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‘You have stolen my dreams and childhood’ : Greta Thunberg at UN

‘All you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!’ says Swedish teenager

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Activist Greta Thunberg tells world leaders at a UN climate summit they are “not mature enough” to “tell it like it is” on climate change, adding young people will “never forgive” them if they fail to act

Watch : Greta Thunberg gives emotional speech at UN climate summit.

“Cutting our emissions by 2030 only gives us a 50% chance of escaping runaway #ClimateChange beyond human control to reverse. If you continue to fail us, future generations will never forgive you” Greta Thunberg tell it straight UN Climate Action Summit.

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When Hussain Sagar lake became ‘Jai Shri Ram Sagar’ on Google Maps

“Miscreants Changed The Name Of “Hussain Sagar” To “Jai Shri Ram Sagar” In Hyderabad On #GoogleMaps!! The Lake Hussain Sagar Was Ordered By Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah And It Was Built In The Year 1563,”

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Hyderabad, Oct 19 : In a weird episode, Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar lake which is famous for its iconic Gautum Buddha statue was shown as ‘Jai Shri Ram Sagar’ on Google Maps for several days, before it was rectified by the tech giant.

People were surprised to see Hussain Sagar lake seen as ‘Jai Shri Ram Sagar’ and took to Twitter to vent their anger against the cyber vandalism.

“Now this in #Hyderabad Hussain Sagar lake suddenly became Jai Sri Ram Sagar! And I wonder @googlemaps not letting any Edit,” a user tweeted.

“Miscreants Changed The Name Of “Hussain Sagar” To “Jai Shri Ram Sagar” In Hyderabad On #GoogleMaps!! The Lake Hussain Sagar Was Ordered By Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah And It Was Built In The Year 1563,” another user wrote.

In a similar incident, the city’s ‘Salarjung Pul’ was changed to ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Bridge’ in February on Google Maps.

Even the river flowing under the bridge was renamed online. While most the people call it the Musi River, cyber vandals renamed it as “Muchukunda”.

“Someone marked a point in Hussainsagar as a temple and called it Jai Sri Ram Sagar. Changed the name back to Hussain Sagar in English and Telugu. Don’t know if and when it will be reflected for everyone (sic),” another tweet read.

Hussain Sagar is a heart-shaped lake in Hyderabad, Telangana, built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563. A large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha, erected in 1992, stands on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of the lake.

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Rohit Sharma bats for trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony

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New Delhi, Oct 8 : Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said nothing was worth cutting down trees for in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony as that part of the city is “slightly greener” and there’s a “slight difference in temperature” because of Aarey Colony.

“Even if there is more to the story, nothing is worth cutting down something so vital. Part of Mumbai being slightly greener and slight difference in the temperature is mainly because of Aarey Colony. How can we take that away, not to mention the thousands of animals who will displace,” Sharma tweeted on Tuesday.

The Bombay High Court had on October 4 allowed the Maharashtra government to go ahead with the felling, following which the state moved swiftly to cut trees to make way for a shed for the upcoming Metro project in the city. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. (MMRC) had planned to cut some 2,600 trees for the proposed shed.

However, the Supreme Court on Monday prohibited the cutting of any more trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony and directed the state government to maintain status quo till October 21, the next date of hearing. The apex court recorded the Maharashtra government’s undertaking that no more trees would be cut in Aarey.

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Saturn surpasses Jupiter to become new moon king

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Washington, Oct 8 Saturn now has 82 moons – three more than Jupiter’s 79 moons – and each of the 20 newly-discovered Saturn moons is about five kms in diameter.

A team led by Scott S. Sheppard from Carnegie Institute of Science found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. Seventeen of them orbit the planet backwards, or in a retrograde direction, meaning their movement is opposite of the planet’s rotation around its axis.

The other three moons orbit in the prograde — the same direction as Saturn rotates.

Two of the prograde moons are closer to the planet and take about two years to travel once around Saturn.

The more-distant retrograde moons and one of the prograde moons each take more than three years to complete an orbit.

“Studying the orbits of these moons can reveal their origins, as well as information about the conditions surrounding Saturn at the time of its formation,” said Sheppard.

The new moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The observing team included Sheppard, David Jewitt of University of California Los Angeles and Jan Kleyna of the University of Hawaii.

These moons may have once comprised a larger moon that was broken apart in the distant past.

“The fact that these newly discovered moons were able to continue orbiting Saturn after their parent moons broke apart indicates that these collisions occurred after the planet-formation process was mostly complete and the disks were no longer a factor,” Sheppard noted.

The “retrograde” moons have similar inclinations to other previously known retrograde Saturnian moons, indicating that they are also likely fragments from a once-larger parent moon that was broken apart.

“This kind of grouping of outer moons is also seen around Jupiter, indicating violent collisions occurred between moons in the Saturnian system or with outside objects such as passing asteroids or comets,” explained Sheppard.

Last year, Sheppard discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter and Carnegie hosted an online contest to name five of them.

“This time, the moons must be named after giants from Norse, Gallic, or Inuit mythology,” said Sheppard.

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