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DRDO successfully conducts 3rd Pinaka rocket test in Pokhran

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New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation on Tuesday successfully test-fired the multi-barrel rocket system Pinaka from the Pokhran range in Rajasthan for the third time.

The earlier two tests were conducted on Monday.

“All the three trials met the mission objectives. The consecutive successful missions of guided Pinaka prove the efficacy, reliability and high precision capabilities of the weapon system,” the DRDO said in a statement.

The weapon system, mounted on a Tatra truck, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising an advanced navigation and control system.

 

DRDO test-fired multi-barrel rocket Pinaka successfully in Pokhran:

 

On Monday, the weapon system impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies in both the trials. The telemetry systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path, the defence PSU said.

The indigenously developed Pinaka will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits, it added.

The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II, and can fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds.

 

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Delhi CM lays foundation for new block at LNJP Hospital, hails corona warriors

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday laid the foundation stone of a 1,500 bed new wing at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, in a step towards providing high-quality healthcare amenities in the national capital.

The Delhi government’s target is to complete the project in 2.5 years to make the LNJP one of the biggest hospitals in the nation with a modular design and modern medical infrastructure.

Coming up in a 25 floor structure, this new wing will be the tallest building in the country and offer the best health care available under one roof, a statement said.

 

This fully air-conditioned, state of the art building will house 1,500 beds. This new wing at LNJP is estimate to cost Rs 462 crore, with per bed costing around Rs 30 lakh.

At the event, Kejriwal said with the additional 1,500 beds, LNJP Hospital’s overall capacity will rise to 3,800 beds.

Noting other governments spend Rs 1-1.5 crore per bed, he said that he believes in smart spending and effective utilisation of public funds.

“In the last five years, it has been of utmost importance that we improve the living standards of the people of Delhi. The AAP government has completed projects on time and saved cost as well which is then further utilised for the betterment of the city.

“Delhi government is the only government which has given ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to all those who sacrificed their lives during Covid-19 pandemic. We can’t bring back the heroes but we can help them in whatever way possible,” he said.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the building will have three main departments, a new medical block, new maternity wing and an advanced paediatric department.

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