Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 June 2019

Weather ruining World Cup 2019: ICC says reserve day not feasible, England’s Eoin Morgan calls it unnecessary

When questioned regarding rain playing as the eleventh team in the ICC Cricket World 2019, the International Cricket Council says there’s hardly anything it can do to deal with the “extremely unseasonable” cloud cover in England. India’s match against New Zealand is the fourth match to be washed out due to rain in ICC World Cup 2019. The other three matches include Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka and South Africa vs West Indies. The washout resulted in teams sharing the points.

ISRO to launch own space station by 2030

ISRO, in one of its most ambitious projects, is planning to launch its own space station by 2030. The full details of the mission will be revealed after the successful completion of India’s first manned space mission – Gaganyaan. The weight of ISRO’s own space station is likely to be 20 tonnes. It will be used to conduct microgravity experiments. The ISRO Chairman clarified that India will not join the International Space Station (ISS) but instead build its own.

Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020: NASA

Spitzer space telescope of NASA will be retired on January 30, 2020, confirmed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement. Spitzer is going to shut down permanently after about 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light. By 2020, Spitzer space telescope will have operated for more than 11 years beyond its prime mission.

India successfully test fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from Odisha coast. DRDO test fired HSTDV from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal.

Varunastra: a heavyweight torpedo for Indian Navy

Indian Navy and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) have signed a contract recently worth Rs. 1187.82 crore for supply of heavyweight torpedo Varunastra to Indian Navy. The execution of contract will be done in the next 42 months.

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