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Detailed News Articles: 23 May 2019

1. ISRO launches radar imaging observation satellite RISAT-2B In a predawn launch, a PSLV rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed RISAT-2B, an X-band microwave Earth observation satellite, into orbit 556 km above earth. Details: The PSLV-C46 launcher carrying the 615-kg RISAT-2B blasted off at 5.30 a.m. The satellite reached its designated position and… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 23 May 2019

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23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

The British Cabinet agreed to Lord Mountbatten’s plan of partitioning India into India and Pakistan on communal lines on 23 May 1947. Partition of India Background Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave a strong argument for the Two-Nation Theory in the 1940 Lahore session of the Muslim League. Since then, the Muslim League was pressing for the… Continue reading 23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India