Tiny Bytes: ISRO puts into orbit defence satellite Emisat, Fools' Day, and more


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Obscure village in Alappuzha district produces seven doctors this year

The rural hamlet of Kavungal here in Alappuzha district is turning into a 'Doctors' village' with seven youngsters from the area having passed the MBBS this year.

Kavungal was last in the news when it achieved the rare milestone of having at least one government official in 90 per cent of its houses. Incidentally, most of them were with the police department.

What is also interesting here is that the seven new MBBS graduates hail from houses located in a two kilometer radius of the famed Kavungal temple, an area which was once considered backward.

ISRO puts into orbit defence satellite Emisat

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put into orbit the Emisat, an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in a copy book style.

The notable aspects of this space mission were the ying of a new variant of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV); switching off and on the fourth stage engine couple of times; and the use of the fourth stage as an orbital platform carrying three experimental payloads.

Zuzana Caputova becomes Slovakia's first female president

Bratislava: Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent.

Corruption and change in political style were the main themes ahead of the run-off vote, which took place a year after journalist Jan Kuciak, who investigated high-prole fraud cases, and his fiancée were murdered at their home.

Google introduces snake game on Maps as Fool's Day gag

You can now play vintage video mobile game 'snake' on Google Maps at various locations including Japan, Cairo, and more. The objective is to make sure your train does not run off the map or into yourself, just like the traditional Snake game.

Google says the game will be available on Anroid, iOS and desktops and will continue even after April Fool's Day is over.