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SpaceX wins $2.9 Billion NASA contract to build moon lander

NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon, the US space agency said on Friday. The contract is worth $2.9 billion and is part of NASA's Artemis programme, which aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 as a stepping stone to the first human mission to Mars, DPA news agency reported.

Sports

County Championship 2021: Matt Parkinson recreates Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ at Old Trafford

The legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne is to this day renowned for leaving the cricket world stunned and baffled with a delivery that was bowled ages ago. About 28 years later, the unmatched delivery at Old Trafford has found a match. Intriguingly, the same venue witnessed an exactly similar delivery during the ongoing English County championship as Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson left Northampshire’s Adam Rossington with a perplexed look.

Politics

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fodder scam, likely to walk out of jail

Bihar politician and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail on Saturday (April 17) in the fodder scam case by Jharkhand High Court thus clearing the way for his release from jail. The former Bihar Chief Minister was granted bail on the conditions that he will neither leave the country without permission nor change his address and mobile number during the bail period, as per report.

Technology

SpaceX wins $2.9 Billion NASA contract to build moon lander

NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon, the US space agency said on Friday. The contract is worth $2.9 billion and is part of NASA's Artemis programme, which aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 as a stepping stone to the first human mission to Mars, DPA news agency reported.

Entertainment

Pooja Bedi's Goa video with fiance irks netizens, actress hits back saying 'not flaunting privilege' amid COVID crisis

Actress Pooja Bedi spends most of her time in Goa. For the unversed, Pooja shared a video of hers lately, where she can be seen enjoying her beach life with fiance Maneck Contractor. However, it was Pooja Bedi's stance on 'caged life' amid coronavirus pandemic, which irked netizens. She got slammed online and many accused of flaunting her privilege. However Pooja Bedi hit back at trolls saying she is not flaunting her privilege.

Business

Nirav Modi’s extradition to India approved by UK govt

The United Kingdom government on Friday approved the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi to India in the PNB fraud case. United Kingdom's Home Minister has approved the extradition of Nirav Modi, CBI official said. Modi is wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering in the estimated $2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case.

Miscellaneous

Sex with child under 15 is 'Rape', France approves historical law

The French parliament has adopted legislation that characterises sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail, bringing its penal code closer in line with many other Western nations. While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction.