The S-400 Triumf, (NATO calls it SA-21 Growler), is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia. It is the most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range SAM (MLR SAM) in the world, considered much ahead of the US-developed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD).
The system can engage all types of aerial targets including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV and ballistic and cruise missiles within the range of 400km, at an altitude of up to 30km.The system can track 100 airborne targets and engage six of them simultaneously.
The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space programme , including the country’s first female astronaut.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE’s first female astronaut. She along with her male counterpart, Mohammed al-Mulla will undergo training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Filmmaker Guneet Monga, who is receiving great reviews for her latest release, Pagglait, will be conferred with Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) — the second highest civilian French honour.
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has honoured Indian-origin businessman Yusuffali MA and 11 other individuals with Abu Dhabi’s top civilian award for their noble and charitable contributions to the community.
Mr Yusuffali, 65, the Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group which operates hypermarkets and retail companies in many countries, was honoured by the Crown Prince.
The country’s first green bonds, issued by Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, were listed on BSE. Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, a civic body in Uttar Pradesh, has raised Rs 150 crore through the issuance of green bonds and the proceeds will be utilised for the tertiary water treatment plant to benefit industries in Ghaziabad.
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