India prepares for moon landing

India is preparing to land a rover near the unexplored south pole. India’s Space Research Organization plans to launch a spacecraft using home-grown technology on Monday. The spacecraft is expected to moon land September 6 or 7. This is a few steps forward in terms of having a lander with more advanced payloads. “This is a few steps forward (from India’s previous moon mission) in terms of having a lander with more advanced payloads, and also having, having an orbiter with advanced payloads and then a lander which would soft…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 12th July 2019

Polio: Gates foundation urges FG, States to up vaccination. Tuberculosis: Nigeria has ‘sixth highest burden globally’. 3.9m women, girls need reproductive health services in North East —UNFPA. Osun Govt approves N150m grant for health scheme. INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s haven of fake medical reports, corrupt health officials. Lagos Govt partners Netherlands to Improve health, technology. Government approves recruitment of doctors, nurses. Kuje boss flags off maternal health week. Senate Ad-hoc C’ttee on avastine injection visits National Eye Centre in Kaduna. All hands on deck in Kano State as Nigeria on track…

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Top Lesser Known Safari Parks In Africa

Etosha National Park. Images Supplied With scenic landscapes, amazing culture, delightful cuisines, and an abundance of wildlife, Africa is a destination that will surely amaze and inspire any visitor. The more popular safari destinations like the Serengeti in Tanzania, Masai Mara in Kenya, and the Kruger Park in South Africa continue to enjoy an influx of visitors from all over the world every year. A true testament to their grandeur and greatness. But what about the lesser known parks across Africa? They are also worth visiting in their own right and can…

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South Africa: South Africans Skip Lines, Get Medicine From Vending Machines

Photo: T. Khumalo/VOA Inventor Neo Hutiri poses in front of one of his Peleboxes. By Thuso Khumalo Johannesburg — An innovative system to dispense medicine to patients with chronic illnesses is taking off in South Africa. The award-winning “Pelebox,” created by South African engineer Neo Hutiri, is a computer-controlled vending machine stocked with prescription drugs, which patients access using a personal code. The Pelebox has been hailed as a life saver for many, who use often-crowded South African hospitals and clinics. The medicine dispenser resembles the common automated teller machine…

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