After a Federal Court's landmark decision that stated that the government has a duty to protect children from future personal injury caused by climate change, the Australian government has begun the legal battle against it. The petition pointing out the same was filed by Indian-origin teen Anjali Sharma (17) and seven other teen environmentalists.
Climate change and permafrost thawing are making the Siberian settlement of Churapcha in Russia unstable. The old airport has been unusable for years. Alexey Maslakov, a scientist at Moscow State University, said that every settlement in Russia's Arctic has deformed buildings. In northern and northeastern Russia, everything is built on permafrost.
Minister of Home Affairs of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan said that the attacks on Durga Puja pavilions in Comilla were premeditated and aimed at destroying the communal harmony in Bangladesh. "It appears to us that it was a motivated act instigated by a vested group. Our security forces are working patiently based on intelligence information," he added.
Heavy rain in Kerala triggered landslides in Kottayam and Idukki districts. At least 21 people have died. Rescue operations are underway to evacuate those stranded in flooded areas. PM Modi discussed the situation with CM Vijayan. "Authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected. I pray for everyone's safety," he tweeted.
China in August tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that circled the Earth at a low orbit. The report by FT said that the missile descended towards its target and missed it by over 20 miles. "China's progress on hypersonic weapons "caught US intelligence by surprise." The US and Russia are among the nations working on hypersonic technology.
Bodies of two soldiers who went missing during a gun battle in Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir have been retrieved by the Army. A major combing operation was launched 48 hours after the encounter. Casualties suffered during the ongoing counter-terrorist operation have risen to nine. This is the highest in a single encounter in recent times in Jammu and Kashmir.