withdraw his resignation letter submitted to the Speaker on July 6. The other rebel MLAs camping in Mumbai said there was no question of stepping back on their resignations or attending the session. If the resignations of the 15 MLAs are accepted or if they stay away from the assembly, the ruling coalitions tally will plummet to 102, reducing the government to a minority.

 
 
 



Flood death toll rises to 97 in Assam, Bihar; 3 killed in Uttar Pradesh in rain-related incident


New Delhi: There was no let-up in the flood situation in Assam and Bihar on Wednesday, with the deluge claiming 44 more lives in the two states. In the north, three children of a family were killed and three other members seriously injured when the roof of their house collapsed during heavy rains in Bilaspur village of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the death toll in the state rose to 27. Four deaths were reported from Morigaon, two each from Sonitpur and Udalguri districts and one each from Kamrup (Metro) and Nagaon districts, according to the ASDMA bulletin. A rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park while the Brahmaputra and its tributaries were flowing above the danger mark in various places in the state, including in Guwahati, it said.

The flood waters have receded from Hailakandi district but still 57.51 lakh people remain affected, it added. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in Jorhat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri along with rivers Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh district, Subansiri river at Badatighat in Lakhimpur, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali river at Sonitpur, Kopili river at Kampur and Dharamtul in Nagaon district, the bulletin said.

Vast areas of Kaziranga, Manas National Parks and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary were submerged, forcing the wild animals, including deer and buffaloes to move towards the highlands in Karbi Anglong Hills. The Northeast Frontier Railway has slowed down trains in Abhayapuri-Jogighopa section for safety as flood battered villagers, who have flocked to the railway embankment to take shelter.

Death toll in the Bihar flash floods, caused by torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal over the weekend, soared to 67 on Wednesday. The officials, however, asserted that water levels have begun to recede in the inundated areas and focus has now shifted to prevention of outbreak of diseases. With a let up in the rainfall in Nepal reported in the past couple of days, the focus will now be more on containing the outbreak of infectious diseases through effective distribution of medical aid to people living in flood-hit areas as also those taking shelter at relief camps, an official said.

According to official figures, 46.83 lakh people in 831 panchayats under 92 blocks of 12 districts have been affected. Northeastern states on Meghalaya and Mizoram also grappled with the floods. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conard M Sangma sought the Centre's assistance as floods in West Garo Hills district and parts of Khasi Hills region have affected 1.3 lakh people in the state, officials said.

The chief minister, his deputy Prestone Tynsong and Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday night and appealed to him for assistance, an official in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. A total of 159 villages with an estimated population of 1.30 lakh people have been affected by the unprecedented floods in the area this year, Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills Ram Singh said. Twenty relief camps have been set up by the district administration.

The deputy commissioner said 52 boats have been pressed into service and gratuitous relief is being given to the flood-affected people for one week. Incessant rains across Meghalaya for the last 10 days and rising waters of two rivers flooded the plains of West Garo Hills district. Rising waters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjiram rivers, both flowing from Assam, submerged the low-lying areas of the district, an official said, adding the water level has yet not receded.

In Mizoram, over 5,000 people were lodged in relief camps and more than 4,000 people were being evacuated following floods triggered by heavy rain for the last seven days, officials said. State disaster management and rehabilitation department officials said the floods had affected 1,968 families in 205 villages, besides destroying 1,523 houses in all the eight districts of the north-eastern state. Rain-related incidents have so far claimed five lives in Mizoram.

Lunglei district in south Mizoram was the worst hit, the officials said. Over 700 houses in the low-lying areas of the district were inundated by the swollen Khawthlangtuipui river. In Uttar Pradesh, three children of a family were killed Wednesday morning when the roof of their house collapsed in Muzaffarnagar's Bilaspur village, police said. Three others members of the family were seriously injured, they said. The family was watching TV together when the incident took place.

Meanwhile, Delhi received light showers, while in Punjab, after days of heavy rains, the weather remained largely dry. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, reported 21.6 mm rains till 8.30 am. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, it measured 1.2 mm precipitation. Delhi has recorded 77.6 mm rains from July 1 to July 17, which is 25 per cent less than the 30-year average of 103.2 mm, officials said.

