1. February 15, 9 am news update: ISRO to launch of PSLV’s longest flight, Polling begins in UP, US Senator does not expect Trump to weaken H1B visas

February 15, 9 am news update: ISRO to launch of PSLV’s longest flight, Polling begins in UP, US Senator does not expect Trump to weaken H1B visas

At 9.30 am on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and India will be eyeing a historic feat something which has not been achieved by any setup or country.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2017 9:12 AM
At 9.30 am on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and India will be eyeing a historic feat something which has not been achieved by any setup or country. (PTI) At 9.30 am on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and India will be eyeing a historic feat something which has not been achieved by any setup or country. (PTI)

ISRO launch of PSLV’s longest flight SCATSAT-1 Live Updates: History beckons India

At 9.30 am on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and India will be eyeing a historic feat something which has not been achieved by any setup or country. A record 104 satellites from 7 countries will be launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota this morning. India will become the first country to script history if it succeeds in launching the 104 satellites in a single rocket. The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series satellite mission has begun soon after the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board gave its approval for lift off, ISRO said.

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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 2 Polling Live Updates: Polling begins in 67 Assembly constituencies

The second phase of polling for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 has started today after high-pitched campaigns by competing parties. There are 67 out of 403 Assembly seats up for grabs in the western part of the state in this phase. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah led the campaign for the BJP, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi led the campaign for newly formed SP-Congress alliance. The duo countered PM Modi’s every claim against the sitting Samajwadi Party government in the state and also questioned his many policies for the country. Their most scathing remarks were reserved for PM Modi’s demonetisation decision.

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Republican Senator Orion Hatch does not expect Donald Trump to weaken H1B visas

A powerful Republican Senator has said he does not expect President Donald Trump to weaken the H-1B visa scheme, sought-after by Indian IT professionals, as the programme benefits Americans and the US economy. Senator Orion Hatch, Senate Finance Committee Chairman, said that in his several meetings with Trump he had discussed the economic benefits of preserving and expanding H-1B visas programme, which is popular among Indian IT professionals. Hatch told ‘Morning Consult’, a media technology company, that his time with Trump has convinced him that the President will take a pragmatic approach to H-1Bs.

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