Tiny Bytes: Lunar lander, Archie seventh in line to the British Throne and More

Tiny Bytes:  Lunar lander, Archie seventh in line to the British Throne and More

Hi, and welcome to tiny bytes. I am Anagha, and here are few interesting news for young minds

"We are going to build a road to space, " says Amazon head as he unveils lunar lander

Jeff Bozos, owner of Amazon and Blue Origin, unveiled Blue Moon, a moon lander, which is expected to meet Trump’s deadline of landing humans back on the moon by 2024. Announcing in an event held in Washington DC on Thursday, he shared his vision of colonising space, and designing special infrastructure to enable lives despite the harsh conditions of outer space.

The vehicle is capable of carrying scientific instruments, four small rovers, and a pressurised vehicles that can transport humans. Scientists hope to derive hydrogen and oxygen from the water which can be used to generate fuel.

ICSE, ISC, Kerala 10th and 12th results announced, numbers on the rise!!

Kerala SSLC and Plus Two examination results were announced on May 6 and respectively. While the former had a pass percentage of 98.11 per cents, the latter recorded 84.33 per cent, both higher than last year’s records. The results were announced by A Shajahan, Secretary of General Education Department.

The ICSE and ISC results came out on May 7 and saw two students from Kolkata and Bangalore getting 100% marks in the ISC. The 10th toppers scored 99.60 per cent. Girls again outshone boys in both the ICSE and ISC pass percentage.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor- seventh in line to the British Throne

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcomed their first child on May 5. The baby's name was revealed on Wednesday and is the first Anglo-American member of the Royal family. The eighth great- grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the baby is seventh in line to the British Throne and also eligible for US citizenship. The baby's birth was first announced on Instagram unlike an official statement issued from the Palace.

After much protests and threats, Jumbo Tusker allowed to herald Thrissur Pooram

The ban on Kerala’s tallest tusker Thechikottukavu Ramachandran was revoked after Kerala Elephant Owners Federation threatened to boycott the famed temple festival for which the elephants are the highlight. The 54 year old elephant is blind in one eye and was deemed unfit to be pardoned due to its violent track record of killing 13 people in two decades. The high court had denied to interfere in the matter. Succumbing to pressure from people, political parties and the association, the ban was revoked and Raman heralded the Pooram for an hour, but was not allowed for the main event.

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