Overall, it has received 88.8 mm precipitation against the long-term average of 168.7 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts -- a deficiency of 47 per cent, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data. The weatherman said light rains are expected on Thursday too. Thereafter, monsoon will become weak in the plains of northwest India, resulting in a dry spell from July 20 to 23.

 
 



Pakistan wasn't searching for Hafiz Saeed, he was living freely: US committee counters Donald Trump


Washington [USA]: The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday countered US President Donald Trump's tweet on UN-proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed. The legislative committee highlighted that Pakistan was not searching for the 26/11 terror attack mastermind for 10 years -- as claimed by Trump. Hafiz was living freely in the country, they added.

"FYI Pakistan wasn't searching for him for 10 years. He's been living freely and was arrested and released in December 2001, May 2002, October 2002, August 2006 (twice), December 2008, September 2009, January 2017. Let's hold the (applause) until he's convicted," the committee tweeted. Saeed was arrested on Wednesday while he was on his way to an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gujranwala to seek bail.

Reacting to the development, Trump tweeted, "After a ten-year search, the so-called "mastermind" of the Mumbai terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!" The Jama'at-ud-Da'wah's (JuD) chief's arrest came just two days after an anti-terrorism court in Lahore had granted three of his aides and him an interim bail until August 31 against surety bonds of PKR 50,000 each.

On July 3, the banned terror outfit's top 13 leaders -- including Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki -- were booked in Pakistan in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. It is believed that Pakistan has taken the steps in the wake of the upcoming meeting between Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington and the possibility of being blacklisted by the Paris-based anti-money laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

 
 
 



Mumbai: Death toll in Dongri building collapse rises to 14


 



Ahead of ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav, here's everything that has transpired in the high-profile case so far


 



India looking forward to investment of over Trillion Pound Sterling in next 5 years: Piyush Goyal


London [UK]: India is looking forward to an investment of over a Trillion Pound Sterling in the next five years, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said in London, adding that the relationship that people and governments of UK and India share is an ideal opportunity to quickly grab the deal.

While addressing 'India Day' conclave here on Tuesday, Goyal said, "The opportunities that India offers were encapsulated very well when the Finance Minister in this budget brought out the fact that we are looking for an investment of over a Trillion Pound Sterling in the next five years." He continued, "We are looking at huge investments in all of the sectors like infrastructure, betterment of roads and highways, etc and for that I think the close relationship that people of UK and India share, the governments between the two countries share, is truly an ideal opportunity to quickly grab a large share of that buy."

Talking at length at the event, Commerce and Industry and Railways Minister Goyal said, "There are huge opportunities waiting in India, really unlimited opportunities out there - Billion people looking for basic necessities, better future for their children, uninterrupted supply for energy, world-class infrastructure." Earlier in the day, he met outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May in London.

He also met investors and discussed various opportunities that the Indian market offers for growth. "Interacted with investors from the UK during a roundtable meeting and discussed various opportunities that the Indian market offers for growth. The investors expressed their keenness to explore Indian shores for investments," he tweeted. Goyal is on a three-day visit to the UK to attend the India Day conclave.




Is the proposed population bill Muslim and anti-poor?


The 'Population Regulation Bill, 2019' was presented in the Rajya Sabha last week. Under which, it is proposed to punish people who produce more than two children and to deprive them of all government benefits.

This is a private member bill, which is presented in the Rajya Sabha by BJP MP and RSS thinker Rakesh Sinha.

This bill is also being criticized. Some people say that this will have a bad effect on the poor population, and some say that these bills are anti-Muslim.

What provisions are made in the bill and how it is implemented? With just a few more questions, BBC correspondent Dilnawaz Pasha talked to Rakesh Sinha. Read Their View

BJP MP Rakesh Sinha's view
The motive of this bill is not to control the population but to bring stability to it. There is a fundamental difference in population control and stability in it.

There are three arguments behind it that in any country when the population reaches an explosive state, its non-rational increase starts with resources, so it is important to bring stability to it.

Resources are a very important component. In the proportion of development, the population is increasing in proportion to the proportion of development. This is what is visible in India.

Another important aspect is that regional imbalance with resources is also increasing rapidly. The rate of population in South India and West India, which is called total fertility rate, i.e., how many women can give birth to a female in reproductive state, they are about 2.1. Which is considered to be the stability rate.

