Weekly Round-up | August 25, 2023

Top news from around the world, brought to you by The Bhutan Live:

Chandrayaan 3 mission: India becomes first country to land on south pole of Moon

India achieves a historic first by landing the Lander Module of Chandrayaan 3 on rough, cold and dark terrain of the South Pole of the Moon. Fourth country ever to land a spacecraft on the moon. Read more.

“Glad To Be Your Partner”: NASA Chief’s Praise For India’s Chandrayaan-3 Landing

American politicians, newspapers and space research institutions hailed India Wednesday on the successful moon landing of Chandrayaan-3 as the country entered the elite club of three other nations that have a rover on moon. Read more.

Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in plane crash

Prigozhin, the boss of the Wagner Group, a notorious Russian private army, appears to have died when a private plane crashed while flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Read more.

Apple Unexpectedly Supports California’s Right To Repair Act

Apple on Thursday confirmed it is endorsing passage of a California law requiring major gadget makers to enable people to fix their devices without taking them back to companies. Read more.

China Quietly Recruits Overseas Chip Talent As US Tightens Curbs

For a decade until 2018, China sought to recruit elite foreign-trained scientists under a lavishly funded program that Washington viewed as a threat to U.S. interests and technological supremacy. Read more.

Christians Pray Among Rubble Of Vandalised Church In Pakistan

Christians sat among the rubble of their ransacked church for the first Sunday service since a Muslim mob rampaged through their neighbourhood in eastern Pakistan. Read more.

Climate Change Could Bring Year-Round Heatwaves: UN Researcher

As Europe and other regions swelter, a UN researcher cautioned that climate change was enabling increasingly intense and long-lasting heatwaves, which in some areas could soon begin to hit year-round. Read more.

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