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NASA suicide spacecraft ready to attack celestial rock

Spacecraft will help protect the Earth from a possible meteorite collision

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California: NASA is sending a 330 million (approximately Rs. 58 billion) suicide spacecraft into space that will help to change the course of an asteroid that might be heading towards the Earth.

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a 330 million (approximately Rs. 58 billion) spacecraft will be sent into dark space later this month that will collide with an asteroid and change course. This will help protect the Earth from a possible meteorite collision.

At a cost of 330 million, 'Dart' will try to change its orbit by colliding with a meteorite called Mission Die Morpheus. Although it does not pose a threat to Earth, NASA wants to test the technology to see if a collision can avert a catastrophe.

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) One, the suicide spacecraft was developed for NASA by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. This twin meteorite is a terrestrial enemy of rocks and will collide with a small meteorite with a diameter of barely 160 meters. Both dy morphs meteors revolve around our sun. The second planet is called Daimus, which is five times larger than Daimorphs. Dye morphs are actually revolving around dye demos.

Johns Hopkins scientist Nancy Shibo stated that if this experiment proves to be correct, it will be possible to save the planet itself from such dangers in the future. According to Nancy, the best and least costly way to push a meteor is to change its direction or speed.

In September or October next year, it will blow its head off at dymorphs at speeds of more than six kilometers per second. Under the plan, its orbit will change and its speed will increase by 73 seconds. That is, the speed of dymorphs will increase as the large meteorite orbits around Dimos.

Siddra Sumreen

Syeda Siddra has been working as a web journalist for over the past seven years. She earned her M.Phil degree in Mass Communication from the Lahore Leads University. Ms. Siddra has previously worked with other renowned channels and is now associated with GNN as Senior Content Writer.

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Senate approves Election Act Amendment Bill unanimously

The PTI members strongly opposed the passage of both the bills

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Senate approves Election Act Amendment Bill unanimously

Islamabad: The Senate on Friday unanimously passed ‘The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2022’ and ‘The National Accountability (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022’.

According to details, the session of the Senate was held at Parliament House in Islamabad on Friday with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair.

Federal Minister for Law Nazir Tarar introduced the NAB Amendment Bill while Murtaza Javed Abbasi introduced the Election Act Amendment Bill which was passed by the House unanimously.

On the occasion of the passage of both the bills in the Senate, the PTI members strongly opposed and the Chairman came on the dice of the Senate and chanted slogans of imported government.

Later, the House was adjourned till Monday at 4:00 p.m

On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2022 – removing the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and effectively disallowing overseas Pakistanis from voting in the next general polls.

The bill was passed with a majority vote, with only MNAs belonging to the GDA opposing it.

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PM Shehbaz announces Rs28 billion relief package for masses

The premier says the nation was dragged into economic swamp by the previous government

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PM Shehbaz announces Rs28 billion relief package for masses

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan Mian Shehbaz Sharif has announced Rs28 relief package for the people of Pakistan, saying the package will counter rising inflation in the country.

Addressing the nation in a televised address, he said the package would be in addition to the Benazir Income Support Programme, adding the relief package would be included in the annual budget.

The prime minister said the move to increase fuel prices was necessary to avoid Pakistan from facing bankruptcy, adding the previous government neither bought fuel not got the power plants repaired.

He announced Rs2,000 to 14 million poor families across the country, saying these families comprise 85 million people. 

He said the 10-kg floor bag would be available at utility stores in Rs400, adding 

Discussing the foreign conspiracy against [PTI government], he said the National Security Committee and the US had termed the news of conspiracy as baseless.

"Even our Ambassadior to the US had rejected the story of conspiracy," the premier said.

PM Shehbaz said a diplomatic cable was used for political means and the nation was fed with lies despite the National Security Committee (NSC) and the ambassador to the United States both rubbishing the "foreign conspiracy" claims touted by ex-premier Imran Khan.

PM Shehbaz said if Khan thinks his "ego" is bigger than the state, then it is his misconception as Pakistan will function in line with the Constitution and not upon following the direction of one person.

Reminding the PTI government of its tenure, PM Shehbaz said it was Khan that struck a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), not the current government.

He said that over the last four years, Pakistan incurred more than $20,000 billion worth of debt, which was more than 80% of the total loans taken during the history of the country.

The prime minister said the incumbent government was ready to take tough decisions for moving the country towards progress in a bid to end the politics of "incompetency and corruption".

He added that when the new government came into power, inflation was skyrocketing, industries were shutting down, and the US dollar — which was at Rs115 — had reached Rs189.

  

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KE hikes electricity tariff by Rs4.83 per unit

K-Electric had demanded Rs 5.27 per unit increase in the power tariff

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Karachi: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved on Friday a price increase of Rs4.83 per unit in K-Electric’s power tariff on account of the fuel cost adjustment for March 2022.

The increase will reflect in the bills of customers for June 2022.

K-Electric had demanded Rs 5.27 per unit increase in the power tariff to recover Rs8.592 billion from consumers.

According to a petition filed by KE Director Finance Ayaz Jaffar Ahmed, the calculation for the month of March was based on Central Power Purchasing Agency -Guaranteed’s (CPPA-G) invoice for February 2022 and was subject to adjustments based on Nepra’s decision.

According to a notification issued by Nepra, the surge shall be applicable to all consumer categories except lifeline consumers. Nepra also directed the increase to be shown separately in the bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the respective month to which the adjustment pertains.

The move comes a day after the government announced an increase in petroleum products' prices by Rs30 per litre in an effort to revive the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.

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