But in contrast to North India and Eastern India, which have states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh also comes to some extent, in these states the total fertility rate is more than four. So this creates a regional imbalance. In the world and also within any country.

When the growth in a part is low and the population is high, then the people of the other part go to find employment, to save their existence. It has its independence in the country.

But when the burden grows then there is a conflict. Those who find work by becoming migrant people in another place, their condition is not better than their home. This is a factor.

The third factor is that in states where fertility rate is 2.1, it is the average of the state, but also among states there is an imbalance. There is a lot in a district, there is less in a district. Therefore seeing the fertility rate and the growth of the population as an average, the problem does not solve the problem.

One more thing is that the countries which are multi-lingual and not very religious are only seen in these two ions. But the country which is multi-lingual and where people of different races live, then there should be any country of the world and there should be no phase of civilization, one thing should be taken into a formal or unofficial way that keep a balance in all the sects.

When that balance worsens. If someone's population is increasing, someone is growing less, whatever the cause, whatever it is, then there are social and economic consequences, there are other results as well. Therefore regional, resource and religious, making the balance in three countries.

Therefore, there should be a uniform policy for population stability. Which is above the area, religion, language, caste. Which is a constitutionally prescribed statute. Whichever they all follow.

Since our 1970s, the slogan has been that 'we two, our two', then on the basis of which there are two children, they should be encouraged. like-

Bank Loans Found at Low Rate
More interest in deposit
Priority in employment and education
That is, they got some benefits. When people will be told this, even if they are less educated that you have two children, you will get employment, education will be given, loans will be available at lower rates, then they will become part of this campaign.

There is one more thing in it that in all the health centers, whether in the village or in taluka, everyone must open the obstetric center. In which every single woman should issue a health card during pregnancy.

Check them from time to time. One advantage of this will be that the baby will be cared for, a pregnant woman's health checkup will continue. Whether the woman is rich or poor

It would be beneficial to know that if a woman is pregnant for the third time after two children then the health center will be known.

And if after going through the initial phase of investigation, then the woman can be suggested and option can be given. You have the freedom to follow that choice. So much to the extent we can achieve our goal.

One more thing that those people who deliberately violate these things, avoid registration of births and deaths, that registration should be made mandatory and even if someone avoids this registration then it should be considered that the additional burden on the state's resources Are putting. Then they-

Lower interest rates on bank deposits
There is more interest in taking loan
And they should be excluded from the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Also, they will be deprived of fighting any kind of election.
Some people are demanding that the right to vote for the more than two children be taken away. I consider it wrong, because the voting rights of citizens in any democratized country are the basic constitutional right. With this right we can not deprive anyone. There is no such provision in the bill.

But the right to vote above the right of voting is the privilege. Every person does not fight elections. Elections are fought by a few percent of the people. So this will be that there will be an awareness in society and in a democratic way, we will be able to achieve things.

The third factor is that in states where fertility rate is 2.1, it is the average of the state, but also among states there is an imbalance. There is a lot in a district, there is less in a district. Therefore seeing the fertility rate and the growth of the population as an average, the problem does not solve the problem.

One more thing is that the countries which are multi-lingual and not very religious are only seen in these two ions. But the country which is multi-lingual and where people of different races live, then there should be any country of the world and there should be no phase of civilization, one thing should be taken into a formal or unofficial way that keep a balance in all the sects.

When that balance worsens. If someone's population is increasing, someone is growing less, whatever the cause, whatever it is, then there are social and economic consequences, there are other results as well. Therefore regional, resource and religious, making the balance in three countries.

Therefore, there should be a uniform policy for population stability. Which is above the area, religion, language, caste. Which is a constitutionally prescribed statute. Whichever they all follow.

Since our 1970s, the slogan has been that 'we two, our two', then on the basis of which there are two children, they should be encouraged. like-

Bank Loans Found at Low Rate
More interest in deposit
Priority in employment and education
That is, they got some benefits. When people will be told this, even if they are less educated that you have two children, you will get employment, education will be given, loans will be available at lower rates, then they will become part of this campaign.

There is one more thing in it that in all the health centers, whether in the village or in taluka, everyone must open the obstetric center. In which every single woman should issue a health card during pregnancy.

