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Japan launches environment monitoring satellite

TOKYO: Japan’s space agency on Monday launched a rocket carrying a satellite that will monitor greenhouse gases, as well as the first satellite built entirely in the United Arab Emirates. The nation’s H-IIA rocket lifted off Monday afternoon at 1:08 pm (0308 GMT) from the Tanegashima Space Centre, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). About 16 minutes later, it sent a Japanese satellite nicknamed Ibuki-2 into orbit. The satellite is officially named GOSAT-2, short for “greenhouse gases…

Sindh to launch Rs101.7m cluster survey program for monitoring human development

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to launch a Rs101.752 million Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MISCS) program with the objective to fill in the data gaps for monitoring human development in general and situation of children and women in particular. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday while talking to Ms Cristina Brugiolo, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) Chief of Field Office, Sindh, at CM House to discuss UN Maternal and Child Nutrition Stunting…

China carefully monitoring US policies on inbound investments

BEIJING: China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday it would carefully monitor U.S. policies on inbound investments, stressing that the country opposes using national security as grounds to restrict foreign investments. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will use a strengthened national security review process to thwart Chinese acquisitions of sensitive American technologies, a softer approach than imposing China-specific investment restrictions. The U.S. Treasury Department has recommended that Trump use…