Edition 22 — Space Telescope, High Roads, Smoking History

by Kartik Chaturvedi

December 25, 2021

The Big Stories

World's most powerful space telescope launched

More than a decade in the making, the James Webb space telescope began its journey to photograph the origins of the universe like never before.

No More Smoking for New Zealanders

Legislation will mean people currently aged 14 and under will never be able to legally purchase tobacco in their lifetimes.

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy

Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.

FBI's Email System Hacked

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed unidentified threat actors had breached one of its email servers to blast hoax messages about a fake “sophisticated chain attack.”

At 19,024 Feet, World's Highest Road Now In India's Ladakh

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has received the Guinness World Records certificate for constructing the world’s highest motorable road at 19,024 feet at Umlingla Pass in Ladakh.

Other Important News

Singapore halts free COVID treatment for people "unvaccinated by choice"

Microsoft seizes domains used by “highly sophisticated” hackers in China

A millipede with 1,300 legs has been found in Australia. It's a new record by far

In pristine Amazon, birds show signs of climate change

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