Today The Hindu Highlights 10 April 2022
Sunrisers open their account, Super Kings tumble to the bottom
Abhishek’s aggressive 75 helps the Hyderabad side chase down 154 as Jadeja’s men slip to their fourth defeat on the trot; Washington, Natarajan bowl impressive spells
IPL 2022 : Underﬁre Sunrisers Hydera bad opener Abhishek Shar ma struck form at the right time as Chennai Super Kings suﬀered its fourth consecu tive defeat in the Indian Pre mier League at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here on Saturday.
The former India un der19 batter’s aggressive 75 (50b, 5×4, 3×6) made light of a tricky target of 155 runs set by Super Kings, and Sunris ers Hyderabad cruised to an eightwicket win with 14 balls to spare. The win helped Sunrisers open their account in this edition.
Stroking with panache
On a surface where the Sup er Kings batters struggled, Abhishek stroked the ball with panache and took the pressure oﬀ captain Kane Williamson. Their 89run stand for the ﬁrst wicket took the game away from Super Kings.
Abhishek teed oﬀ by ﬂay ing Maheesh Theekshana ov er midwicket for a six and never looked back. Abhishek enjoyed a slice of luck when on two with Shivam Dube failing to latch on to a diﬃcult chance as the south paw pulled Mukesh Choud hary.
Abhishek’s belligerence rubbed oﬀ on Williamson who played with more free dom until he hit Mukesh straight to Moeen Ali at cov ers. Rahul Tripathi hastened
the end with a quickﬁre un beaten 39.
Earlier, Williamson took the tried and tested route, asking Super Kings to bat.
His bowlers, especially the spinners choked the batters and never allowed them to dominate. Though Ruturaj Gaikwad got into double ﬁgures, he failed to convert it into a big
Delhi police hunt down Maoist leader absconding for 26 years
The Delhi police on Friday arrested a Maoist leader who was absconding for 26 years. The accused, Kishun Pandit, was wanted for the murder
of a Bihar police oﬃcer. Dheeraj Kumar, Joint CP (Crime), said the police re ceived a tipoﬀ on April 7 that Pandit had been hiding on the outskirts of Farida bad, Haryana with a fake
identity. He was a member of IPF Maale — a Maoist outﬁt active in the 1990s in Bihar — and the secondincommand of the outﬁt’s Patna unit. His family had performed his fake cremation when he ﬂed
Bihar in 1996.
The police traced Pandit
to an area near a CNG pump at Prahladpur in southeast Delhi, the police said.
While in Faridabad, the accused used to project him
self as Sulender Pandit. The police veriﬁed his details through his land records and his wife’s Aadhaar card. Ma ny fake IDs were recovered from Pandit’s possession, said the police.
Improved GSLV to be ready by this year
Modiﬁcations have been made to its cryogenic upper stage as per panel’s recommendations
The Geosynchronous Satel lite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) with improvements added to its cryogenic upper stage (CUS) is expected to be ready in the second half of this year.
A highlevel panel which examined last year’s failed GSLVF10/EOS03 mission had recommended mea sures for making the CUS more robust. Indian Space Research Organisation’s Li quid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) is tasked with making the required modiﬁ cations to the cryogenic en ginepowered upper stage of the GSLV Mk II rocket.
A senior oﬃcial of the Vik ram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO’s lead unit on launch vehicles, says the next GSLV ﬂight will be held once the modiﬁcations are incorporated.
The GSLVF10 mission on August 12, 2021 was designed to place the earth observa
tion satellite EOS03 in a geo synchronous transfer orbit, but the upper stage of the rocket malfunctioned, forc ing the space agency to abort the mission. A nationallevel Failure Analysis Committee (FAC) later concluded that a leak in a Vent and Relief Valve (VRV) had led to a low er buildup of pressure in the Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) pro pellant tank, leading to a failed mission.
To avoid leaks
Modiﬁcations planned in clude a mechanism to en sure suﬃcient pressure in the tank before the engine burns and strengthening of the VRV to avoid leaks.
On Thursday, Union Mi nister of State for Science & Technology Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that compu ter simulations as well as multiple ground tests, “closely simulating the con ditions in the GSLVF10 ﬂight, had validated the ana
lysis of the FAC.” He points out that the satellite for the next GSLV mission is expect ed to be ready for launch in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the mission failure is not likely to delay “related pro jects”.
The FAC, whose report was published in March, points to a leak in the VRV as the underlying reason for the failure. Pressure build up in the liquid hydrogen (LH2) propellant tank was low when the upper stage engine was to ignite. This caused the fuel booster tur bo pump inside the LH2 tank, which feeds the main turbo pump of the engine to malfunction, aﬀecting the ﬂow of propellant into the engine thrust chamber.
Iran President vows to continue nuclear development projects
Tehran imposes sanctions on another 16 U.S. oﬃcials
President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that Iran will continue nuclear develop ment activities as talks to re vive Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers remain stalled, state media reported.
Speaking at a ceremony marking Iran’s national day of nuclear technology, the hardline President said his administration will support an acceleration in research of peaceful nuclear
“Our knowledge and tech
nology in the nuclear ﬁeld is not reversible. Iran’s (contin uation of ) research in peace ful nuclear ﬁelds will not de pend on others’ demands or viewpoints,” said Mr. Raisi.
During Saturday’s cere mony, Iran displayed its new civil nuclear achievements, including several medical isotopes, agricultural pesti cides, detoxiﬁcation equip ment and nuclear fuel material.
Meanwhile on Saturday,
Iran imposed symbolic sanc tions on more U.S. oﬃicials over their roles in harming Iran, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.
The 16person list includ ed George William Casey, former commander of American forces in Iraq; CENTCOM former comman der Joseph Votel; former commander of American forces in Afghanistan Austin Scott Miller; U.S. Ambassa dor to Lebanon Dorothy Shea and others from the Trump administration.
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