Check them from time to time. One advantage of this will be that the baby will be cared for, a pregnant woman's health checkup will continue. Whether the woman is rich or poor

It would be beneficial to know that if a woman is pregnant for the third time after two children then the health center will be known.

And if after going through the initial phase of investigation, then the woman can be suggested and option can be given. You have the freedom to follow that choice. So much to the extent we can achieve our goal.

One more thing that those people who deliberately violate these things, avoid registration of births and deaths, that registration should be made mandatory and even if someone avoids this registration then it should be considered that the additional burden on the state's resources Are putting. Then they-

Lower interest rates on bank deposits
There is more interest in taking loan
And they should be excluded from the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Also, they will be deprived of fighting any kind of election.
Some people are demanding that the right to vote for the more than two children be taken away. I consider it wrong, because the voting rights of citizens in any democratized country are the basic constitutional right. With this right we can not deprive anyone. There is no such provision in the bill.

But the right to vote above the right of voting is the privilege. Every person does not fight elections. Elections are fought by a few percent of the people. So this will be that there will be an awareness in society and in a democratic way, we will be able to achieve things.

The six people are raising questions that this bill is being brought to target the minority, especially the Muslim population.

So I would like to say that we are all part of the democratic country and the way the minority word has been narrowed, that contraction should be overcome.

In India, communities such as Parsi are disappearing, but if they try to increase the population of any method, there are eight children in their house, we will welcome it. Because it is a matter of the existence of the Parsi society.

The rate of increase of population of such a Buddhist, Jain and Christian population is very low. They themselves are worried.

So whatever the matter is done in Hinduism, it is a product of a colonial environment.




America lost three times from the Soviet Union in Mission Moon


On September 15, 1959, the then President of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, had reached Washington on a historic visit to America.

On his tour of the White House, Khrushchev presented a gift to his counterpart Dwight Eisenhower. This gift was a circular object, in which the symbol of the Soviet Union was printed.

This gift was iconic and tangled too - though it was an imitation of Luna 2's on board, which was the first spacecraft to reach the Moon's surface a day earlier.

Even before the successful completion of the US space agency NASA's Opolo 11 in 1969 and the first person on the moon, Russia had left the Americans twice in the race to reach the moon.

Starting space
By reaching the first on the Moon, the Soviet Union gave a remarkable pace to the space race. This race was also started by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957.

 

After this, Moscow successfully managed to do the first soft landing through the Luna 9 on the Moon's surface in February, 1966, and the picture of the moon's surface was first released by the Soviet Union.


A replica of Luna 2
Two months later, Luna was the first space shuttle to make the moon's orbit a circle. This helped to study the surface of the Moon. Earlier, space scientists of both countries had believed that trying indirectly instead of trying to get directly to the surface of the moon would be much better.

In 1961, NASA scientist John Hubbault gave Lunar Arbit Rendezvous (LOR) vision, which said that there would be a madruship that would rotate the orbit of the Moon and a small spacecraft separated from it and landed on the surface.

According to Hibbut, this approach will save both time and fuel. Along with this, the various steps of space flight will be made to masal, mission development, testing, construction, space station, countdown and launch.

In the same way, the Americans were able to land on the Moon surface. However, in 1966, the Soviet Union reached a very close reach of the Moon.

America's Edge
"We had forgotten all the accomplishments of the Soviet Union, before the person was removed from the robot," said London-based science museum space curator Doug Millard.

Luna 2

The space shuttle was launched on September 12, 1959. Soviet officials had done such a thing in secret that the world was aware of their achievement. He shared the secret information of his campaign with British astronaut Bernard Lowell.

Lowell told the world about the success of this mission. He also informed America about this achievement which was not ready to accept the achievement of the Soviet Union earlier.

Luna 2 collided on the surface of the Moon at about 12,000 kilometers per hour after midnight on September 14, 1959. It is very possible that the spacecraft will be destroyed including its equipment.

This mission proved to be more than competing against each other during the cold war.

There were scientific experiments from Luna 2- Moon did not have any effective magnetic field and no radiation belt was found.

LB Jackson, Human Exploration Program Manager of the UK Space Agency, explains, "The campaign received important information about the moon's surface."

