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India to launch first manned space mission by 2022

NEW DELHI: India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, which could make it the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia, and China. In his last Independence Day speech before a general election early next year, Modi also said the government would launch a medical insurance scheme for the poor from Sept. 25. “It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable health care,” Modi said in an address from…