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New HP Pavilion ‘x360’ With Pen Now in India

Weighing 1.68 kg, the laptop is lighter than its predecessor and features dual storage for faster speed

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HP India on Monday launched its Pavilion “x360” notebook with pen for students, creative professionals and millennials at a starting price of Rs 50,347.

The device comes packed with Intel 8th-generation Core processors with “Micro-edge” display for an immersive experience.

Its “Intel Optane” memory improves overall system performance by 28 per cent, thus, helping to open large media projects 4.1 times faster and helps launch emails 5.8 times faster.

“The new range of HP Pavilion x360 upholds our philosophy of customer centric innovation. The refreshed features in the new device will cater to the professional and personal needs of the students,” Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India, said in a statement.

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Weighing 1.68 kg, the laptop is lighter than its predecessor and features dual storage for faster speed.

The 3D-geometric facets of the speaker grill provides better engineered audio and the notebook comes with a finger print reader for a secure and fast login.

With a battery backup of 11 hours, it is supported by HP “Fast Charge” for all day computing, the company claimed.

The notebook comes with a 5MP “World Facing” camera with 120-degree wide viewing lens which allows users to capture photos and videos from every angle.

HP has also introduced offers worth Rs 34,098 for students with its “Back to Campus” campaign that cover security, device warranty and damage protection. (IANS)

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India Aborts Launch of Spacecraft Intended to Land on Far Side of Moon

The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a “technical snag” was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher

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A spectator holds an Indian flag after a mission of Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-2, with the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle on board was called back because of a technical snag in Sriharikota, India, July 15, 2019. VOA

India aborted the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a “technical snag” was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher, Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad said.

The countdown abruptly stopped at T-56 minutes, 24 seconds, and Guruprasad said that the agency would announce a revised launch date soon.

Chandrayaan, the word for “moon craft” in Sanskrit, is designed for a soft landing on the lunar south pole and to send a rover to explore water deposits confirmed by a previous Indian space mission.

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FILE – Indian space scientist and Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization Kailasavadivoo Sivan speaks during a press conference at the ISRO headquarters Antariksh Bhavan, in Bangalore, June 12, 2019. VOA

With nuclear-armed India poised to become the world’s fifth-largest economy, the ardently nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is eager to show off the country’s prowess in security and technology. If India did manage the soft landing, it would be only the fourth to do so after the U.S., Russia and China.

Dr. K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, said at a news conference last week that the estimated $140 million Chandrayaan-2 mission was the nation’s “most prestigious” to date, in part because of the technical complexities of soft landing on the lunar surface, an event he described as “15 terrifying minutes.”

After countdown commenced Sunday, Sivan visited two Hindu shrines to pray for the mission’s success.

Criticized program pays off

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Practically since its inception in 1962, India’s space program has been criticized as inappropriate for an overpopulated, developing nation.

But decades of space research have allowed India to develop satellite communications and remote sensing technologies that are helping solve everyday problems at home, from forecasting fish migration to predicting storms and floods.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission this month, the world’s biggest space agencies are returning their gaze to the moon, seen as ideal testing grounds for technologies required for deep space exploration, and, with the confirmed discovery of water, as a possible pit stop along the way.

“The moon is sort of our backyard for training to go to Mars,” said Adam Steltzner, NASA’s chief engineer responsible for its 2020 mission to Mars.

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India aborted the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. Pixabay

Seeking water on the moon

Because of repeated delays, India missed the chance to achieve the first soft landing near the lunar south pole. China’s Chang’e 4 mission landed a lander and rover there last January.

India’s Chandrayaan-1 mission orbited the moon in 2008 and helped confirm the presence of water. The Indian Space Research Organization wants its new mission’s rover to further probe the far side of the moon, where scientists believe a basin contains water-ice that could help humans do more than plant flags on future manned missions.

The U.S. is working to send a manned spacecraft to the moon’s south pole by 2024.

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Modi has set a deadline of 2022 for India’s first manned spaceflight. (VOA)