Here is the Not in News for last week.
1. Make in India: India, Russia to jointly build 200 military choppers
As part of intensification and diversification of strategic ties between India and Russia, 200 helicopters will be manufactured in India jointly by the two countries. This move is aimed at boosting India’s defense sector.
This agreement is one of the many new defense projects that India and Russia are working together on.
2. ISRO launches heaviest commercial space mission ever; 5 UK satellites put into orbit
Heralding a new era, India Friday night launched its heaviest commercial space mission ever with its polar rocket successfully putting five British satellites into the intended orbit after a flawless takeoff.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse 44.4 metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C28–a PSLV-XL version–hurtled towards the night skies with a rich orange flame at its tail and a plume of white fume and placed the five satellites in sun synchronous orbit about 20 minutes after lift off at 9.58 PM from the Satish Dhawan space Centre here.
3. India, Myanmar agree to fight ‘terrorism’ jointly
India and Myanmar agreed to fight “terrorism and insurgent activity in all its forms and manifestations” during the visit of Myanmar foreign minister U Wunna Maung Lwin, following discussions with Sushma Swaraj on Thursday. The first high level visit from Myanmar after India’s military operation inside that country. India has agreed to help in the modernization of the Myanmar army and even help build up a navy for Myanmar. Lwin had met prime minister Modi and NSA Ajit Doval on Wednesday.