FJP Leader Mohammed Mursi won the Egyptian Presidential Election 2012
Mohammed Mursi, leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), on 24 June 2012 was declared victorious in Egypt’s historical presidential election. Mursi bagged 51.73 per cent of the total 13.23 million votes cast, while his closest rival Ahmed Shafiq, the former Egyptian PM and the independent candidate, polled 48.3 per cent votes. The FJP is an independent political party, which enjoys a strong political support from the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and best-organized political group in Egypt
Rio+20 summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio+20 summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The heads of 172 states and government marked their presence at the conference. The basic theme of the conference was Green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication and institutional framework for sustainable development. The world famous beaches Copacabana and Ipanema lies in this beautiful city of the world.
India-Russia Hypersonic Missile to be Ready by 2017
India and Russia could be one of the first nations in the world to flight test hypersonic missiles, which fly at five to seven times the speed of sound.
“The Hypersonic BrahMos version of the cruise missile would be ready for flight testing in 2017”, Sivathanu Pillai, chief executive officer of the Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace said here. The new missiles would be capable of flying at speeds of Mach 5- Mach 7.
“I think we will need about five years to develop the first fully-functional prototype (of the hypersonic missile)”, he announced, adding “we have already carried out a series of lab tests at the speed of 6.5 Mach”.
India and Russia appear to be close to the US which claimed last year to have successfully tested a missile that travels at five times the speed of sound.
After the test, media reports said that advanced hypersonic missile would be able to bomb anywhere in the world within an hour.
Pillai said that the new missile will be made in three variants –- ground-launched, airborne, and sea-launched.
The Indian Embassy in UAE decided to hold Open Days
The Indian Embassy in UAE decided to hold Open Days on 15 May 2012. The Open days will be on a regular basis on the first Sunday of each month. They aim to addresses the grievances of the local Indian community regarding consular, community and other matters.