Luna 9

Seven years later, Luna 9 had helped Apollo campaign.

Before landing on the Moon, Soviet Union and American scientists believed that the surface of the moon would be very soft in terms of spacecraft, fearing that the surface of the moon would be filled with sand in which the space shuttle would be lost.

This campaign from the Soviet Union revealed that the surface of the Moon was solid and it was very important information.

"This was really a scientific achievement and helped future campaigns," explains Jackson. "

Luna 10

This was also the victory of the Soviet Union on America. Jackson tells us that we should remember that geography-based politics also gave direction to space race.

Luna 10 detected more important things, including information on the elements of the Moon's soil and the small particles of stones. Small particles of stones are moving fast in space, it could become a threat to astronauts on any space expedition and on the surface of the moon. Due to the absence of atmospheric space in space, the particles moving in no pausing of the torque could have been more dangerous than the Earth.

Famous space historian Asif Siddiqui has said in an interview to the American NGO Planetary Society in June, "The Soviet Union had started thinking that in 1961 he had won the race of space by sending the first passenger in space or by first spell in 1965. They never thought that America would be able to land the astronaut on the Moon's surface. "

In 1968, the United States made a decisive edge when under Apollo 8 campaign he sent a spacecraft including a human into the moon, which returned to his class successfully.

सोवियत अंतरिक्षयात्री एलेक्सी लियोनोव

Within a year, Apollo 11 managed to land on the Moon's surface. The Soviet Union did not have any answer for the Apollo 8 campaign, even before it was also ahead of America in terms of submarine manned space. Why the hell?

NASA historian Roger Lionius told the BBC, "Where do we start from. They did not have enough scientific technology, neither was economic basis nor the organizational structure was better."

It is obvious that the Soviet Union was successful in sending the campaign to the moon but it was not able to evolve to send the warheads with humans.

But the biggest thing was that Moscow did not have a powerful rocket that could send the spacecraft along with humans directly to the moon.

The US had great Saturn V, which was used successfully in all the Moon-related missions mission. The Soviet Union had N1, which failed in all four test observations.

Apart from this, the Soviet Union also lagged behind in the system of governance and due to the centralized top-down system, America was successful in its mission.

Political struggle
Before the USA and the Soviet Union, in a space race, it was understandable that in order to succeed the Lunar Orbit Rendbu (LOR) mission, they needed an in-space manual docking system where the campaign could be used at the battle-level .

America was working to complete this challenge until 1966, but the Soviet Union did not achieve it before January 1969.

The Soviet space mission had to struggle constantly with the Communist leadership. They had to compete with the army for resources. At that time the army wanted to speed up its nuclear program.

Obstacles
In his book Challenge to Apollo- The Soviet Union and Space Race, in 1945-74, Asif Siddiqui has said that only a few years after the success of America's campaign, the Soviets started taking the campaign to send humans on the moon seriously in 1964 Done

He explains, "There was considerable confidentiality about the Soviet space program, but it was like an ad hoc program that had a lot of obstacles."

The people associated with the top level of the Soviet Union have also said this kind of thing. Sergey Khrushchev, son of President Khrushchev, President of the Soviet Union, told the American American magazine, "When it comes to the Soviet space program, it is a misconception in the West that there was a centralized system. There was a much more centralized system than the Apollo mission, and there were many designers in the Soviet Union who were competing with each other. "

Not only that, Sergey Kurolev, the engineer who led the space mission of Moscow, suddenly died in January 1966. It was a huge blow.

Last attempt
When the Soviet Union realized that he was lagging behind in the campaign to launch the first man on the Moon, then he tried a final trick, he started the campaign whose purpose was to return the sampling from the surface of the moon before Apollo 11 Was there.

On July 13, 1969, three days before the flight of Apollo 11, Luna 15 flew for space. Four days later and Apollo 11 to 72 hours ago, this vehicle entered the Moon's orbit. But it was destroyed in an attempt to reach the surface.

Wesley Mihhin, who led the space program of the Soviets of the Soviets to the Soviet Union, told the American TV Network PBS in 1999 in philosophical terms, "We believed that we are ahead of the whole world, and we will be ahead in this mission from America. But desire is one thing, and opportunities are another thing. "





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