The Hindu Morning Digest: January 9, 2024

A group picture on the last day of the Tamil Nadu Global Investors’ Meet | Photo Credit: Velankanni Raj B. Grant of remission a ‘classic case’ of using SC to violate law: verdict The Supreme Court on January 8 said the grant of remission to 11 men serving life sentence in the Bilkis Bano case was a … Read more

French PM Borne resigns following political turmoil over immigration

File picture of French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, who resigned following recent political tensions over a contentious immigration bill backed by President Emmanuel Macron | Photo Credit: AP French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne resigned Monday following recent political turmoil over a new immigration law, paving the way for President Emmanuel Macron to seek fresh momentum … Read more

U.S.’s first moon landing attempt in 50 years in jeopardy because of engine problem

January 08, 2024 11:37 pm | Updated 11:37 pm IST – CAPE CANAVERAL, U.S.A. An illustration of the Peregrine lunar lander | Photo Credit: AP The first U.S. moon landing in more than 50 years was in jeopardy Monday after a private company’s newly launched spacecraft developed engine trouble. Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology raced to orient … Read more

Germany ready to sell Eurofighter jets to Saudi Arabia

An Eurofighter jet. File. | Photo Credit: AFP Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government on January 8 defended plans to lift Germany’s longstanding veto on sales of Eurofighter jets to Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh has adopted a “constructive approach” in the Israel-Hamas war. Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain jointly build the jet and each can veto deals. … Read more