The Young Chronicle: For Grade 3 May 3rd, 2015 - Page 4
A RUSSIAN SPACE CRAFT IS PLUNGING INTO EARTH
M-27M, a cargo spacecraft which was ferrying supplies to an international space station is said to be spiralling back to Earth and could come down between May 5th and
7th if it continues on its current orbit and speed.
It is impossible to predict where an unmanned, out-of-control Russian spacecraft could
crash into Earth. Also, It is difficult to predict what the pieces will be like when they
come down. Moreso, if the craft comes down at a very narrow angle and burns up it,
could burn up completely, and If it comes down more straight and bigger pieces are
left, then big pieces the size of your head or a soccer ball will come down and a debris
field will be created.
Scientists aren’t very sure of how dangerous it is,, but the chances of it hitting a city or
person were extremely low since the earth is huge.
India’s Efforts to Offer Relief Operations to Nepal
On Saturday, April 25, Nepal was
hit by an earthquake measuring
worst earthquake after 80 years
has left the Himalayan nation completely devastated.
As an immediate neighbor, India
responded quickly providing rescue and relief efforts to Nepal. The
joint operation named “Operation
Maitri” was carried out by the Government of India and
Rescue “Operation Maitri”, carried
out by the Government of India and
Indian armed forces. The operation
started within 15 minutes of the
15 minutes of
India rallied two dozen military aircraft and
choppers and undertook a big evacuation
process through the
road route. Nearly
1,000 personnel of
the National Disaster
(NDRF) were also directed for service.
For speedy evacuation of stranded tourists, a number of
steps were taken that
included providing goodwill visas to foreigners and mobilization of ambulances
and buses to bring them via road route.
Nearly 1000 people have been flown
since Saturday. Furthermore, the Home
Ministry officials along with an interministerial team also visited Nepal.
Until now, India has deployed 13 military
aircraft, three civilian aircraft of Air India
and Jet Airways, six Mi-17 helicopters,
two Advanced Light Helicopters, with
two more Mi-17 choppers kept in
standby. Three army field hospitals and
engineering task force and medical units
of civilian doctors were sent to Nepal.
Along with it, ten tonnes of blankets, 50
tonnes of water, 22 tonnes of food items
and two tonnes of medicines
A team of power officials and officials
from the Indian Oil Corporation were
sent to help restore electricity and fuel in