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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rahul Gandhi visits Tesla, Sun Power research facility in US
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India. Gandhi, 47, spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages. "The idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar power) in India," senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power's research centre in the Silicon Valley.

Three astronauts reach ISS for five-month mission
Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station for a five month mission today following a night-time launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Russia's Roscosmos space agency said that the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft "successfully docked" at the ISS at 0825 (IST) in a statement on its website. The Soyuz rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran colleague Joe Acaba launched as scheduled from Baikonur at 3:17 am (local time).

India at 103 rank on Global Human Capital Index; Norway on top
India has been placed at a low 103 rank, the lowest among BRICS economies, on the WEF's Global Human Capital Index, which has been topped by Norway. India also ranks "among the lowest in the world" when it comes to the employment gender gap, but has fared well when it comes to development of skills needed for the future with a rank of 65 out of total 130 countries surveyed.

Pak accountability court summons Sharif, children on September 19
Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children were today summoned by an anti- corruption court to appear before it on September 19 in a case linked to the family's company in the UK. They were summoned after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last week filed four cases against Sharif, his family members and finance minister Ishaq Dar.

The Islamabad-based accountability court today ordered Sharif and his children -- Maryam, Hussain and Hassan -- to appear before it on September 19 in a case linked to the Sharif family's company, Flagship Investment Limited, in the UK. Earlier, the court had returned the cases due to "several mistakes" but the NAB moved swiftly to remove the errors and re-filed the cases against Sharif.

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